Design Entrepreneurship
Kyoto-Copenhagen Workshop

The broad and open questions that can frame this event are: How are design and entrepreneurship related? Are we entrepreneurially designing our lives? Is design an entrepreneurial growth strategy? How are aesthetics and economy related in entrepreneurial design cultures such as the Japanese and the Danish?

If you are curious to know more – please join us for the afternoon.

Date and Time

September 25, 2017 12:00-16:30


Dalgas Have, Room V1.023
Copenhagen Business School
Map / Floor plan

Program (subject to change)

12.00 - 12.30 Start with standing lunch

12.30 – 12.45 Opening (Prof. Daniel Hjorth, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, and Academic Director for the Entrepreneurship Platform, Copenhagen Business School)

12.45 - 13.00 Welcome and introduction Dr. Christian Bason (CEO of DDC, Danish Design Centre)

13.00 - 13.20 Prof. Bo Christensen (Department of Marketing, CBS)
Using Shared Video to Study In-field Team-based Designing

13.20 - 13.40 Prof. Sugiyama (Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University), Sachiko Hata and Nodoka Watanabe (Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University)
Collective Creativity and Emergent Forming of Design-Design Process of COMME des GARÇONS -

13.40 - 14.00 Prof. Robin Holt (Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS) & Yutaka Yamauchi (Graduate School of Management and Design School, Kyoto University)

14.00 - 14.15 Q&A session (Daniel Hjorth moderates)

14.15 - 14.30 Coffee Break

14.30 - 14.50 Prof. Jesper Strandgaard (Department of Organisation, CBS, and Head of Imagine, CBS’ Creative Industries Research Centre)

14.50 - 15.10 Prof. Sawabe (Kyoto Univertsity Graduate School of Management)
From functions to a profession—designing Japanese management accounting profession

15.10 - 15.30 Prof. Silviya Svejenova (Department of Organisation, CBS)

15.30 - 15.50 Q&A session (Yutaka Yamauchi moderates)

15.50 - 16.10 Design, Food, and Entrepreneurship (Profs. Yutaka Yamauchi and Daniel Hjorth)

16.10 - 16.30 What else? Future of Design Entrepreneurship Initiative
(CBS / Kyoto University / DDC)

16.30 - Refreshments offered


Please email Daniel Hjorth with your name and affiliation: click here.


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Daniel Hjorth, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School
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Christian Bason, the chief executive of the Danish Design Centre
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Yutaka Yamauchi, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

Sponsored by

  • Innovation Fund Denmark
  • Copenhagen Business School Entrepreneurship Platform
  • Danish Design Centre
  • Kyoto University Design School