2005 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
An Analysis on Institutional Flexibility and Self-propagating Dynamism of IT
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Kyoto Institute of Technology (2004-2005)|
Tokyo Institute of Technology (2003)
KATSUMOTO Masakazu Kyoto Institute of Technology, Faculty of Textile Science, Associate Professor -> 京都工芸繊維大学, 繊維学部, 助教授 (90272674)
WATANABE Chihiro Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Professor, 社会理工学研究科, 教授 (60220901)
KIJIMA Kyoichi Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Professor, 社会理工学研究科, 教授 (10134826)
MIYAJIMA Hideaki Waseda University, School of Commerce, Professor, 商学部, 教授 (60182028)
|Project Period (FY)
2003 – 2005
|Keywords||Techno-Economics / Management of Technology / Innovation / Institution|
The objectives of this research are to elucidate the relationship between institutional flexibility and economic impact on IT and get some policy implications for economic growth stimulated by IT. This research was induced by the observation that there was large difference between the industrial society which ended in the 1980s in advanced countries and the information society which started from the 1990s. This research is mainly focus on (i) measurement of institutional flexibility in advanced countries, (ii) formulation of an analytical model for mechanism between institutional flexibility and IT, and (iii) identification of determinants of impacts of institutional flexibility on IT.
An international network of experts was formulated for executing this research. This network has a variety of experts such as mathematicians, system scientists, and empirical researcher of IT and institutions
The main policy implications of this research are as follows.
(1) Institutional flexibility had no effect on IT diffusion in the industrial society, while it has a large impact on IT diffusion in the information society.
(2) Institutional flexibility affects to the productivity of IT investment in the information society. It means that IT investment can not improve its economy and society in the low flexibility countries such as Japan.
(3) There are many determinants of impacts of institutional flexibility on IT. The international comparative analysis demonstrates that the most positive determinants is the aggregate attitude of people to uncertainty which measured by the level of entrepreneurship.
Research Products (79 results)