2019.04.01Professor Jungwoo LEE joined us as a visiting professor from Yonsei University. Welcome!Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research (2019.4.1-2019.12.27)
SSE and Hitotsubashi joint Symposium on Innovation Ecosystem -A Key to Successful Innovation: Lessons from Swedish and Japanese Start-up Practices-Date: May 16th, 2019Time: 10:30 to 16:30Venue:National Center of Science Building (Gakujutsu Sogo Center), 2nd floor(2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, Japan)Jointly Organized by:The Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi UniversityThe House of Innovation (HOI) and the European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of EconomicsIn Collaboration with:Toyokeizai, HUB FinTech Forum, Business Forum and IMPPParticipation Fee:8,000 yenRegistration Page:Please register through the following website (only in Japanese). Interpretation:Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation is available.In today’s turbulent business environment, where geographical and industrial boundaries are disappearing along with the distinction between incumbent and startup companies, achieving superior innovation capabilities has never been so important. Yet, most innovation initiatives fail to achieve their performance targets due to complexity and uncertainty around customer needs, technological options, business model configurations or scalability issues. While similar management principles and techniques, e.g., from design thinking, lean and agile approaches, are being adopted globally, countries are eager
Vol.66 No.4 SPR. 2019 (In Japanese) A leading management journal in Japanese,which builds a bridge between theory and practice.EDITED BYHitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation ResearchPUBLISHED BYToyo Keizai Inc.The Next Unicorns in JapanByeongwoo Kang / Daisuke Sasaki“freee: Entrepreneur through Various Career Experiences“Minoru Shimamoto / Shinya Kobayashi / Yasukane Matsumoto“Raksul: A Vision of the Japanese Startup Ecosystem“Hiroshi Shimizu / Taketoshi Yamaguchi / Nobuyoshi Yamasaki“TBM: Green Entrepreneur Solving Environmental Problems by Innovation“Seiichiro Yonekura / Yuta Maezawa / Shinichi Sakane“Seven Dreamers Laboratories: Creating What the World Has Never Seen“Akira Izumi / Hiroichi Yoshida“ELIIY Power: Commercialization of High-capacity Lithium-ion Battery Systems for Electricity Storage by Outstanding Technology Management“ ●Brand Management by All Stakeholders (1)  Satoko Suzuki●International Standardization from JAPAN (6)  Manabu Eto / Yuichi Washida ●FinTech Revolution and Innovation (7)  Mikiharu Noma / Tsutomu Fujita●Business Cases  Ryuji Nitta / Shotaro Yamaguchi / Hiroshi Shimizu “Benesse Art Site Naoshima: Corporate Identity Building and Local Development“  Hideko Kono / Masaya Onuma / Michi Fukushima / Shigeki Aoki /  Ryosuke Takeuchi /
●Forum 20192019.12.16Roy Suddaby(Professor, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada)”Temporal Emotions and Stakeholder Enrollment: How Rhetorical History Enables Resource Acquisition”2019.12.4Michael Cusumano(Visiting Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University / Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management)”The Business of Platforms: Strategy in the Age of Digital Competition, Innovation, and Power”2019.11.18Mariko Sakakibara(UCLA, Anderson School of Management)”Do Pre-Announcement Face-to-Face Interactions Increase the Returns to Acquisitions? Evidence from Smartphone Geolocational Data”2019.11.13Wong Chan Yuan(Assistant Professor, Institute of Technology Management, National Tsing Hua University)”Regional Innovation in Marshallian Perspective: Dynamics Commonalities in Inventive Growth”2019.10.11Commentators:Prof. Richard Delbridge(University Dean of Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Professor of Organizational Analysis, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University)Prof. Markus Helfen(Professor of Human Resource Management & Employment Relations, University of Innsbruck School of Management)”Workshop for Ph.D. and early-career researchers”2019.9.17Alexandru Preda(Professor, King’s Business School, King’s College London)”Doing Financial Facework. Professional Hybridization and the Competition for Capital Flows in Financial Markets”2019.9.9Youngjin YOO(Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University)”Digital First: The Ontological Reversal and New Challenges for IS Research”2019.7.24ElSabry,
Innovation Forum 2019.4.16 Christopher L. TucciTopic:“Putting “dumb money” to good use? Corporate venture capital as a complement   to internal R&D (With Henry Chesbrough and Vareska van de Vrande)”Speaker:Christopher L. Tucci(Professor of Management of Technology,  the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))Date:April 16th (Tuesday)  2019from 16:00 to 17:30Place: IIR Laboratory 2 (Room#219) of the second floor of the IIR building Organizer: Yaichi Aoshima Abstract: The role of corporate venture capital (CVC) programs inside the firm has received relatively little scholarly attention. Do these programs substitute for traditional corporate investments, such as R&D? Or do they complement internal R&D? To further explore this phenomenon, we have developed a dataset of corporations initiating CVC programs from 1973-2001. We find that the existence of a CVC program is positively associated with the level of corporate R&D spending. We also find that a combination of having a CVC program and higher R&D spending is associated with higher firm performance, thus concluding that CVC investments can complement other corporate innovation initiatives.
Innovation Forum 2019.3.18 Donal CrillyTopic:“Corporate Social Counterpositioning”Speaker:Donal Crilly(Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, London Business School)Date:March 18th (Monday)  2019from 11:45 to 13:30Place: IIR Laboratory 2 (Room#219) of the second floor of the IIR building Organizer: Masaru Karube 
IIR Annual Report has been published online.   The IIR Annual Report for academic year 2016-2017 has been published.  It gives detailed information on research and education activities of IIR. The PDF file can be downloaded from here. ⏩ Introduction An Overview of the Institute of Innovation Research   1. Research Activities 1) Innovation Research Forum 2) Conferences 2. Researchers 1) Full-time Researchers 2) International Visiting Researchers 3. Education 1) Courses Given by the IIR Faculty Members 2) Innovation Management and Policy Program 4. Research Results / Publications 1) Hitotsubashi Business Review 2) Working Papers 3) Case Studies Editor and Publisher: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research
Vol.66 No.3 WIN. 2018 (In Japanese) A leading management journal in Japanese,which builds a bridge between theory and practice.EDITED BYHitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation ResearchPUBLISHED BYToyo Keizai Inc.NEW SCIENCE OF EIGYOTakeshi Nobe / Hiroaki Komatsu / Fumihiko Ikuine“The Reality and Possibility of 'Eigyo'“Nobuyuki Inamizu / Hidenori Sato“Current Status of Sales Studies and Problems of 'Eigyo' Studies:A Review of 18 Meta-Analysis Papers“Nobuyuki Inamizu / Yukiomi Kaburaki“'Eigyo' in Japan Clarified Through Data“Yoshiaki Yamashiro“Building Organizational Capability in Sales and Marketing:Formation and Transfer of Optimal Organizational Routines“Ryusuke Kosuge“The Path to Value Co-Creative Selling“York Date / Isamu Yamamoto“How Will AI Change Salespeople's Work?“ ●Business Cases  Kentaro Nobeoka / Jhelun Bai  “Gogoro: Innovation of New Smart Electric Scooter“  Hajime Sasaki / Yuriko Nishihara “Custom Tailor Ginza Eikokuya: Processes to succeed the family business with improvements in performance“ ●From My Bookshelf  Takeshi Matusi●Essay  Ikujiro Nonaka“Toward Phenomenological Management“●FinTech Revolution and Innovation (6)  Mikiharu Noma / Tsutomu Fujita●International Standardization from JAPAN (5)    Manabu Eto / Yuichi Washida ●Management Forum  Mitsuru Izumo (President and CEO,
Innovation Forum 2019.1.25 Ning LiTopic:“Social Network Perspectives in Organizational Research: Past, Present, and Future”Speaker:Ning Li(Associate Professor, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa)Date:January 25th (Friday)  2019from 13:00 to 15:00Place: IIR Laboratory 2 (Room#219) of the second floor of the IIR building Abstract:Over the past decade, social network research has been a powerful tool to understand important organizational phenomena spanningdifferent research areas, such as leadership (Carter, DeChurch, Braun,& Contractor, 2015), teamwork (Li, Zhao, Walter, Zhang, & Yu, 2015), creativity and innovation (Perry-Smith & Shalley, 2003), career (Seibert, Kraimer, & Liden, 2001), power and influence (Ibarra & Andrews, 1993). A social network approach allows organizational scholars to capture the complex and dynamic interactions among individuals in the workplace and gain a finer grained understanding of the phenomenon of interest. Moving forward, with the fast development of information technology, modern technologies have transformed the way employees work in contemporary organizations. As a result, organizations are increasingly using digital collaboration platforms to encourage more efficient collaborations among employees. Therefore, social network analysis is also a powerful tool
Innovation Forum 2019.1.25 Helen ZhaoTopic:“Social Network Research Method Workshop”Speaker:Helen Zhao(Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong)Date:January 25th (Friday)  2019from 10:00 to 12:00Place: IIR Laboratory 2 (Room#219) of the second floor of the IIR building Abstract: Social network analysis workshop in the morning will introduce  the theory and the method of social network analysis. We will  together go through   (1) What is social network analysis?   (2) What are the commonly used indicators to describe a social network?   (3) What is the theoretical rationale behind these social network indicators?  We will demonstrate social network analysis with UCINET software.  Interested participants can download the software and bring their  laptops to the workshop.Organizer: Tomoyuki Shimanuki  This forum is jointly organized by MIC (Management Innovation Research Center),  Hitotsubashi University.