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Hitachi Research Institute

Hitachi Research Institute

Corporate Philosophy

“Seek the truth” is a phrase that we have valued since our foundation. What that phrase means is acknowledging and confirming facts about basic challenges confronting the world and Japan, assessing the essence of the challenges, and pursuing complete solutions. We need to continue to strive to find solutions to harsh realities. With this attitude we can carve out a new era and can create new businesses. Ambitions like this are required in every field in today’s global society.

Research Fields

Economy

Economy

We anticipate the future of the global economy and the Japanese economy from diverse viewpoints. This group analyzes structural changes in business cycles and the economy from a macroeconomic perspective, and study market conditions by industry and region from a microeconomic point of view. We make quantitative forecasts, as well as analyzing economic factors including policy trends and trade policies.

International

International

We gather and analyze up-to-the-minute information on political, economic, social, and market trends worldwide. We research social and business trends and study management strategies in different countries and regions, by exchanging information with universities, research institutions, and government organizations around the world.

Energy&Environment

Energy&Environment

We research and analyze the roles that governments and businesses should play in addressing basic global issues, especially energy, environmental, and resource problems. We make recommendations based on this. This group conducts extensive studies including searching for new business opportunities based on future prospects for value-chains and industry structure and on competitor benchmarks.

industry

industry

We forecast changes in industrial structure and analyze the competitive environment and new growth markets from the perspectives of technological trends, industrial policy and executive management. Our research takes a holistic approach toward technology trends and the feasibility of implementing new technology. We emphasize comprehensive market research, detailed field work, and close exchange of information with business leaders.

society&living

society&living

We research optimal public policies for social security and public management etc., and for realizing the future visions of communities, by considering mid-term and long-term social trends, and changes in the mindset of citizens. This group studies public policy and systems that will improve quality of life by stimulating innovations in education, nursing care, healthcare, and medicine, and new business opportunities in these areas.

management strategy

management strategy

We study best practices and management methods to enhance corporate value. This group researches practical corporate strategy, by studying the appropriate business approach based on real case studies and timely market analysis, for the development of new businesses, optimization of business portfolios, finding the optimal PDCA cycle, best methods of collaboration among businesses, and development of global talent.

finance strategy

finance strategy

We provide insight and analysis into recent trends in finance and risk management to create new business and construct new business models. This group researches finance strategy to enhance corporate value for corporations, by considering new relationships between customers and trading partners and the creation of new business models, etc.

technology strategy

technology strategy

We conduct research, analysis and recommendations, including on the appropriate systems and regulatory policies, regarding technological innovation which impacts on economic growth, industrial policy, and corporate management. We are conducting research to develop a comprehensive corporate strategy to stimulate innovation, by forecasting trends in science and technology and developing technology road maps through exchange of information with universities and research institutes.
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