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One-day conference "Post-entry performance of firms: survival, innovation and growth" Date Saturday, January 24, 2009  9:30-18:00Place Sanoshoin hallCo-organizers- Center for Economic Institutions, Hitotsubashi University- Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University,- JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (20243018)  Speakers (alphabetical order): - Luca Grilli (Politechnic of Milan, Italy)- Jolanda Hessels (EIM Business and Policy Research, Netherlands)- Masatoshi Kato (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)- Jose Mata (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)- Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)- Andre van Stel (EIM Business and Policy Research, Netherlands)
AEA International Conference on Patent and Innovation 2008.12.19-20AEA International Conference on Patent and InnovationDate: December 19-20, 2008Conference Venue: Sano-Shoin Hall at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, JapanOrganized and supported by Applied Econometric Association (AEA),Hosted by the Institute of Innovation Research of Hitotsubashi University and RIETISupported by Intellectual Property Association of Japan
■ Summary Conference of the Hiroshi Fujiwara Endowed Chair in Venture FinanceMarch 10, 2008 at Sano-Shoin Hall, Kunitachi, TokyoOpening AddressSeiichiro Yonekura (Professor, IIR)Keynote SpeechHiroshi Fujiwara (President and CEO, Internet Research Institute, Inc.)       “Industrial Revolution and the Role of Entrepreneur”The Achievement of the Hiroshi Fujiwara Endowed Chair in Venture FinanceShuzo Fujiwara (Visiting Professor, IIR)Panel Discussion: Past, Present, and Future of the Japanese Venture FinanceHiroshi FujiwaraHiroshi Uchikoga (CEO, Visionare Corporation)Tomoyasu Oba (President, i's Factory Co., Ltd.)Yoichiro Hirano (President and CEO, Infoteria Corporation)Kazutaka Muraguchi (General Partner, Nippon Technology Venture Partners, Ltd.)Moderator: Shuzo FujimuraClosing RemaksSadao Nagaoka (Director and Professor, IIR)
Workshop on market for technology and digital products Date: September 12th (Wednesday) from 14:00 to 17:30Place:  Seminar Room of the IIR (2nd floor)Program14:00 to 15:15“On the impact of digital music distribution” by Kiho Yoon, Korea UniversityDiscussant:   Sadao Nagaoka15:15 to 16:15“Coalition formation of a standard consortium and a patent pool”by Reiko Aoki, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi UniversityDiscussant: Kiho Yoon16:30 to 17:30“Economic Analysis of Patent Law Exemption for Research on a Patented Innovation”by Sadao Nagaoka, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi UniversityDiscussant: Yoshihito YASAKI
■ International Workshop on Management of Foreign R&D: Experiences and Lessons from Japanese and German Multinationals March 10, 2007 at Hitotsubashi Mercury Tower, Kunicachi, TokyoOrganizers:Roman Bartnik, Mercator School of Management, Duisburg-Essen UniversitySadao Nagaoka, IIRSize and strategic importance of foreign R&D have grown strongly since the 1990s.  Consequently, the coordination of R&D conducted in foreign subsidiaries, choice of knowledge sourcing and foreign R&D collaborations have become increasingly urgent issues to innovative firms in both Japan and Germany. While Japaenese organizations have become famous for efficiently integrating R&D processes across organizational units and hierarchical layers, experiene in managing R&D across country borders is quite limited.  German companies, while being less integrative on the domestic level, have internationalized their R&D earlier and more extensively.  It would thus seem that both parts can learn from each other and this worksop was held hopefully to be a frist step in this direction.Session I Chair: Sadao Nagaoka (IIR)[1] “Strategic Alliances in Global Biotech Pharma Industries”           Dr. Hans Gottinger     
■ IIR Decennial International Symposium on Frontiers of Innovation Research: Towards an       Internationally Competitive Nation March 4-5, 2007 at Hitotsubashi Memorial Hall, Kanda, TokyoOrganized byIIR and Nihon Keizai ShimbunIn collaboration withJosuikai (Hitotsubashi alumni association)This symposium was held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of IIR, aming at learning the lessons on the future strategy for innovation research from the leaders of innovation research, highlighting some research outcomes of IIR and discussing their managerial and policy implications. The symposium was open to the general public of Japan.Day 1: March 4, 2007WelcomeSadao Nagaoka (Director, IIR)Opening AddressTakehiko Sugiyama (President, Hitotsubashi  University)Guest SpeechesKoji Omi (Minister of Finance, Japan)Kakutaro Kitashiro (Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives)Keynote Lecture 1Michael A. Cusumano (Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)       “The Importance of Services Innovation in Software and Other Industries”Session I: The Strengths and Weakness of Japanese Firms: From a Perspective of InnovationProcessPresentationsHiroyuki Chuma (IIR)       “Moore’s Law, Increasing Complexities, and Limits of Organization: Modern Implications
International Conference on efficient alliance for commercializing upstream inventions witha focus on co-inventions and co-ownershipThis conference, supported by the JPO, aims at analyzing the efficient contract andinstitutional design for developing and commercializing upstream inventions. One focalissue is co-ownership of an invention. The conference covers three topics:(1) Empirical analysis of ownership and inventor structure of upstream inventions, and ofthe alliance contracts for their development and use. (2) A global picture of strategic alliances and lessons from the US experiences(3) Efficient contract and institutional design for commercialization of upstream inventionsDate                December  11th  2006Place       Sano-shoin at Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo                        http://www.econ.hit-u.ac.jp/~coe-res/paper_doc/sano.pdf09:20  WelcomeIntroduction: JPOSession I:   Empirical analysis of ownership and inventor structure of upstream inventions,and of the alliance contracts for their development and use                Chair: Hiroyuki Odagiri, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, HitotsubashiUniversity09:30 Structural characteristics of key
A Cooperative Symposium, "21st Century Innovation Systems for Japan and the United States: Lessons from a Decade of Change" (January 10, 2006-January 11, 2006)Organized byThe National Institute of Science and Technology PolicyMinistry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, JapanandThe Board of Science, Technology, and Economic PolicyU.S. National Academiesin collaboration withInstitute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, JapanPreliminary ProgramJanuary 10-11, 2006Mita KaigishoTokyo, JapanNational Institute of Science and Technology PolicyDay 1: January 10, 20069:30 AM Welcome  Introduction: Takashi Inutsuka, Director, Planning Division, NISTEP  Motohide Konaka, Director General, NISTEP9:45 AM Opening Addresses Chair: Terutaka Kuwahara, Deputy Director General, NISTEP  Challenges in the U.S. Innovation System  Donald Manzullo, United States House of Representatives  Evolution and Challenges to the Innovation Systems in Japan  Taizo Yakushiji, Member, The Council for Science and Technology, and Visiting Professor,Keio University11:15 AM Panel I: Government’s Evolving Role in Supporting Corporate R&D—U.S. and Japanese Models   Moderator: Alice Amsden, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Technology policies in Japan; 1990~   Akira Goto, Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
International Workshop on the Exhaustion of Intellectual Property Rights Date: June 26 SundayPlace: Seminar room on the second floor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi UniversityFax 042-580-8410, Tel 042-580-8431 (http://www.iir.hit-u.ac.jp/) Room opens at 9:30 and coffee offeredTime allocation: 30 minutes presentations in English, 5 to 10 minutes by each discussant and 25to 20 minutes general discussions in English or in Japanese)Morning session (Presentations in English, Discussions in English or in Japanese)Chair  Professor Yoshiyuki Tamura, Hokkaido University10:00-11:00Ⅰ. Economic analysis of IP exhaustionDr. Peter Ganea (Max-Planck Institute and Visiting Professor to IIR)Discussant Eiichi Tomiura, Professor, Department of Economics, YokohamaNational University11:00-12:00Ⅱ. Efficient appropriation of R&D investments and the exhaustion principleProfessor Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University)   Discussant  Yoshio Ohara, , Emeritus Prof. at Kobe University, MinervaPatent-Law Office12:00-13:00III.  “Exhaustion and trade between developed and developing countries:China as an Example”Professor Xiang Yu (余 翔) (Huazhong University of Science and Technology) Discussant  Yamane, Hiroko  Professor, National Graduate Institute for PolicyStudiesLunch (Bento served)Afternoon session (Presentations in Japanese, Discussions in English or
Conference on IT Innovation 2004.12.13-12.14■Conference on IT InnovationDate: December 13th abd 14th 2004renVenue: Sano-Shoin Hall at Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo, JapanSupported by the Japan Patent Office 2004.12.13  IPR, Standards and Competition Policy for Cumulative Innovation  9:15 Welcoming remark: Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University)An Address: Kunihiko Shimano (Director of Academic I.P. Advancement Office,         General Affairs Department, Japan Patent Office)Session #1: IPR and standards  Chair: Hideshi Itoh ( Hitotsubashi University)9:30 to 10:45: Lead paper "Digital Rights Management and the Pricing of Digital Products"  Suzanne Scotchmer (University of California, Berkeley)  Discussant: Kazuharu Kiyono (Waseda University)11:00 to 12:00: "Coalition formation for a consortium standard through a standard body and a            patent pool: theory and some evidence from MPEG, DVD and 3G standard"  Reiko Aoki (Hitotsubashi University) and Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University)  Discussant: Suzanne Scotchmer (University of California, Berkeley)12:00 to 13:00: "Emergence of essential patents in technical standards: implications of the            continuation and divisional application systems and the written description            requirement"  Masayoshi Omachi (Hitotsubashi University)  Discussant: John Walsh (University of Illinois at Chicago)  Session # 2: IPR and competition  Chair: Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University)14:00 to