.

Dr Hiro Izushi

Economics and Strategy Group

Position: Senior Lecturer 

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3324 Email: h.izushi@aston.ac.uk Room: SW1021
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PhD, University of California at Berkeley

 
  • BSM902 Management of Innovation
  • BSM903 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • SE2500 Value Based Management
 

Innovation, Business Network, Knowledge-Based Economic Development, Video Game Industry

Competing for Knowledge by Robert Huggins and Hiro Izushi is now available in a paperback version.

 
  • OECD project on the concentration of innovation-related resources in leading regions across the globe
  • NESTA project on international knowledge sourcing practices of small firms in the UK
  • Visiting position at Hannan University in Osaka, Japan to work on a study of small and medium-sized enterprises in Kansai region
  • Knowledge-based development in leading regions across the globe: an exploratory analysis of the co-evolution of resources, capabilities, and outputs (with R. Huggins). Urban Studies, forthcoming.
  • Innovation, industry evolution, and cross-sectoral skill transfer in the video game industry: a three country study (with Y. Aoyama). In: F. Giarratani, G. Hewings, and P. McCann (eds.) Handbook of Economic Geography and Industry Studies, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, forthcoming.
  • Regional development policy in the knowledge economy: cases of post-cluster policy in the UK and the potential for its adaptation to Japan. In: H. Ueda, T. Honda, and S. Kitamura (eds.) Regional Development Policy: Local Authorities and Survey, Sofusha, Tokyo, pp. 275–290, 2012.
  • Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter (with R. Huggins). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011.
  • Sourcing Knowledge for Innovation: The International Dimension (with R. Huggins, N. Clifton, S. Jenkins, D. Prokop, and C. Whitfield). National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), London, 2010.
  • Regional benchmarking in a global context: knowledge, competitiveness, and economic development (with R. Huggins). Economic Development Quarterly, 23(4), 275–293, 2009.
  • What does endogenous growth theory tell about regional economies? Empirics of R&D worker-based productivity growth.  Regional Studies, 42(7), 947–960, 2008.
  • Benchmarking the knowledge competitiveness of the globe’s high performing regions: A review of the World Knowledge Competitiveness Index (with R. Huggins). Competitiveness Review, 18(1/2), 70–86, 2008.
  • World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2008 (with R. Huggins, W. Davies, and L. Shougui). Centre for International Competitiveness, Cardiff, 2008.
  • UK Competitiveness Index 2008 (with R. Huggins). Centre for International Competitiveness, Cardiff, 2008.
  • Competing for Knowledge: Creating, Connecting, and Growing (with R. Huggins). Routledge, London, 2007.
  • Boundary spanning and the ‘knowledge community’. In: P. Cooke and D. Schwartz (eds.) Creative Regions: Technology, Culture and Knowledge Entrepreneurship, Routledge, London, pp. 280–292, 2007.
  • The knowledge competitiveness of regional economies: conceptualisation and measurement (with R. Huggins). Bank of Valletta Review (35), 1–24, 2007.
  • Industry evolution and cross-sectoral skill transfers: a comparative analysis of the video game industry in Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom (with Y. Aoyama). Environment and Planning A, 38(10), 1843–1861, 2006.
  • Creation of relational assets through ‘library of equipment’ model: Industrial modernisation approach of Japan’s local technology centres. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 17(3), 183–204, 2005.
  • World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2005 (with R. Huggins and W. Davies). Robert Huggins Associates, Pontypridd, 2005.
  • Creative resources of the Japanese video game industry (with Y. Aoyama). In: D. Power and A.J. Scott (eds.) Cultural Industries and the Production of Culture, Routledge, London, pp. 110–129, 2004.
  • Empirical analysis of human capital development and economic growth in Europe (with R. Huggins). In: P. Descy and M. Tessaring (eds.) Impact of Education and Training, Third Report on Vocational Training Research in Europe: Background Report, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, pp. 71–118, 2004.
  • World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2004 (with R. Huggins, S. Bussell, J. Liu, K. Sootarsing, J. Day, and M. Jones). Robert Huggins Associates, Pontypridd, 2004.
  • European Competitiveness Index 2004: Measuring the Performance and Capacity of Europe’s Nations and Regions (with R. Huggins, S. Bussell, J. Liu, K. Sootarsing, J. Day, and M. Jones). Robert Huggins Associates, Pontypridd, 2004.
  • Impact of the length of relationships upon the use of research institutes by SMEs. Research Policy, 32(5), 771–788, 2003.
  • Hardware gimmick or cultural innovation? Technological, cultural, and social foundations of the Japanese video game industry (with Y. Aoyama). Research Policy, 32(3), 423–444, 2003.
  • World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2003-2004: Benchmarking the Globe’s Leading Knowledge Economy Regions (with R. Huggins, J. Day, N. Emlyn-Jones, J. Liu, and K. Sootarsing). Robert Huggins Associates, Cardiff, 2003.
  • ‘Voice’ approach of trade associations: Support for SMEs accessing a research institute. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 20(3), 439–454, 2002.
  • The digital divide and ICT learning in rural communities: examples of good practice service delivery (with R. Huggins). Local Economy, 17(2), 111–122, 2002.
  • Limits of local networks: Use of local and external knowledge in technological adaptation in the Seto ceramics industry. In: R. McNaughton and M. Green (eds.) Global Competition and Local Networks, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 197–215, 2002.
  • World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2002: Benchmarking the Globe’s High Performing Regions (with R. Huggins). Robert Huggins Associates, Cardiff, 2002.
  • Designing learning networks in peripheral regions: Comparison of two models (with D. Henderson). Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 18(6), 697–710, 2000.
  • Can a development agency foster co-operation among local firms? The case of the Welsh Development Agency's Supplier Association Programme. Regional Studies, 33(8), 739–750, 1999.
  • Management of supplier associations: Observations from Wales (with K. Morgan). International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 1(1), 75–91, 1998.
  • Conflict between two industrial networks: Technological adaptation and inter-firm relationships in the ceramics industry in Seto, Japan. Regional Studies, 31(2), 117–129, 1997.
  • A method of the block identification based on OD data matrix (with F. Hasegawa and Y. Nakamura). The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Monthly Report, 21(5), 469–474, 1985.
  • Study on the identification of regional blocks (with F. Hasegawa and Y. Nakamura). Operations Research, 30(2), 109–114, 1985.
  • A comparative study on identification of communication networks based on origin-destination data matrix in Japan's telephone and postal systems (with F. Hasegawa and Y. Nakamura). Japan Society of Information and Communication Research Annual Report, 1, 21–41, 1984.
  • A study of the relationship between the distribution of telecommunication traffic and the urban structure (with F. Hasegawa and Y. Nakamura). Papers of the Annual Conference of the City Planning Institute of Japan, 18, 67–72, 1983.
  • A telecommunication-based study of the connection between prefectures in Japan (with Y. Nakamura  and F. Hasegawa).  Papers of the Annual Conference of the City Planning Institute of Japan, 18, 73–78, 1983.

Selected publications:

  • Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter (with R. Huggins). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011.

  • What does endogenous growth theory tell about regional economies? Empirics of R&D worker-based productivity growth.  Regional Studies, 42(7), 947–960, 2008.

  • Competing for Knowledge: Creating, Connecting, and Growing (with R. Huggins). Routledge, London, 2007.

  •  Impact of the length of relationships upon the use of research institutes by SMEs. Research Policy, 32(5), 771–788, 2003.

  • Hardware gimmick or cultural innovation? Technological, cultural, and social foundations of the Japanese video game industry (with Y. Aoyama). Research Policy, 32(3), 423–444, 2003.

  • Conflict between two industrial networks: technological adaptation and inter-firm relationships in the ceramics industry in Seto, Japan. Regional Studies, 31(2), 117–129, 1997.

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