Tomoaki Watanabe

FacultyThe Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM)
PositionProfessor
Last Updated: May 22, 2020 at 21:31

Researcher Profile & Settings

Name

    Tomoaki Watanabe

Affiliation

  • The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) Professor

Degree

  • Ph.D in Mass Communication, M.A. in Telecommunications(Indiana University at Bloomington)
  • M.A. in Telecommunications(インディアナ大学)

Association Memberships

    International Telecommunications Society, The Japan Society for Information and Communication Research, Inforsocionomics Society

Committee Memberships

  • 2013- TodayCommonSphere Executive Director
  • Dec. 2012- TodayWorking Group on Rules, Usages and Other Issues, e-Government Practitioners' Conference, National IT Strategic Headquarters Deputy Chair
  • Dec. 2012- Todaye-Government Practitioners' Conference, National IT Strategic Headquarters Member
  • 20112013Creative Commons Japan Executive Director
  • Dec. 2009Dec. 2011Working Team on Contracting and Usage, Legal Subcommittee, Copyright Committee, The Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs Observer
  • 2009- TodayICPC, Information and Communication Policy Conference Programming Committee Member

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Jun. 2015- TodayProject Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
  • Jun. 2015- TodayExecutive Research Fellow, Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan
  • Apr. 2014May 2015Executive Research Fellow/ Associate Professor/ General Manager for Research Division, Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan
  • Apr. 2013- TodayExecutive Research Fellow, Associate Professor& General Manager for Research Project Division, Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan
  • Apr. 2012Mar. 2013Senior Research Fellow& Associate Professor, Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan
  • 2010- TodayVisiting Lecturer, University of Tokyo, Sacred Heart Uniersity, International University of Japan
  • Apr. 2009Mar. 2012Senior Research Fellow& Assistant Professor, Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan
  • 2009Senior Research Fellow, Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan
  • Jun. 2008Mar. 2009Research Fellow, Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy
  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy
  • Humanities & social sciences / New fields in law
  • Humanities & social sciences / Library/information science, humanistic/social informatics

Research Interests

    open data, collective intelligence, open strategies, network neutrality, information society, information and telecommunications policies

Published Papers

  • Social network productivity in the use of SNS
    Remy Magnier-Watanabe, Michiko Yoshida, Tomoaki Watanabe
    JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 14(6) 910-927 2010 [Refereed]
    Purpose - This paper aims to focus on the effect of intranet-based social networking services (SNS) on the activity of the firm, in particular on the change in the number of business connections and on the time and cost-savings brought about by such SNS. Design/methodology/approach - The authors hypothesize that the use of intranet-based SNS positively influences "social network productivity" defined as the relationship between interconnectedness and knowledge performance, whereby an increase in the number of business contacts may result in a shortened and less costly retrieval of work-relevant knowledge. Drawing on a large sample of Japanese respondents, a taxonomy based on levels of organizational social capital and innovativeness was used to assess the moderating effects of social capital and innovativeness on social network productivity Findings - SNS were found to mildly improve efficiency in accessing knowledge or in increasing the number of business contacts. More importantly this study reveals that in using intranet-based SNS, companies with both higher social capital and innovativeness displayed higher social network productivity Research limitations/implications - The use of SNS was treated implicitly and should therefore be measured independently and detailed data on the respondents' organizations would be useful to reveal organizational clusters. Practical implications - Because fostering social capital and innovativeness rests largely on the firm's organizational culture, leaders who want to implement SNS effectively should pay special attention to the culture of their organization. Originality/value - In the use of business SNS, practitioners need to consider particular organizational characteristics that may affect the effectiveness of intranet-based SNS.

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Looking back openness movements in Europe
    Tomoaki Watanabe
     Mar. 2015
    招待有り
  • Social Networking Service in the Crisis and Immediate Post-Catastrophe Response Processes
    M. Shoji, T. Watanabe, S. Toyofuku
    J-RAPID Symposium Mar. 2013
    招待有り
  • OKF Japan Initiative
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    Open Knowledge Foundation Winter Summit Feb. 2013
    招待有り
  • Expanding Frontiers of Open Education through Creative Commons
    Tomoaki Watanabe
     Dec. 2012
  • Recent Copyright Activism in Japan
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    Digital Rights Camp Dec. 2012
  • Open Data Policy Development in Japan: Drivers and Challenges
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum Jul. 2012
  • Role of SNS and Virtual Organizations in the Crisis and Post Immediate Post-Catastrophe Response Process of the 3/11 Japan Disaster
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    Japan and New Zealand RAPIDS and Research Needs Workshop Feb. 2012
    招待有り

Misc

  • Economic benefits of open data: Estimates and policy evaluation
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    行政&情報システム(2014年8月号) 24-28 Aug. 2014
    1
  • Open data initiatives abroad
    Tomoaki Watanabe, Masahiko Shoji
    調査季報 174 48-51 2014
    1
  • Laws and policies in open data age: (2) openess and Creative Commons Licenses
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    行政&情報システム(2013年8 月号) 65-70 Aug. 2013
    1
  • Laws and policies in open data age: (1) data and openess
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    行政&情報システム(2013年6月号) 46-51 Jun. 2013
    1
  • オープンデータの経済的価値
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    R&Dレポート(200) Jan. 2013
    1
  • Open data and local government
    Tomihiko Azuma, Tomoaki Watanabe
    地方自治職員研修(臨時増刊103号) 118-127 2013
    1
  • 著作権とライセンスから見たOpen Educational Resourcesの未来
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    サイバーメディアフォーラム(14) 23-31 2013
    1
  • Open government and copyright
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    行政&情報システム(6) 25-30 Jun. 2012
    1
  • How should we deal with Wikipedia: a media literacy perspective
    Tomoaki Watanabe
    情報の科学と技術 61(2) 64-69 2011
    1
  • Legal issues surrounding open access: Licenses, their standardization and interoperability issues.
    Tomoaki Watanabe, Yuko Noguchi
    情報の科学と技術 60(4) 151-155 2010
    0

Research Grants & Projects

  • Social Networking Service in the Crisis and Immediate Post-Catastrophe Response Processes
    Japan Science and Technology Agency:J-RAPID

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • Intellectual Properties and Society: Digital Copyright and Openness (Inter-Graduate School Program on Digital Humanities, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo)
  • Information Society in Practice I: Digital Copyright and Openness (The Undergraduate Student Research Program, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo)
  • Information Industries (Sacred Heart University)
  • Internet Policy and Governance (Graduate School of Management, International University of Japan)
  • Electric Media Governance and Policy (Graduate School of Management, International University of Japan)
  • Introduction to Communication Theories (Department of Communication Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis)
  • Mass Media and Contemporary Society (Department of Communication Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis)
  • Telecommunications Management and Industry (Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University at Bloomington)
  • Living in the Information Age (Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University at Bloomington)


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