Seminar for International MBA – Fall 2017

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  • Title
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (or Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship from 2018)
  • Instructor
    • Kanetaka M. Maki, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Waseda Business School)
  • e-mail
    • kanetaka@kanetaka-maki.org (professor)
    • kanetaka-sec@kanetaka-maki.org (professor + secretary)
  • Office
    • Building 11, Room 1136
  • Outline
    • The scientific and technological knowledge emerged from research institutes is the source of new business creation.
    • In this seminar, we will discuss (1) how the knowledge is generated, and (2) the knowledge is translated into commercialization.
    • Throughout the seminar, we will explore the mechanisms of innovation and entrepreneurship based on cutting-edge research in economics and management research streams.
  • Objectives
    • To provide the necessary knowledge in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.
    • To provide business implications in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.
    • To provide the necessary skills to read empirical research papers.
    • To provide the skills to evaluate valid empirical research papers.
    • To provide the big picture of the “state of the art” in the research stream of innovation and entrepreneurship.
    • To provide the “real world” examples of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Topics
    • The seminar covers the research filed of “Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship”, which is an interdisciplinary field of management and economics. Some topics may include:
      • commercialization of science
      • technology and business model
      • key success factors of startups
      • collaboration between large firms and startups
      • financing the science research (venture capital, philanthropic funds)
      • star scientists
      • academic startups
      • university-industry collaboration
      • university-industry technology transfer
      • industrial cluster (i.e. Silicon Valley, San Diego)
  • Class Procedure
    • The sessions will be organized as seminar-style.
    • In each session, I will choose 3 academic articles (or chapters from books) for students to prepare.
    • Each session is composed of class discussion regarding reading assignments.
    • Students are required to prepare one of three reading assignments to present or to lead the discussion
    • At the end of the semester, students are required present their own research plan.
    • Components: Reading assignments (academic articles)/Discussion/Research presentation/Guest speakers
  • Master Thesis
    • Must be related to “Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship” research field.
    • Empirical research or case studies
    • Must be connected to academic theories
  • Selection Process
    • I consider the diversity of students
    • Students that fit this seminar
      • Interested in science and technology
      • Interested in startups
      • Interested in academic theories
  • Culture
    • Management as “Science”
    • Theory and Practice
    • Networking
  • Grading
    • Class Participation 70%
      • Students are required to participate most of the class This includes both leading class discussions and participation in class discussions.
    • Final Presentation 30%
      • Students are required to present their own research plan.
  • Contact
    • Please send an email to my secretary (kanetaka-sec@kanetaka-maki.org).