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13:00-13:10 Opening Remark
Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura
(President, ERIA, Visiting Professor, Waseda University)
Dr. Masami Ishida
(Director-General, ERIA Support Office, IDE-JETRO)
13:10-13:40 Keynote Lecture:
Title: High quality markets – a prerequisite for an innovative society
Prof. Makoto Yano
(Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)
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Session 1:
Innovation and Strategy for East Asian Firms: Theory and Practice
13:40-15:10 Moderator:
Prof. Kaoru Takara
(Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University)
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Panelist:
Prof. Eiichi Yamaguchi
(Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University)
Presentation Title: Role of government in promoting small business innovation
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Prof. Shuichiro Kuwajima
(Professor, Office of Social-Academia Collaboration for Innovation, Kyoto University)
Presentation Title: Creation of innovation through industry-university collaboration: The case of Kyoto University
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Dr. Masahito Ambashi
(Economist, ERIA)
Presentation Title: Innovation policy in and for ASEAN
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Dr. Yanfei Li
(Energy Economist, ERIA)
Presentation Title: What enables Chinese firms in leap-frogging in technologies in the recent decades? Empirical and anecdotal evidence
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(15 min. for each panel presentation, 25 min. for discussions, 5 min. for wrap-up by moderator)
15:10-15:25 Coffee Break
Session 2:
Innovation and Technology Transformation for East Asian Firms’ Survival
15:25-16:55 Moderator:
Dr. Yasushi Ueki
(Economist, ERIA)
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Panelist:
Dr. Tomohiro Machikita
(Research Fellow, IDE-JETRO)
Presentation Title: Firm-to-firm technology transfers within and across borders: Direct evidence from production networks data
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Prof. Chawalit Jeenanunta
(Professor, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand)
Presentation Title: The case study on impact of Thailand Industry 4.0 policy in automotive firms
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Dr. Yoshio Kimura
(SGA Process Innovation Project, Corporate Planning Department, Akebono Brake Industry Corporation, Visiting Researcher, Research Institute of Automobile and Parts Industry, Waseda University)
Presentation Title: Demand for the ASEAN car parts manufacturers
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Dr. Truong Chi Binh
(Director, Supporting Industry Enterprise Development Centre, Institute for Industry Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam)
Presentation Title: Catching up the electronics global value chain: Resources of Vietnam network
Dr. Binh become less able to participate in the symposium. The moderator will read her presentation.
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(15 min. for each panel presentation, 25 min. for discussions, 5 min. for wrap-up by moderator)
16:55-17:10 Coffee Break
Session 3:
Grand Strategy for East Asian Firms Internationalization in the Globalized Era
17:10-18:40 Moderator:
Prof. Seio Nakajima
(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Director, Research Institute of Automobile and Parts Industry, Waseda University)
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Panelist:
Mr. Fusanori Iwasaki
(Senior Research Associate, ERIA)
Presentation Title: Supply chain vertical integration: Case studies of Japanese apparel SMEs
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Prof. Hideo Kobayashi
(Professor Emeritus, Waseda University)
Presentation Title: Japanese car and electronics makers’ strategy to East Asia: Differing policy in ASEAN and China
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Prof. Martin Schröder
(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Sciences, Department of Automotive Science, Kyushu University)
Presentation Title: Implications of Industry 4.0 for automotive SMEs in East Asia
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Prof. Kaoru Nabeshima
(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University)
Presentation Title: Regulation similarity across countries in automotive industry: Perspectives from the Japanese automotive exporters
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Prof. Masatsugu Tsuji
(Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kobe International University, Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)
Presentation Title: How do SMEs upgrade their innovation processes?
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(12 min. for each panel presentation, 25 min. for discussions, 5 min. for wrap-up by moderator)
18:40-18:45 Closing Remark
Prof. Kayo Inaba
(Executive Vice President, Kyoto University)