Date : November 30, 2021
Will Increasing Managerial Resource Mobility and Innovation Be the Key to Japan’s Economic Revival? (Dr. Hiroshi Shimizu, Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University)
post date : 2021.10.01
With the growing need for innovation to bring about economic recovery and sustainable economic growth, the FPCJ has invited Dr. Hiroshi Shimizu, a professor at the Waseda University Faculty of Commerce who won the Schumpeter Prize this July, as a briefer. He is the second Japanese winner of this prize, the most prestigious prize in the field of innovation research.
From the perspective of people, goods, and money becoming fluid, he describes innovation that moves towards business opportunities outside of human control, as if alive, as having “gone feral.” Dr. Shimizu is known for his unique opinions on innovation, such as suggesting that although increased fluidity leads to easier innovation, it also has a “destructive side” as this also leads to increased unemployment and economic inequality.
What kind of innovation is necessary right now in order to revive the Japanese economy, what problems exist, and how can they be solved? Dr. Shimizu, a leading researcher in the field of innovation, will discuss this topic.
■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar.
■Date: November 30 (Tue), 2021, 11:00-12:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, Nov. 29)
■Theme: Will Increasing Managerial Resource Mobility and Innovation Be the Key to Japan’s Economic Revival?
■Briefer: Dr. Hiroshi Shimizu, Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University
■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation
As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.
■Members of the Foreign Press:
Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to email@example.com by 12:00 noon on Nov. 29. As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.
Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).
■How to Apply: Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.
*We will not be accepting applications by email.