The below information is as of March 31, 2006. It may differ from the current information.



Faculty Fellow (until March 31, 2006)

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology

Activities at RIETI


Innovation Studies, Technology Management, Science and Technology Policy


1964 B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Tokyo
1967 M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Tokyo
1974 Ph.D, (Engineering), University of Tokyo,


1974-1977 Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Saitama
1977-1984 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Policy Science, University of Saitama
1984-1993 Professor, Graduate School of Policy Science, University of Saitama
1988-1991 Director-in-Research, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
1991-1992 Visiting Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1992-1993 Visiting Professor, Program in VTSS, Stanford University,
1994- Professor, The University of Tokyo
2003- Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology

Selected Publications and Papers

(English publication only):
Industrializing Knowledge: University-Industry Linkages in Japan and the United States (eds.: Bransocmb L., Kodama F. and Florida R.), The MIT Press, 1999.
Emerging Patterns of Innovation : Sources of Japan's Technological Edge, Harvard Business School Press, 1995.
Japanese Innovation Strategies : Technology Support for Business Visions (co-authored with L. Branscomb), University Press of America, 1993.
"Technology Fusion and The New R&D", Harvard Business Review, July/August 1992.
"Technological Diversification of Japanese Industry", Science, Vol.233, 1986.
"An Approach to the Analysis of Vocational Education and Training Requirements", Management Science, Vol.17 No.4, 1970.