International Conference

Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data (Handouts)

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  • Time and Date: 14:25-18:30, Friday Oct. 02, 2009
  • Venue: Hitotsubashi Memorial Hall[PDF:132KB]
    National Center of Sciences Building, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Language: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Handouts

    Opening Remarks

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    NAGAOKA Sadao (Research Counselor and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)

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    Professor Nagaoka has been Professor at the Institute of Innovation Research at Hitotsubashi University since 1997. He was also Director of the Institute from 2004 to 2008. Formerly he served as Professor in the Institute of Business Research at Hitotsubashi University (1996-'97), Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Seikei University (1992-'96) and Director of the Office for Russia and Eastern Europe at MITI (presently METI)(1990-'92). He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics in 1990 and M.S. in Management in 1980, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his B.E. in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1975. His fields of specialization are innovation and industrial organization.
    Recent works: "Assessing the R&D Management of Firms by Patent Citation: Evidence from the US Patents," 2006, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Spring 2007, vol. 16; "The incidence of cross-licensing: A theory and new evidence on the firm and contract level determinants," (with Hyeog Ug Kwon) Research Policy, vol. 35, no. 9, November 2006, pp. 1347- 1361; "21st Century Innovation Systems for Japan and the United States: Lessons from a Decade of Change: Report of a Symposium" (Masayuki Kondo, Kenneth Flamm, Charles Wessner(ed)), Washington, D.C., The National Academies, 2009.
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    Keynote Speech

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    Chair: FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

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    Professor Fukao teaches at Hitotsubashi University, and carries out research at RIETI as a Faculty Fellow. He has held teaching and research positions at numerous institutions including Bocconi University (Italy), the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan, Boston University, and Yale University. Professor Fukao obtained his M.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo.
    Major works: "Tainichi chokusetsu toshi to Nihon keizai" [Foreign direct investment and the Japanese economy] (with Tomofumi Amano), Nikkei Shimbun-sha, Tokyo, 2004 (in Japanese); "Why Did Japan's TFP Growth Slow Down in the Lost Decade? An Empirical Analysis Based on Firm-Level Data of Manufacturing Firms" (with Hyeog Ug Kwon), The Japanese Economic Review, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 195-228, June 2006; "Foreign Direct Investment in Japan: Multinationals' Role in Growth and Globalization" (with Ralph Paprzycki), Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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    Keynote Speech 1 "What Can We Learn by Analyzing Business Location Using Establishment and Firm Data?"

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    Ron JARMIN (Chief Economist, U.S. Census Bureau)

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    Dr. Jarmin received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oregon in 1992 and is currently Chief Economist and Chief of the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has published papers in the areas of industrial organization, technology and firm performance, electronic business, industrial classification, and urban economics. He has done considerable research on business dynamics including leading the development of the Census Bureau's Longitudinal Business Database, and productivity and the impact of government technology programs on the productivity and survival of manufacturing establishments.

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    Keynote Speech 2 "The Black Box of Intangible Capital: Wanted! Data from Deep within Firms"

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    Carol CORRADO (Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics, The Conference Board)

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    Dr. Corrado is Senior Advisor and Research Director in Economics at The Conference Board where she works on measuring intangibles and studying innovation and economic growth. Prior to joining The Conference Board in 2008, Dr. Corrado was Chief of the Industrial Output Section at the Federal Reserve Board, where she managed a research program that studied the drivers of productivity and technical change and worked to improve the measurement of information and communications technology prices, and industrial production and capacity utilization. She is the author of key papers on intangibles beginning with work that appeared in a volume from a conference she co-organized, Measuring Capital in the New Economy, held at the Federal Reserve Board in 2002 and whose proceedings were published by the University of Chicago Press in 2005. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Management Science from Carnegie-Mellon University.

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    Keynote Speech 3 "What Do We Learn from the Measurement of Intangible Assets?"

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    MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Vice President, Gakushuin University)

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    Professor Miyagawa became Vice President of Gakushuin University in April, 2009. While serving as a Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Gakushuin University since 1999, Professor Miyagawa has also been a Visiting Professor (2001-'03) and Visiting Lecturer (2000) at the Economic Research Institute at Hitotsubashi University. He has also served as Director of the Nagoya Branch at the Development Bank of Japan (formerly Japan Development Bank [JDB]) (1997-'99), Associate Professor of the Economic Research Institute at Hitotsubashi University (1995-'97), Senior Economist at the JDB (1989-'97), Fellow at Yale University (1988-'89) and Harvard University (1987-'88), and Economist at the Economic Planning Agency (1982-'84) after joining the JDB in 1978. He obtained his B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1978 and Ph. D. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University in 2006. His expertise is in macroeconomics, Japanese economics and Asian economic trends.
    Major works: "Sectoral Productivity and Economic Growth in Japan: 1970-98: An Empirical Analysis Based on the JIP Database" (co-authored with Kyoji Fukao, Tomohiko Inui and Hiroki Kawai), Productivity and Growth, East Asia Seminar on Economics, vol. 13 (co-edited by Takatoshi Ito and Andrew Rose), The University of Chicago Press, 2004.
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    Q&A

    Panel Discussion "What Kind of Management Practice Will Fit Globalization and Innovation?"

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    Chair: MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Vice President, Gakushuin University)

    Panelists (in alphabetical order):

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    Eric BARTELSMAN (Professor, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Business Administration and Econometrics, Free University [Vrije Universiteit], Amsterdam)

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    Dr. Eric Bartelsman is Professor of Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He studied economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has previously served as Economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC; Advisor to CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis; Head of Economic Research at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands; Director of ESI-VU; and as Member of the Netherlands Council of Economic Advisors (REA). His research interests focus on the sources of productivity growth, both from a micro and macro perspective, and have led to publications in top-level journals. Prof. Bartelsman is a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and IZA-Bonn.

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    Keun LEE (Professor, Economic Department, Seoul National University)

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    Dr. Keun Lee is Professor of Economics at Seoul National University, and Director for the Center of Economic Catch-up. He was a consultant at the World Bank, lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and a research fellow at the East West Center, Hawaii. He specializes in economics of catch-up addressing such themes as firm growth, industrial policy, and innovation with a focus on Korea and China. He is the editor of Seoul Journal of Economics, and an editor of Research Policy. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
    Major works: "Explaining Performance Change of the Business Groups over the Two decades in Korea: Investment Inefficiency &Technological Capabilities," Economic Development & Cultural Change (vol. 57: No. 2, 2009).

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    Kiyohiko G. NISHIMURA (Deputy Governor, the Bank of Japan)

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    Dr. Nishimura assumed his present post in March, 2008, after he served as Member of the Policy Board at Bank of Japan from April, 2005. Prior to taking up the posts of Executive Research Fellow of ESRI at the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, and Professor of Graduate School of Economics at the University of Tokyo both in 2003, he served as Associate Professor from 1983 and Professor from 1994 at the University of Tokyo. He was also Arthur M. Okun Memorial Research Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. He received his P.h.D. from Yale University, and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Tokyo, all in Economics.

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    OKAWA Yukihiro (Assistant General Secretary, Service Productivity & Innovation for Growth / Executive Director, Management Development Dept., Japan Productivity Center)

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    Since having joined Japan Productivity Center in 1983, Mr. Okawa has been engaged in developing educational materials for business people and management courses for top management, management consultants and lecturers. There, he has served as Deputy Director (1997), Director (2004) and Executive Director (2009-present) of Management Development Dept., Assistant General Secretary of Service Productivity & Innovation for Growth (2007-present), and Director of Management Academy (2007-'08). He graduated from Waseda University School of Commerce in 1983 and was Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business (1991-'92).

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    TOJO Yoshiaki (Director, Information Services Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)

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    Mr. Tojo became Director of Information Services Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI, in July, 2009, where he is engaged in fostering ICT-driven innovation and productivity growth; promoting competitive software and information services industry; and facilitating knowledge management for the best use of ICT and intangible capital. Formerly, he was Special Counselor (Innovation & Emerging Economies, 2007-) and Head of the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)(2005-'09); Special Assistant to the Vice Minister and Director, International Economic Affairs Division, METI (2003-'05); Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Kyoto University (2001-'03); Deputy Director, Macroeconomic Research Division, METI (1999-2001); and First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Thailand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GOJ (1996-�e99). Mr. Tojo obtained his M. Phil. & M.A. (PolSci) from Yale University (1993) and his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo (1987).
    Major works: "Creating value from intellectual assets" , with Annabel Bismuth, 2008, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.228-245; "Globalisation and Productivity " 2006, Yearbook on Productivity 2006, Statistics Sweden.

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    Discussion

    Topic 1: An empirical examination of the U.S. business model after the IT revolution: Could it be a success?<br />Topic 2: Can Asian business models respond to globalization and innovation?<br />Topic 3: Searching suitable measures for business models and firm performance. Have data facilities for these measures been established? <br />Topic 4: How can governments in advanced countries help the private sector achieve sustained growth for the global economy through the productivity improvement of firms?'s photo

    Topic 1: An empirical examination of the U.S. business model after the IT revolution: Could it be a success?
    Topic 2: Can Asian business models respond to globalization and innovation?
    Topic 3: Searching suitable measures for business models and firm performance. Have data facilities for these measures been established?
    Topic 4: How can governments in advanced countries help the private sector achieve sustained growth for the global economy through the productivity improvement of firms? ()

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    Closing Remarks

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    OIKAWA Kozo (Chairman, RIETI)

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    Prior to his current position, Mr. Oikawa served as Senior Executive Director, Development Bank of Japan (2003-'05); Advisor, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (2002-'03); Research Counselor, TEPIA (2002-'03); Commissioner, Japan Patent Office; Director-General, Bureau of Equipment, Japan Defense Agency; Director-General for Policy Coordination, Minister's Secretariat; Councilor, Cabinet Secretariat; Deputy Director-General for Security Export Control, International Trade Administration Bureau; Director, Coordination Division, Bureau of Equipment, Japan Defense Agency; Director, Small Enterprise Policy Division, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency; Counselor, Japanese Mission to European Community, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Director, Paper, Pulp & Printing Division, Consumer Goods Industries Bureau. Mr. Oikawa graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.A. in Economics.
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