Knowledge transfer across borders: integrative approaches

jointly organized by JSPS, Göttingen University and National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU)

Göttingen, January 14th - 16th, 2015


PROGRAM

January 14th

9.30 am - 12.30 pm Study tour of Göttingen

1 pm - 2 pm LUNCH at Café Botanik

4 pm - 6.30 pm OPENING SESSION, Assembly Hall

Greetings

  • Prof. Dr. Katja Triplett, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen
  • Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne, Vice President, University of Göttingen
  • Marijke Wahlers, Head of International Department, German Rectors’ Conference
  • Yuki Konagaya, M.A., Executive Director of the National Institutes for the Humanities

Keynotes

  • Prof. Dr. Atsushi Iriki 入來篤史, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako City, Japan
    Evolutionary Biology of the Human Mind: “Triadic Niche-Construction” to Advance our Knowledge/World Beyond Boundary Conditions
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Pudelko, International Business, University of Tübingen
    Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Corporations

OPENING RECEPTION, Assembly Hall

7 pm WELCOME DINNER hosted by JSPS Bonn, „Bullerjahn“


January 15th

9 am - 10.30 am SESSION I: PARADIGMS OF KNOWLEDGE, Chair: Fabian Froese

  • TRIPLETT, KATJA (University of Göttingen, Department of East Asian Studies):
    Transferring Medical and Religious Knowledge: Indian Healing Techniques in Japan
  • NAWATA, HIROSHI 縄田浩志 (Akita University, Faculty of International Resource Sciences):
    Vision for Human Culture from the Perspective of the Apex of the Oil Civilization: Ways of Living with Futurability, even in the Absence of Oil
  • IGUCHI, CHIE 井口知栄 (Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce):
    Global R&D by Japanese MNEs: Knowledge Sourcing and Transferring from Host Countries to Home Country

10.30 am - 11 am COFFEE BREAK

11 am - 12.30 pm SESSION II: SYSTEM ENCOUNTERS, Chair: Katja Triplett

  • KAZANCI, CUMA (University of Göttingen, Department for Turkish and Central Asian Studies):
    Mixed Language in Intercultural Context: Sociolinguistic Aspects in Turkish-German Youth Culture
  • USUI, TETSUYA 臼井哲也 (College of Law, Nihon University):
    Effect of Cognitive- and Affect-based Trust on Interorganizational Knowledge Transfer Across Borders: A Case Study of Shiseido’s Chinese Operations
  • ROHMANN, SEBASTIAN (University of Göttingen, Chair of Application Systems and E-business):
    Utilizing Social Software for Knowledge Transfer in Distributed Product Development Settings – Challenges and Mitigation Strategies

12.30 pm - 2 pm LUNCH

2 pm - 3.30 pm SESSION III: LINGUISTIC PARTICULARITIES, GLOBAL COMMUNICATION,
Chair: Shigemi Inaga

  • CASPER-HEHNE, HILTRAUD (University of Göttingen, Department of Intercultural German Studies):
    Intercultural Interaction Germany–Japan: Problems and Perspectives
  • SANO, MAYUKO 佐野真由子 (International Research Center for Japanese Studies):
    Diplomatic Ceremonial in Late Tokugawa Regime
  • MOOSMÜLLER, ALOIS (University of Munich, Institute for Intercultural Communication):
    Cultural Diversity in Multinational Corporations: An Ethnographic View

3.30 pm - 4 pm COFFEE BREAK

4 pm - 5.30 pm SESSION IV: EMBODIED KNOWLEDGE, Chair: Yuriko Yamanaka

  • HILDISCH, KATHARINA (University of Göttingen, Department of Business):
    Knowledge Creation in Diverse Work Groups
  • UEBA, YOKO 上羽陽子 (National Museum of Ethnology):
    Embodied Knowledge in Rabari Embroidery Patterns
  • BURCHARDT MARIAN (Max-Planck-Institute Göttingen):
    Therapeutic Habitus: Religion, Biomedicine and Healing in South Africa

7 pm CONFERENCE DINNER hosted by JSPS Bonn, „Planea“


January 16th

9 am - 10.30 am SESSION V: UNSPOKEN AND UNKNOWN FORMS OF KNOWLEDGE,
Chair: Mayuko Sano

  • IIDA, TAKU 飯田卓 (National Museum of Ethnology):
    Communicative Aspect of Bodily Knowledge: Malagasy Fishers’ Innovation in Gears and Techniques
  • SARABI, ALMASA (University of Göttingen, Department of Business):
    Shades of Subsidiary Silence
  • BOESCHEN, STEFAN (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis):
    Non-Knowledge: Addressing the Unknown While Innovating and Regulating

10.30 am - 11 am COFFEE BREAK

11 am - 12.30 pm SESSION VI: KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS, Chair: Chie Iguchi

  • MÜLLER-SEITZ, GORDON (Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Chair for Strategic Management):
    Interorganizational Practices to Manage Absorptive Capacity in a Semiconductor Industry Consortium
  • KAWAI, NORIFUMI 河合憲史 (University of Sussex, School of Business, Management & Economics):
    Vertical and Horizontal Knowledge Inflows and Subsidiary Performance: Moderating Effects of Network Characteristics
  • YAMANAKA, YURIKO 山中由里子 (National Museum of Ethnology):
    Travelling Narratives and Networks of Knowledge: The Case of the Alexander Romance

12.30 pm - 2 pm LUNCH

2 pm - 3.30 pm SESSION VII: ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE, Chair: Katja Triplett

  • INAGA, SHIGEMI 稲賀繁美 (International Research Center for Japanese Studies):
    Heritage Management as an Act of Compensation—A New Insight into Knowledge Transfer
  • BURGER, MAYA (University of Lausanne, Department of Languages and Civilizations of the Slaves and South Asia):
    What Does it Mean to be a Master of Yoga between India and Europe? Transmission of Yoga and its Reinterpretations Across Borders
  • IBUKA, YOKO 井深陽子 (Tohoku University, Graduate School of Economics and Management):
    Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical or Healthcare Interventions and its Policy Relevance

3.30 pm - 4 pm COFFEE BREAK

4 pm - 5.30 pm SESSION VIII: SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIETY,
Chair: Stefan Boeschen

  • FROESE, FABIAN (University of Göttingen, Department of Business):
    Expatriate Scientists’ Knowledge Creation
  • NAKAMURA, MASAKI 中村征樹 (Osaka University, Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences):
    Communicating “Science in Action”: Lessons Learned from March 11 and the STAP Affair
  • TERADA, AYUMI 寺田鮎美 (University of Tokyo, University Museum):
    Beyond the Boundary of the University Museum: Mobilizing Collections in Contemporary Society

5.30 pm - 6 pm CLOSING REMARKS (Froese, Triplett, Yamanaka)

7 pm FAREWELL DINNER at “Salvatore Trattoria”