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Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2017-18

November 2018

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2017-18 is now available.Download it for information on the wide variety of Center research from the the past academic year, Shorenstein APARC...

Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan Final Report

October 2018

On August 9, 2018, the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) hosted a conference, “Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan" with support from the Acceleration Program...

The persistence of entrepreneurship and innovative immigrants

March 2018

Ethnicity and immigration status may play a role in entrepreneurship and innovation, yet the impact of university entrepreneurship education on this relationship is under-explored.

ProZorro - From a Volunteer Initiative to a Major State Reform

March 2018

This case examines the decision process of a team of volunteers that started a public procurement reform named ProZorro.

Abenomics and Japan's Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Is the Third Arrow Pointed in the Right Direction for Global Competition in the Digital Era of Silicon Valley?

March 2018

Given that much of the global leadership in value creation over the past couple of decades has been driven by the Silicon Valley model – not only a geographic region but a distinct ecosystem of...

Artificial Intelligence: The Algorithmic Revolution Driving the Next Industrial Transformation

March 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming one of the underlying drivers of the next wave of industrial transformations.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2017

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Womenomics, the Workplace, and Women Final Report

March 2017

The Japan Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), with the generous support of the United States-Japan Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,...

Capital Market Regulation in Japan after the Global Financial Crisis

December 2015

This paper is examines the evolution of Japan’s capital markets and the related regulatory reforms after the Global Financial Crisis.

Teaching Values and Purpose for Social Change

September 2015

View the original article on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website here.As more students look to pursue meaningful careers in the social sector, it is imperative that educational...

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2015

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Serious Business: Diminishing the Size of the Informal Sector in Medellin, Colombia

April 2015

The new mayor of Medellin, Sergio Fajardo, arrived to office in 2004 pledging to remake the social contract between society and the state.

Establishing the Individual Credit Registry System in China

April 2015

This case examines (i) why governments must play a leadership role to ensure the creation of a credit information system (CIS) that is designed to encourage banks and other domestic financial...

New Channels Dialogue 2015 Final Report

April 2015

In its second year, the Stanford-Sasakawa Peace Foundation New Channels Dialogue focused on innovation.

Getting Special Economic Zones to Work in Tanzania

March 2015

Tanzania spent years trying to attract foreign investment using Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

Reforming the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Post-Revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia

April 2014

Ongoing upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia since the 2011 revolutions indicates high levels of dissatisfaction with the political order, and expresses a deep desire for a drastic remodeling of the...

Are Elite University Graduates Aiding China’s Transition to an Innovation-based Economy? Results from a Career Choices Survey among Would-be Innovators in China and the United States

December 2013

This paper reports on a survey conducted among more than 800 engineering students at elite universities in China and the United States.

Understanding the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Tunisia and Egypt

December 2013

Why has private entrepreneurship in Egypt and Tunisia remained underdeveloped despite decades of economic liberalization and private sector-friendly incentives and reforms?

Social Entrepreneurship: Why is It Important Post Arab Spring?

December 2012

This white paper comments on the challenges and opportunities facing social entrepreneurship in the Arab world after the Arab Spring, with policy recommendations for the development community.

The China Greentech Report 2012

May 2012

The China Greentech Report 2012, released by the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI), is the third annual update of recent developments in the greentech sector in China.

Failure is an Option: Institutional Reform, Bankruptcy, and New Firm Performance

February 2012

How does bankruptcy reform influence the entry and performance of ventures in Japan?Entrepreneurship is now at the center of many policy questions related to economic growth, employment opportunity...

Entrepreneurship in Japan’s ICT Sector: Opportunities and Protection from Japan’s Telecommunications Regulatory Regime Shift

January 2012

Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship played a critical role in transforming Japan’s telecommunications sector.

Diversity in patterns of industry evolution: the emergence of the service robot industry in Japan

December 2011

How do new industries emerge? The aim of this paper is to provide an answer to this question by focusing on the knowledge dimension of this process.

Trading Company Relationships as an Integrated Network for Innovation: Evidence from Two ‘Ordinary’ Industries of Textiles and Steel

December 2011

There is a large literature on innovation and the importance of a node and a network asimportant to creating an environment for such innovation.

People

Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Jaclyn Selby Research Scholar at APARC
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Portrait of Elin Matsumae Elin Matsumae Research Assistant, Japan Program
Wesley Koo SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January-April 2016
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship
Dinsha Mistree Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Nan Jia Visiting Scholar at APARC
Portrait of George Krompacky George Krompacky Publications Manager
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL