YASUMOTO Masanori

Organization

Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Division of Social Environment and Information

Title

Professor

Research Fields, Keywords

collaborative standardization, general purpose technology (GPT), implementation, product/technology development, interfirm division of labor, patent citation network, system knowledge, knowledge network, architectural control of technologies, effective innovation, exploration and exploitation



Graduating School 【 display / non-display

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    1991

    Waseda University   Faculty of Political Economics   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 1993.04
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    1996.03

    The University of Tokyo  Graduate School, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences  Sociology  Doctor Course  Accomplished credits for doctoral program

  • 1991.04
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    1993.03

    The University of Tokyo  Graduate School, Division of Sociology  Sociology  Master Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Master of Sociology -  The University of Tokyo

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2005.10
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    2007.03

    Aoyamagakuin University   Department of Business Administration   Associate Professor (as old post name)  

  • 2004.06
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    2013.03

    The University of Tokyo   Manufacturing Management Research Center (MMRC)   Research Fellow  

  • 2003.04
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    2005.09

    Shinshu University   Division of Industrial and Social Studies (Graduate School) & Faculty of Economics   Associate Professor (as old post name)  

  • 2000.04
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    2001.03

    Associate Professor(joint-appointment), The University of Tokyo   Graduate School of Economics   Associate Professor (as old post name)  

  • 1999.07
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    2003.03

    Shinshu University   Faculty of Economics & Division of Industrial and Social Studies (Graduate School)   Associate Professor  

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Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

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    Academy of Management

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    European Group of Organization Studies

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    Strategic Management Society

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    EIASM

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Management

  • Sociology

 

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Knowledge Dissemination, Accumulation, and Control under Open Environments

    Project Year:  -   

  • Knowledge-Based Strategies for Cooperative Standardization and Technology/Data Sharing

    Project Year:  -   

  • Strategic Development of the System Architecture Design of Complex System

    International Joint Research Projects  

    Project Year:  -   

  • Standardization and Business-Ecosystem: Factors for the Cross-Industry/Sector Interfirm-Labor Division through ICT

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  

    Project Year:  -   

  • Study on Effective Advanced-Engineering under Open Environments: Cases of Car Electronics and Software

    International Joint Research Projects  

    Project Year:  -   

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Investigating the creation and diffusion of knowledge for demand creation: The case of the telecommunications industry, in Industrial Competitiveness and Design Evolution (Evolutionary Economics and Social Complexity Science)

    Huang, W., Yasumoto, M., and J. M. Shiu (Fujimoto, T. and F. Ikuine (eds.)) (Part: Joint Work )

    Springer  2018.10 ISBN: 978-4431551447

  • The Impact of platform providers' knowledge on interfirm division of labor: The case of the mobile phone industry, in Industrial Competitiveness and Design Evolution (Evolutionary Economics and Social Complexity Science)

    Shiu, J. M. and M. Yasumoto (Part: Joint Work )

    Springer  2018.10 ISBN: 978-4431551447

  • Evolutionary Process of the Global Mobile Phone Industries

    Tomoo MARUKAWA (Part: Joint Editor )

    Yuhikaku  2010.06

  • Management of Technology and Innovation in Japan

    Herstatt,C. and Stockstrom, C. eds. (Part: Contributor )

    Springer  2006.01

  • The Impacts of Product-Industry Characteristics on Product Development Organizations (Nijmegen Lectures on Innovation Management No.9)

    Fujimoto, T. (Part: Joint Work )

    Maklu  2002.10

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Firm Behavior on Consensus‑based Standardization::The Effect of Component Knowledge Accumulation on the Implementation of Standardized Architecture

    Itohisa Masato, Yasumoto Masanori

    Organizational Science ( The Academic Association for Organizational Science )  52 ( 1 )   32 - 44   2018.09  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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    <p>In this paper, we clarify the firm behavior related to the consensus-based standardization from the viewpoint of Knowledge-Based View (KBV). As a result of analyzing "AUTOSAR," a standardized architecture of in-vehicle software, it is indicated that the firms which participate in the standard-setting consortium tend to implement the standard architecture, while the firms with more component knowledge in the standardization target area tend not to implement the standard architecture. Based on this finding, we classify the firm behavior on consensus-based standardization into the following four groups: promoters, free riders, watchers and inhabitants.</p>

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  • The architectural control over the opened product-systems under the standardization

    Shiu, J. M., Yasumoto, M., Yoshioka, T., and Wang, S.

    AOM (Academy of Management) 2018 Annual Meeting     2018.08  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

  • An Investigation into Firms' Knowledge‑Building Strategy under Technology‑Sharing Regime::A Longitudinal Study on the Citation Networks of Standard Essential Patents in the Global Telecommunication Sector

    Yasumoto Masanori, Yoshioka-Kobayashi Tohru

    Organizational Science ( The Academic Association for Organizational Science )  51 ( 4 )   33 - 42   2018.06  [Invited]

    Joint Work

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    <p>In many sectors, standards and patents encourage the transfer and sharing of knowledge between many and unspecified firms. Through technological disclosures with standardization and patenting, leading technology firms can strengthen their influences over the evolution of the industry and technologies concerned. However, such technology sharing can be also accompanied with knowledge spillover, which results in undermining firms' capabilities. By chronologically examining the essential patent citation networks of the global wireless telecommunication sector, this article proposes a perspective and methods to understand how firms can shape effective knowledge through technology sharing among various firms.</p>

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  • Exploring the source of architectural control of complex system-goods under standardization: The analysis of standard essential patents and technology standards in the mobile telecommunication industry

    Shiu, J. M. and M. Yasumoto

    Strategic Management Society, Annual Conference 2017     2017.10  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

  • Exploring the architectural control over opened system-goods: Analysis of technology specifications and standard essential patents in the telecommunication industry

    Shiu, J. M. and M. Yasumoto

    AOM (Academy of Management) Annual Meeting 2017, Proceedings (abstract)     2017.08  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Investigating Firms' Knowledge Management in Standardization: The Analysis of the Networks of Technology Specifications and Declared Essential Patents on the Telecommunication Industry

    Shiu, J. and M. Yasumoto

    MMRC Discussion Paper Series   ( NO.445 ) 30   2015

    Prompt report, short report, and research note, etc. (bulletin of university, research institution)   Single Work

  • Strategy for Synchronizing Product Engineering with External Technologies under Open Environments:Lessons from the Exploitation of External Knowledge in Mobile Device Industries

    安本雅典

    Mimeo     18   2013

    Other article   Single Work

  • The Relevance of Firms' Knowledge Amount to their Strategic Positioning to a Consensus Standard: The Case of AUTOSAR in the Global Automobile Industries,

    Itohisa, M. and M. Yasumoto

    MMRC Discussion Paper Series ( Manufacturing Management Research Center(MMRC), The University of Tokyo )  ( NO.406 ) 13   2012

    Introduction and explanation (bulletin of university, research institution)   Single Work

  • “Why is interfirm collaboration called for in novel technology platform adaoption?"

    Jing Ming SHIU

    MMRC,The University of Tokyo,Discussion Paper   ( 225 )   2008

    Introduction and explanation (others)   Joint Work

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • A Study on The Governance of Opened Technologies: An Emprical Analysis of The Control over Technologies related to Collaborative Standardization

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2019.04  -  2023.03  Investigator(s): Masanori Yasumoto

  • A Study on The Diffusion Strategies of Standardized Technologies

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2019.03  Investigator(s): Masanori Yasumoto

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    under preparation

  • A Study on The Management of Diffusion-Appropriability of Technological Knowledge: A Structural Approach by Knowledge Network

    Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2018.03  Investigator(s): Masanori Yasumoto

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    This study attempts to explore how firms can shape and appropriate specific knowledge contributing to their advantages under the surge of interfirm technology transfer and sharing by the international standardization. Standard technology specifications and relevant essential patents to secure firms' rights on technologies are publicized and broadly exploited. Yet, system knowledge to integrate multiple technologies for implementations and innovations is not the case. For each firm, system knowledge is captured as a knowledge network between specifications and essential patents. Based on the perspective, this study elucidates that while opening their technologies, firms whose essential patents are cited much and who influence technological implementations and innovations shape their appropriated specific system knowledge in a self-reinforcing manner.

  • The Study on the Formation of Business Ecosystems Sheped by Firms' Strategies for the International Standardization

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2012.04  -  2015.03  Investigator(s): Masanori Yasumoto

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    This study attempts to explore how a variety of players shape business ecosystems based on the international standardization. More specifically, focusing on the fields of mobile telecommunication and automobile electronics, this study examines cases and conducts the data analysis of the participation in R&D and standardization, intelligent property (patent citation and co-patenting), and business transaction. These surveys show that at each stage of R&D, standardization, and implementation, strategic participation and positioning of players according to their backgrounds (e.g., knowledge amounts) encourage the evolution of mutually complementary networks between these players. As such, this study elucidates how ecosystems are shaped with the diffusion of standardized technologies.

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  • Strategy for Open Business

    Masanori Yasumoto (4 other presenters)

    2018.09.23  

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    This session aims to understand academic and practical issues on open strategies for innovation through the discussion between multiple perspectives. With introducing the latest subjects of four research topics (i.e., open innovation, knowledge-building under open environments, free intellectual property across industries, and business ecosystem), we attempt to reveal critical issues on open strategies for innovation across the research topics. Such an attempt helps not only streamline relevant studies on open strategies for innovation but also show future directions of researches in the field concerned.

  • Exploring the architectural control over opened system-goods The analysis of technology specifications and standard essential patents in the telecommunication industry.

    SNS(Strategic Manegiment Society)2017 Annual Conference  2017.10.28  

  • Exploring the architectural control over opened system-goods

    Shiu, J. M. and Yasumoto, M.

    AOM (Academy of Management) Conference 2017   2017.08.04  

  • Investigating knowledge spillovers under standardization: The examination of the patent-citation networks in the mobile telecommunication industry

    AOM (Academy of Management) Conference 2016   2016.08.08  

  • Firms' knowledge management under standardization: The analysis of the networks of technology specifications and declared essential patents on the telecommunication industry

    Yasumoto,M. and J. M. Shiu

    AOM (Academy of Management) Conference 2016  2016.08.08  

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Past of Collaboration and Commissioned Research 【 display / non-display

  • The Study on the International Standardization of Car Electronics and Firms' Corresponding Strategies

    International Cooperative Research  

    Project Year: 2010.09  -   

  • The Study on Ecosystem Formation by Standardization and Corresponding Firms' Strategies

    International Cooperative Research  

    Project Year: 2011.06  -  2017.03 

  • Comparative study on mobile handset development and distribution between Japan and China

    Cooperative Research within Japan  

    Project Year: 2004.04  -  2010.06 

  • Comarative study on advanced engineering management in the world automobile industries

    International Cooperative Research  

    Project Year: 2007.07  -  2010 

  • Research into the global labor division networks of mobile handset development and manufacturing in the Pacific-rim area

    International Cooperative Research  

    Project Year: 2007.04  -  2011 

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