The Kobe University Center for Social Systems Innovation

Research section

Social System Research Section

This section analyzes a broad range of issues such as social systems and innovation, globalization, and risk through multifaceted, interdisciplinary research from both the macro and micro perspectives.

松永宣明 教授
Assistant Director of the Center; Section Head MATSUNAGA Nobuaki

Current Projects

The work carried out by this section covers a broad range of fields, including (1) research on social systems and innovation, (2) research on globalization and social systems, (3) research on corporate and governmental governance, (4) research on risk and social systems, and (5) research on methods and practices for interdisciplinary research and education. More specifically, this wide-ranging research and implementation includes the following: (1) research related to creating a grand design for the legal system and policy design that will foster innovation, and to the role played by the legal framework for intellectual property; (2)research on the legitimacy of social systems that transcend the nation-state, and on appropriate policy systems for ensuring the stability of multicultural societies; (3) research on the governance of Japanese corporations and local governments, and on governance in the ASEAN latecomer nations; (4) theoretical and empirical research that integrates the arts and sciences, aiming to put forth recommendations for society to deal with the risk of disasters such as earthquakes; and (5) expansion of ELS education.