吉岡(小林) 徹/Tohru Yoshioka-Kobayashi

Tohru Yoshioka-Kobayashi


Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

Areas of Expertise

  • Management of technology
  • science, technology, and innovation policy

Research Program

Reconstructing the Science and Technology Policy System


Dr. Tohru Yoshioka-Kobayashi is assistant professor at the Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University. He received his LLM from Osaka University and Doctor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2015. Prior to joining Hitotsubashi University, he worked for Mitsubishi Research Institute and the University of Tokyo.

Select Publications

Modic, D., & Yoshioka-Kobayashi, T. (2020). “Individual-level determinants of academic patent licensing to start-ups: Impacts of principal investigators’ embeddedness in the industry.” Research Handbook on Start-Up Incubation Ecosystems (pp. 349-365). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham: U.K.

Yoshioka-Kobayashi, T. (2019), “Institutional factors for academic entrepreneurship in publicly-owned universities: The case of a transition from a conservative anti-industry university collaboration culture to a leading entrepreneurial university,” Science, Technology and Society, 24(3), 423-445.

Yoshioka-Kobayashi, T., Fujimoto, T., Akiike, A. (2018), “The validity of industrial design registrations and design patents as a measurement of ‘good’ product design: A comparative empirical analysis,” World Patent Information, 53, 14-23.