The Kobe University Center for Social Systems Innovation

Project

Project

Center for Social Systems Innovation Project List (FY2017)

  • I. Environment and Resource System Innovation Section
    • ●Research on the Introduction and Diffusion of New Resources and Technologies to Protect the Environment
      • ・Research on green innovation in the global economy
    • ●Research on Social Systems to Achieve Efficient  Environmental and Resource
      • ・Research on extended producer responsibility in Asia
        ・Research on systems innovation for the electric and gas business and the water supply and sewage business
        ・Integrated research on system design for ranking and information disclosure systems
  • II. Health and Welfare System Innovation Section
    • ●Research on the Management of Healthcare Institutions
    • ●Market Analysis of Medical and Health Services and Research on Reform of the Health Insurance System
      • ・Demand analysis of medical and health services and reforms to the health insurance system
        ・Research on institutional reform and system innovation in light of the declining birth rates and the aging populations in Asia
  • III. Finance and IT System Innovation Section
    • ●Research on the Application of IT in Finance and Social Innovation
      • ・Research on the social innovation brought about by FinTech (financial technology)
        ・Application of experimentation and survey methodology in the social sciences (creation of a center for experimental and survey research)
    • ●Research on Expanded Usage of IT
    • ●Research on Preparing Social Systems in Response to Advancements in IT
      • ・Analysis and deliberation on the impact of the development of IT, artificial intelligence, and robotics on labor law and employment policy
  • IV. Agriculture System Section
    • ●Regeneration of Japanese Agriculture under Globalization
      • ・Regeneration of Japanese agriculture and rural districts under globalization
    • ●Research on agricultural model to improve productivity and income in developing countries
      • ・Contract cultivation and subcontracting: role of contract in the development of developing countries
  • V. Market Research Section
    • ●Research on Individual and Business Behavior and on Inter-Business Relations
      • ・Neuroeconomic research on thinking and decision-making
        ・Innovation for the creation of resilient supply chains and management that can withstand high-level risk, such as large-scale natural disasters
        ・Theoretical and empirical research on trade, the environment, and direct investment
        ・Computers and society
        ・Revitalizing Japanese agriculture and farm communities in light of globalization
    • ●Research on Macro-Level Growth and Innovation
      • ・Research on escaping from the middle-income trap
        ・Research on innovation in developing nations
        ・Europe and the “South”—interdisciplinary research on the process of restructuring relations between the EU and developing nations
        ・The role of “culture” in growth dynamics
        ・The role of international trade and financial market development that accompanies economic structural change in growing economies
        ・Research on interdependence and sustainability through cooperation among Pacific Rim countries
  • VI. Social System Research Section
    • ●Research on Social Systems and Innovation
      • ・Building a platform to promote social systems reforms
        ・The role of the legal system pertaining to intellectual property in science and technology innovation
        ・Integrated research on economic history and business history through a reexamination of company documents
    • ●Research on Globalization and Social Systems
      • ・The Legitimacy of Social Institutions and Its Transformation in a Globalized Era
        ・Creation of a center for research on policy and system design related to multicultural societies
    • ●Research on Corporate and Governmental Governance
      • ・Corporate governance and financial reporting
        ・New public governance
        ・Research on governance systems in the ASEAN latecomer nations (CLMV)
    • ●Research on Risk and Social Systems
      • ・Recommendations on building economic and social systems that are resilient to major disaster risk
        ・Disaster recovery research
    • ●Research on Methods and Practices for Interdisciplinary Research and Education
      • ・Econo-Legal Studies (ELS) Global Initiative
        ・Econo-Legal Studies Program
        ・Development of a social science multidisciplinary education program with ASEAN Plus countries
        ・Research on disaster prevention education
        ・Creating a hub for research and education related to microdata analysis
  • VII. Entrepreneurship Research Section
    • ●Research on Entrepreneurship Aimed at Producing Innovation
      • ・Research related to science and technology entrepreneurship for the production of innovation
        ・Research on building an ecosystem in Japan for the creation of serial entrepreneurs