University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

University-Industry Research Cooperation Societally Applied Scientific Linkage and Collaboration

University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees

Aims and Goals

This committee originated from the JSPS 23rd Committed on Small and Mid-size Businesses, which was active from 1938 through 1941. The current 118th Committee was launched in March 1948.

This committee aims to conduct wide-ranging research related to small and medium-sized enterprises that focuses on the relationships between these enterprises and industrial structures.

There have been particularly remarkable changes in the environment surrounding small and mid-sized enterprises in recent years. The objective of this committee is to take these trends into consideration and analyze the essence of small and medium-sized businesses from a variety of angles in terms of both policies and management.

Research Themes

1. Small and medium-sized businesses in transition phases
2. IT and small and mid-sized businesses
3. Formulating new integrated conceptualizations of small and medium-sized enterprises


March 1948

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 32
Industry: 4
Total membership: 36

Committee Chairperson

Hiroyuki Okamuro
Hitotsubashi University