Researcher's Profile

  • Project Lecturer
  • Kohei NISHIYAMA
  • Assistive Technology
E-mail
koheinishiyamabfp.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Tel
03-5452-5064
URL

Biography

March 1994 B.A.,Faculty of Liberal Arts,College of Arts and Science, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
March 1994 Graduated from Kuwasawa Design School, Product Design Course
April 1994 Consultant, McKinsey & Company Japan
November 1997 CEO, ELEPHANT DESIGN HOLDINGS ltd.
April 2011 CEO, CUUSOO SYSTEM co., ltd.
April 2012 Adjunct Professor, Tama Art University, Information Design Department
December 2013 Co-operative Research Fellow, RCAST, UTokyo
September 2017 Doctor (Eng), Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School of Engineering, UTokyo
March 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Strategy and Innovation
November 2018 Project Lecturer, RCAST, UTokyo

Research Interests

How should organizations operate in large complex global markets? The revolution in information and communications technology enables organizations to provide value across borders. This is true for corporations as well as for educational institutions traditionally unconnected to globalization. Organizations seeking to expand into global markets must create value for a diverse range of users. Collaborating with users to create value and develop desirable services is an effective approach.

Collaborating with users provides opportunities to engage them in the process of creating trasformative social change. The question of how to incorporate user participation on a continuous basis is thus both an important administrative problem and a public interest issue. Our engineering research analyzes conditions that enable the establishment of platforms where organizations and users create value together, thereby revealing mechanisms for collaborative value creation that were not previously understood. Specifically, our management studies show how online platforms can help organizations expand into global markets. We aim to give back to society by identifying the strategies and responses that organizations must adopt in order to succeed in this global age.

Users and Institutions: A Relationship Transformed by the Internet's Rise
Users and Institutions: A Relationship Transformed by the Internet's Rise

Award

  • October 1998 Chairman's Prize, The 1st Japan Venture Fair, The Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation
  • January 2000 Prize awarded to the open innovation platform, "CUUSOO.com", Good Design Award in The New Frontier Design Section, Japan Institute of Design Promotion
  • April 2000 Entrepreneur Prize; The National Start-up and Venture Business Award; The Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; The Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation(SME Support) and The Japan Productivity Center
  • October 2006 Prize awarded to the open innovation project, "TEPCO Switch! the design project", Good Design Award in The New Frontier Design Section, Japan Institute of Design Promotion

Keywords

Business administration, Innovation theory, Design engineering, Mechanism, Design, Online platform, Entrepreneurship, Education system

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