Sotaro Shibayama

Department of Technology Management for Innovation, University of Tokyo (Japan)

Sotaro Shibayama is Associate Professor at Department of Technology Management for Innovation, the University of Tokyo. His first degree is an M.S. from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Tokyo with his work in molecular biology. Afterwards, he was engaged in consulting business for the pharmaceutical industry. Subsequently, he returned to academia and earned Master of Economics and Ph.D. in the field of R&D management. His research interest includes science & technology policy and management of R&D organizations.


Shibayama, S., Walsh J.P. & Baba, Y. (2012) Academic Entrepreneurship and Exchange of Scientific Resources: Material Transfer in Life and Materials Sciences in Japanese Universities. American Sociological Review, 77(5), 804-830.

Shibayama, S. (2012) Conflict between entrepreneurship and open science, and the transition of scientific norms. Journal of Technology Transfer, 37(4), 508-531.

Shibayama, S. & Baba, Y. (2011) Sharing research tools in academia: the case of Japan. Science and Public Policy Journal, 38(8), 649-659.

Shibayama, S. (2011) Distribution of Academic Research Funds: Case of Japanese National Research Grant. Scientometrics, 88(1), 43-60.

Shibayama, S., et al. (2011) New Perspective for the Management of M&A Process: a Merger Case of a Japanese Pharmaceutical Company. Corporate Governance, 11(1), 77-89.

Shibayama, S. & Saka A. (2010) Academic Entrepreneurship in Japanese Universities: Effects of University Interventions on Entrepreneurial and Academic Activities. NISTEP Discussion Paper No.66, Tokyo Japan.

Mori, M., Ogawa. N., Tanikawa, K., Dodo, S., Shibayama, S., et al. (2008) Contribution of Structural Biology to Clinically Validated Target Proteins. Drug Discovery Today 13(11-12), 469-472.

Shibayama, S., et al. (2008) Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions on Drug Discovery: Perspective from a Case Study of a Japanese Pharmaceutical Company. Drug Discovery Today, 13(1-2), 86-93.

Shibayama, S. et al. (2002) Mechanisms of Signal Transduction - Identification of a C-terminal Region that is Required for the Nuclear Translocation of ERK2 by Passive Diffusion.Journal of Biological Chemistry, 277(40), 37777-37782.

Sato, Y., Hirakura, Y., Shibayama S., et al. (2001) β-Amyloid Peptides Inhibit Acetylcholine Release from Cholinergic Presynaptic Nerve Endings Isolated from an Electric Ray.Neuroscience Letters, 302(2-3), 97-100.

Academic awards:

International Schumpeter Society Conference Best Junior Paper Award 2012 DRUID Best Young Scholar Paper Award 2008

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