Double-loop bench marking methods in the era of data deluge: An empirical scientometric study and assessment of Japan's Galapagos syndrome in scientific research activities

Nobuyuki Shirakawa, Takao Furukawa, Kazuhiro Hayashi, Masatoshi Tamamura

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Abstract

This paper addresses the need for reliable measurement guidelines for organizations or entities in the turbulent environment of our era of data deluge. Based upon conceptual and empirical research in bibliometrics, we suggest an analytical approach to benchmarking the technology management of surprising and potentially damaging phenomena. In order to do so, we propose a method called 'double-loop benchmarking,' which consists of two steps: (1) structural benchmarking, based upon social relationships between actors and actants, and (2) projecting transaction data accumulated through daily business processes as benchmark indicators based upon the social relationships empirically measured in the first step. This paper can be seen as part of a broader agenda for how to manage during continuous but unpredictable change in circumstances of open ignorance. As an empirical study in bibliometrics, we propose a methodological improvement in scientometrics using data repurposing and triangulations. An international comparative analysis reveals empirical evidence that Japan's dynamic technology portfolio on research activities in the fields of electrics, electronics, information, and communications has consistently deviated from that in global trends since the 1990s. This phenomenon, which may be described as the 'Galapagos Syndrome,' is a strategic pitfall under the dynamic technology paradigm change.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructure and Service Integration
EditorsDundar F. Kocaoglu, Gary Perman, Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, Tugrul U. Daim, Timothy R. Anderson, Kiyoshi Niwa
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2799-2806
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843304
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 10
Event2014 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2014 - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 2014 Jul 272014 Jul 31

Publication series

NamePICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings: Infrastructure and Service Integration

Other

Other2014 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2014
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period14/7/2714/7/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Transportation

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    Shirakawa, N., Furukawa, T., Hayashi, K., & Tamamura, M. (2014). Double-loop bench marking methods in the era of data deluge: An empirical scientometric study and assessment of Japan's Galapagos syndrome in scientific research activities. In D. F. Kocaoglu, G. Perman, D. C. Kozanoglu, T. U. Daim, T. R. Anderson, & K. Niwa (Eds.), PICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings: Infrastructure and Service Integration (pp. 2799-2806). [6921301] (PICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings: Infrastructure and Service Integration). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..