The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS2020)

Valuing Value

The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 was held in Tokyo, one of the world’s greatest cities, and brought together some of the biggest names in business in Japan to consider and contextualised questions of innovation and value with a focus on innovation ecosystems in the global, regional and local ecosystem of Japan.

This year, the Summit returns to questions at the intersection of innovation and value by addressing the difficult concepts of quantifying and measuring value, as well as discussing what currency or currencies might come from this exercise given the understanding that traditional ways in which economic value have been accounted do not allow for proper appraisal of, or distinction between value creation and value extraction.

Towards Measuring Value?

This GIVS2020 Summit will look at innovative ways in which value creation might be identified and measured beyond the purely economic, as well as nurtured, rewarded and recognised. This same exercise would provide a framework through which to identify, disincentivise and even criminalise value extraction or destruction. How might such a currency in value be created and traded? What might be its component parts? Which institutions might regulate such a currency? What are the implications for public policy domestically and internationally of the introduction of such currency or currencies?

A Local and Global Impact

The summit will consider such questions In reference to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and given the understanding that many of the most pressing issues facing us today are both borderless and intersecting problems affecting human security, from climate change and demographic change, to privacy, security and governance.

A Responsibility

If we do not properly value value, or work towards a reappraisal of how we choose to measure value, then in this age of artificial intelligence, as we move further towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are failing to respond responsibly to the interlocking duties that we owe to the planet, ourselves, and each other.

The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS2020) will be held as a part of two academic conferences which will be held over four days from November 5–8: The Asian Conference on Business & Public Policy (ACBPP2020) and The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE2020), and will serve as the joint plenary session for these conferences. Offering different panel sessions at the intersection of business and sustainability ACBPP and ACSEE will allow a more in-depth look at many of the issues surrounding innovation and value that are discussed at GIVS.

We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo in the fall!

Philip Sugai, Doshisha University, Japan
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR
GIVS2020 Co-Chairs

Organising Committee

Dr Will Baber, Professor, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Management, Japan
Dr Sarah Louisa Birchley, Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Toyo Gakuen University, Japan
Dr Grant Black, President, Black Inc. Consulting, Japan
Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO, IAFOR
Dr Tom Houghton, Director MBA (Oil & Gas), Curtin Graduate School of Business, Australia
Marco Koeder, Digital Business Director, J. Walter Thompson, Japan
Dr James W. McNally, Research Scientist, University of Michigan, USA & NACDA Program on Aging, USA
Haruko Satoh, Professor, The Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, Japan
Dr Philip Sugai, Professor, Doshisha University, Graduate School of Business, Japan