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Researcher's Profile

Project Lecturer
Kohei NISHIYAMA

Assistive Technology

E-mail: koheinishiyamabfp.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Tel: 03-5452-5064

Biography

1994. 03  B.A.,Faculty of Liberal Arts,College of Arts and Science, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
1994. 03  Graduated from Kuwasawa Design School, Product Design Course
1994. 04  Consultant, McKinsey & Company Japan
1997. 11  CEO, ELEPHANT DESIGN HOLDINGS ltd.
2011. 04  CEO, CUUSOO SYSTEM co., ltd.
2012. 04  Adjunct Professor, Tama Art University, Information Design Department
2013. 12  Co-operative Research Fellow, RCAST, UTokyo
2017. 09  Doctor (Eng), Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School of Engineering, UTokyo
2018. 03  Postdoctoral Researcher, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Strategy and Innovation
2018. 11  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.


1998. 10
Chairman's Prize, The 1st Japan Venture Fair, The Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation
2000. 01
Prize awarded to the open innovation platform, "CUUSOO.com", Good Design Award in The New Frontier Design Section, Japan Institute of Design Promotion
2000. 04
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
2006. 10
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



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

Keyword

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


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