RIETI Policy Seminar

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Finance: New growth avenues in developed economies

Announcement

Can small businesses and start-ups adapt to changing environments, while faced with the current paradigm shift in corporate financing? In this seminar, prominent professors from foreign business schools and Japanese universities present their recent research and discuss new methods of financing small businesses, including crowdfunding and blockchains. We will provide new insights into new growth avenues for entrepreneurship, innovation, and finance, in addition to their interactions towards the future growth of firms and industries, which could be an important clue to establishing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Japan.

Information

  • Time and Date: 13:00-17:30, Thursday, September 26, 2019 (Registration starts at 12:30)
  • Venue: 1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, RIETI's seminar room #1121 (METI Annex 11th floor)
  • Language: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: Free
  • Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Co-host: JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 16H02027 "Research on Startup Finance to Support Regional Revitalization"
  • Seating Capacity: 80
  • Contact: Ms. Ueno, Conference Section, RIETI (
    Tel: 03-3501-8398

Program

13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks

NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)

13:05-14:30 Keynote Speech: Small Business Finance

Presentation

Gregory F. UDELL (Professor of Finance, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, US)

Comments

UESUGI Iichiro (Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

14:30-14:50 Coffee Break

14:50-16:20 Special Session: Crowdfunding

Presentation

Armin SCHWIENBACHER (Professor, SKEMA Business School, France)

Fabio BERTONI (Professor, EM Lyon Business School, France)

MATSUO Junsuke (Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration, Momoyama Gakuin University)

16:20-16:30 Break

16:30-17:25 Panel Discussion

Panelists (in alphabetical order)

Fabio BERTONI (Professor, EM Lyon Business School, France)

MATSUO Junsuke (Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration, Momoyama Gakuin University)

Armin SCHWIENBACHER (Professor, SKEMA Business School, France)

Session Chair

ONO Arito (Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University)

17:25-17:30 Closing Remarks

HONJO Yuji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University)

*Agenda is subject to change