Michael J. Lynskey is a Research Scholar at the Institute of Innovation Research (IIR), Hitotsubashi University, Japan. Previous positions have included Executive Consultant, Ernst & Young Management Consulting Division, London; Member, Executive Training Programme, European Commission, Brussels/Tokyo; Programme Executive, Xerox Corporation, European HQ, Marlow, Bucks.; and Senior Software Developer, General Electric. Seiichiro Yonekura is an Associate Professor at Hitotsubashi University where he teaches comparative business history. He is also holds visiting positions at a number of institutions including the University of Michigan, USA; Bocconi University, Italy; Lyon Business School, France; and the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. His current research interests are focused on (a) relationships between business development and innovation, (b) externalization strategy and organizational partition in hi-tech industry, (c) industrial policy and government-business relations, and (d) entrepreneurship and new business creation. He is Chief Editor of Hitotsubashi Business Review, is a regular commentator for the Japan Public Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) and Toyo Keizai on business and economic matters, and is a consultant to a large number of Japanese corporations.