Ph.D. (Stanford University)
Doctor of Business
Administration (Kobe University)


Professor of Industrial Economics

Specialized Fields

Industrial Organization, Economic Growth, Economics of Technological Change

Fields of Interest

Industrial Organization, Economic Growth, Economics of Technological Change

Current Research

  • “The effects of risk-taking, exploitation, and exploration on creativity”, PLOS ONE, (forthcoming).
  • “Learning from success or failure? — Positivity biases revisited”, Frontiers in Psychology, (forthcoming).
  • Economics of an Innovation System, Routledge, 2019.
  • “A Model of Inter-sectoral Flow of Technology Using Technology and Innovation Flow Matrices”, Economic Systems Research, 2018, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 238-251.
  • “Estimating Innovation Input-output Matrix and Innovation Linkages in the East Asian Region and the USA”, Journal of Economic Structures 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-24.
  • “Structural Change and Economic Growth with Relation-specific Investment”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 2015, Vol. 32, pp. 1-10.
  • “Changing Productive Relations, Linkage Effects, and Industrialization”, Economic Systems Research 2015, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 374-390.
  • “Managing Innovation Probabilities: Core-driven vs. Bottleneck-removing Innovations”, Business and Management Studies 2015, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.66-76.
  • ”Effects of Diversity on Innovation in Complex Technology Systems and Ownership Structure”,Journal of Management and Sustainability 2014, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 36-46.
  • ”Dynamic Strategies and Management of Focusing Devices”, Journal of Management and Sustainability 2014, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 22-33.
  • ”Focusing Device as Innovation Mechanism and Cluster Growth”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology 2014, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 49-62.
  • “Advantages of Backwardness and Forwardness with Shifting Comparative Advantage”, Research in Economics 2012, Vol. 66, Issue 1, pp. 72-81.
  • “Path-dependent Economic Progress and Regress: the Negative Role of Subsidies in Economic Growth”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2010, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 197-205.
  • “Path-dependent Economic Growth with Technological Trajectory”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2010, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 521-538.
  • ”The Division of Labor in Innovation between General Purpose Technology and Special Purpose Technology”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2010, Vol. 20, Number 5,pp. 741-764.
  • ”Three Steps in Knowledge Communication: The Emergence of Knowledge Transformers,” Research Policy, 2003, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1737-1751.
  • ”Japanses Puzzle”, in A.Arora, R.Landan and N.Rosenberg (eds.), Chemicals and Long-term Economic Growth, Wiley-Interscience, 1998 , 103-135.