ETO Manabu

ETO Manabu

ETO Manabu

Consulting Fellow

Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

Activities at RIETI


Management of Technology, Standardization, Innovation Policy


2008 Ph.D., Engineering, Tohoku University
1985 M.E., Engineering Science, Osaka University
1983 B.E., Engineering Science, Osaka University


2013 Adjunct Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
2011 Director General, Geneva Office, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
2008 Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
2005 Industry Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
2004 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Technology and Science
2000 Delegation of Japan to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
1995 Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba
1994 Visiting Scholar, University of New Mexico
1989 Japan Science and Technology Agency
1985 Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Selected Publications and Papers

Standardization: Fundamentals, Impact, and Business Strategy (APEC SCSC Education Guideline 3) Donggeun Choi & Byung-Goo Kang(ed.) Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, 2010

Working Papers
"Standardization as a Result of Research and Development" EURAS 2012, 2012

"The impact of standardization on the competitiveness of the bicycle industry" EURAS 2011, 2011

"Promotion & Obstacles in Testing Standards Innovations" PICMET 2010, 2010

"Business Strategy in the Standardization of Semiconductor Equipment and Optical Connectors," The 19th International Micro Electronics Conference Proceeding, 2007.

"A Proposed New Structural Framework for the Management of Cooperative Research Projects between Universities, Government and Industry in Japan," A Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations, Science Policy Institute, State University of New York, 1998.

"Technology Transfer from Government R&D Laboratories in the United States and Japan," Proceedings of the 28th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Vol. IV: Information Systems, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1995.

Papers Published in Refereed Journals
"New Type of Cooperative Research in Japan," Industry & Higher Education, December 1998.