JUNFU CHEN

Last Updated :2023/01/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
junfuhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research fields include service management, competitive strategy, and innovation management. Currently, I am interested in research on the servitization of manufacturing.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2020/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
  • 2015/10/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Associate Professor
  • 2008/04/01, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Assistant Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Tohoku University, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Japan, 2004/04, 2008/03
  • Tohoku University, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Japan, 2002/04, 2004/03

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Business Administration), Tohoku University
  • Master of Management Administration, Tohoku University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Economics : Economics : Economics and Management
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Management Sciences Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Management Sciences Program

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Management;Management

Research Keywords

  • Servitization
  • Service innovation
  • Technology innovation
  • Competitive strategy

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Academic Association for Organizational Science, Japan
  • Japan Academy of Business Administration
  • The Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management
  • Society for Serviceology

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Year, Semminar
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Introduction to Management 2
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Service management
  4. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Service management
  5. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Marketing strategy
  6. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Marketing strategy
  7. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Service management
  8. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Seminar

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Exploring the transition process of servitization: An exploratory analysis based on a survey of the Japanese general machinery and equipment manufacturing industry, co-authored with Yuki Inoue, Journal of Serviceology (in Japanese), 5(1), 1-13, 20210425
  2. A Literature Review of Servitization: Benefits, Classifications, and Strategic Decisions, The Keizai Gaku (in Japanese), 77(1), 51-70, 20191129
  3. International orientation and innovation capabilities of Japanese industrial firms, The 35th Annual IMP conference (Proceedings), 1-8, 20190828
  4. A Consideration on Serviceology in Monozukuri Field, co-authored with Hiroshi Hashimoto, Bulletin of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (in Japanese), 12, 195-200, 201901
  5. [In Chinese] Population Density and Location Choice of MNEs: Moderating Role of Behavioral Inertia, co-authored with Jiang Wang, Qiang He, Journal of International Trade, 122-132, 2015
  6. [In Chinese] Can Inter-organizational Imitation Explain in IPO Firms' Selection of Underwriters: Analysis Based on New Institutional Theory and Organizational Learning Theory, co-authored with Jiang Wang, Journal of Business Economics, 289(11), 44-53, 2015
  7. A Study of e-Learning Systems with Consideration of Learning Styles and Educational Needs: : Based on questionnaire for science and engineering students in China, co-authored with Hideki Murakoshi, Hiroshi Hashimoto, and Jinhua She, JeLA (in Japanese), 15, 3-14, 2015
  8. A Survey on Learning Styles and Educational Intention of Science and Engineering Students in China, co-authored with Hideki Murakoshi, Hiroshi Hashimoto and Jinhua She, Bulletin of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (in Japanese), 8, 219-226, 2014
  9. A proposal and design of command-based real-time navigation system supported by AR, co-authored with Seiichi Kawata, Atsushi Kimura, Osamu Okumura, Keqiang Huang, and Azusa Miyase, Bulletin of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (in Japanese), 8, 159-166, 2014
  10. [In Chinese] Immigrant Networks, Inter-organizational Imitation and Location Choice of Chinese FDI in the U.S., co-authored with Jiang Wang, Contemporary Finance & Economics, 360(11), 69-78, 2014
  11. Proposal of a new mutual-aid service to support resilient society: Simulation-based service design approach, co-authored with Seiichi Kawata, Kazuki Hirasawa, Keiichi Koyama, Shohei Ogawa, and Bo Huang, In M. Mochimaru et al. (eds), Serviceology for Services: selected papers of the 1st International Conference of Serviceology. Springer, 299-307, 2014
  12. [In Chinese] A Review of Researches on Inter-organizational Imitation in International Investment Decision-making, co-authored with Jiang Wang, Foreign Economics and Management, 35(3), 37-46, 2013
  13. A Discussion on Global Expansion in Service Industry: Principally From the Viewpoint of Cultural Effect on Hotel Reception Service in China, co-authored with Jinhua She, Hiroshi Hashimoto, and Hajime Asama, The Journal of Science Policy and Research Management (in Japanese), 27(1/2), 84-98, 2013
  14. A Proposal of the resilient life service system, Co-authored with Seiich Kawata, Kazuki Hirasawa, Keiichi Koyama, Syohei Ogawa, and Bo Huang, Bulletin of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (in Japanese), 7, 117-123, 2013
  15. A study on electric two-wheelers industry in China, Bulletin of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (in Japanese), 6, 147-151, 2012
  16. Preliminary study on a conceptual model for systems of innovation, Bulletin of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (in Japanese), 5, 159-164, 2011
  17. A study on innovation profitability and inter-firm competition, Bulletin of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (in Japanese), 4, 49-58, 2010
  18. A study on the practice of Project-Base Learning in master course of innovation for design and engineering, Bulletin of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (in Japanese), 3, 141-156, 2010
  19. Innovator's frustration and strategic uncertainty: A research on commercialization of organic light-emitting diode display in Tohoku Pioneer Corporation, The Keizai Gaku (in Japanese), 69(3), 79-98, 2008
  20. Reconsideration of innovation studies: Over the necessity of a concurrent approach, Bulletin of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (in Japanese), 2, 155-163, 2008
  21. The paradox of technological trajectories shift: A case analysis of organic light-emitting diode display, The Keizai Gaku (in Japanese), 69(1/2), 71-85, 2007

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. International orientation and innovation capabilities of Japanese industrial firms, Eunji Seo, Jaewook Kim, Junfu Chen, Insik Jeong, 35th Annual IMP Conference, 2019/08/28, Without Invitation, English, Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group, IESEG School of Management Paris-La Defense Campus, France
  2. Cognitive Gaps between Instructor and Learner in Skill Education Service, Masayuki Okuyama, Junfu Chen, The 4th International Conference on Serviceology, 2016/09/07, Without Invitation, English
  3. A command based real-time navigation system for overseas visitors supported by AR, Keqiang Huang, Atsushi Kimura, Osamu Okumura, Azuma Miyase, Seiichi Kawata, Junfu Chen, ITCA2014 and ISCIIA2014, 2014/09, Without Invitation, English
  4. Proposal of a new mutual-aid service to support resilient society, Seiichi Kawata, Junfu Chen, Kazuki Hirasawa, Keiichi Koyama, Shohei Ogawa, Bo Huang, The First International Conference on Serviceology, 2013/10, Without Invitation, English
  5. A comparison study on the use of review panel evaluations for decision-making in vehicle design by Japanese, European and U.S. Automakers, Noboru Koyama, Mikio Yamashita, Satoshi Yoshida Keiichiro Kawarabayashi, Mikio Fujito, Yasufumi Morinaga, Junfu Chen, International Conference of Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER 2010), 2010/03, Without Invitation, English

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research [KAKENHI], Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C), Theoretical extension and empirical research on servitization strategy, 2018/04, 2021/03
  2. Service Science, Solutions and Foundation Integrated Research Program [RISTEX/JST], Empirical research on co-creative skill e-learning service with visualization of experience value (Principal Investigator: Hajime Asama), Co-Investigator, 2013/10, 2016/09
  3. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research [KAKENHI], Challenging Exploratory Research, The e-Learning system with an avatar for foreign student who have various cultural background (Principal Investigator: Hideki Murakoshi), Co-Investigator, 2012/04, 2015/03
  4. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research [KAKENHI], Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Exploring the asymmetrical competition of innovation, Principal Investigator, 2010/04, 2013/03
  5. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research [KAKENHI], Scientific Research (B), Research on Panel Evaluation Methodology in Product Design Development (Principal Investigator: Noboru Koyama), Co-Investigator, 2009/04, 2012/03
  6. Service Science, Solutions and Foundation Integrated Research Program [RISTEX/JST], Feasibility Study for Observation and Identification of Service Value Emerging Process towards Adaptive Service Design by Country (Principal Investigator: Hajime Asama), Co-Investigator, 2010/10, 2011/03
  7. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research [KAKENHI], Research Activity Start-up, A study on the non-technological factors of innovation profitability, Principal Investigator, 2008/04, 2010/03