5 April 2020

For students taking my courses at Tohoku University in 2020

NO ONSITE LECTURES WILL BE GIVEN IN APRIL AND MAY. Students will be able to study at home by reading handouts that will be uploaded in this page. For those who are interested in my courses to decide whether to officially register, I will upload a handout for introduction (Module 1) shared by all the courses this week. See below for information of each course.


Courses to be taught at Tohoku University in 2020

Introduction to Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 2, 9, and 16 May (Handouts of Module 2 and later will be uploaded by 1 May. Currently, no video lecture is planned as students may not have WiFi at home and viewing video using a smartphone should cost them communication fee. Changes in this policy, if any, will be notified here.)

Economics of Entrepreneurship: 3 May-5 May (Ditto.)

Economics of Patent Strategy: 23-25 July (Policy above may change according to the public health environment after May. Keep yourself updated.)





Research proposal template for students who apply for my lab


Personal Information

Ph.D. in Economics (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan)

Associate Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

fukugawa@tohoku.ac.jp


Professional backgrounds

2018 Visiting Scholar, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER), Taipei, Taiwan

2017 Visiting Scholar, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia

2013 Visiting Professor, Libera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS), Rome, Italy

2012 Visiting Professor, Ecole Superieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA), Angers, France

2012 Visiting Professor, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

2011 Visiting Professor, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, South Korea

2009- Associate Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Research Information

Publications in SCI/SSCI journals

Fukugawa, N. (2019) Determinants and impacts of public agricultural research: Product-level evidence from agricultural Kohsetsushi in Japan, Scientometrics, Volume 120, Issue 3, pp 1475–1498.

Fukugawa, N. (2018) Is the impact of incubator's ability on incubation performance contingent on technologies and life cycle stages of startups?: Evidence from Japan, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 457-478.

Fukugawa, N. (2018) Division of labor between innovation intermediaries for SMEs: Productivity effects of interfirm organizations in Japan, Journal of Small Business Management, Volume 56, Issue S1, pp 297-322.

Fukugawa, N. (2018) The contingent effect of social capital on performance of professional athletes: Life cycle stages and changes in regulation as moderators, Applied Economics, Volume 50, Issue 15, pp 1676-1693.

Fukugawa, N. (2017) University spillover before the national innovation system reform in Japan, International Journal of Technology Management, Volume 73, Issue 4, pp 206-234.

Fukugawa, N. (2016) Knowledge creation and dissemination by Kosetsushi in sectoral innovation systems: Insights from patent data, Scientometrics, Volume 109, Issue 3, pp 2303-2327.

Fukugawa, N. (2016) Knowledge spillover from university research before the national innovation system reform in Japan: Localization, mechanisms, and intermediaries, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 100-122.

Fukugawa, N. (2013) University spillovers into small technology-based firms: Channel, mechanism, and geography, Journal of Technology Transfer, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 415-431.

Fukugawa, N. (2012) Impacts of intangible assets on the initial public offering of biotechnology startups, Economics Letters, Volume 116, Issue 1, pp 83-85.

Fukugawa, N. (2009) Determinants of licensing activities of local public technology centers in Japan, Technovation, Volume 29, Issue 12, pp 885-892.

Fukugawa, N. (2008) Evaluating the strategy of local public technology centers in regional innovation systems: Evidence from Japan, Science and Public Policy, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 159-170.

Fukugawa, N. (2006) Science parks in Japan and their value-added contributions to new technology-based firms, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 381-400.

Fukugawa, N. (2006) Determining factors in innovation of small firm networks: A case of cross industry groups in Japan, Small Business Economics, Volume 27, Issues 2-3, pp 181-193.

Fukugawa, N. (2005) Characteristics of knowledge interactions between universities and small firms in Japan, International Small Business Journal, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 379-401.

Publications in other media

Fukugawa, N. (2019) Determinants and impacts of incorporation of public technology transfer organizations: Evidence from Japan's Kohsetsushi, RIETI Discussion Paper, 19-E-095.

Fukugawa, N., Ambashi, M., and Suhud, Y. (2018) Division of Labour amongst Innovation Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation Systems: The Case of Indonesia, ERIA Discussion Paper, Jakarta: Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

Fukugawa, N. (2018) Theoretical Framework for Innovation Policy in ASEAN, in Ambashi, M. (ed.), Innovation Policy in ASEAN, ERIA Research Project Report, Jakarta: Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), pp.23-60.

Fukugawa, N. (2018) Are Heavy Pirates also Heavy Buyers?: A Case of the Video Game Industry in Japan, Asian Journal of Law and Economics, 10.1515/ajle-2017-0024 Vol.9, No.1, pp.1-13.

Fukugawa, N. and Goto, A. (2016) Problem solving and intermediation by local public technology centers in regional innovation systems: The first report on a branch-level survey on technical consultation, RIETI Discussion Paper, 16-E-062.

Fukugawa, N. (2015) Star Architects and Buyers’ Choice Behavior in the Deep Pocket Market, International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries, Vol.3 No.1, pp. 22-31.

Fukugawa, N. (2015) How Can Learning Efficiency Be Improved in Teaching Economics in English as a Foreign Language?, International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, Vol.10, No.1, pp.44-59.

Fukugawa, N. (2013) Heterogeneity among Science Parks with Incubators as Intermediaries of Research Collaborations between Startups and Universities in Japan, International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Vol.12, No.4, pp.231-262.

Fukugawa, N. (2013) Strategic Fit Between Regional Innovation Policy and Regional Innovation Systems: The Case of Local Public Technology Centers in Japan, In: Long Term Economic Development: Demand, Finance, Organization, Policy and Innovation in a Schumpeterian Perspective, Pyka, A.; Andersen, E. (Eds.), Heidelberg: Springer, pp.295-311.


Research grants

JSPS grant-in-aid for scientific research

Fukugawa, N. (2017-2019) Policy evaluation of technology diffusion programs for SMEs in Asian catching-up economies, Fund for the Promotion of International Joint Research (Fostering International Joint Research: 16KK0070), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 14,500,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2015-2017) Assessing knowledge creation and knowledge diffusion by local public technology centers in regional and sectoral innovation systems: Insights from patent data, Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research: C (15K03411), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 3,500,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2011-2014) Assessing Technology Transfer Productivity from Local Public Technology Centers to SMEs in Regional Innovation Systems, Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research: Young Scientists B (23730225), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 3,300,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2008-2010) Impacts and Channels of Knowledge Spillovers from Universities and Local Public Technology Centers in Regional Innovation Systems, Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research: Young Scientists B (20730162), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 2,730,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2006-2007) Impacts of University-Industry Joint Research on Industrial Innovations in the Region, Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research: Young Scientists Startup (18830061), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 2,510,000yen


JSPS grant for attendance to international conferences

Fukugawa, N. (2010) Strategic Fit between Regional Innovation Policy and Regional Innovation Systems, Grant for the presentation at ICSB (International Council for Small Business) in Cincinnati, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 140,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2008) Evaluating the Strategy of Local Public Technology Centers in Regional Innovation Systems: Evidence from Japan, Grant for the presentation at ICSB (International Council for Small Business) in Halifax, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 250,000yen


Private funding agencies

Fukugawa, N. (2018-2019) Networking of Coordinators Conducive to the Diffusion of Sustainable Agricultural Innovation, Research Grant, The Casio Science Promotion Foundation. 1,000,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2018-2019) Impacts of Social Capital on the Diffusion of Sustainable Agricultural Innovation, Research Grant, The Japan Securities Scholarship Foundation. 1,000,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2018-2019) Determinants of diffusion of sustainable agricultural innovation: A case of Integrated Pest Management, Research Grant, The Asahi Group Foundation. 500,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2016-2017) Impacts of intellectual property rights on growth of born globals: From the perspectives of national and sectoral innovation systems, Research Grant, The Murata Science Foundation. 1,900,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2016-2017) Assessing Technology Diffusion Programs for SMEs in Catching-up Economies: Cases of Exercise Machine Manufacturers in Taiwan, Research Grant, Nomura Foundation. 670,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2015-2016) How do utility patents and design patents affect IPO of startups?: International and intersectoral comparison, Research Grant, Kikawada Foundation. 1,560,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2015) Evaluation of Technology Diffusion Programs for SMEs in Asian Catching-up Economies, Research Grant, Zengin Foundation for Studies on Economics and Finance. 500,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2015) Impacts of Intangible Assets on Post-entry Performance of Startups, Research Grant, Seimeikai. 500,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2014) Is Joint Application of Academic Inventions an Effective Channel of University Spillover?, Research Grant, TEPIA (Association for Technological Excellence Promoting Innovative Advances). 1,000,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2013-2014) Empirical analysis of determining factors in born globals from the sectoral innovation system approach, Research Grant, Nomura Foundation. 600,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2012) Impacts and Channels of University Spillovers in Japan, Research Grant, The Japan Securities Scholarship Foundation. 1,000,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2010) Quantitative Evaluation on Local Public Technology Centers in Regional Innovation Systems, Research Grant, Nomura Foundation. 300,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2009) Determinants of Licensing Activities of Local Public Technology Centers in Japan, Grant for the presentation at DRUID (Danish Research Unit for Industry Dynamics) in Copenhagen, Japan Academy of Small Business Studies. 120,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2009) Econometric Analysis on the Diffusion of Pirated Software in the Video Game Industry, Research Grant, The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation. 750,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2008) Does Regional Knowledge Flow Matter For Regional Innovations?: Evidence from Japanese Regional Innovation Panel, Grant for the presentation at EEA (European Economic Association) in Milan, Nomura Foundation. 250,000yen

Fukugawa, N. (2007) Do University-Industry Collaborations Matter for Regional Innovations?: Evidence from the Japanese Regional Innovation Panel, Research Grant, Japan Economic Research Foundation. 450,000yen


Award

The Best Paper in Asia-Pacific Small Business Management Award (received at the 55th Annual International Council for Small Business World Conference)

Fukugawa, N. (2010) Strategic fit between regional innovation policy and regional innovation system: A case of local public technology centers in Japan.

Teaching Information

Teaching is a means of knowledge spillover which is the topic I work on as an economist. As a teacher, I had taught at universities worldwide the economics of innovation in English which is a foreign language not only to me but also to students in most cases (i.e., South Korea, France, Italy, and Taiwan). With such backgrounds as a teacher and a researcher, I conducted a questionnaire survey at LUISS where I taught as a Visiting Professor and examined how knowledge spillover could be improved in the Economics course by and for non-native English speakers. Research outcome was published in International Journal of Knowledge and Learning. I found that, after controlling for students’ English proficiency, the most important pedagogical method that improved knowledge spillover was to relate concepts to a real world by showing economic anecdotes and statistics. My current courses build on evidence obtained from the research.


Courses taught at foreign universities

Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship LUISS, Italy, Master Course, March 2013

Internationalization of SMEs ESSCA, France, Master Course, 21-27 September 2012

Management of Innovation University of Strasbourg, France, Master Course, 16-18 January 2012

Growth, Innovation, and Patents Kyungpook National University, South Korea, Undergraduate and Master Course, 03-21 January 2011.