Professor Kumiko Miyazaki

Graduate School of Innovation Management,
Tokyo Institute of Technology 

SPRU Honorary Professor (Sussex),
Ph.D.(Sussex), M.B.A. (INSEAD),
M.Sc.(Cambridge), B.A.(Oxford)

Chairperson of JSRPIM (Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management )

Director of JSICR (Japan Society for Information and Communications Research)

Director of the Japan Society for MOT
Visiting Professor of Open University

Phone: +81 3 5734 3323
Fax: +81 3 5734 3323
Address: Graduate School of Innovation Management,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, 
Tokyo, Japan 152-8550

Detail Biography

Kumiko Miyazaki is a Professor in the field of Strategic Management of Technology and S&T policy in the Graduate School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology.  She has a degree in physics from Oxford University, a graduate degree in computer science from Cambridge University, MBA from INSEAD (European Institute for Business Administration) and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy from University of Sussex (SPRU, Science Policy Research Unit).

Kumiko Miyazaki has over ten years of experience in industry, working for companies including Logica in the UK, Bell Northern Research in Canada, Schlumberger and NEC in Japan. She joined Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1995 and became full professor in the Engineering Department in 2001. She was a Visiting Professor at Portland State University between 2002 ~ 2003.

Her expertise includes development of innovative techniques to assess corporate, sectoral and national competences and technology strategies through the use of quantitative and qualitative methods.  Her approach can be readily used for the appraisal of technological strategies in a range of high tech fields.  She has written many articles and has presented her work at many international conferences. She is the author of ‘Building Competences in the Firm, Lessons from Japanese and European Optoelectronics’ (Macmillan, 1995).

Kumiko Miyazaki is a member of several advisory councils for the public sector, including MEXT and METI.  She served as a member of the Information and Communications Council for 8 years. She also served as a member of the Council for Science and Technology and NHK’s Broadcasting Technology Council. She is the Vice Chairperson of Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management (JSSPRM) and the Director of the Japan Society for Information Communications Research (JSICR) and the Japan Society of MOT.  She received JSSPRM’s Academic Society Award in 2010 and PICMET’s Outstanding Student Paper Award ~Nominating Professor in 2011.  

She has been Honorary Professor of University of Sussex (SPRU) since 2000. She is Visiting Professor at the Open University of Japan (放送大学)

Publications of Professor Kumiko Miyazaki


Yoshinori Inoue,  K. Miyazaki, “Technological Innovation and Diffusion of Wind Power in Japan”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 75, p1303-1323, 2008

 “Innovations, Diffusion and Technological Evolutions in the Case of Wind Power and Residential Solar Power by Conducting a Socio-Economic Analysis(translated from Japanese)”, Y. Inoue, K. Miyazaki,「風力発電と住宅用太陽光発電に関するイノベーションの発生と普及-技術進化と社会経済性要因分析より」、Journal of Science and Technological Studies, 科学技術社会論研究、第7号、p143-157,2009

 “NanoSI: Exploring Nanotechnology Research Conflation and Nano-innovation Dynamism in the Case of Japan”, N. Islam, K. Miyazaki, Science and Public Policy, 36, 3, April p170-182, 2009

 “Nanotech Innovation System Understanding the Hidden Dynamics of Nanoscience Fusion Trajectories”, N. Islam, K. Miyazaki, Technology Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 76, p128-140, 2009

 “Mobile Telephony Diffusion in Indonesia; A Case Study of the Big Three Operators”, M. Suryanegara,  K. Miyazaki,,  Journal of Telecommunications Management, Vol.3, No.2, p130- 147, 2010

 “An Empirical Analysis of Nanotechnology Research Domains”, N. Islam, K. Miyazaki, Technovation, Vol. 30, 4, p229-237, 2010

情報通信学会誌, 28, 3、p.65-76, 2010
“An Empirical Analysis of the Standardization of Leading Firms in Wireless Communication Systems”,  K. Miyazaki, H. Oshima, Journal of JSICR, Japan Society for Information and Communications Research, vol. 28, 3, p.65-78, 2010

 “Technological Changes in the Innovation System, Towards 4G Mobile Service”, M. Suryanegara, K. Miyazaki, International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, Vol. 10, No. 4, p.375-394, 2010

 “Sectoral Systems of Innovation in Asia, The case of Software Research Activities”, K. Klincewicz, K. Miyazaki,  IJTM (International Journal of Technology Management), Vol 5, N2/3/4  2011

 “Product Innovations of Embedded Software in Mobile Phones; an Empirical Analysis based on the Functions Realized by Embedded Software”, Xie Zhongquan, K. Miyazaki, JSICR, 情報通信学会誌 Vol. 30, No. 1, p27-42, 2012

“Dynamics of Scientific Knowledge bases as Proxies for Discerning Technological Emergence – The Case of MEMS/NEMS Technologies”, A.Avila-Robinson, K.Miyazaki, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2012 (in print: online version available)

“Evolutionary Paths of Change of Emerging Nanotechnological Innovation Systems – the Case of Nanomaterials”, A.Avila-Robinson, K. Miyazaki, Scientometrics, 2012  (in  print)

 “An Empirical Analysis of B2B Mobile Carrier Service Innovations and User Involvement in Korea”, Seunghye Hong, K. Miyazaki, Journl of Information Communications Research,情報通信学会誌, Vol. 30, 3, 2012, p55-75

“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Using Patent Claims for Patent Identification through Keyword Search”, Xie Zhongquan, K. Miyazaki, World Patent Information,  Vol. 35, No. 1, 2013, p20-30

 “Technological and Non-technological Innovations in B2B Mobile Services in Korea”, Seunghye Hong, K. Miyazaki, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Vol. 21, No. 1, June, 2013,  p.1-20

“Formulating Alliances by Exploiting Partners’ Capabilities for Technology Commercialization” (in Japanese), 技術の事業家へ向けた連携の形成とパートナーの能力活用に関する事例分析 K. Kato, K. Miyazaki, 加藤謙介、宮崎久美子 Journal of Technology and Economics (Society of MOT) 技術と経済の会 (MOT学会による査読論文)、2013, Dec., 12月号, p41-54

“Application Path for Technology Commercialization”, Kensuke Kato, K. Miyazaki, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, p1-20, 2014, DOI  10.1142/S0219877014500254

“Assessing Nanotechnology Potentials: Interplay between the Paths of Knowledge Evolution and the Patterns of Competence Building”, A.Avila-Robinson,  K. Miyazaki, International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, Vol. 10, No. 1, p1-28, 2014

“Innovation Strategy and Technological Competence Building to Provide Next Generational Network and Services through Convergence ~ The Case of NTT in Japan”, K. Miyazaki, E. Giraldo,  Asian Journal of Technology Innovation (forthcoming), 2015

Social contributions

Government Related

文部科学省宇宙開発委員会専門委員 (1996 - 2013 )
文部科学省宇宙開発委員会 衛星測位システムに関する調査研究会 (1998~ )
郵政省電気通信技術審議会 総合政策部会 (1999, April - 2001, January)
郵政省衛星通信のあり方の研究会 (2000)
総務省情報通信審議委員 (2001, January - 2006)
総務省情報通信審議会 情報通信技術分科会 (2001, January - 2006)
総務省情報通信審議会 ITU-R部会 (2001, January - 2006)
総務省研究開発体制委員会 (2001, January - 2002, August)
総務省研究評価委員会 (2001, March - 2002, May)
総務省独立行政法人評価委員会 (2003 - 2006)
総務省BS放送のデジタル化に関する検討会 (2003, August - December)
文部科学省科学技術学術審議会委員 (2003, April - 2007)
文部科学省科学技術学術審議会 研究計画評価分科会 (2003, January - 2007)
文部科学省科学技術学術審議会 国際化推進委員会 (2004, January - 2007)
文部科学省独立行政法人評価委員会委員 (2010 -2012)
通産省航空機審議会委員 (2000 - 2003, March)
経済産業省産業構造審議会 航空機分科会、宇宙産業分科会 (2003 - 2009)
NASDA 宇宙開発事業団 輸送系分野評価委員 (1997 - 2000)
NAL 航空宇宙技術研究所 外部評価委員 (1998 - 1999)
NHK 放送技術研究所 審議会委員 (2001 - 2003)
NHK 放送技術審議会委員 (2003 - 2009)
総務省独立行政法人評価委員会委員(2005, July - 2007, June)
総合科学技術会議専門委員(2006, April - 2008, April)
原子力委員会専門委員 (2008, August - 2012,September)