弘前大学大学院 地域社会研究科

Regional Industry

弘前大学大学院 地域産業研究講座

Elective subjects

integration of regional economyHuang, XiaoChun

This course examines the present state and problems of export of agricultural products and seafood in Japan. Especially, the construction of the export channel, the breeding of the regional brand, the management and protection of the intellectual property right are examined in the case of the export of the apple of Aomori Prefecture.

Local brands and local industrySasaki, Junichiro

Focusing on regional brands that have been attracting attention in recent years, we will consider the direction of regional industries and the management of local companies. Behind the regional brands is the pressure of international competition with a view to economic integration in East Asia.

In this class, we will position regional brands as a means of international competitiveness of regional industries and local companies, and aim for concrete policy proposals with reference to industry-academia collaboration in Nordic countries such as Denmark.

Regional Management StudySasaki, Junichiro

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, the division of roles and cooperation of various actors such as local governments, companies, NPOs and universities have become important themes in regional management. For example, I investigated the behavior of companies in the Hachinohe area of Aomori Prefecture during the earthquake as a member of NPO Hirodai Research, and made academic conference reports and policy recommendations. Think about future regional management while focusing on the roles of companies that are different from the past.

Regional industrial developmentUchiyama, Daishi

Since the enactment of the Basic Law on Science and Technology (1995), Japan has significantly increased its investment in research and development with the aim of becoming a creative nation in science and technology. In the area of regional industrial promotion, various efforts have been made with “industry-academia collaboration” at the core, and in recent years, distinctive industrial promotion measures based on the unique resources and environment of the region have been developed. This lecture will discuss how to link the research results of universities and other research institutions to industrialization, explain advanced examples from overseas, and discuss the current situation, issues, and prospects in Japan. We will also have an opportunity to discuss industry-university collaboration in Aomori Prefecture.

Regional Business StudyMori, Tatsuo

(Under Construction)

Regional Employment and Labour PolicyLEE Young-Jun

This course introduces the basic labour economics theories and understand key challenges related to regional emplyment and labour policies.

Economics of Firms and OrganizationsIijima, Hirotsugu

In this class, we study some important aspects of a firm or its activities, such as M&A, spin-off, OEM or licensing production etc. We will approach the essence of firms and organizations referring (or sometimes constructing) economic theories.

regional technologyChonan, Yukiyasu

In the background of local communities and local industries, there are technologies that are rooted in the history and culture of the region. In addition, when a new industry arises, there are many cases where new science and technology exist and are matched to the region.

We will discuss and verify such science and technology in local communities and local industries. Specifically, we will conduct surveys of actual cases and analyze them to discuss the possibility of developing them into new industries.

Social Business StudiesOokura, Kunio

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in social business. Social business is an entity that addresses large-scale social problems through business methods. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the basic topics of social business through a review of the major research on social business.

Applied Business AccountingKato, Keikichi

In this class, we will overview much of the literature on accounting, and acquire specialized knowledge in order to write their thesis. And acquire presentation skills for conference presentations.

Development design of local productsSato, Mitsuteru

Research design methods for product development.
Keywords are “local city”, “value creation”, “uniqueness and internationalization”, “product design”, etc.

Seminars

SeminarsHuang, XiaoChun

In this course, the strengths and weaknesses of the apple industry in Aomori Prefecture will be discussed from the following aspects: breeding,planting,distribution,processing and supporting.

SeminarsSasaki, Junichiro

Incorporating the latest research results, we will consider the transformation of the regional economy in the midst of internationalization and the international competitiveness of regional industries from various angles. Specifically, we will deal with the issues of international division of labor in Asia such as Aomori Prefecture and China, and explore the possibility of improving the industrial structure from the perspective of the international competitiveness of regional industries.

We will develop exercises including surveys of regional companies operating in multiple countries, and emphasize understanding the current state of corporate activities. In this way, education and research will be conducted on the internationalization of regional industries.

SeminarsUchiyama, Daishi

We will conduct research on various domestic and international systems and case studies focusing on “industry-academia-government collaboration” to understand the issues and results.

In addition, they will analyze the roles and responsibilities of each of “industry, academia and government” by participating in joint research projects involving the Regional Collaboration Research Center, which is the core of the “academic” side, and make proposals for new measures. If necessary, we will provide opportunities for discussion with high-level experts in fields closely related to “industry-academia-government collaboration” such as liaison, intellectual property, contracts, and organization.

SeminarsMori, Tatsuo

(Under Construction)

SeminarsLEE Young-Jun

This course deals with the Aomori and North-east Japan labour market.It also enhances the development of students’ skill in aggregating and analyzing the data, self-regulated learning.

SeminarsIijima, Hirotsugu

We will survey theories in the field of economics of firms and organizations.

SeminarsChonan, Yukiyasu

By analyzing the companies and industries in the region, we will investigate and research the relationship between the region and science and technology, such as why it did not happen in that region and what the technology behind it is. Based on this study, we will consider new regional development.

SeminarsOokura, Kunio

In this course, students will explore the challenges and improvement measures of social business in Japan.

SeminarsKato, Keikichi

This seminar aims to improve skills in various areas of accounting, such as financial accounting and management accounting, and to acquire methods for collecting and analyzing information for writing papers, based on the latest domestic and international prior research.

SeminarsSato, Mitsuteru

Package design of regional products.
Advertising design production.
Creation of works using silk screen, photograph, and video.

Special lectures

Special lecturesHuang, XiaoChun

In Japan, traditional craft industry production areas, comprised of a large number businesses in the same and related industries, have found themselves in crisis because they cannot cope with decreases in demand. Until now, although measures to promote local brands and branding have been adopted, no comprehensive solutions have been reached. The purpose of this course is to examine the possibilities for the revitalization of the traditional craft industry through the technology transfer, human resources and organizaional capability.

Special lecturesMori, Tatsuo

(Under Construction)

Individual researchSasaki, Junichiro

The research subject is to reconsider Japan’s regional industry from the perspective of international division of labor, which is an international corporate network. As an example, we will grasp the overall picture of corporate activities, such as the relocation of labor-intensive industries from metropolitan areas to Aomori Prefecture and the recent relocation from Aomori Prefecture to Asian countries such as China.

In addition, classes will be held, including consideration of measures to support corporate activities, such as reducing labor costs of conventional attracting companies and developing human resources that are important for creating technology-developing companies through industry-university collaboration modeled on Scandinavian countries. expand. Incorporating the latest research results, we will consider the transformation of the regional economy in the midst of internationalization and the international competitiveness of regional industries from various angles. Specifically, we will deal with the issues of international division of labor in Asia such as Aomori Prefecture and China, and explore the possibility of improving the industrial structure from the perspective of the international competitiveness of regional industries.

Individual researchUchiyama, Daishi

As a method of returning the “knowledge” of universities to the region, various efforts are being made through industry-academia-government-finance collaboration. While participating in the “place” of collaboration, we will discuss the current status and issues of each section, and propose and realize efficient collaboration methods specific to the region, with regard to what the role of “academia” should be in promoting regional industries, and what the roles of “industry, government, and finance” should be.

Special lecturesLEE Young-Jun

This course deals with the stricken area of the Great East Japan Earthquake.At the end of the course, participants are expected to define and evaluate the impact of disaster on the rural area, identify the policies and understand key challenges related to disaster and reconstruction policies.

Special lecturesIijima, Hirotsugu

We will construct some theories in the field of economics of firms and organizations.

Special lecturesChonan, Yukiyasu

Based on the results of the exercises, the students will think about new regional development and make a concrete proposal of what kind of science and technology is necessary for that purpose, and conduct research on the necessary science and technology.

Special lecturesOokura, Kunio

In this course, students will research social business. Based on the results, they will gain their understanding of social business and explore their own research theme.

Special lecturesKato, Keikichi

After learning how to conduct prior research and analyze methods necessary for writing a doctoral thesis, will prepare a thesis.

Special lecturesSato, Mitsuteru

Research design methods for regional product development.
Company visits and field surveys.
Product development of your own ideas.

Course Catalog

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