Kanetaka M. Maki is the Japan Program Research Associate at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and an International Affiliated Fellow at National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP).
Maki’s research interests are in the fields of socio-economics of innovation & entrepreneurship, science policy, and university-industry technology transfer. He has three streams of research contribution: (1) the institutional design of entrepreneurship in connection with research universities; (2) startup success rates; and (3) comparative quantitative research, in particular innovation streams in Japan.
Prior to coming to the US, Maki served as a Founding Chief Officer of SIV Entrepreneur Laboratory at Keio University in Japan. He has designed and overseen courses and programs on entrepreneurship at Keio University. Additionally, he actively involved as committee member of "Basic Research for Academic Entrepreneurship" hosted by Minister of Economy, Trading and Industry and several others to create effective academic entrepreneurship model in Japan.
Maki holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of California, San Diego. He received M.A. in Media and Governance and B.A. in Environmental Information, both from Keio University.