Ritsumeikan University | Graduate School of Technology Management

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Doctoral Program

  Doctoral Program Overview
Degree Doctor of Philospphy in Technology Management
Language of Instruction English and Japanese
Enrollment Semester April and September
Duration 3 Years
Enrollment Capacity 5 students

Subject List

Research Course
Doctoral Seminar Ⅰ-Ⅵ


For more details of subjects,please refer to the Online Syllabus

Requirements for Program Completion

Students will be qualified for the degree upon completion of the following requirements.

1.Period of Enrollment
In principle, students must be enrolled as a regular, full-time student in the Doctoral Program for 3 years. However, the degree may also be granted to outstanding students in less than 3 years. In this case, the minimum period of full-time enrollment is 1 year.
2.Credits Requirements
Students must obtain 2 subjects (8 credits) which will be carried on throughout 3 years are required to be taken.
Students must submit the dissertation after receiving the necessary instructions from their academic supervisor. The dissertation must be approved according to the procedure of the program and passed the final examination.

Recent Dissertation Titles

Academic Year 2021

  • An empirical study of the factors affecting customer satisfaction and intention to use food delivery apps before and during the COVID-19 in Thailand

Academic Year 2020

  • The Role of Innovation Policy and Science Communication in Accepting New Food Technology

Academic Year 2019

  • A Study of Nonaka’s Wise Leader Practices and An Image of Leadership from the Perspective of Subordinates, to Promote Management Innovation Performance via Stimulating Employee’s Knowledge Sharing Aspiration

Academic Year 2018

  • A System Dynamics Modelling for Healthcare Demand and Smartphone-based Technology Adoption in Malaysian Public Hospitals

Academic Year 2017

  • Exploring Knowledge Process and Organizational Culture to Promote Individual Learning: An Empirical Study in Science Museums
  • Maximization of Energy Safety Using Neuro-Fuzzy Systems

Academic Year 2015

  • Alliance Management during Joint Development between Corporations -Investigation into important items when undertaking joint development and examination of a general-purpose model-
  • Market Creation for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles:Infrastructure Dependent New Products and Expectations
  • Implicit Patent Alliance Acquiring the Appropriability of Innovation

Academic Year 2014

  • Exploratory research on collaboration: Approach to individual, organization and strategy
  • Institutional study of the regional brand protection system in Japan
  • Demonstration of design-driven innovation: Analysis of intellectual property information
  • Technological Innovation System Building for Diffusion of Solar Energy Technology in Developing Countries: A Multilevel Analysis in Ethiopia

Academic Year 2013

  • An Empirical Analysis on the Promotion of MOT based Training Comparing Japanese and International Institutions
  • The Mediation Roles of Social Capital on University spin-off Performance. Lessons from Regional Universities in Japan
  • An Assessment of Customer Satisfaction in Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) in Bangladesh- Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • A study on Collaboration between Medical Professionals and Japanese Small and Medium-Sized Industrial Enterprises
  • Capabilities of the Business Manager in a Family Business - Research on the Capabilities of Manager Responsible for Innovation-