Prof. (Em) Dr. Fumio Kodama

University of Tokyo / Shibaura Institute of Technology

Keynote Speech:

“Three MOT Models in Three Environmental Problem Changes”


Visiting Professor :

  1. Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan)
  2. Kwansei Gakuin University (Hyogo, Japan)
  3. Professor Emeritus at University of Tokyo and Shibaura Institute of Technology

Dr. Fumio Kodama is Professor Emeritus at The University of Tokyo, and also at Shibaura Institute of Technology (in Tokyo). Currently he is visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University (in Kyoto) and at Kwansei Gakuin University (in Hyogo).

During 2003-2010, he was Dean and Professor of Graduate School of Engineering Management (MOT Program) and Director of MOT Research Center at Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo. During 1994-2003, he was Professor in the University of Tokyo (Research Center of Advanced Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, and Director at Research Center of Advanced Economic Engineering). Previously, he taught at Graduate School of Policy Science in Saitama University (now National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) in 1974-1993. In addition to teaching, he has worked as Director-in-Research at National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) in Science and Technology Agency in 1988-1991.

He was Visiting Professor in Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1991-1992, teaching in the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy. In 1992-1993, he was a visiting scholar at Asia/Pacific Research Center in Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor in the VTSS (Values, Technology, Science, and Society) Program. Dr. Kodama was graduated from University of Tokyo, where he received B.S., M.S. in mechanical engineering (in 1964, 1967), and earned Ph.D. in Engineering in 1974. Dr. Kodama is a member of Engineering Academy of Japan (since 1993); an Editor of Research Policy (1993-2009); a president of The Japan Society of MOT (2006-2009); and a president of The Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management (2008).

He publishes many articles on technology policy and management. One of his works is “Analyzing Japanese High Technology: the Techno-Paradigm shift”, (Pinter Publishers, London, 1991), the Japanese version of which received the 1991 Sakuzo Yoshino Prize. He is also a recipient of the 1991 Science and Technology Minister’s Award for Research Excellence. His English journal publications include ‘An Approach to the Analysis of Vocational Education and Training Requirements’ (Management Science, 1970), “Technological Diversification of Japanese Industry” (Science, 1986), “Technology Fusion and the New R&D” (Harvard Business Review, 1992), ‘Measuring Emerging Categories of Innovation: Modularity and Business Model,'(Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2003), and ‘Beyond Absorptive Capacity: The Management of Technology for a Proactive Corporate Strategy toward University-Industry Links,’ (The World Bank, 2007). His English books include “Emerging Patterns of Innovation: Sources of Japan’s Technological Edge” (Harvard Business School Press, 1995), and “Industrializing Knowledge: University-Industry Linkages in Japan and the United States” (Branscomb L., Kodama F. and Florida R. (eds.): The MIT Press, 1999).