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Personal information 
Nobuya Fukugawa 
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Ph.D. in Economics (Hitotsubashi University), Dissertation title "Innovation and Knowledge Networks of Small Firms" 

Professional backgrounds
2017-2018 Visiting Scholar, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taipei
2013 Visiting Professor, LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali), Rome
2012 Visiting Professor, ESSCA (École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers), Angers 
2012 Visiting Professor, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg
2011 Visiting Scholar, Kyungpook National University, Taegu

Contact information
fukugawa[atmark]tohoku.ac.jp
6-6-11-804 Aramaki Aoba-ku Sendai 980-8579, Japan 
Map: Engineering Laboratory Complex Building (C10), Aobayama Campus 

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.

Publications in SSCI-listed journals (Please visit ResearchGate to download the papers.)
Fukugawa, N. (forthcoming) 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.

Fukugawa, N. (forthcoming) Division of labor between innovation intermediaries for SMEs: 
Productivity effects of interfirm organizations in Japan, Journal of Small Business Management.

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 ManagementVolume 73, Issue 4, pp 206-234. (5 citations)

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. (3 citations)

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. (7 citations)

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. (28 citations)

Fukugawa, N. (2012) Impacts of intangible assets on the initial public offering of biotechnology startups, Economics Letters, Volume 116, Issue 1, pp 83-85. (6 citations)

Fukugawa, N. (2009) Determinants of licensing activities of local public technology centers in Japan, Technovation, Volume 29, Issue 12, pp 885-892. (41 citations)

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. (22 citations)

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. (198 citations)

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. (138 citations)

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. (65 citations)

Other peer-reviewed papers
Fukugawa, N. (forthcoming) Are heavy pirates also heavy buyers?: A case of the videogame industry in Japan, Asian Journal of Law & Economics

Fukugawa, N. (forthcoming) Human capital management at incubators successful in new firm creation: Evidence from Japan, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

Fukugawa, N. (forthcoming) Impacts of social capital on performance of professional athletes: Evidence from motorboat racing in Japan, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing.

Fukugawa, N. (2017) Is the performance improvement effect of social capital contingent on life cycle stages of professional athletes?: Evidence from motorboat racing in Japan, International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 2466-2485.

Fukugawa, N. (2015) Star architects and buyers’ choice behavior in the deep pocket market, International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries, Volume 3, Issue 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, Volume 10, Issue 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, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 231-262. (6 citations)

Fukugawa, N. (2013) Which factors do affect success of business incubators?, Journal of Advanced Management Science, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 71-74. (10 citations)

Fukugawa, N. (2011) Does regional innovation policy match regional innovation system?: The case of local public technology centers in Japan, Asia Pacific Journal of Small Business, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 59-71.

Fukugawa, N. (2011) How serious is piracy in the videogame industry?, Empirical Economics Letters, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 225-233. (4 citations)

Fukugawa, N. (2011) Impacts and channels of university spillovers before the national innovation system reform in Japan, International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 383-393.

Peer-reviewed book chapter
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.

Discussion papers
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. (4 citations)
This paper has been highlighted in VoxEU

Fukugawa, N. (2016) Knowledge creation and dissemination by local public technology centers in regional and sectoral innovation systems: Insights from patent data, RIETI Discussion Paper, 16-E-061. (2 citations)

Research portfolio 
I have been working on the following topics and published papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Please visit ResearchGate to download the papers.

1. Innovation intermediaries
Innovation intermediaries are individuals or organizations that help others innovate. They connect unrelated economic agents in national, sectoral, and regional innovation systems, thereby indirectly fostering innovations. They also directly help economic agents improve productivity as external sources of knowledge. I have addressed the issue taking several examples, such as science parks, incubators, technology transfer organizations, cooperative associations, and informal interfirm networks.

1-1. Kosetsushi 
Public institutes for testing and research called Kosetsushi act as an innovation intermediary for SMEs in Japan. They play three important roles in regional innovation systems: knowledge creation, technology diffusion, and intermediation. For the first and second roles of Kosetsushi, I examined determinants of their licensing productivity (Technovation). Furthermore, I assessed the fit between technology transfer activities of Kosetsushi and characteristics of regional innovation systems measured by R&D intensity of SMEs and tendencies of local universities to collaborate with SMEs in research (Science and Public Policy). For the third role, I examined how Kosetsushi mattered for the establishment of university linkages by SMEs (International Small Business Journal). Other papers employed a comprehensive patent database to examine how Kosetsushi promoted regional innovations and how they acted as a public intermediary to promote regional university-industry collaborations (Scientometrics and Asian Journal of Technology Innovation)

1-2. Science parks and incubators
Science parks are expected to act as an innovation intermediary in regional innovation systems so they promote research collaborations between universities and startups, leveraging geographical proximity. Such physical characteristics of science parks as an intermediary were assessed (International Journal of Industrial Organization). Focusing on the role played by incubation managers at science parks as an innovation intermediary, another paper examined how organizational characteristics of science parks with incubators affected the development by startups of interactive university spillover channels (International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation).

1-3. SME cooperative associations and cross-industry interaction groups
Cross-industry interaction groups are voluntary, informal networks among SMEs coming from various industries, where they exchange information on management and seek opportunities for collaborations to develop new products. Based on a questionnaire survey, I examined changes in network structures according to the phase of collaborations and determinants of technological and commercial success of joint product development through such networks (Small Business Economics). SME cooperative associations are policy-led interfirm organizations enabling participants not only to receive policy loans and tax credit, but also improve productivity through cost sharing and scale economies. Using firm level data including both participants and non-participants in voluntary groups and cooperative associations, I examined determinants and impacts of different innovation intermediaries. Counterfactual analysis based on switching regression models reveal that different types of SMEs participate in different innovation intermediaries, thereby improving total factor productivity (TFP) through different routes (Journal of Small Business Management).

2. Spillover
2-1. University spillover before the national innovation system reform
Contract-based university-industry collaborations were considered inactive in Japan until a series of national innovation system reforms were implemented in late 1990s, the most important of which was the incorporation of national universities in 2004. Using a comprehensive database of research collaborations between national universities and industry, I examined whether and how university research affected industrial innovations in the pre-reform period (International Journal of Technology Management). Another paper examined the recipients of university spillover and the conditions under which university spillover became greater (Journal of Technology Transfer).

2-2. Teaching as a spillover channel
Teaching can be understood as a means of spillover, which is a topic I have been working on as an economist. As a teacher, I have been teaching 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. 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 spillover could be improved in teaching economics in English as a foreign language (International Journal of Knowledge and Learning).

2-3. The contingency theory of social capital  
Social capital enables economic agents to extract benefits from their networks embedded at various levels, thereby enabling them to improve performance. 
The contingency theory of social capital suggests that the relationship between social capital and performance is contingent on external factors. Taking motorboat racers as a sample occupation, I examined how bonding social capital and bridging social capital affected performance differently according to life cycle stages of racers and changes in regulation (Applied Economics). 

2-4. Spillover of symbolic knowledge and geographic concentration of talents
Special skills built on symbolic knowledge tend to agglomerate geographically because valuable knowledge in such occupations is tacit in nature. This makes it hard to transfer valuable knowledge via documents, which promotes geographical concentration of talents into a very creative milieu. Architects were chosen as a sample occupation that builds on symbolic knowledge and whether their success was determined by pure luck, on the assumption of equal talent among them, was tested (International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries).

3. Patents and piracy
3-1. The value of patents and IPO of biotechnology startups
High-tech startups with little complementary assets need to monetize their technological resources through licensing, which is the most effective in biotechnology where patents are very effective as a means of appropriating innovative returns. Patents also play a critical role in improving startups' reputation in the business community, thereby helping startups find alliance partners and attract investors. Furthermore, previous studies show that the quality of patents matters for the improvement of firm value. In light of these findings, I examined how patent quality affected the initial public offering (IPO) of biotechnology startups (Economics Letters). 

3-2. Piracy in the video game industry
Peer-to-peer programs enable users of portable videogame machines to download and play pirated videogames without purchasing the legal versions. Based on a questionnaire survey, I examined how familiar users of portable videogame machines, such as Sony PSP, were with downloading pirated videogames and whether this affected the number of genuine titles they purchased (Empirical Economics Letters).

Presentations at international conferences
  1. Fukugawa, N. (2017) Is the impact of incubator's ability on incubation performance contingent on technologies and life cycle stages of startups?: Evidence from Japan, International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) Conference, Kathmandu. 
  2. Fukugawa, N. (2017) Does access to P2P network accelerate piracy? A case of the video game industry in Japan, Asian Law and Economics Association (AsLEA) Annual Meeting, Ho Chi Minh City. 
  3. Fukugawa, N. (2017) Determinants and impacts of public agricultural research: A case of agricultural Kosetsushi in Japan, International Conference on Environmental Change and Agricultural Sustainability in the Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh.
  4. Fukugawa, N. and Goto, A. (2017) Problem solving and intermediation by Kosetsushi in regional and sectoral innovation systems: The first report on a branch-level survey on technical consultation, International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Tokyo.
  5. Fukugawa, N. (2016) Determining factors in agricultural product innovations by Kosetsushi in Japan, International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, Ho Chi Minh City. 
  6. Fukugawa, N. and Goto, A. (2016) Problem solving and intermediation by Kosetsushi in regional and sectoral innovation systems: The first report on a branch-level survey on technical consultation, Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, Fukuoka.
  7. Fukugawa, N. (2016) Impacts of Intangible Assets on Post-entry Performance of High-tech StartUps: From the Viewpoints of Sectorial and National Innovation Systems, IP Scholars Asia, Singapore. 
  8. Fukugawa, N. (2015) Knowledge creation and knowledge diffusion by local public technology centers in regional innovation systems: Insights from patent data, International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI), Lugano. 
  9. Fukugawa, N. (2015) Assessing technology transfer by local public technology centers in regional and sectoral innovation systems: Insights from patent data, European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics (EMAEE), Maastricht. 
  10. Fukugawa, N. (2014) Star Architects and Buyer’s Choice Behavior: Evidence from the Deep Pocket Market, International Conference of Culture and Creativity (ICCC), Tainan. 
  11. Fukugawa, N. (2014) Knowledge creation and knowledge diffusion by local public technology centers in regional and sectoral innovation systems: Insights from patent data, George Washington University October Conference on Entrepreneurship (GWO), Washington D.C. 
  12. Fukugawa, N. (2014) How can learning efficiency be improved through teaching of economics in English as a foreign language?, International Conference on Education and Psychology, Taipei. 
  13. Fukugawa, N. (2014) University spillover before the national innovation system reform in Japan: Localization, mechanisms, and intermediaries, Asian Law and Economics Association (AsLEA) Annual Meeting, Taipei. 
  14. Fukugawa, N. (2014) Impacts of social capital on performance of professional athletes: A case of motorboat racers, Asia-Pacific Conference on Performance Analysis of Sport (APCPAS), Langkawi. 
  15. Fukugawa, N. (2013) University spillover before the national innovation system reform in Japan, Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, Taipei.
  16. Fukugawa, N. (2013) Which factors do affect success of business incubators?, SMS (Strategic Management Society), Atlanta.
  17. Fukugawa, N. (2013) University spillovers in Japan: Channels, geography, and policy, Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, Atlanta.
  18. Fukugawa, N. (2013) University spillovers in Japan: Channels, geography, and policy, DRUID (Danish Research Unit for Industry Dynamics), Barcelona.
  19. Fukugawa, N. (2013) Which factors do affect success of business incubators?, International Conference on Innovation and Information Management, Singapore. 
  20. Fukugawa, N. (2012) Impacts and channels of university spillover in Japan, International Schumpeter Society, Brisbane.
  21. Fukugawa, N. (2012) Assessing industrial policy to promote SME cooperatives: Motivations, activities, and impacts, ICSB (International Council for Small Business), Wellington.
  22. Fukugawa, N. (2012) The impacts of intangible assets on initial public offering of biotechnology startups, IAMOT (International Association for Management of Technology), Hsinchu.
  23. Fukugawa, N. (2012) Determinants and impacts of small firm networks: Evidence from Japan, National Business & Economics Society, Maui.
  24. Fukugawa, N. (2012) Impacts and channels of university spillover in Japan: Analysis in the period before the national innovation system reform, EROPA (Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration Conference), Bangkok.
  25. Fukugawa, N. (2011) The impacts of intangible assets on initial public offering of biotechnology startups, Asian Business and Management Conference, Osaka. 
  26. Fukugawa, N. (2011) Assessing regional innovation policy on local public technology centers in Japan, EUNIP (European Network on Industrial Policy) International Workshop on Evaluating Innovation Policy: Methods and Applications, Florence.
  27. Fukugawa, N. (2010) University-industry collaborations in Japan: Evidence from university-level data, ISBE (the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship), London.
  28. Fukugawa, N. (2010) How do research collaborations with universities affect R&D of small technology-based firms?, International Academy of Business and Economics, Las Vegas.
  29. Fukugawa, N. (2010) How serious is piracy in the video game industry?: A first report from a questionnaire survey in Japan, International Conference on Applied Business and Economics, Coruña.
  30. Fukugawa, N. (2010) Strategic fit between regional innovation policy and regional innovation system, AOM (Academy of Management), Montreal.
  31. Fukugawa, N. (2010) How do research collaborations with universities and public research institutes affect R&D of innovative small firms?, ICSB (International Council for Small Business), Cincinnati.
  32. Fukugawa, N. (2010) Strategic fit between regional innovation policy and regional innovation system: A case of local public technology centers in Japan, International Schumpeter Society, Aalborg.
  33. Fukugawa, N. (2010) Do users of pirated video games pay less for genuine versions?: A first report, IIOC (International Industrial Organization Conference), Vancouver.
  34. Fukugawa, N. (2009) Impacts and channels of university spillover in Japan, EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics), Ljubljana.
  35. Fukugawa, N. (2009) Determinants of licensing activities of local public technology centers in Japan, DRUID (Danish Research Unit for Industry Dynamics), Copenhagen.
  36. Fukugawa, N. (2008) Determinants of licensing activities of local public technology centers in Japan, Workshop on Patent and Innovation, Tokyo.
  37. Fukugawa, N. (2008) Evaluating the strategy of local public technology centers in regional innovation systems: Evidence from Japan, EuroMOT (European Conference on Management of Technology), Nice.
  38. Fukugawa, N. (2008) Does regional knowledge flow matter for regional innovations?: Evidence from Japanese regional innovation panel, EEA (European Economic Association), Milan.
  39. Fukugawa, N. (2008) Evaluating the strategy of local public technology centers in regional innovation systems: Evidence from Japan, ICSB (International Council for Small Business), Halifax.
  40. Fukugawa, N. (2007) Does regional knowledge flow matter for regional innovations?: Evidence from Japanese regional innovation panel, SEA (Spatial Econometrics Association), Cambridge.
  41. Fukugawa, N. (2007) Do university-industry collaborations matter for regional innovations?: Evidence from the Japanese regional innovation panel, Workshop on Agglomeration and Growth in Knowledge-Based Societies, Kiel.
  42. Fukugawa, N. (2006) Characteristics of knowledge interactions between universities and small firms in Japan, ICSB (International Council for Small Business), Melbourne.

Contributions to the Scientific Community 
I have been engaged in voluntary activities for the following funding agencies, journals, and academic conferences. 

1. Referee of Research Grant Proposals
ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
NSF (National Science Foundation)
NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation)

2. Referee of Papers Submitted to Journals
Applied Economics
Applied Financial Economics
Asia Pacific Management Review
Asian Studies Review
International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
International Journal of Industrial Organization
Journal of Informetrics
Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management
Journal of Small Business Management
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
Journal of Technology Transfer
R&D Management
Regional Studies
Research Policy
Small Business Economics
Technovation

3. Referee of Papers Submitted to Conferences
AIB (Academy of International Business)
BAM (British Academy of Management)
AOM (Academy of Management)
DRUID (Danish Research Unit for Industry Dynamics)
EURAM (European Academy of Management)
EuroMOT (European Conference on Management of Technology)
ICSB (International Council for Small Business)

4. Award
Outstanding Referee Award, 2011, Applied Economics

Research Grants
My research activities have been financially supported by national and private funding agencies as follows.

1. JSPS grant 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.

3. Private funding agencies
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.
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.
Fukugawa, N. (2015-2016) How do utility patents and design patents affect IPO of startups?: International and intersectoral comparison, Research Grant, Kikawada Foundation.
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.
Fukugawa, N. (2015) Impacts of Intangible Assets on Post-entry Performance of Startups, Research Grant, Seimeikai.
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).
Fukugawa, N. (2013-2014) Empirical analysis of determining factors in born globals from the sectoral innovation system approach, Research Grant, Nomura Foundation.
Fukugawa, N. (2012) Impacts and Channels of University Spillovers in Japan, Research Grant, The Japan Securities Scholarship Foundation.
Fukugawa, N. (2010) Quantitative Evaluation on Local Public Technology Centers in Regional Innovation Systems, Research Grant, Nomura Foundation.
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.
Fukugawa, N. (2009) Econometric Analysis on the Diffusion of Pirated Software in the Video Game Industry, Research Grant, Telecommunication Advancement Foundation.
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.
Fukugawa, N. (2007) Do University-Industry Collaborations Matter for Regional Innovations?: Evidence from the Japanese Regional Innovation Panel, Research Grant, Japan Economic Research Foundation.

Teaching activities
I have developed a number of courses on innovation and entrepreneurship for graduate students worldwide. Students I have taught came from various countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Libya, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen.

Courses at Tohoku University in 2018
Economics of Patent Strategy: 14-16 Jul. Reading assignments: 
Introduction to Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 06-27 October (weekly). Reading assignments:  
Economics of Entrepreneurship: 3-5 Nov. Reading assignments:  

Courses at Tohoku University in 2017
Innovation Policy: 15-17 Jul. Reading assignments:  
Introduction to Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 04 October-15 November (weekly). Reading assignments:  
Economics of Entrepreneurship: 3-5 Nov. Reading assignments:  

Courses at Tohoku University in 2016
Economics of Patent Strategy: 16-18 Jul. Reading assignments: 1 2
Introduction to Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 05 October-16 November (weekly)
Economics of Entrepreneurship: 07-09 Jan. 2017

Courses at Tohoku University in 2015
Innovation Policy: 18-20 Jul. Reading assignments: 1 2
Introduction to Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 07 October-18 November (weekly). Reading assignments: 1
Economics of Entrepreneurship: 21-23 Nov. Reading assignments: 1

Courses at Tohoku University in 2014
Economics of Patent Strategy 19-21 Jul. 2014
Innovation Policy 01-03 Nov. 2014
Economics of Entrepreneurship 22-24 Nov. 2014

Courses at Tohoku University in 2012
Economics of Entrepreneurship, Master Course, Winter
Economics of Patent Strategy, Doctor and Master Course, 14-16 July.
Innovation Policy, Master Course, Summer. Reading assignments: 1
Advanced Topics on Intellectual Property Rights , Doctor Course, 02-04 November. Reading assignments: 1 2

Courses at Tohoku University in 2011
Intellectual Property Law, Master Course, Winter. Reading assignments: 1 2 3
Economics of Patent Strategy, Doctor and Master Course, 16-18 July. Reading assignments: 1 2
Innovation Policy, Master Course, Summer. Reading assignments: 1 2 3

Courses at foreign universities
Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship LUISS, Master Course, Mar. 2013
Internationalization of SMEs ESSCA, Master Course, Sep. 2012
Management of Innovation University of Strasbourg, Master Course, Jan. 2012
Growth, Innovation, and Patents Kyungpook National University, Undergraduate and Master Course, Jan. 2011. Reading assignments: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Previous messages
Thank you for having joined my class on "Internationalization of SMEs" at ESSCA. Giving a lecture at business school provided me with great opportunities to learn interactive teaching method as well as the issue of born globals, both of which were new to me. (27 Sep. 2012) 

I received many messages from across the world after the earthquake and tsunami that attacked a large number of cities including Sendai where I lived. I would like to express cordial gratitude for solidarity and empathy that were shown in the messages. (26 Mar. 2011) 

Thank you for your questions and comments on my lecture at Kyungpook National University. I hope you enjoyed this class. Students who have passed the exam, you should be proud of yourselves. (25 Jan. 2011)

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