.

Dr Hiro Izushi

Economics and Strategy Group

Position: Senior Lecturer 

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3324 Email: h.izushi@aston.ac.uk Room: SW1021
CV

  • Ph D, University of California, Berkeley, 1994. Subject: City and Regional Planning        
  • MEng, University of Tokyo, 1985.        
  • BEng, University of Tokyo, 1983

Academic

  • Co-Director, The Centre for International Competitiveness. (2007 - Present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School. (2005 - Present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Coventry Business School. (1998 - 2005)
  • Research Fellow, Cardiff University. (1996 - 1998)
  • Academic Visitor, University College London. (1994 - 1996)
  • Industrial Development Planner, United Nations Centre for Regional Development. (1992 - 1993)
  • Graduate Researcher, United of California, Berkeley. (1990 - 1992)
  • BSM932 Management of Innovation
  • BSM973 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  •  BS3355 Innovation 
  • Innovation, Business Network, 
  • Knowledge-Based Economic Development, 
  • Video Game Industry
  • 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
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy.
  • Member, Institute of Learning and Teaching.
  • Member, Regional Studies Association. 

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Prokop, D., and Thompson, P. (2014) Regional evolution and waves of growth: a knowledge-based perspective. Expert Systems with Applications 41(12), 5573–5586.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Prokop, D., and Thompson, P. (2014) Regional competitiveness, economic growth and stages of development. Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics 32(2), 255–283.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H. (2013). Knowledge-based development in leading regions across the globe: an exploratory analysis of the co-evolution of resources, capabilities, and outputs. Urban Studies, 50(5), 10301048. usj.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/09/13/0042098012458002.abstract

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Thompson, P. (2013). Regional competitiveness: theories and methodologies for empirical analysis. JCC: The Business and Economics Research Journal, 6(2), 155172.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H. (2009). Regional benchmarking in a global context: knowledge, competitiveness, and economic development. Economic Development Quarterly, 23(4), 275293.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H. (2008). Benchmarking the knowledge competitiveness of the globe's high performing regions: a review of the World Knowledge Competitiveness Index. Competitiveness Review, 18(1/2), 7086.

  • Izushi, H. (2008). What does endogenous growth theory tell about regional economies? Empirics of R&D worker-based productivity growth. Regional Studies, 37(3), 277-288.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H. (2007). The knowledge competitiveness of regional economies: conceptualisation and measurement. Bank of Valletta Review, 35, 124.

  • Izushi, H., Aoyama, Y. (2006). Industry evolution and cross-sectoral skill transfers: a comparative analysis of the video game industry in Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Environment and Planning A, 38(10), 18431861.

  • Izushi, H. (2005). Creation of relational assets through 'library of equipment' model: industrial modernisation approach of Japan's local technology centres. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 17(3), 183204.

  • Aoyama, Y., Izushi, H. (2003). Hardware gimmick or cultural innovation? Technological, cultural, and social foundations of the Japanese video game industry. Research Policy, 32(3), 423444.

  • Izushi, H. (2003). Impact of the length of relationships upon the use of research institutes by SMEs. Research Policy, 32(5), 771788.

  • Izushi, H. (2002). The 'voice' approach of trade associations: support for SMEs accessing a research institute. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 20(3), 439454.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H. (2002). The digital divide and ICT learning in rural communities: examples of good practice service delivery. Local Economy, 17(3), 111122.

  • Izushi, H., Henderson, D. (2000) Designing learning networks in peripheral regions: comparison of two models. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 18(6), 697–710.

  • Izushi, H. (1999) 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.

  • Izushi, H., Morgan, K. (1998) Management of supplier associations: observations from Wales. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications,1(1), 75–91.

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

  • Hasegawa, F., Nakamura, Y., Izushi, H. (1985) A method of the block identification based on OD data matrix. The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Monthly Report. 21(5), 469–474.

  • Hasegawa, F., Nakamura, Y., Izushi, H. (1985) Study on the identification of regional blocks. Operations Research, 30(2), 109–114.

  • Hasegawa, F., Nakamura, Y., Izushi, H. (1984) A comparative study on identification of communication networks based on origin-destination data matrix in Japan's telephone and postal systems. Japan Society of Information and Communication Research Annual Report, 1, 21–41.

  • Hasegawa, F., Nakamura, Y., Izushi, H. (1983) A study of the relationship between the distribution of telecommunication traffic and the urban structure. Papers of the Annual Conference of the City Planning Institute of Japan, 18, 67–72.

  • Nakamura, Y., Hasegawa, F., Izushi, H. (1983) A telecommunication-based study of the connection between prefectures in Japan. Papers of the Annual Conference of the City Planning Institute of Japan, 18, 73–78.

Authored Books

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Prokop, D., Thompson, P. (2014). The Global Competitiveness of Regions. London: Routledge.

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

Book Chapters

  • Aoyama, Y., Izushi, H. (2013). Innovation, industry evolution, and cross-sectoral skill transfer in the video game industry: a three country study. Handbook of Economic Geography and Industry Studies (pp. 152170). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

  • Izushi, H. (2012). Regional development policy in the knowledge economy: cases of post-cluster policy in the UK and the potential for its adaptation to Japan. Regional Development Policy: Local Authorities and Survey (pp. 275–290). Tokyo: Sofusha.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H. (2011). Competition, competitive advantage, and clusters: the ideas of Michael Porter. Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter. Competition, competitive advantage, and clusters: the ideas of Michael Porter (pp. 122). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H. (2011). Porter's perspective. Competition, competitive advantage, and clusters: the ideas of Michael Porter. Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter (pp. 239258). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Izushi, H. (2007). Boundary spanning and the 'knowledge community'. Creative Regions: Technology, Culture and Knowledge Entrepreneurship (pp. 280292). London: Routledge.

  • Aoyama, Y., Izushi, H. (2004). Creative resources of the Japanese video game industry. Cultural Industries and the Production of Culture (pp. 110129). London: Routledge.

  • Izushi, H., Huggins, R. (2004). Empirical analysis of human capital development and economic growth in Europe. Impact of Education and Training: Third Report on Vocational Training Research in Europe: Background Report (pp. 71118). Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

  • Izushi, H. (2002). Limits of local networks: use of local and external knowledge in technological adaptation in the Seto ceramics industry. Global Competition and the Local Networks (pp. 197215). London: Ashgate Press.

Edited Books

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

Official Reports

  • Izushi, H. (2012). An empirical study of the use of public research institutes and its relationship with firm performance. Tokyo: Teikoku Data Bank. www.tdb.co.jp/report/specia/pdf/spe_e120605.pdf

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Clifton, N., Jenkins, S., Prokop, D., Whitfield, C. (2010). Sourcing Knowledge for Innovation: The International Dimension. National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). London.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H. (2008). UK Competitiveness Index 2008. Cardiff: Centre for International Competitiveness.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Davies, W., Shougui, L. (2008). World knowledge competitiveness index 2008. Cardiff: Centre for International Competitiveness, University of Wales Institute.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Davies, W., Shougui, L. (2008). World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2008. Cardiff: Centre for International Competitiveness.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Davies, W., Shougui, L. (2005). World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2005. Pontypridd: Robert Huggins Associates.

  • Huggins, R., Izushi, H. (2002). World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2002. Cardiff: Robert Huggins Associates.

      

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