Shiaw Jia EYO
Education and Experience

Shiaw Jia Eyo received her PhD from Hitotsubashi University in 2011, prior to which she received her undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, US. She worked as a financial analyst in the US and as a venture capitalist in Malaysia before receiving her PhD. In 2011, she worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Hitotsubashi University. In 2012, she became an Assistant Professor in GIS, and in 2016 she was promoted to Associate Professor. She has been with GIS since 2015 teaching business courses such as Finance, Investment, Marketing, International Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Research Interests

Professor Eyo’s research interests include the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, with a particular focus on technology start-ups. She has published articles on biotechnology start-ups in Japan, as well as on Japan’s national innovation system. Using the case study method, she explored the nature of technology start-ups, the factors hampering the development of bioventures in Japan, and compared Japan’s national innovation system to that in other developed countries. Professor Eyo is currently working on the following research: 1. Where does innovation come from? In her research she is examing the sources of biopharmaceutical drugs, while comparing the role of big pharmas with biotechnology start-ups. 2. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and innovation. This research explores the link between a country’s STEM education and its innovative capability.

Teaching courses
Research output

・Eyo, S. J. (2019) The Japanese Biotechnology Industry: The Long Road Ahead. The GIS Journal, Vol.5, No. 5.

・Eyo, S.J. (2015) In Search of Japan’s High Technology Startups. International Journal of Business, Management & Social Sciences, Vol 4, Issue 9 (1).

・Eyo, Shiaw Jia (2014) Japan’s Bioventures: Past, Present and Future. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Vol. 11, No. 5.