Tokyo Workshop on Entreneurship and Innovation

Co-organized by Chuo University, Hitotsubashi University, and Kwansei Gakuin University
Supported by the Nomura Foundation, JSPS Kakenhi, and Shoko Chukin Bank



<Day 1>              
Opening Address(13:00)
Session “Firm growth” (13:10 - 14:50)
Chair: Hiroyuki Odagiri (Hitotsubashi University)

 Alex Coad (CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School)
 Too fast to live? Effects of growth on survival across the growth distribution

 Discussant: Yuji Honjo (Chuo University)


 Junichi Nishimura (Gakushuin University)
 Sources of the growth of bio startups in the US and Japan

 Discussant: Yuya Ikeda (National Institute of Science and Technology Policy)


Session “Regional perspectives on innovation” (15:20 - 17:00)
Chair: Nobuo Kobayashi (Kwansei Gakuin University)
 Xibao Li (Tsinghua University)
 Knowledge spillover and the innovation of startups

 Discussant: Koichiro Okamura (Kwansei Gakuin University)

 Nobuya Fukugawa (Tohoku University)
 Problem solving and intermediation by local public technology centers in regional
 innovation systems: The first report on a branch-level survey on technical consultation

 Discussant: Shoko Haneda (Chuo University)


Welcome dinner (17:30)


< Day 2 >
Session “IPRs and entrepreneurship” (10:00 - 11:40)
Chair: Koichiro Onishi (Osaka Institute of Technology)
 Joern Block (University of Trier)
 The role of trademarks in entrepreneurship and innovation

 Discussant: Sadao Nagaoka (Tokyo Keizai University)

 Masatoshi Kato (Kwansei Gakuin University)
 The role of pre- and post-entry patents in new-firm survival

 Discussant: Alex Coad (CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School)

< Lunch >

Session “Entrepreneurial finance” (13:00 - 14:40)
Chair: Hirofumi Uchida (Kobe University)
 Haibo Zhou (University of Groningen)
 Escalation of commitment in business angel investment decision making:

  Antecedents and consequences
 Discussant: Hidenori Takahashi (Nagoya University)

 Kazuo Yamada (Nagasaki University)
 Does the group-affiliation influence debt financing of newly established companies?

 Discussant: Arito Ono (Chuo University)

Session “Opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation” (15:00 - 16:40)
Chair: Jung-wook Shim (Kyoto Sangyo University)
 Atsushi Ohyama (Hitotsubashi University)
 Industry growth through spinoffs and acquisitions

 Discussant: Hiroyuki Odagiri (Hitotsubashi University)

 Hiroyuki Okamuro (Hitotsubashi University)
 Who wishes to be an entrepreneur and who prepares for that?

   Evidence from statistical micro data in Japan
 Discussant: Noriyuki Doi (Kwansei Gakuin University)


Closing Address (16:40)