Dec 9, 2011
APU and the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School (Ishikawa Prefecture, President: KATAYAMA Takuya) concluded an Academic Exchange Agreement earlier this year. As part of this agreement, APM Professor NAKATA Yukihiko delivered a lecture in Tokyo under the title of “Creating Organizational Knowledge in the field of Integral Industry Architecture” on Sunday, November 13.
APU and the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School (JAIST) concluded an Academic Exchange Agreement on Thursday, February 24, 2011. Professor NAKATA’s lecture was held as part of the JAIST School of Knowledge Science-hosted “14th Knowledge Scientific Symposium: The Multifaceted Development of Knowledge Management” (*1).
Japan is said to be particularly strong in the area of integrated industry and the subsequent strong inter-organizational relationships of interdependence. Based on the example of the Mie Crystal Valley Project (*2), Professor NAKATA introduced the results of his research and analysis of how organisations can create new knowledge through the process of mutual influence.
In addition to Professor NAKATA, three professors from the JAIST School of Knowledge Science, SENOO Dai (Associate Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology), and SASAKI Ken (Senior Researcher at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) also delivered lectures under the theme of knowledge management in their own specialist field.
Under the auspices of the Academic Exchange Agreement concluded between APU and JAIST, faculty from both institutes will continue to conduct joint research and develop systematic education programs in order to tackle a range of issues.
*1 Knowledge Management
Knowledge management involves the advancement of knowledge sharing through the theorization and formalization of ‘tacit knowing’ - such as individual experiences and skills – into ‘formal knowledge’.
*2 The Mie Crystal Valley Project is an industry hub centering on the Sharp (Inc.) Kameyama Plant and brings together a range of industries and research institutes involved in technology related to LCD displays and flat panel technology. By bringing a select group of industries together in this way, the project aims to have a positive impact on regional economy and revitalization through the synergistic effect of greater industry activity, employment and tax revenues. The Mie Crystal Valley Project is located in Mie Prefecture, Kameyama City.