December 8, 2016

Business Review Vol.64 No.3 WIN. 2016

Vol.64 No.3 WIN. 2016 (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 Strategy for Business Transformation


Kazuhiro Mishima
"Business Strategy as Pinpoint Definition"

Fumiaki Sato
"Dramatic Shifts in Corporate Strategy: Lessons from Major Electronics Manufacturer"

Norihisa Yoshimura
"Corporate Restructuring through Japanese Spin-Off"

Katsuhiko Shimizu
"Wise Mistakes and Organizational Communication: An Approach What We Really Need to Activate the Power of Strategy"

Ikujiro Nonaka
"Digital Fabrication: Designing Incomplete Designs for the Changing Society"

Shigeyuki Hiroki
"TICAD: A View from Africa"


●Leaders of MOT
  Kiyoshi Fujiwara
   (Director, Mazda Motor Corporation)
  Interviewed by Kentaro Nobeoka and Yaichi Aoshima

●Critical Eyes: Corporate Governance Codes
 Daisuke Uchida

●Science of Creativity Management (1)
 Nobuyuki Inamizu

●Design Techniques for Business Model Generators (2)
  Tatsuhiko Inoue

●Business Cases
 Masatoshi Fujiwara / Yaichi Aoshima
  "Toyobo: Driving the radical corporate restructuring"

 Yumiko Oda
  "IBJ: 'Marriage Hunting' Boom and Market Creation――How a Start Up Company Revolutionized the Match Making Business"

●Management Forum 
  Hitoshi Tanaka
    (JIN Co.,LTD.)
 Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura

●From My Bookshelf
  Yaichi Aoshima
  Nobuo Sato

November 7, 2016

Associate Professor Hiroshi Shimizu (Institute of Innovation Research) Receives Nikkei Economic Book Award



Associate Professor of Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research, Hiroshi Shimizu, has received the 59th Nikkei Economic Book Award, co-organized by Nikkei Inc. and the Japan Center for Economic Research. Every year this award is offered to outstanding books that have been published in the past year in the fields of economics, management and accounting.

Professor Shimizu’s book, titled General Purpose Technology no Innovation (Innovations in General Purpose Technology), published by Yuhikaku, in March 2016, explores how the existence or absence of an entrepreneurial strategic choice for spin-outs influences the patterns of subsequent technological development by exploring the technological development of laser diodes in the US and Japan. It was highly commended for the award.



http://www.jcer.or.jp/bunka/bunka.html

http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGKKZO09082270S6A101C1M12700/

http://www.yuhikaku.co.jp/books/detail/9784641164697

November 2, 2016

Forum 2016.11.16 Pao-lien Chen

Innovation Forum 2016.11.16 Pao-lien Chen

Topic:
“Learning-by-Hiring: International Employee Mobility and the Growth of Emerging Market Firms at Home”

Speaker:
Pao-lien Chen
(Associate Professor National Tsing Hua University)

Date:
Nobember 16th (Wednesday)  2016
from 12:15 ~ 13:15

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Atsushi Ohyama

October 7, 2016

International Symposium on Social Inclusion 2016.11.10

International Symposium on Social Inclusion: Experiences from Bangladesh (featuring former Governor of Bangladesh Central Bank)



Date: 10 Nobember, 2016
Time: 10:30 to 12:30
Venue: Hitotsubashi University
       Josuikai Centennial Hall
    ( 2-1Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo, Japan)

Entry: Form


Program:
10:30 Opening Remarks 
Seiichiro Yonekura, Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

10:35-11:05 Topic 1 : “Financial Inclusion: Experience from Bangladesh”
Dr. Atiur Rahman, Professor of Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka and former Governor of Central Bank of Bangladesh.

11:05-11:35 Topic 2: “Microfinance and Socio-economic Development”
Dr. Mohammed Abu Eusuf, Professor and Chairman, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka.

11:35-12:05 Topic 3: “e-Education and Social Innovation in Bangladesh”
Md. Imran Hossain Bhuiyan Lecturer, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka and Abdul Matin Sheikh, CEO, BacBon Limited, co-Founder: e-Education.

12:05-12:30 Topic 4: “What we can learn from the experience of Bangladesh in the field of Social Innovation”
All the above speakers and Professor Yonekura as a moderator.

October 6, 2016

Researcher Profile Kang, Byeongwoo

Kang, Byeongwoo  Assistant Professor


Management of technology, Science, technology, and innovation policy
Born: 1982
E-mail: byeongwoo.kang☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆with an @ mark)
Phone: +81-42-580-8431
Fax: +81-42-580-8410

Web: https://sites.google.com/site/byeongwookang/

【Career】
2006                  B.S., School of Engineering, Tohoku University
2008                  M.S., Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
2008-2011          Researcher, LG Electronics
2014                  Ph.D. (Technology Management), Graduate School of Engineering,
                         University of Tokyo
2014-2016          Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
2016-present      Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation Research,
                          Hitotsubashi University


【Recent Research Themes】

Issues on standardization and standard essential patents
Innovation in East Asia
Methodology development for innovation research

September 28, 2016

Forum 2016.10.18 Michael A. Cusumano

Innovation Forum 2016.10.18 Michael A. Cusumano


Topic:
“Strategy Rules”

Speaker:
Professor Michael A. Cusumano
(VP & Dean/Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Tokyo University of Science/Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management)

Date:
Octorber 18th (Tuesday)  2016
from 16:30 ~ 18:00

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Kentaro Nobeoka

September 12, 2016

Business Review Vol.64 No.2 AUT. 2016

Vol.64 No.2 AUT. 2016 (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.







New Industrial Revolution: Digital Disruption and Management Logic


Hiroki Kitagawa / Mikiharu Noma
"Platform: New Industrial Revolution and Enterprise Value"

Kazuo Ichijo / Kazushi Kuse
"Artificial Intelligence: 
New Frontier for Knowledge Creation Cultivated by Non-cognitive Knowledge"

Yuriko Sawatani / Kohei Nishiyama
"Crowdsourcing: Value Co-creation Utilizing On-line Distributed Resources"

Norihiko Takahiro / Yoshinori Fujikawa
"Digital Marketing: Democratizing Marketing"

Daijiro Mizuno / Tomoaki Watanabe
"Digital Fabrication: 
Designing Incomplete Designs for the Changing Society"

Daisuke Toki / Yukihiko Okada
"FinTech: Era of‘Just My Financial Service’ and Change of  Your Decision Process"


●Leaders of MOT
  Nobuya Fujiwara
   (Consultant, TOYOBO CO., LTD)
  Interviewed by Kentaro Nobeoka and Yaichi Aoshima

●Critical Eyes: Regional Branding
 Hiroyuki Takahashi

●The Management of MUJI (5)
 Hidehiko Nisihkawa

●Design Techniques for Business Model Generators (1)
  Tatsuhiko Inoue

●Business Cases
 Masatoshi Fujiwara
  "Ootoya: Globalization of Store Cooking"

 Tomohiro Suzuki / Takuma Kouchiyama
  "Yukiguni Maitake:
  Issues of Corporate Governance in Japanese Public Family Firm"

●Management Forum 
  Takuya Miyata
    (General Partner, Scrum Ventures)
 Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura and Mikiharu Noma

●From My Bookshelf
  Yohei Tsunemi
  Masahiro Kotosaka






September 9, 2016

International Research Seminar 2016.10.5 Alessandro Nuvolari

International Research Seminar organized by Management Innovation Research Center, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University



Topic:
“Diffusing New Technology without Dissipating Rent:
Some Historical Case Studies of Knowledge Sharing”


Speaker:
Alessandro Nuvolari
(Institute of Economics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)

Date:
Octorber 5th (Wednesday)  2016
from 12:15 ~ 13:45

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Hiroshi Shimizu

June 16, 2016

Business Review Vol.64 No.1 SUM. 2016

Vol.64 No.1 SUM. 2016 (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.



Revitalizing Human Resource Management


Yasuhiro Hattori
"Empirical Study on Innovation and Continuity of Recruitment Activity"

Maki Tottoribe
"Development of Competencies among Innovative Engineers"

Naoko Ishihara
"Transition of Japanese Human Resource Management into Talent Management: Is It Possible?"

Ryuta Suzuki / Bumpei Sunaguchi
"The Open Workplace Leads to Self-directed Behaviors"

Takashi Nishimura / Yumi Nishioka
"Exploring the Influence of Hierarchy and Time on the Strategic Roles of Middle Managers"

Tomoyo Takagi
"Labor Market Equilibrium of the Elderly and the Disabled by “Vicarious Agreement” Behavior"


●Leaders of MOT
  Fumio Watanabe
   (Chairman, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.)
  Interviewed by Kentaro Nobeoka and Yaichi Aoshima

●Critical Eyes: Extended Self
 Takeshi Matsui

●Colum: (5)
  The "New" New Value Creation Strategy: Thinking of Open Innovation
  Hiroshi Shimizu

●Business Cases
 Yuriko Isoda / Noriko Taji
  "Linkedin: The Process of Growth in the Largest Professional Network Service"

 Hisanaga Amikura
  "Doutor Coffee and Starbucks Coffee Japan: Competition in Japanese Self-Service Coffee Shop Market"


●Management Forum 
  Yosuke Yagi
    (Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, LIXIL Group Corporation)
 Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura and Motohiro Morishima

●From My Bookshelf
  Osamu Uda
  Nobuyuki Inamizu

Yoshihiro Ito
"Innovation of Emergent Business Models:
A Case Study of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank"

May 18, 2016

Forum 2016.6.8 Youngjin Yoo

Innovation Forum 2016.6.8 Youngjin Yoo  (IMPP co-organized)



Topic:
“From Publishing to Printing: Immateriality of Digital Innovation and
New Business Models in the Generative Economy”

Abstract:
Digital innovation is rapidly re-shaping the economy as we know it. From Apple’s iPod and iPhone fundamentally disrupting music record and mobile phone service industries to Uber and AirBnB disrupting taxi and hotel industries, digital technology is upending traditional industries. Many start-up companies from Silicon Valley wants to be the “Uber” of yet another industry.  Digital innovation has become the one of the top
strategic issues that garner CEOs’ attention. There remain, however, significant conceptual confusions concerning the exact nature of digital innovation. Existing literature focuses on the role of digital technology in creating superior user experiences (Yoo 2010), ways to build new ecosystems (Anderson et al. 2014; Gawer 2014; Ghazawneh and Henfridsson 2012; Tiwana et al. 2010), or the recombinatorial nature of digital innovation (Brynjolfsson and McAfee 2014; Yoo et al. 2012). Although these are certainly important elements of contemporary digital innovations, I argue that at its core, digital innovation brings rather remarkable and fundamental transformation
of the value creation process. I use the term value creation process to refer to the steps and activities (within and across organizations or industries) that lead to the production of marketable goods.  Traditionally, goods have been produced by transforming material inputs in combination with human skills and knowledge through a stable configuration of pre-arranged activities and material resources. The outcome of such value creation process was a good with an irrevocable status produced through the
irreversible process of value creation (Vargo and Lusch 2004). To the contrary, in the generative economy, goods are being produced by transforming immaterial inputs (such as data and service) into either material or immaterial outputs by mobilizing a large-scale digital infrastructure that often involve distributed heterogeneous actors. The
outcome of such value creation process is a good with transient, revocable and recombinant status produced by on-demand, procrastinated and temporary assemblage of distributed material and immaterial resources performed by the reversible process.  This transformation of the value creation process is enabled by the embedding of digital blueprint (software instructions) directly into physical artifacts. This shift in the value creation process can be characterized as a shift away from the publication logic with an early and final binding of form and function, followed by an irrevocable and
crude transfer of ownership with no regard to how the produced goods render value to the users. Such a process is being shifted toward the print logic with a pronouncedly procrastinated and temporary binding of form and function, with a revocable and fine-grained transfer of ownership, with utmost attention on how the produced goods render value to the users. The transformation of new business models in the generative economy has profound implications for the nature of a firm and its relationship with its
employees.


Speaker:
Youngjin Yoo
(Professor, Temple University)

Date:
June 8th (Wednesday)  2016
from 16:30 ~ 18:00

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Yaichi Aoshima

April 15, 2016

Forum 2016.4.20 Veikko Thiele

Innovation Forum 2016.4.20 Veikko Thiele


Topic:
“Fostering Entrepreneurship: Backing Founders or Investors?”

Speaker:
Veikko Thiele 
(Associate Professor, Queen's University)

Date:
April 20th (Wednesday)  2016
from 14:00 ~ 15:00

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Atsushi Ohyama


Forum 2016.5.25 Sunil Mani

Innovation Forum 2016.5.25 Sunil Mani

Topic:
“One Size Does Not Fit All: An Analysis of the Importance of Industry-specific Vertical Policies for Growing High Technology Industries in India.”

Speaker:
Sunil Mani
(Professor, Center for Development Studies)

Date:
May 25th (Wednesday)  2016
from 12:15 ~ 13:45

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Hiroshi Shimizu

March 24, 2016

Forum 2016.4.20 Ben Dankbaar

Innovation Forum 2016.4.20 Ben Dankbaar



Topic:
“From Catching up to Meeting the Grand Challenges: The Changing Faces of Industrial Policy.”

Summary:
Industrial policy is back on the political agenda, but remains highly controversial. Some industrial policies are heavily criticized, while others are drawing broad support. This paper offers a  typology of industrial policies, which aims to clarify the issues involved and the theoretical foundations for different policies. Four types are distinguished. It is argued that that all four are practiced today, but that they made their first appearance in different periods in history.
Therefore, the typology is called ‘quasi-historical’. The second half of the paper focuses on modern discussions about the role of the state, mainly in relation to the fourth and latest type of industrial policy, the so-called ‘transition policies’. It is argued that discussions about the role of the state have changed in character. Debate is much less about yes or no and more about how. Moreover, these discussions are not simply concerned with political doctrines, but with real challenges faced by modern economies that need to find ways to move to a sustainable development path. This discussion contributes to a theory of the modern ‘entrepreneurial’ state.   

Speaker:
Ben Dankbaar
(Professor Emeritus at Radboud University Nijmegen)

Date:
April 20th (Wednesday)  2016
from 12:15 ~ 13:45

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Kentaro Nobeoka

March 10, 2016

Business Review Vol.63 No.4 SPR. 2016

Vol.63 No.4 SPR. 2016 (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.



Intellectual Property Strategies to Rise above Adversities


Shigemi Yoneyama / Toshiya Watanabe / Isamu Yamauchi
"Open Innovation and Intellectual Property Management"

Makoto Ogino
"Japanese Electronics Paradox as a Result of Misunderstood “Pro-patent"

Yasuo Tsuchiya
"The Empirical Study on Creating and Profiting of Intellectual Properties: From the Case Study of Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises"

Yasushi Hara / Sadao Nagaoka / Naoki Takada / Hideo Kawabe / Yoshiyuki Ohsugi
"Patent-induced New Combinations of Knowledge and Resources:
From Case Studies of Path-breaking Drugs"

Yoshimi Okada / Sadao Nagaoka / Yusuke Naito
"Evaluation of Patents Obtained by Japanese Patentee in “The Lost Two Decades”"

Manabu Eto
"Should Change the Essential Patent Business:
Use Patents in Cheap is More Important than License Fee"


●Critical Eyes: Dialogic Organization Development
 Masanori Kato

●The Management of MUJI (4)
  Hidehiko Nishikawa

●Business Cases
 Kentaro Nobeoka / Megumi Kimura
  "Mazda: Mazda Design: Car as Art"

 Yukihiko Kubota / Mitsutoshi Otake
  "Ricoh Imaging: A Case on Brand Communication of Premium Compact Camera “GR”"

●Colum: (4)
  The "New" New Value Creation Strategy: Thinking of Open Innovation
  Hiroshi Shimizu

●Management Forum 
 Katsushige Nakamura
 (President, Mitaka Kohki.Co., Ltd.)

 Interviewed by Yaichi Aoshima and Yoshimi Okada

●Porter Prize 2015
 Emi Osono

●From My Bookshelf
  Takeo Kikkawa
  Koichi Nakagawa

March 7, 2016

Forum 2016.4.13 Michael G Jacobides

Innovation Forum 2016.4.13 Michael G Jacobides


Topic:
“Scale, Scope and Performance Dynamics: A Population Study of
the Evolution of Bank Holding Companies and Their Performance Changes,
1990-2014”

Speaker:
 Michael G Jacobides
(Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and
Associate Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department, London Business School)


Date:
April 13th (Wednesday)  2016
from 16:30 ~ 18:00

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Yaichi Aoshima

February 12, 2016

Forum 2016.3.16 Dumisani Magadlela

Innovation Forum 2016.3.16 Dumisani Magadlela



Topic:
“You Cannot Teach a Lion to Roar: African Skills Development and
Capacity Building: Challenging Old Paradigms While Grabbing New
Opportunities”

Speaker:
 Dumisani Magadlela
(Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
Programme Manager, Pan African Capacity Building Programme,
Development Bank of Southern Africa)


Date:
March 16th (Wednesday)  2016
from 12:15 ~ 13:45

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Hiroshi Shimizu

February 1, 2016

IIR welcomes new visiting associate professor

IIR welcomes new visiting associate professor.



Dr. Dumisani Magadlela from DBSA, South Africa
From January 29 to April 28, 2016

January 27, 2016

Forum 2016.2.8 Hitoshi Mitsuhashi

Innovation Forum 2016.2.8 Hitoshi Mitsuhashi



Topic:
“Missing Contenders: Competitive Asymmetry and Organizational Inattentiveness to Potential Competitive Threats”


Although previous research has suggested the possibility of firms not mutually recognizing each other as rivals (i.e., competitive
asymmetry) and cautioned managers that failing to recognize or missing identifying potential rivals can have detrimental consequences on organizational survival, little empirical effort has been made to explore why firms fail to consider other firms that view them as rivals (i.e., contenders). In this study, we posit that competitive asymmetry could be an unintentional or intentional consequence of two sequential and interdependent processes: noticing and classification. Using the 10-K data as to how firms view their own competitive environments, we find that firms are more likely to miss contenders that are founded at different times, with whom they share fewer third-party firms as references points in competitive environments, and whose own and rivals’ category memberships are ambiguous. Our results advance cognitive-based theories on competitions that provide
implications for competitive asymmetry and organizational inattentiveness to potential competitive threats.

Speaker:
 Hitoshi Mitsuhashi
(Professor, Organization and Management Theory in Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University)


Date:
February 8th (Monday)  2016
from 16:30 ~ 18:00

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Masaru Karube

January 26, 2016

Forum 2016.2.3 Jiangyun Wan

Innovation Forum 2016.2.3 Jiangyun Wan


Topic:
“Brand Loyalty and Generic Competition”

Speaker:
 Jiangyun Wan 
(Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)


Date:
February 3rd (Wednesday)  2016
from 12:15 ~ 13:45

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Hiroshi Shimizu