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Vol.68 No.2 AUT. 2020 (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.Digital Transformation and the Fate of the Japanese Companies: What Made DX So Slow and So Unessential?Hirofumi Tatsumoto / Fumihiko Ikuine“DX: Past, Present and Future“Soichiro Murata“Run Electrons, Not Employees. Electrons Never Tired“Youngjin Yoo“Three Strategic Questions on Digital Transformation That One Must Ask“Yasufumi Fujii“Providing New UX Is the Purpose of DX: DX by Servicer-Merge-Maker Model with a Case of Ping An Group“Vili Lehdonvirta“Digital Transformation of Labour Markets: The Rise of Remote, Flexible, Contact-based Online Work“Byeongwoo Kang“Digital Transformation in the Education System“Tohru Yoshioka-Kobayashi / Binshi Yuan “Innovation Management for Surviving the Recession: A Literature Review“ ●A New Form of Business That Bridges Companies and Society (1)  Masaru Karube ●Entrepreneurs Who Change the World (4)  Kazuhiro Ogura  Interviewed by Yaichi Aoshima / Masatoshi Fujiwara  ●Business Cases  Takahiro Endo / Genjiro Kosaka “CyberAgent: Balancing Competition and Cooperation through Corporate Culture“  Satoko Suzuki “Atrae: The
Brown bag lunch seminar 2020.9.16 Kentaro Nakajima Topic: “The role of online communication on innovation” Speaker: Kentaro Nakajima (Associate Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University) Date: September 16th (Wednesday) 2020 from 12:40 to 14:00 Venue: Zoom online Organizer: Masaru Karube Deadline: 9:00, September 16 , 2020 IIR Brown bag lunch seminar
Institute of Innovation Research has been holding the IIR Summer School every year since 2010. The 11th Summer School was held remotely through Zoom on August 25 & 26, 2020. The purpose of this summer school is to promote innovation research by building researcher networks, offering a place for presenting the latest research results, and supporting young researchers. This year, we invited Professor Shigeru ASABA as a guest speaker and a total of 11 presentations were made (2 were in Japanese and 9 in English). The Best Presentation Award was awarded to Dr. Kyle Higham, Appointed Research Associate, IIR, Hitotsubashi University.The title of his presentation was “Patent Quality: Systematic Analysis and Measurement”. The participants were wide ranging from graduate students to researchers and business practitioners. We thank them all for their participation.The program of the 11th IIR Summer School can be accessed from below.https://www.iir.hit-u.ac.jp/blog/2020/05/29/program-ss2020/
PADRÓN-HERNÁNDEZ, Ivar, Assistant Professor, received The Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award 2020. Organization:Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS)Award:The Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation AwardAchievements:“When International Strategy Meets Local Institutions: Subsidiary Influence in the Context of Headquarter Initiatives”Abstract:What do foreign subsidiaries of multinational enterprises do when strategies proposed by headquarters clash with local ways of doing business? Through 105 interviews at AB Volvo, Tomra and DeLaval, this dissertation explores, unpacks, and widens our understanding of the dilemmas and implications of subsidiaries’ dual belonging to corporate and local contexts. Findings on how subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, Germany, and France handled institutional friction caused by innovative and unfamiliar headquarter strategic initiatives are divided into four related but independent papers. Together, the papers propose a framework on how international strategy is formed, rather than formulated, by several actors and their actions. In addition, as a consequence of subsidiary duality, outcomes are not limited to how strategic initiatives turn out, but also
2020.07.15 Professor Ichikawa joined us as a professor. Welcome! Professor, Institute of Innovation Research (2020.7.15-)
Ichikawa, Tagui Professor Digital/ Innovation PolicyBorn: 1964E-mail: ichikawa☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)Phone: +81-42-580-8437Fax: +81-42-580-8410Web: https://sites.google.com/view/ichikawa-tagui-iir/home【Career】(Business Career)1990         Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)2001-2004    Deputy Director, Industrial Technology Policy Division, METI2004-2006    Director, Planning Division, New Energy and Industrial Technology              Development Organization (NEDO)2006-2007    Director, RPS Office, Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, METI2007-2010    Director, IT Research Department, JETRO New York Center           (Representative, IPA New York)2010-2011    Director, AIST Office, METI2011-2013    Professor, Nagaoka University of Technology2013-2017    Counselor, National Strategy Office of ICT, Cabinet Secretariat2017-2020    Deputy Director, AI Research Center, National Institute of Advanced          Industrial Science & Technology (AIST)  2018-      Deputy Director General for Artificial Intelligence, AIST  2019-      Director General, AIST Tokyo Waterfront, AIST2020-present   Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University(Education and Research)1988      B.A. (Natural & Artificial Systems) University of Tokyo1990      M.A. (General Systems Studies) University of Tokyo1997      M.S.(Technology and Policy) Massachusetts Institute of Technology2013      Dr. of Policy Studies (Science
■IIR Summer School 2020 This year, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University holds 11th IIR Summer School. To promote, drive and boost innovation research, we welcome students, researchers and practitioners to exchange our knowledge and creativity.Date : August 25th-26th, 2020Venue : Zoom onlineCALL for AUDIENCEDeadline: 17th August 2020https://www.iir.hit-u.ac.jp/blog/2020/05/28/form-ss2020/PROGRAMhttps://www.iir.hit-u.ac.jp/blog/2020/05/29/program-ss2020/
Vol.68 No.1 SUM. 2020 (In Japanese) A leading management journal in Japanese, which builds a bridge between theory and practice. EDITED BY Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research PUBLISHED BY Toyo Keizai Inc. Corporate Venturing: Re-connecting Established Firms with Start-up Activities Michael A. Cusumano “Japan’s Ongoing Challenges in Innovation and Entrepreneurship“ Yaichi Aoshima / Hiroki Ichinose / Hideaki Taura “New Business Creation by Combining Resources of the Established Firms with Startup Activities“ Mikiharu Noma “Corporate Venturing and Post-Maturity: Life Cycle and Profitability of Japanese and American Firms“ Jeffrey Behrens / Christopher L. Tucci “Is the Impact of Corporate Venture Capital Meaningful for Venture Outcomes?“ Yaichi Aoshima / Ryusuke Murakami “Asahi Kasei Corporate Venture Capital: New Business Creation through Venture Investment“ Takako Fujiwara-Greve / Hitoshi Mitsuhashi “Innovation by Mathematics: Model-driven Innovation and Implications for the Future of Japanese Corporations“ ●Entrepreneurs Who Change the World (3)  Hiroichi Yoshida Interviewed by Yaichi Aoshima / Masatoshi Fujiwara ●Brand Management by All Stakeholders (6) Satoko
●Brown bag lunch seminar 2020 #002  2020.9.16 Kentaro Nakajima (Associate Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University) ”The role of online communication on innovation” #001  2020.6.3 Takumi Tagashira (Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University Business School) ”How Does Warehouse Automation Contribute to Multichannel Retailers’ Sales?”
Brown bag lunch seminar 2020.6.3 Takumi Tagashira Topic:“How Does Warehouse Automation Contribute to Multichannel Retailers’ Sales?”Speaker:Takumi Tagashira(Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University Business School)Date:June 3rd (Wednesday) 2020from 13:00 to 14:30Venue:Zoom onlineOrganizer:Masaru KarubeDeadline:9:00, June 3 , 2020email : karube☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)