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Welcome to the Systems Innovation Laboratory (SIL) website!

 

We are located in Osaka, Japan, and belong to the graduate school of technology management, Ritsumeikan University. Our mission is to conduct academic and practical researches that can bring about 'systems innovation' in new business development, product development, and service design by utilizing systematic design theory and cutting edge science and technology.

Through master's and doctoral research, our laboratory fosters specialists and researchers in "Technology Marketing" . Students are allowed to select their own research themes according to their interests, as long as their research contributes to technology and innovation management studies. Working students may select a theme related to their current work and earn a master's or doctoral degree as well.

 

We welcome both masters and doctoral students from all over the world. Research supervision can be provided both in English and in Japanese. We are looking forward to your application and working together in the near future.

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Prof. Nobuaki Minato (Ph.D.)
Profile
  • ACADEMIC

 

Prof. Dr. Nobuaki Minato studied at Waseda University (1995-1999) in Tokyo, Japan, Occidental College (1997-1998) in California, U.S.A., and Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Toulouse (2006-2007) in Toulouse, France. He holds a MBA degree in Aerospace Management (ESCT), for which he won the Best Performance Award. He holds Ph.D. in systems engineering (Keio University, 2013).

  • PROFESSIONAL
     

Dr. Minato started his professional career at the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). After being involved in various space development projects such as the International Space Station (ISS), Professor Minato moved to Toulouse, France, to study and practice aerospace management at the Ecole Superieure de Commece de Toulouse (ESTC) and involved in aerospace marketing practices at Avion de Transport Regional (ATR). He moved to academia in 2009 as a faculty member of the Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM), Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. He is currently a professor of the Graduate School of Technology Management, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka, Japan. He was appointed for the vice dean of the graduate school from 2016 to 2018. He was a visiting researcher at National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2019 to 2020.

 

  • RESEARCH

Dr. Minato has research expertise in 'system dynamics' to study complex behaviors of socio-technical systems such as transportation, energy, natural resource ecosystems and so on. He is teaching system dynamics both in master's and doctoral courses at Ristumeikan Univerisity.

 

 

He has also developed the remote team collaboration training program incorporating the Space Flight Resource Management (SFRM), which is originated from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut trainings. In collaboration with NTT docomo corporation, the virtual training applications are under research and commercialization.

Currently, he focuses more on technology and innovation management studies so as to analyze the future potential of cutting-edge science and technology. One of the examples is "Collaborative Project
Breathes New Life into Ancient Characters and Kanj."

 

  • RADIANT (Research Report, Issue 11)

  • RADIANT (Research Report, Issue 3)

  • AWARD

Dr. Minato has been received several international prizes; the French Aeronautics and Space Industry Award from Groupement des industries françaises aéronautiques et spatiales (GIFAS), France, in 2006, the Best Paper Award from International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) in 2015 and the Academic Society Award from Japan Association for Management Science (JAMS) in 2016 and the Best Research Presentation Award from Japan System Dynamics Society (JSD) in 2020.

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E-mail / Phone

Tel +72-665-2445

Fax +72-665-2445

Mobile +90-1794-5960

Publication
  1. Minato, N., Ikeda, Y., Higashimoto, Y., Yamagata, K. and Kamiyoshi, S. (2021). Developing a remote team training program based on the space flight resource management model. Journal of Space Safety Engineering. Vol.8, pp.138-149.

  2. Ihara, T., Minato, N. (2021). Impact assessment of introducing carbon dioxide reduction technologies in an environmentally friendly factory. The Japanese Journal of System Dynamics. Vol.19, pp. 1-16.

  3. Huang, Y., Minato, N., Ng Jia Yun, F. (2021). Evaluating user expectations for mobile travel applications. International Journal of the Japan Association for Management Systems. Vol.12 (accepted)

  4. Ng Yong Liang, D., Ng Jia Yun, F., Minato, N. (2021). Investigating the use of LEGO® Bricks in education and training: A systematic literature review. Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching, Vol.4, No.1.

  5. Kikuchi, K., Minato, N. (2020). Designing an Online Customizable Soft Drink to Balance Value and Cost. Journal of Japan Association for Management Systems, Vol.37, No.2, pp.91-96.

  6. Yoshida,M., Minato, N., Sato, M. (2020). Package Design of Gluten-free Foods using Semantic Differential Method. Transactions of Japan Society of Kansei Engineering. DOI:10.5057/jjske.TJSKE-D-20-00015

  7. Yoshida, M., Minato, N. (2020). Development Process Analysis on Space Food and Technology. Journal of Japan Association for Management Systems. Vol.37, No.2, pp.145-153.

  8. Aminah, F., Mohamed, N., Minato, N. (2019). A Systems Thinking Analysis of Healthcare Supply and Demand Management: A Case Study of Malaysian Public Hospitals. International Journal of Japanese Association of Management System (IJAMS), Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 103-110

  9. Aminah, F., Mohamed, N., Minato, N. (2018). Smartphone-based Healthcare Technology Adoption in Malaysian Public Healthcare Services. International Journal of Japanese Association of Management System (IJAMS), Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp.95-104.

  10. Kikuchi, K., Minato, N. (2018). Analyzing the Product Customization Process by Applying Colored Mosaic Matrix. Journal of Japan Association for Management Systems.

  11. Kikuchi, K., Minato, N. (2018). A Value Factor Analysis in WEB Purchase of Customizable Commodities. Journal of Japan Association for Management Systems. Vol.35, No.1, pp.91-96.

  12. Aminah, F., Mohamed, N., Minato, N. (2017). A system dynamic analysis of the healthcare resources in Malaysia. International Journal of Japanese Association of Management System (IJAMS), Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp.61-69.

  13. Minato, N. et al. (2017). Evolutionary Processes Analysis on Cyber Physical System Concept in Aeronautical Industry, The Journal of Science Policy and Research Management, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp.293-308.

  14. Aminah, F., Mohamed, N., Minato, N. (2017). A system dynamic analysis of the healthcare resources in Malaysia. International Journal of Japanese Association of Management System (IJAMS), Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp.61-69.

  15. Minato, N. (2016). Symbiotic management of regional air transport with airway securitization. Journal of Japan Association for Management Systems, Vol.34, No.2, pp.177-184.

  16. Aminah, F., Mohamed, Minato, N., Ishida, S. Norashidah Mohamed Nor (2016). Social Environment Determinants of Life Expectancy in Developing Countries: A Panel Data Analysis. Global Journal of Health Science, Vol 9 (5), pp.105-117.

  17. Minato, N. (2016). Does a Company Fail to Manage a Corporate Scandal? International Journal of Japan Association for Management Systems. Volume 8, No.1, December 2016, pp. 17-26.

  18. Minato, N., Morimoto, R. (2016). Dynamically interdependent business model for airline–airport coexistence. Journal of Air Transport Management. (Available Online on August 9th).

  19. Minato, N. (2015). Socio-economic Impact Evaluation Model for Futuristic Aerospace R&D Project. Japanese Journal of System Dynamics. Volume 13-14, pp.1-16.

  20. Minato, N., Morimoto, R. (2015). A dynamically inter-dependent business model for airline and airport coexistence. International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA 2015), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. China. December 2015. (with Best Paper Award)

  21. Minato, N. (2013). Integrated methodology for business model design and evaluation using Business Model Canvas and System Dynamics. Japanese Journal of System Dynamics. Volume 12, pp.41-56.

  22. Minato, N., Morimoto, R. (2012). Collaborative management of regional air transport during natural disasters: Case of the 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami. Research in Transport Business and Management. Research in Transport Business and Management.Vol.4, pp.13-21.

  23. Okamura, S., Minato, N. (2012). Big Society: the deterrent against the dynamics of government debt expansion. Japanese Journal of System Dynamics. Volume 11, pp.17-32.

  24. Minato, N., Morimoto, R. (2011). Policy design for sustainable regional air transport using load factor guarantee. Japanese Journal of System Dynamics. Volume 10, pp. 13-24.

  25. Minato, N., Morimoto, R. (2011). Designing commercial sustainability of unprofitable regional airport using system dynamics analysis. Research in Transport Business and Management. Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.80-90.

  26. Minato, N., Morimoto, R. (2011). Sustainable airline strategy using portfolio theory: A case study of remote island in Japan. Journal of Air Transport Management. Volume 17, Issue 3, pp.195-198.

  27. Minato, N. (2010). Evaluating Competitive Advantage of a New Product for Designing Successful Product Differentiation. INCOSE 2010. Chicago, U.S.A. July 2010.

  28. Ohkami, Y., Minato, N. (2010). Redesigning Technical Matrix Structure for INCOSE Paper Review. INSIGHT. Volume13, Issue 1. April 2010. P13-15.