Study on Innovation Management
We recognize various issues on innovation management, seek to provide new solutions for these issues, and apply them to new frontiers. Innovation is defined as a new combination of technology evolution and market insight to create social and economic values. We support human resource development by considering individual characteristics and preferences, through the process of innovation studies. By accelerating collaboration with other research organizations, we intend to enhance the frameworks of innovation governance models, new mindsets, evaluation methods for intangible assets including information and service, etc., in order to expand our core competences for innovation.
The reasons for conducting education and research of innovation in Japan are that (a) we are facing demographic change by a declining birthrate and a growing proportion of elderly people, (b) constraints by the limitation of natural resources and energy to sustain our society, and (c) globalization based on the progress of information and communication technologies. We believe that innovation management is one of the most important issues to solve the problems under the current and future circumstances to sustain economic growth and a harmonious society. We take various approaches such as a theory-oriented approach (with governance models, critical thinking, etc.), a data-oriented approach (such as ethnographic approach), a methodology-oriented approach (using various IT tools), and a needs-oriented approach (such as opportunity-based approach), to further our studies on innovation management.