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Ken SENOH’s Profile (as of June 1st, 2014)

The Industry-Academia Collaboration Initiative Nonprofit Organization

President    Ken SENOH

Teaching positions:

  •  Visiting professor at Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of Commerce and Management (MBA); (Service Management, Hospitality Management, Service and Hospitality Management Workshop)
  • Visiting professor at Kyushu University (QREC); (Theory of Research and Technology Management)
  • Part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo School of Engineering (Innovation and Intellectual Property)
  • Visiting professor at the Nagano Prefectural Academy of Agriculture.

Scientific societies meetings memberships:

  • The former Chairperson of CIEC (Community for Innovation of Education and Learning Through Computers and Communication Networks)
  • Board member of the Intellectual Property Association of Japan.
  • Other societies membership: The Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management, The Japan Society for Management Information, The Academic Association for Organizational Science, Japan Society for Educational Technology, and the Society for Serviceology.

Government committee positions:

  •  Member of the “Inspection, Evaluation, and Planning Committee” of the Cabinet Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters
  • Member of the “Trade Secrets Task Force” of the Cabinet Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters
  • Member of the Cabinet Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters’ “Task Force to Support and Strengthen Small-to-Medium Sized Companies, Venture Enterprises, and Universities.
  • Member of the “Collaboration for Local Innovation Program” of the Cabinet Office
  • Supervisory member of the “Regional Administration and Public Finance Vision Research Group” of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  • Member of “Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council” of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Member of the “Policy Evaluation Research Committee” of the National Police Agency

Brief Biography:

After graduating from Keio University’s Faculty of Economics, Ken SENOH worked at Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and later studied at the Department of Information Management, Management School, Lancaster University, where he completed a MA in Systems and Information Management, and completed the doctoral program. After returning to Japan in 1992, Ken SENOH held positions as an associate professor at Sanno University (Management Information Department) and Keio University (associate professor, vice-director of the Intellectual Property Center, CEO of the Keio Academic Enterprise Co., Ltd., first principal of Marunouchi City Campus), then professor at The Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University. From 2002 he moved to The University of Tokyo where he worked as a project professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, and as a visiting professor at the Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) and Intellectual Asset-Based General Management Course, until September 2011.

Ken SENOH currently holds positions as visiting professor at the Graduate School of Commerce and Management (MBA Program) of Hitotsubashi University, Kyushu University, and as part-time professor at the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, and as visiting professor at the Nagano Prefectural Academy of Agriculture.

Ken SENOH is also an Independent Outside Director, and Member of the Advisory Board at Teijin Ltd, from June 2013.

In 2008 he was awarded the “Intellectual Property Achievement Award” (Awards for Contributors to the Industrial Property Rights System), an award by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Research Areas:

Problemology and Concept Work.

Study of Innovation, Business Models and Intellectual Property Management,

Service/Hospitality Innovation, and others.

Practice Areas:

Human resources development, academic enterprise / industry-academia collaboration, regional development, etc.

Major written works:





  • Society and Intellectual Property (Shakai to chiteki zaisan), published by The Open University of Japan, 2008.







And other works.

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