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 development of biotechnology start-ups in Japan and entrepreneurship financing. Professor Eyo is also interested in social entrepreneurship. She is currently working on the following research: 1) Quantifying the social impact brought by social entrepreneurship. 2) The recent development of Japan’s start-up ecosystem.

Teaching courses
Research output

• Eyo, S.J. (2019) A Review of Japan’s Bioventures. In T. Daim and A. Bream (Ed.). Managing Medical Technology Innovations: Exploring Multiple Perspectives, (5, pp. 35-57). Singapore, World Scientific Publishing.

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

• Eyo, S.J. (2015) VC, Where Art Thou? A Case of Japan’s Biotechnology Industry Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research, Vol. 4, Issue 2.

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