Information Technology

Scholarly Publications

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Why Japan (Still) Matters for Global Competition

April 2017

Through the 1980s, Japan was significant in global competition largely by shaping global technological trajectories, transforming major global industries, and contributing to fundamental...

Cloud Computing: From Scarcity to Abundance

February 2015

Cloud computing is a revolution in computing architecture, transforming not only the “where” (location) of computing, but also the “how” (the manner in which software is produced and the tools...

The Politics of Commoditization in Global ICT Industries: A Political Economy Explanation of the Rise of Apple, Google, and Industry Disruptors

February 2015

The global Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry has experienced a rapid, radical reorganization of industry leaders and business models—most recently in mobile.

Other Publications

Digital Media as a Catalyst for Political, Cultural, and Economic Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

December 2013

The digital information technology (IT) revolution currently underway is profoundly reshap- ing economic activity, influencing politics, and transforming societies around the world.

News

Fad-Loving Japan May Derail a Sony Smartphone

June 2013

In The New York Times, Kenji Kushida discussed Japan's "Galapagos" information technology sector and the unique pace of the Japanese cellphone market.

IT and globalizing Japan's human resources

August 2012

In a Nikkei Business interview, Kenji Kushida discussed Japan's "Galapagos" information technology sector, Silicon Valley, and the need for globalized human resources in Japan.

Kushida named Takahashi Research Associate

August 2011

In July, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Shorenstein APARC named Stanford alumnus Kenji Kushida as its Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies.

Events

The Rise and Fall of Giants: ICT Disruptions from Silicon Valley, Nokia, China, and Japan

March 8, 2018

The rise of Nokia as a global ICT leader in the 1990s and early 2000s was dramatic, as a company from the small Nordic country of Finland became a global titan.

Innovation and Knowledge Industrialization in Catch-up/Post Catch-up Korea: The Current Situation and the Challenges for the Future

January 10, 2018

Keun Lee, winner of the 2014 Schumpeter Prize and a professor of economics at Seoul National University, will explore the Schumpeterian hypothesis that the effectiveness of the national innovation...

Human Autonomy in the Age of Automation: Envisioning 2045

September 29, 2017

The conference is brought to you by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Program's Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and Mistletoe, Inc.This event is at full capacity.

Projects

Information Technology in Japan and Asia

Information technology (IT) is one of the transformative forces in the world today.
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Information and Communication Technology in Rural India

In a groundbreaking new project, led by Rafiq Dossani and Henry S.
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Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project

The Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project was initiated by APARC in 1990 to examine issues related to the structure and delivery of health care in Japan by utilizing contemporary social...
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People

Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Yoshihiro Kato Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Future Architect Inc.
Yangming Li Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, PetroChina
Yuki Sakai Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, Mitsubishi Electric
Kanetaka M. Maki Research Associate, Japan Program
Hiroshi Nishinaka Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-19, Ishin Co. Ltd.
Keisuke Yamazaki Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, The Asahi Shimbun Company
Takahito Inoshita Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Kozo Keikaku Engineering
Kazushi Nomura Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Japan Patent Office
Kosuke Yokota Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, Future Corporation
Kazumasa Ito Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Mitsubishi Electric
Yasuhito Ando Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, Kozo Keikaku Engineering