The organizing committee of International Conference on Innovation and Management is pleased to welcome you to the 4th meeting held at ANA Hotel Ube on December 5th and 6th 2007. On behalf of the organizers, I express my delight in sharing the time with the delegates from all around the world and hope you will have good stay here.
The underlying objective of ICIM is to provide continuously a field bridging between and then fusing scientific knowledge and managerial knowledge. Profession today seems to be highly specialized and diversified as the research goes on. Sometimes researcher doesn’t know or even can’t understand the recent progress in the neighboring field for devoting most of her time to make advance in her own profession. Contrary, running business or commercializing innovation is comprehensive and synthetic work so that corporate directors and managers should have to integrate wide variety of knowledge. We believe it is of immense significance to have an opportunity to share the knowledge from all the professional disciplines for understanding business as a whole.
At last but not the least, I would like to extend my sincere acknowledgement to the contributors. Their papers comprise the underpinning of the conference. It will be more than someone can dream of all the participants getting some insights for their future pursuits from the cutting edge papers included in the proceedings and the discussions at the conference.
Chairman, the Organizing Committee
4th International Conference on Innovation and Management
December, 5th 2007
Takao SENSHU(Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Kazuhiro FUKUYO (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Naoki OHSHIMA (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
NGUYEN Huu Phuc (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Masaaki BANNAI (Hitachi, Ltd., Japan)
Sanjin CHOI (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Ard-Pieter DE MAN (UNU- MERIT, The Netherlands)
DENG Mingran (Wuhan University of Technology, China)
Kazuya INABA (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Sakae KAWAMURA (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Tomohisa KIMURA (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Katsuyuki KINOSHITA (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Motonobu KUBO (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Yoshiyuki MATSUURA (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Takashi MUKOYAMA (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Takahiro OKUBO (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Luc SOETE (UNU- MERIT, The Netherlands)
Wim VANHAVERBEKE (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
WANG Zhenggui (Wuhan University of Technology, China)
Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Innovation & Technology Management, Japan
Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Japan
UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands
Wuhan University of Technology, China
Ken KAMINISHI (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
ZHONGWEI Jiang (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Geert DUYSTERS (UNU- MERIT, The Netherlands)
HU Shuhua (Wuhan University of Technology, China)
JAPAN MOT COUNCIL
JAPAN MOT SOCIETY
NISHI NIPPON MOT CONSORTIUM
THE JAPAN SOCIENT FOR SCIENCE POLICY AND RESEARCH MANAGEMENT
THE SOCIETY OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
December 5-6, 2007
ANA Hotel Ube
The conference will be held in ANA Hoetel Ube.
8-1 Aioi-cho,Ube, Yanaguchi Prefecture
Phone: +81-836-32-1112, FAX: +81-836-22-0155.
August 27th, 2007
August 27th, 2007
June 1st, 2007
July 1st, 2007
December 5th, 2007
ROOM- D’(ANA Hotel Ube)
Musical Performance: Japanese Drum
Explore the history, culture and nature of Yamaguchi Prefecture
December 7th (Friday) One-day tour
The town was built in the year of 1600 under Ouchi era.
It is well-known for the town architect which imitated the rows of houses of Kyoto.
One of its Ouchi cultural heritages is the five-storied pagoda "Gojuto" that was designated a national treasure
It is one of the big three among the fourty remained five-storied pagodas in Japan.
From the year of 1600 to 1868
It's the castle town was built under the flourished time of Mori.
It's the birthplace of the "Meiji Restoration" that was the starting point in modern Japan.
The first Japanese Prime Minister and many historic persons of the Meiji government came from here.
Since then, Yamaguchi prefecture has produced eight Prime Ministers, the largest number compared with other prefectures.
The karstic plateau which extends in inland Yamaguchi is well-known in Japan for its stalactitic caves, gorges and natural parks with beautiful forests.
※This tour is held in case that participants are more than 30 persons.