AcademicsFaculty Information

SODA Yoshinobu

Doctor of System Design and Management (Keio University)
Officeシ啌oom 721
Office Hoursシ啗ednesday AM (please contact me by email before visiting)
Link to Research Mapシ

Courses to Offer

Design Thinking , System Thinking
Regional Revitalization
Regional Collaboration

Summary of the Research Undertaken

I am conducting interdisciplinary research on the theme of innovation, targeting social and business systems. In addition to theoretical research, I also conduct empirical research based on my practical experience in business and government, with the aim of realizing my research results and implementing them in society.

Research Themes

Ecosystem for Regional Innovation,
New Business Creation Process Development in Enterprises,
Architecture of Smart Cities,
Organizational Change and Digital Transformation in Public Administration,
Spread of open data and open government,
Organizational Transformation and Digital Transformation in Enterprises,
Servitization of manufacturing industry,
Development of environment and energy business, and
Architecture of Smart Agriculture


Details of the Research

I am conducting interdisciplinary and empirical research mainly on the following three points with the perspective of digital transformation.

  1. I am studying the platform for co-creation of social innovation among government, business, universities, and NPOs in society. I am trying to construct a new system model mainly on the following concepts: regional clusters, future centers, living labs, multi-stakeholder processes, open data, open government, smart cities, and citizen participation.
  2. I am studying management for innovation and new business creation methods in companies. I am trying to construct a new system model mainly on the following concepts: open innovation, CSV strategy, service dominant logic, servitization of manufacturing, innovation center, venture collaboration, acceleration program, internal entrepreneurship development, and change leadership.
  3.  I am studying the transformation of individual consciousness and behavior from the perspective of well-being.


List of Papers

  • The Inclusive Design Process for Regional Innovationシ From the Case Study of Obstacle Capture Department Project

  • Values for Individuals in AI Society and Their Trade-off: Analysis of Guidelines in Japan, the US and Europe

  • The Feature Analysis of Open Data Cities in japan

  • The Feature Analysis of the Pacesetting Citizen College towards Citizen Participation
  • Concept Design of Japanese Future Center based on Investigation of Future Centers in the World

Books and Other Publications

  • Chijo : open data
  • A Roadmap for Regional Revitalization

Professional Qualifications

  • Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant.

Key Words of the Research

Social Innovation, Social Systems Design, Digital Transformation ,Regional revitalization, Business Strategy, CSV(Creating Shared Value), Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Venture


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