Message from Chairman

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.


Ken Kaminishi

Chairman, the Organizing Committee

4th International Conference on Innovation and Management

December, 5th 2007

Executive Committee
Director:

Takao SENSHU(Yamaguchi University, Japan)

Chief Editor of Editorial Committee :

Kazuhiro FUKUYO (Yamaguchi University, Japan)

Chairman of Executive Committee :

Naoki OHSHIMA (Yamaguchi University, Japan)

Chairman of General Affairs & Accounting Committee :

NGUYEN Huu Phuc (Yamaguchi University, Japan)

Members [in alphabetical order]:

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)

Organizers:

Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Innovation & Technology Management, Japan

Co-organizers:

Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Japan

UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands

Wuhan University of Technology, China

Organizing Committee
Chairman:

Ken KAMINISHI (Yamaguchi University, Japan)

Co-Chairmen:

ZHONGWEI Jiang (Yamaguchi University, Japan)

Geert DUYSTERS (UNU- MERIT, The Netherlands)

HU Shuhua (Wuhan University of Technology, China)


Supported by (in alphabetical order)

JAPAN MOT COUNCIL

JAPAN MOT SOCIETY

NISHI NIPPON MOT CONSORTIUM

THE JAPAN SOCIENT FOR SCIENCE POLICY AND RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

THE SOCIETY OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Conference Information
Conference Date

December 5-6, 2007

Venue

ANA Hotel Ube

The conference will be held in ANA Hoetel Ube.

Address:
8-1 Aioi-cho,Ube, Yanaguchi Prefecture
755-8588 JAPAN.
Phone: +81-836-32-1112, FAX: +81-836-22-0155.

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/6c/1/en/hd/ubjja

Deadline for Online Full Papers Submission

August 27th, 2007

Deadline for Early Bird Registration

August 27th, 2007

Conference Registration start

June 1st, 2007

Online Submission start

July 1st, 2007

Early Bird Registration fee

20,000Yen

Registration fee

25,000Yen

Banquet

December 5th, 2007
ROOM- D’(ANA Hotel Ube)
18:30-

Musical Performance: Japanese Drum

Conference Tour
Tour Theme

Explore the history, culture and nature of Yamaguchi Prefecture

Date

December 7th (Friday) One-day tour

Means

Chartered Bus

Participation Charge

6000 Yen/person

Main visiting places
Yamaguchi City

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.

Hagi city

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.

Akiyoshido caves

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.

Supported by (in alphabetical order)

JAPAN MOT COUNCIL

JAPAN MOT SOCIETY

NISHI NIPPON MOT CONSORTIUM

THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE POLICY AND RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

THE SOCIETY OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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