Dr. Michiko Iizuka

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
7. Social Protection
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Michiko Iizuka is a policy specialist in the field of development, innovation in the area of sustainability, natural resources and agriculture in developing and emerging countries.

Michiko is professor at the National Graduate Research Institute on Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan from April, 2018. At GRIPS, she works on the Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy in meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  She also holds positions as affiliated fellow at UNU-MERIT and associated fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at University of Sussex.

Prior to joining GRIPS, she was a research fellow at United Nations University Maastricht Economic and social Research and training center for Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT: 2008-2018), a researcher at the International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ: 1993-1996, 2000-2002) and as an environmental officer at United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (UNECLAC: 1997-2000).

She holds a DPhil in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, University of Sussex, an MPhil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at University of Sussex and a Post Graduate Diploma on Environment Management from the Imperial College, University of London.

 




Selected publications by Michiko Iizuka


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Keijser, Charlotte & Michiko Iizuka, 2018, Looking Beyond Global Value Chains in Capacity Development: The Case of the IT-Enabled Service (ITES) Sector in South Africa, European Journal of Development Research , 30(3): 442-461, DOI: doi:10.1057/s41287-017-0110-7, More information
Keijser, Charlotte & Michiko Iizuka, 2017, Looking Beyond Global Value Chains in Capacity Development: The Case of the IT-Enabled Service (ITES) Sector in South Africa, The European Journal of Development Research, DOI: doi:10.1057/s41287-017-0110-7
Iizuka, Michiko & Mulu Gebreeyesus, 2017, ‘Discovery’ of non-traditional agricultural exports in Latin America: diverging pathways through learning and innovation, Innovation and Development, DOI: : 10.1080/2157930X.2017.1355771
Iizuka, Michiko & Mulu Gebreeyesus, 2017, Using Functions of Innovation Systems to Understand the SuccessfulEmergence of Non-traditional Agricultural Export Industriesin Developing Countries: Cases from Ethiopia and Chile, The European Journal of Development Research, 29(2): 384-403, DOI: 10.1057/s41287-016-0004-0
Thutupalli, Ajay & Michiko Iizuka, 2016, Catching-up in agricultural innovation: the case of Bacillus thuringiensis cotton in India, Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(6): 923-940, DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtv055
Lema, Rasmus, Michiko Iizuka & Rainer Walz, 2015, Introduction to low-carbon innovation and development: insights and future challenges for research, Innovation and Development, 5: 173-187, DOI: 10.1080/2157930X.2015.1065096
Iizuka, Michiko, 2015, Diverse and uneven pathways towards transition to low carbon development: the case of solar PV technology in China, Innovation and Development, 5: 241-261, DOI: 10.1080/2157930X.2015.1049850
Iizuka, Michiko & Jorge Katz, 2015, Globalisation, sustainability and the role of institutions: The case of the chilean salmon industry, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 106: 140-153, DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12132, More information
Iizuka, Michiko, 2014, Innovation Systems Framework: Still Useful for New Challenges?, The Ritsumeikan Economic Review, 62(5&6): 83-98
Bodas Freitas, Isabel, Michiko Iizuka & Eva Dantas, 2012, The Kyoto mechanisms and the diffusion of renewable energy technologies in the BRICS, Energy Policy, 42: 118-128, DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.11.055, More information
Bodas Freitas, Isabel & Michiko Iizuka, 2012, Openness to international markets and the diffusion of standards compliance in Latin America. A multi level analysis, Research Policy, 41: 201-215, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2011.08.001, More information
Bodas Freitas, Isabel & Michiko Iizuka, 2012, Openness to International Markets and the diffusion of standards compliance in Latin America. A multilevel analysis, Research Policy, 41(1): 201-215
Bodas Freitas, Isabel, Eva Dantas & Michiko Iizuka, 2012, The Kyoto mechanism and the diffusion of renewable energy technologies in the BRICS, Energy Policy, 40: 118-128
Gebreeyesus, Mulu & Michiko Iizuka, 2011, Discovery of Flower Industry in Ethiopia: Experimentation and Coordination, Journal of Globalization and Development, 2(2): 1837-1948, More information
Iizuka, Michiko & Jorge Katz, 2011, Natural Resource Industries, 'Tragedy of the Commons' and the Case of Chilean Salmon Farming, International Journal of Institutions and Economies, 3(2): 259-286, More information
Iizuka, Michiko, 2009, Standards as a platform for innovation and learning in the global economy; a case study of the Chilean salmon farming industry, International Journal of Technological learning, innovation and Development, 2(4): 274-293
Iizuka, Michiko, 2005, Technological capability building by developing countries in the new global production system: empirical findings from the Chilean salmon farming industry, Raten Amerika Ronshu (Latin American Studies), 39, More information
Iizuka, Michiko, 2003, Role of NGO in Policy making process: case of air pollution in Santiago, Chile, Raten Amerika Repoto, 20(1)
Iizuka, Michiko, 1998, Expansion of Santiago Metropolitan Region and air pollution, Raten Amerika Repoto, 15(3)


Book chapters
Iizuka, Michiko, Carlo Pietrobelli & Fernando Vargas, 2019, The Potential for Innovation in Mining Value Chains. Evidence from Latin America, in: A. Daly, D. Humphreys, J. Raffo and G. Valacchi, Innovation in Mining, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK
Iizuka, Michiko, Pedro Roje & Valentina Vera, 2016, The Development of Salmon Aquaculture in Chile into an Internationally Competitive Industry: 1985–2007, in: Hosono, Akio, Iizuka, Michiko, Katz, Jorge (Eds.), Chile’s Salmon Industry Policy Challenges in Managing Public Goods, Springer, Berlin, Germany, More information
Iizuka, Michiko & Juan Pablo Zanlungo, 2016, Environmental Collapse and Institutional Restructuring: The Sanitary Crisis in the Chilean Salmon Industry, in: Hosono, Akio, Iizuka, Michiko, Katz, Jorge (Eds.), Chile’s Salmon Industry Policy Challenges in Managing Public Goods, Springer, Berlin, Germany, More information
Iizuka, Michiko, 2016, Transformation of Institutions: Crisis and Change in Institutions for Chilean Salmon Industry, in: Hosono, Akio, Iizuka, Michiko, Katz, Jorge (eds), Chile’s Salmon Industry:Policy Challenges in Managing Public Goods, Springer, Berlin, Germany, More information
Iizuka, Michiko, Eva Dantas & Isabel Bodas Freitas, 2015, The Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies in the BRICS, in: Wim Naude,Adam Szirmai, Nobuya Haraguchi (eds), Structural Change and Industrial Development in the BRICS, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, More information
Iizuka, Michiko & Luc Soete, 2013, Catching Up in the 21st Century: Globalization, Knowledge and Capacities in Latin America, a Case for Natural Resource Based Activities, in: G. Dutrenit, K. Lee, R. Nelson, L. Soete and A. Vera-Cruz (eds), Learning, Capacity Building and Innovation for Development, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Iizuka, Michiko & Jorge Katz, 2012, Natural Resource Industries, "Tragedy of the Commons" and the Case of Chilean Salmon Farming, in: Carlo Pietrobelli and Rajah Rasiah (eds), Evidence-based Development Economics: Essays in Honor of Sanjaya Lall, University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur
Iizuka, Michiko, 2010, Innovation system through collaboration case of Salmon cluster in Chile (In Japanese) , in: Yoichi Koike, Yuji Tanaka (eds), Revitalizing regional Economy - lessons from Latin American Industrial Cluster, Shinhyouron, Japan
Iizuka, Michiko, 2010, Kyodo ga umidasu kakushin shisutemu (Innovation system emerging from the collaboration), in: Chiiki keizai wa Yomigaeru (Re generation of Regional Economy), Shinhyoron, Tokyo, Japan, Vol. 2
Iizuka, Michiko, 2010, Kyodo ga umidasu kakushin sisutemu (Creating innovation system through collective action), in: Yuji Tanaka Yoishi Koike (eds), Chiiki keizaiha yomigaeruka (Can regional economy be regenerated?), Shinhyoron publisher, Tokyo, Japan
Iizuka, Michiko, 2009, Chapter 8 Low tech’ industry: a new path for development? The case of the salmon farming industry in Chile, in: Malerba, Franco and Sunil Mani (eds.), Sectoral Systems of Innovation and Production in Developing Countries: Actors, Structure and Evolution, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, More information
Iizuka, Michiko, 2004, The importance of citizen awareness in controlling air pollution in metropolitan areas of Latin America: the theoretical framework (also in Spanish), in: Daniela Simioni (ed.), Air Pollution and Citizen Awareness(also in Spanish), Libros de la CEPAL, United Nations, Santiago de Chile


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Hosono, Akio, Michiko Iizuka & Jorge Katz (eds.), 2016, Chile’s Salmon Industry. Policy Challenges in Managing Public Goods, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 210pages, 210 pp, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Michiko Iizuka, 2020, How does innovation take place in the mining industry? Understanding the logic behind innovation in a changing context, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-019
Iizuka, Michiko & Yoko Ikeda, 2019, Regulation and innovation under Industry 4.0: Case of medical/healthcare robot, HAL by Cyberdyne, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-038
Iizuka, Michiko, Carlo Pietrobelli & Fernando Vargas, 2019, The Potential for innovation in mining value chains. Evidence from Latin America, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-033
Iizuka, Michiko, Fernando Vargas & Jakob Baumann, 2017, Financial mechanism to invest in knowledge from natural resource revenues: Experiences from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Peru, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-042
Iizuka, Michiko & Hugo Hollanders, 2017, The need to customise innovation indicators in developing countries, This paper has been revised made available as a GRIPS discussion paper (#2019-29): Permalink : http://doi.org/10.24545/00001723, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-032
Keijser, Charlotte & Michiko Iizuka, 2017, Pathways for capacity building in heterogeneous value chains: Evidence from the case of IT-enabled services in South Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-012
Iizuka, Michiko & Ajay Thutupalli, 2014, Globalization, the rise of biotechnology and catching up in agricultural innovation: The case of Bt technology in India, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-054
Iizuka, Michiko, 2014, Diverse and uneven pathways towards transition to low carbon development: The case of diffusion of solar PV technology in China, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-002
Iizuka, Michiko, 2013, Innovation systems framework: still useful in the new global context?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-005
Iizuka, Michiko & Jorge Katz, 2012, Globalization and the changing institution for sustainability: The case of the Salmon farming industry in Chile, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-063
Iizuka, Michiko & Mulu Gebreeyesus, 2012, A systemic perspective in understanding the successful emergence of non-traditional exports: two cases from Africa and Latin America, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-052
Iizuka, Michiko & Luc Soete, 2011, Catching up in the 21st century: Globalization, knowledge & capabilities in Latin America, a case for natural resource based activities, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-071
Iizuka, Michiko & Jorge Katz, 2010, Natural resource industries, 'tragedy of the commons' and the case of Chilean salmon farming, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2010-061
Bodas Freitas, Isabel, Eva Dantas & Michiko Iizuka, 2010, The global institutional frameworks and the diffusion of renewable energy technologies in the BRICS countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2010-045
Gebreeyesus, Mulu & Michiko Iizuka, 2010, Discovery of the flower industry in Ethiopia: experimentation and coordination, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2010-025
Iizuka, Michiko & Yari Borbon-Galvez, 2009, Compliance with the private standards and capacity building of national institutions under globalization: new agendas for developing countries?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2009-025
Iizuka, Michiko, 2009, Standards as a platform for innovation and learning in the global economy: a case study of Chilean salmon farming industry, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2009-004


External working papers
Iizuka, Michiko & Hugo Hollanders, 2020, Innovation Indicators: for a critical reflection on their use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), GRIPS Discussion Paper 19-29, More information
Iizuka, Michiko, Fernando Vargas, Jakob Baumann, Osvaldo Urzua & Alejandra Wood, 2016, Discovering new Public-Private Partnerships for productive and technological development in emerging mining countries, This is the output from IDRC/REDSUR project on 'Future of Extractive Industries in Latin America and Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities in Science, Technology and Innovation'
Iizuka, Michiko & Isabel Bodas Freitas, 2008, Standards compliance as an alternative learning opportunity under globalization in Latin America, SPRU Electronic Working Paper Series SEWP 172, More information


Research reports
Iizuka, Michiko, 2017, Using Innovation Indicators for SDG: Identifying the Challenges, This work was submitted to UNESCO based on the presentation made at the 'High-level International Forum: UNESCO Mexico-Government of the State of Guanajuato, Innovation for Sustainable Development' on September 11-15, 2017, 24(pp)
Iizuka, Michiko & Hans-Erik Edsand, 2017, Scientific support to the analysis of technological innovation systems in India for Wind energy, Photovoltaic, and Light Emitting Diodes, This report is submitted to Fraunhofer Institue for System and Innovation (ISI) as a part of contract research, 55pages
Hollanders, Hugo, René Wintjes, Adriana van Cruysen & Michiko Iizuka, 2010, Monitoring & evaluation: best practices from Austria, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden, A report by UNU-MERIT, commissioned by INECONChile for evaluation of Chilean monitoring and evaluation system for innovation policy, pp 206
Hollanders, Hugo, René Wintjes, Adriana van Cruysen & Michiko Iizuka, 2010, Monitoring & evaluation: best practices from Austria, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden. A report by UNU-MERIT, commissioned by INECONChile for evaluation of Chilean monitoring and evaluation system for innovation policy, pp 206
Katz, Jorge, Michiko Iizuka & Samuel Munoz, 2010, Impacto de la crisis sanitaria del salmon y Recomendaciones para la re-estructuracion de la industria, Comissioned by Chilean Economic Development Agency, pp 98
MacDonald, Joan, Daniela Simioni & Michiko Iizuka, 1998, Sustainable Development of Human Settlements: Achievements and challenges in housing and urban policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, Working document for High level ministerial meeting for Housing and Urban environment areas in Latin America and Caribbean regions. Later published as Environmental studies series No. 7 at Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean UNECLAC


Proceedings
Iizuka, Michiko & Jorge Katz, 2010, Natural resource industries, ’tragedy of the commons’ and the case of Chilean salmon farming, in: Refereed conference proceedings for Japan International Society for Development Studies, Waseda University
Borbon-Galvez, Yari & Michiko Iizuka, 2009, Compliance with the private standards and capacity building of national institutions under globalization: new agendas for developing countries?, in: Susan E. Cozzens and Pablo Catalán (ed), Proceedings of the 2009 Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, Conference proceedings, 1-8, More information


Conference contributions
Iizuka, Michiko & Joanna Chataway, 2017, Special Session1.3: A discussion about framework for promoting innovation, mutual learning and collaboration among donor agencies, 15th Globelics International Conference, Innovation and Capacity Building in the Context of Financialisation and Uneven Development of the Global Economy: New Roles for the State, Productive Sector and Social Actors
Iizuka, Michiko & Hugo Hollanders, 2017, Innovation Indicators: Towards a user's guide for developing countries, 15th Globelics International conference: Innovation and Capacity Building in the Context of Financialisation and Uneven Development of the Global Economy: New Roles for the State, Productive Sector and Social Actors
Iizuka, Michiko, Fernando Vargas & Jakob Baumann, 2016, Sustainable management of natural resources via enhanced knowledge bases: Experiences from four Latin American countries, TIPS ANNUAL FORUM: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND THE MINING ECONOMY Johannesburg, South Africa
Iizuka, Michiko & Hugo Hollanders, 2016, Innovation Indicators: Towards a User's guide, 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, Valencia, Spain
Iizuka, Michiko, Osvaldo Urzua, Alejandra Wood & Jakob Baumann, 2016, Discovering new public-Private Partnerships for productive and technological development in emerging mining countries, SPRU 50th Anniversary Conference, Brighton, UK
Iizuka, Michiko, Jakob Baumann & Fernando Vargas, 2016, Sustainable management of natural resources via enhancing knowledge base: experiences from Latin American countries, SPRU 50th Anniversary Conference, Brighton, UK
Baumann, Jakob, Michiko Iizuka & Fernando Vargas, 2016, Sustainable management of natural resources via enhancing knowledge base: Experiences from four Latin American countries, SPRU 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK.
Iizuka, Michiko & Jorge Katz, 2010, Natural resource industries, 'tragedy of commons' and the case of Chilean salmon farming, 8th International Conference Globelics 2010 Making innovation Work for Society:Linking, Leveraging and Learning. University of Malaya, kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bodas Freitas, Isabel, Eva Dantas & Michiko Iizuka, 2010, The role of global institutional frameworks on the diffusion of renewable energy technologies in teh BRICS countries, TEchnical Change: History, Economics and Policy. A conference in Honour of Nick von Tunzelmann (Nickfest),Brighton, SPRU, University of Sussex March 26-7, 2010
Iizuka, Michiko, 2009, System building fro better policy alignment in the South: the case of salmon farming industry in Chile, Globelics conference, Dakar, Senegal, 2009, October, 6-8, 2009
Bodas Freitas, Isabel, Eva Dantas & Michiko Iizuka, 2009, Are BRICS making the transition towards clean energy systems?, Associacion Iberoamericana de Gestion Technologica (ALTEC), XIII Seminario Latino-Iberoamericano de Gestion Technolgica, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia 25, 26, 27 de noviembre
Bodas Freitas, Isabel, Eva Dantas & Michiko Iizuka, 2009, Are BRICS making the transition towards clean energy systems?”, European Association for Evolutional Political Economy, Amsterdam, Nov. 6-8, 2009
Gebreeyesus, Mulu & Michiko Iizuka, 2009, Discovery of successful non-traditional exports in Ethiopia and Chile: experimentation and coordination, presented at an international workshop "Pathways to Industrialization in the 21st Century" organized by UNIDO, UNU-MERIT, and UNU-WIDER in October 22-23, 2009, Maastricht
Iizuka, Michiko, 2008, From scale to network? Global governance of standards in a North-South Perspective: a case from Chilean salmon industry, 12th International Schumpeter Society Conference 2008, Rio de Janeiro July 2-5, 2008
Iizuka, Michiko & Yari Borbon-Galvez, 2008, Compliance with the private standards and capacity building of national institutions under globalization: new agendas for developing countries?, International Workshop on Globalization, Global Governance and Private Standards, Leuven, Belgium November, 4-5, 2008


Briefs
Gault, Fred, Michiko Iizuka, Elisa Calza, Philippe Mawoko & Almamy Konté, 2018, Innovation for Development in West Africa: Challenges for Promoting ST&I Policy, This is the second in a series of workshops on the ‘Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies for Africa’ (DEIP-Africa), reflecting the great interest of African regions in Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) policies and their social and economic impacts. Representatives of 12 countries from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in Côte d’Ivoire from 25-29 September 2017 to discuss existing policies and their development, in light of the African Union Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024), and the broader African Union Agenda 2063. This event provided a platform to examine diversity within ECOWAS and common challenges to be met, More information
Iizuka, Michiko, Philippe Mawoko, Fred Gault & Howard Hudson (eds.), 2015, Innovation for Development in Southern and Eastern Africa: Challenges for Promoting ST&I Policy, After three decades of trial and error, innovation policy is now taking off in Africa. The African Union recently devised a new strategy called the ‘Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024)’ in parallel with each member country’s efforts to harness ST&I policy, More information


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Iizuka, Michiko, 2017, Using innovation indicators for SDG: identifying the Challenge, This presentation is made at High-Level International Forum on Innovation for Sustainable Development hosted by State of Guanafato, Mexico and UNESCO office in Mexico between 11-15th September, 2017, pp. 16
Iizuka, Michiko, 2017, Salmon industry in Chile: how to ensure further development?, Book launch, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Iizuka, Michiko, 2017, Natural Resources and Development, Young Scholars Initiatives (YSI), Webinar, Institute for New Economic Thinking
Iizuka, Michiko, 2016, 'Reversing the curse?' What are the pathways and pitfalls for innovation in the mining sector in developing countries, Workshop at UNU-MERIT, 7 December 2016
Iizuka, Michiko, Eva Dantas & Isabel Bodas Freitas, 2012, The Production and Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies in teh BRICS countries, Background paper for UNIDO-UNU-MERIT publication, Structural Change, Poverty Reduction and Industrial Policy in the BRICS. Presented at Workshop, The Untold Story: Structural Change for Poverty Reduction-The case of the BRICS, in Vienna, 16-17 August 201
Katz, Jorge & Michiko Iizuka, 2010, Impacto de la crisis sanitaria del salmón y recomendaciones para la re-estructuración de la industria, Publication from Production, Productivity and Management Division of United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago Chile, (in Spanish), pp 98
Gebreeyesus, Mulu & Michiko Iizuka, 2010, Experimentation and Co-ordination as Industrial Policy: Examples from Ethiopia and Chile, WIDER Angle Newsletter
Gebreeyesus, Mulu & Michiko Iizuka, 2010, Experimentation and coordination as Industrial Policy: examples from Ethiopia and Chile, Featured article for WIDER ANGLE, UNU-WIDER, pp3


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