JICA Research Institute


YARIME, Masaru

Visiting ScholarPart-time

Educational Background

Ph.D., Economics and Policy Studies of Technological Change, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, May 2003.
M.S., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A., June 1995.
B.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan, March 1993.

Career Background

Associate Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, January 2017 - current.
Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), University of Tokyo, Japan, April 2017 - current.
Honorary Reader, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), University College London (UCL), United Kingdom, May 2014 - current.
Project Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance (STIG), Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), University of Tokyo, Japan, April 2013 - December 2016.
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan, April 2006 – March 2013.
Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan, April 2005 – March 2006.
Research Associate, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Japan, October 2001 – March 2005.

Major Publications

Academic Journal Articles:

Yarime, Masaru, "Facilitating Data-Intensive Approaches to Innovation for Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges in Creating Smart Cities,Sustainability Scienceforthcoming.

Li, Aitong, and Masaru Yarime, "Polarization and Clustering in Scientific Debates and Problem Framing: Network Analysis of the Science-Policy Interface for Grassland Management in China," Ecology and Society, forthcoming.

Roland W. Scholz, Masaru Yarime, Hideaki Shiroyama, “Global leadership for social design: theoretical and educational perspectives,”Sustainability Science, doi:10.1007/s11625-017-0454-0 (2017).

Masahiro Sato, Ali Kharrazi, Hirofumi Nakayama, Steven Kraines, Masaru Yarime, “Quantifying the supplier-portfolio diversity of embodied energy: Strategic implications for strengthening energy resilience,” Energy Policy105, 41-52 (2017).

Vivek Asokan, Masaru Yarime, Miguel Esteban, “Introducing Flexibility to Complex, Resilient Socio-Ecological Systems: A Comparative Analysis of Economics, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Evolutionary Biology, and Supply Chain Management,” Sustainability9 (7), 1091 (2017).

Gregory Trencher, Masafumi Nagao, Chiahsin Chen, Kentaro Ichiki, Tobai Sadayoshi, Mariko Kinai, Mio Kamitani, Shojiro Nakamura, Aiko Yamauchi, Masaru Yarime, “Implementing Sustainability Co-Creation between Universities and Society: A Typology-Based Understanding,” Sustainability, 9 (4) 594 (2017).

Nyberg, Roy A., and Masaru Yarime, "Assembling a Field into Place: Smart City Development in Japan," in Marc-David Seidel and Henrich Greve, eds., Emergence, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 50, Bingley: Emerald, 253-279 (2017).

Gregory Trencher, Vanesa Castan Broto, Tomoko Takagi, Zoe Sprigings, Yuko Nishida, and Masaru Yarime, “Innovative policy practices to advance building energy efficiency and retrofitting: Approaches, impacts and challenges in ten C40 cities”, Environmental Science and Policy66, 353-365 (2016).

Sato, Masahiro, Ali Kharrazi, Hirofumi Nakayama, Steven Kraines, and Masaru Yarime, "The Resilience of Embodied Energy Networks: A Critical Dimension for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," Global Environmental Research19 (2), 187-198 (2016).

Kharrazi, Ali, Masahiro Sato, Masaru Yarime, Hirofumi Nakayama, Yadong Yu, and Steven Kraines, "Examining the resilience of national energy systems: Measurements of diversity in production-based and consumption-based electricity in the globalization of trade networks," Energy Policy87, 455-464 (2015).

Trencher, Gregory, Toru Terada, and Masaru Yarime, "Student participation in the co-creation of knowledge and social experiments for advancing sustainability: Experiences from the University of Tokyo," Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability16, 56-63 (2015).

Kharrazi, Ali, Steven Kraines, Elena Rovenskaya, Ram Avtar, Shuichi Iwata, and Masaru Yarime, "Examining the Ecology of Commodity Trade Networks Using an Ecological Information-Based Approach: Toward Strategic Assessment of Resilience," Journal of Industrial Ecology19 (5), 805-813 (2015).

Hill Clarvis, Margot, Erin Bohensky, and Masaru Yarime, "Can Resilience Thinking Inform Resilience Investments? Learning from Resilience Principles for Disaster Risk Reduction," Sustainability7 (7), 9048-9066 (2015).

Huang, Wei, Shenghui Cui, Masaru Yarime, Seiji Hashimoto, and Shunsuke Managi, "Improving Urban Metabolism Study for Sustainable Urban Transformation," Environmental Technology and Innovation4, 62-72 (2015).

Shiroyama, Hideaki, Makiko Matsuo, and Masaru Yarime, "Issues and Policy Measures for Phosphorus Recycling from Sewage: Lessons from Stakeholder Analysis of Japan," Global Environmental Research19 (1), 67-76 (2015).

Tumilba, Victor, and Masaru Yarime, "Ecological Network Metrics in Assessing Sustainability of the Philippine Milkfish (Chanos Chanos) Economic Resource System," Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation8 (3), 253-264 (2015).

Karlsson, Martin, and Masaru Yarime, "Reflexivity in Development Assistance: The Obstacles of Dual Accountability and Communicative Asymmetry in Achieving Reflexive Governance," International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice10 (1), 17-27 (2015).

Trencher, Gregory, Xuemei Bai, James Evans, Kes B McCormick, and Masaru Yarime, "University Partnerships for Co-designing and Co-producing Urban Sustainability," Global Environmental Change28, 153–165 (2014).

Kharrazi, Ali, Steven Kraines, Lan Hoang, and Masaru Yarime, "Advancing quantification methods of sustainability: A critical examination of emergy, exergy, ecological footprint, and ecological information-based approaches," Ecological Indicators37, 81–89 (2014).

Trencher, Gregory, Masaru Yarime, Kes McCormick, Christopher Doll, and Steven Kraines, "Beyond the third mission: Exploring the emerging university function of co-creation for sustainability," Science and Public Policy41 (2), 151-179 (2014).

Mutisya, Emmanuel, and Masaru Yarime, "Moving towards urban sustainability in Kenya: a framework for integration of environmental, economic, social, and governance dimensions," Sustainability Science9 (2), 205-215 (2014).

Hill Clarvis, Margot, Martin Halle, Ivo Mulder, and Masaru Yarime, "Towards a new framework to account for environmental risk in sovereign credit risk analysis,"Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment4 (2), 147-160 (2014).

Mutisya, Emmanuel, and Masaru Yarime, "Microfinance for the Urban Bottom of the Pyramid Segment in Nairobi’s Kibera Slum in Kenya: Does Financial Training Impact on Sustainable Urban Development?" African Journal of Sustainable Development4 (1), 1-15 (2014).

Yarime, Masaru, and Gregory Trencher, "Creating Innovation to Address Societal Challenges: An Analysis of Stakeholder Collaboration and Social Experimentation" (in Japanese), Journal of Science Policy and Research Management29 (2/3), 118-131 (2014).

Sato, Jun, Toshihide Sato, Yuji Nakagawa, Sho Hayashi, Sho Matsumoto, Hideaki Shiroyama, Makiko Matsuo, and Masaru Yarime, "Challenges in the Diffusion of Recycled Phosphorus from Sewage Systems in Japan" (in Japanese), Sociotechnica11, 108-118 (2014).

Kharrazi, Ali, Elena Rovenskaya, Brian D. Fath, Masaru Yarime, and Steven Kraines, "Quantifying the sustainability of economic resource networks: An ecological information-based approach," Ecological Economics90, 177-186 (2013).

Kudo, Shogo, and Masaru Yarime, "Divergence of the sustaining and marginalizing communities in the process of rural aging: a case study of Yurihonjo-shi, Akita, Japan," Sustainability Science8 (4), 491-513 (2013).

Trencher, Gregory, Masaru Yarime, and Ali Kharrazi, "Co-creating sustainability: cross-sector university collaborations for driving sustainable urban transformations," Journal of Cleaner Production50, 40-55 (2013).

Baba, Yasunori, Naohiro Shichijo, and Masaru Yarime, "Challenges of Pasteur-Type Scientists for Innovation: A Case of Photocatalyst" (in Japanese), Hitotsubashi Business Review61 (3), 6-20 (2013).

Yarime, Masaru, Gregory Trencher, Takashi Mino, Roland W. Scholz, Lennart Olsson, Barry Ness, Niki Frantzeskaki, and Jan Rotmans, "Establishing sustainability science in higher education institutions: towards an integration of academic development, institutionalization, and collaborations with stakeholders,"Sustainability Science7 (Supplement 1), 101-113 (2012).

Pohl, Hans, and Masaru Yarime, "Integrating Innovation System and Management Concepts: The Development of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles in Japan,"Technological Forecasting and Social Change79 (8), 1431-1446 (2012).

Yarime, Masaru, and Yuko Tanaka, "The Issues and Methodologies in Sustainability Assessment Tools for Higher Education Institutions: A Review of Recent Trends and Future Challenges," Journal of Education for Sustainable Development6 (1), 63-77 (2012).

Shiroyama, Hideaki, Masaru Yarime, Makiko Matsuo, Heike Schroeder, Roland Scholz, and Andrea E. Ulrich, "Governance for sustainability: knowledge integration and multi-actor dimensions in risk management," Sustainability Science7 (Supplement 1), 45-55 (2012).

Kharrazi, Ali, and Masaru Yarime, "Quantifying the Sustainability of Integrated Urban Waste and Energy Networks: Seeking an Optimal Balance between Network Efficiency and Resilience," Procedia Environmental Sciences13, 1663-1667 (2012).

Wiek, Arnim, Francesca Farioli, Kensuke Fukushi, and Masaru Yarime, "Sustainability science – Bridging the gap between science and society," Sustainability Science7 (Supplement 1), 1-4 (2012).

Jupesta, Joni, Rizaldi Boer, Govindan Parayil, Yuko Harayama, Masaru Yarime, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, and Suneetha M. Subramanian, "Managing the Transition to Sustainability in an Emerging Economy: Evaluating Green Growth Policies in Indonesia," Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions1 (2), 187-191 (2011).

Mutisya, Emmanuel, and Masaru Yarime, "Understanding the Grassroots Dynamics of Slums in Nairobi: The Dilemma of Kibera Informal Settlements,"International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies2 (2), 197-213 (2011).

McIntosh, Malcolm, Vesselin Popovski, and Masaru Yarime, "Decision-making in a time of crisis," Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal2 (2), 189-191 (2011).

Yarime, Masaru, "Understanding Sustainability Innovation as a Social Process of Knowledge Transformation," Nanotechnology Perceptions6 (3), 143-153 (2010).

Dijk, Marc, and Masaru Yarime, "The Emergence of Hybrid-Electric Cars: Innovation Path Creation through Co-Evolution of Supply and Demand," Technological Forecasting and Social Change77 (8), 1371-1390 (2010).

Yarime, Masaru, Yoshiyuki Takeda, and Yuya Kajikawa, "Towards Institutional Analysis of Sustainability Science: A Quantitative Examination of the Patterns of Research Collaboration," Sustainability Science5 (1), 115-125 (2010).

Baba, Yasunori, Masaru Yarime, and Naohiro Shichijo, "Sources of Success in Advanced Materials Innovation: The Role of 'Core Researchers' in University-Industry Collaboration in Japan," International Journal of Innovation Management14 (2), 201-219 (2010).

Yarime, Masaru, "Public Coordination for Escaping from Technological Lock-in: Its Possibilities and Limits in Replacing Diesel Vehicles with Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles in Tokyo," Journal of Cleaner Production17 (14), 1281-1288 (2009).

Yarime, Masaru, "Sustainability Innovation as a Knowledge Circulation System" (in Japanese), Journal of Science Policy and Research Management23 (3), 227-235 (2008).

Yarime, Masaru, "Establishment of Global Information Commons for Innovation: Current Issues and Future Potentials" (in Japanese), Journal of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge18 (3), 249-259 (2008).

Juma, Calestous, and Masaru Yarime, "The Role of Institutions of Higher Learning in Creating Innovation for Sustainability" (in Japanese), Journal of Science Policy and Research Management23 (3), 186-193 (2008).

Yarime, Masaru, "Innovation and Sustainability: Towards Understanding of Interactions between Public Policy, Corporate Strategy, and Institutional Design" (in Japanese), Journal of Science Policy and Research Management23 (3), 184-185 (2008).

Yarime, Masaru, "Promoting Green Innovation or Prolonging the Existing Technology: Regulation and Technological Change in the Chlor-Alkali Industry in Japan and Europe," Journal of Industrial Ecology11 (4), 117-139 (2007).

Yarime, Masaru, "Environmental Regulation and the Diversity of Innovation: A Comparative Study of the Chlor-Alkali Industry in Europe and Japan" (in Japanese),Japan Journal for Science, Technology & Society15, 15-42 (2006).

Yarime, Masaru, and Yasunori Baba, "Dynamics of Embedded Software Development: Coevolution of OS Standards and Community Networks in Japan," Revista de Comercio Exterior55 (9), 776-787 (2005).

Baba, Yasunori, Masaru Yarime, and Hiroyuki Hatashima, "Realising the Shift towards Closed-Loop Recycling: Strategies of the Japanese Firms," International Journal of Innovation Management1 (1), 89-110 (1997).

Yarime, Masaru, Atsushi Tsutsumi, Akinobu Sasaki, Tawatchai Charinpanitkul, Yukihiko Matsumura, and Kunio Yoshida, "Bubble Characteristics of Circulating Three-Phase Fluidized Bed" (in Japanese), Kagaku Kogaku Ronbun-shu (Journal of Chemical Engineering), 21 (1), 132-136 (1995).

Book Chapters:

Yarime, Masaru, ed., Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Science, London: Routledge, forthcoming.

Trencher, Gregory, Daniel Rosenberg Daneri, Kes McCormick, Toru Terada, John Petersen, Masaru Yarime, and Bernadett Kiss, "The Role of Students in the Co-creation of Transformational Knowledge and Sustainability Experiments: Experiences from Sweden, Japan and the USA," in Walter Leal Filho and Luciana Brandli, eds., Engaging Stakeholders in Education for Sustainable Development at University Level, Berlin: Springer, 191-215 (2016).

Yarime, Masaru, "Integrated Solutions to Complex Problems: Transforming Japanese Science and Technology," in Frank Baldwin and Anne Allison, eds., Japan: The Precarious Future, New York: New York University Press and United States Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 213-235 (2015).

Mochizuki, Yoko, and Masaru Yarime, "Chapter 1 - Education for Sustainable Development and Sustainability Science: Re-purposing Higher Education and Research," in Matthias Barth, Gerd Michelsen, Marco Rieckmann, and Ian Geoffrey Thomas, eds., Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development, London: Routledge, 11-24 (2015).

Yarime, Masaru, and Ali Kharrazi, "Understanding the Environment as a Complex Natural-Social System: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Policies," in Bernardo Alves Furtado, Patrícia A. M. Sakowski, and Marina H. Tóvolli, eds., Modeling Complex Systems for Public Policies, Brasilia: Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic, Federal Government of Brazil, 127-140 (2015).

Research Group on Natural Capital (Chair: Masaru Yarime), ed., Introduction to Natural Capital: Challenges to National Governments, Local Communities, and Private Enterprises (in Japanese), Tokyo: NTT Press, 270 pages (2015).

Yarime, Masaru, "Why Natural Capital Receives Increasing Attention," in Research Group on Natural Capital, ed., Introduction to Natural Capital: Challenges to National Governments, Local Communities, and Private Enterprises (in Japanese), Tokyo: NTT Press, 1-12 (2015).

Yarime, Masaru, Cynthia Carliell-Marquet, Deborah T. Hellums, Yuliya Kalmykova, Daniel J. Lang, Quang Bao Le, Dianne Malley, Kazuyo Matsubae, Makiko Matsuo, Hisao Ohtake, Alan Omlin, Sebastian Petzet, Roland W. Scholz, Hideaki Shiroyama, Andrea E. Ulrich, and Paul Watts, "Dissipation and Recycling: What Losses, What Dissipation Impacts, and What Recycling Options?" in Roland W. Scholz, Amit H. Roy, Fridolin S. Brand, Debbie T. Hellums, and Andrea E. Ulrich, eds., Sustainable Phosphorus Management: A Global Transdisciplinary Roadmap, Dordrecht: Springer, 247-274 (2014).

Gomes, Catarina, and Masaru Yarime, "Diversity of Human Capital as a Driver for Corporate Responsibility Engagement: The Case of the Luxury Industry," in Miguel Angel Gardetti and Ana Laura Torres, eds., Sustainable Luxury: Managing Social and Environmental Performance in Iconic Brands, Sheffield, United Kingdom: Greenleaf Publishing, 148-162 (2014).

Orsato, Renato J., Marc Dijk, Rene Kemp, and Masaru Yarime, "The Electrification of Automobility: The Bumpy Ride of Electric Vehicles towards Regime Transition," in Frank Geels, Rene Kemp, Geoff Dudley, and Glenn Lyons, eds., Automobility in Transition? A Socio-Technical Analysis of Sustainable Transport, London: Routledge, 205-228 (2012).

Yarime, Masaru, "Sustainability and Peace - Multifaceted Approaches: A Perspective from Sustainability Science" (in Japanese), in Kazuhiko Takeuchi and Yasushi Katsuma, eds., Sustainability and Peace, Tokyo: Kokusai Shoin, 105-119 (2012).

Yarime, Masaru, "Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainability Science: A Perspective Based on Research and Educational Experiences," in Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), ed., Higher Education in the World 4: Higher Education Committed to Sustainability - From Understanding to Action, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 254-258 (2011).

Fadeeva, Zinaida, Laima Galkute, Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Miguel Chakon, Masaru Yarime, and Goolam Mohamedbhai, "University Appraisal for Diversity, Innovation and Change towards Sustainable Development: Can it be done?" in Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), ed., Higher Education in the World 4: Higher Education Committed to Sustainability - From Understanding to Action, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 308-313 (2011).

Alvial-Palavicino, Carla, and Masaru Yarime, "Sharing and Shaping Perceptions: Dialogues with Expertise in the Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies," in Matthew Cotton and Bernardo Heisler Motta, eds., Engaging with Environmental Justice: Governance, Education and Citizenship, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 189-200 (2011).

Yarime, Masaru, "Exploring Sustainability Science: Knowledge, Institutions, and Innovation," in Hiroshi Komiyama, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Hideaki Shiroyama, and Takashi Mino, eds., Sustainability Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 98-111 (2011).

Yarime, Masaru, "Innovation and Sustainability Science: Utilizing Science and Technology" (in Japanese), in Hiroshi Komiyama, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Akimasa Sumi, Keisuke Hanaki, and Nobuo Mimura, eds., Sustainability Science, Volume 1: Creation of Sustainability Science, Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 97-118 (2011).

Yarime, Masaru, From End-of-Pipe Technology to Clean Technology: Environmental Policy and Technological Change in the Chlor-Alkali Industry in Japan and Europe, Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 472 pages (2009).

Yarime, Masaru, Hideaki Shiroyama, and Yusuke Kuroki, "The Strategies of the Japanese Auto Industry in Developing Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles," in Lynn Mytelka and Grant Boyle, eds., Making Choices about Hydrogen: Transport Issues for Developing Countries, Tokyo: United Nations University Press; and Ottawa: IDRC Press, 187-212 (2008).

Yarime, Masaru, "Innovation on Clean Technology through Environmental Policy: Emergence of the Ion Exchange Membrane Process in the Japanese Chlor-Alkali Industry," in Saeed Parto and Brent Herbert-Copley, eds., Industrial Innovation and Environmental Regulation: Developing Workable Solutions, Ottawa: IDRC Press; and Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 174-199 (2007).

Yarime, Masaru, and Yasunori Baba, "A New Form of University-Industry Collaboration for Coping with Global Environmental Issues: A Comparative Analysis of Technological Change and Institutional Formation in Japan, Europe, and the United States" (in Japanese), in Yasunori Baba and Akira Goto, eds., Empirical Research on University-Industry Collaboration, Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 129-162 (2007).  

Baba, Yasunori, and Masaru Yarime, "A Contribution to Innovation through Close University-Industry Collaboration: An Analysis of Human Resource Development in Firms" (in Japanese), in Yasunori Baba and Akira Goto, eds., Empirical Research on University-Industry Collaboration, Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 65






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