TOKYO MOBILE ROUNDTABLE■MOBILE ROUNDTABLEThe Mobile Roundtable is a series of international conferences on mobile communication and computing, organized by a group of researchers around the world (the Mobile Roundtable Committee). The objectives of the Mobile Roundtable are to:・Build and support a sustainable international network of researchers to study the mobilecommunication and computing business, market, and industry・Exchange research results and views・Facilitate communication, interactions, and collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers around the world The first Mobile Roundtable will be held in Tokyo, Japan in May 2002, followed by the second in Stockholm, Sweden in May 2003 and the third in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. in 2004. Preparatory discussions were made at the Seamless Mobility Workshop in Stockholm in September 2001, organized by the Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology.■BACKGROUNDAs we enter the 21st century, our economic system is undergoing some radical changes, including the creation of new products, services, and businesses driven by rapidly advancing information and communication
International Workshop on Social Sciences and Innovation 2000.11.29-12.2 2000.11.29 ・"Challenges to the Social Sciences in the New Millennium"by Dr. Nathan ROSENBERG (Professor, Stanford University, USA) 2000.11.30 ・Plenary session 1: Promoting InnovationChair: Dr. Seiichiro YONEKURA (IIR)Presentation #1: Dr. Ikujiro NONAKA (Professor, Hitotsubashi University,Japan)Developing Unified, Dynamic Knowledge Management SystemsPresentation #2: Dr. Martin KENNEY (Professor, University of California at Davis, USA)Social Sciences and the Innovative Capacity of the FirmPresentation #3: Dr. M.G.K. MENON (former Minister of Science and technology, India)Innovation- Its Characteristics, Promotion and Policy Frameworks Needed for ThisShort panel discussion 1:Panelists: Speakers of presentation #1, #2 and #3Chair: Dr. Seiichiro YONEKURA (IIR) ・Plenary session 2: Innovation, Science and SocietyChair: Dr. Hans van GINKEL (UNU)Presentation #4:Prof. Yoichiro MURAKAMI (Professor, International Christian University, Japan)Scientific Innovation and Societal Change: A Historical PerspectivePresentation #5: Dr. Thierry GAUDIN (President, Prospective 2100, France)Innovation Policies as a Substitute for Failing Economic PoliciesPresentation #5: Dr. Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA (President, University of the Air, Japan)The Role of Social Science in Raising Public Understanding of Scientific and Technological InnovationShort
International Symposium on Innovation and PatentsTheme: 'Exploring the Optimal Design of the Patent System for the 21st Century'Organiser: The Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi UniversityDate: 12 February ~ 13 February 1999Place: Kunitachi, Tokyo (Sano-shoin Hall, Hitotsubashi University)Session I: Economic Analysis of Innovation and PatentsChairperson: Kotaro Suzumura, Hitotsubashi University 1. Innovation and the Patent SystemRichard Nelson, Columbia UniversityDiscussant: Hiroyuki Odagiri, Hitotsubashi University 2. Incremental Innovation and the Patent SystemSuzanne Scotchmer, University of California-BerkeleyDiscussant: Sadao Nagaoka, Hitotsubashi University 3.Appropriability and PatentsWesley Cohen, Carnegie-Mellon UniversityAkira Goto, Hitotsubashi UniversityAkiya Nagata, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyRichard Nelson, Columbia UniversityJohn Walsh, University of Illinois at ChicagoDiscussant : David Mowery, University of California-Berkeley Session II: The Patent System in Japan, the U.S.A and EuropeChairperson : Wesley Cohen, Carnegie-Mellon University 4.Recent Trends of the Japanese Patent SystemNobuo Sasaki, Japanese Patent OfficeDiscussant: Stephen Merrill, National Academy of Sciences 5.The Current State of the U.S. Patent SystemStephen Merrill, National Academy of SciencesDiscussant: Hidetaka Aizawa, Waseda University 6. Lessons from Pro-patent PolicyRonald Gilson, Columbia UniversityDiscussant :
Enterprise InnovationManagement Forum for Innovative value-creationThis forum, with participants from industry, government and university, addressed the theme of innovation and value creation in business organizations amid a rapidly-changing social environment in which conventional management values are being discarded. There was joint examination with business leaders of recent research cases, and distribution of the findings via the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Nikkei Shimbun. ■ Programme(22th February 1999) 1. Greeting by the Sponsor 2. Key Lectures'Knowledge Revolution in Japanese Companies'Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Hokuriku'Towards the Exciting Management Revolution'Seiichiro Yonekura, Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University 3. Panel Discussion- 'Customers, Information, Innovation: Challenges for the 21st Century'1st Case Study - 'Asahi Breweries, Ltd.'2nd Case Study - 'Housing Group, Asahi Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.'3rd Case Study - 'Yamasa Corporation'Akira Goto, Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi UniversityKen Kusunoki, Associate Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi UniversityHyungoh Lee, Assistant Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi UniversityJunji Miyahara, Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi UniversityAkira Takeishi, Associate Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi UniversitySeiichiro Yonekura, Professor,