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HIDEMICHI FUJII Last modified date:2021.05.13

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Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Doctor
Field of Specialization
Environmental Economics, Environmental Management, Productivity Analysis, Innovation, Japanese Economy
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Hidemichi Fujii has been awarded several national research grants on topics such as environmental innovation and corporate environmental strategy. His work has appeared in academic journals including Global Environmental Change, Journal of Banking and Finance, Business Strategy and the Environment, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Economics of Innovation and New Technology.
    keyword : Environmental Innovation, Productivity Analysis, Porter hypothesis
Academic Activities
1. Hidemichi Fujii, Corporate environmental management and environmental strategies, Springer, Basic Studies in Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Evaluation, and Strategy: Introduction to East Asia Environmental Studies. Takayuki Shimaoka, Takahiro Kuba, Hirofumi Nakayama, Toshiyuki Fujita, Nobuhiro Horii (eds) Book chapter 18, pp.245-253., 2016.06.
1. Andrew John Chapman, Hidemichi Fujii, Shunsuke Managi, Multinational life satisfaction, perceived inequality and energy affordability, Nature Sustainability, 10.1038/s41893-019-0303-5, 2, 6, 508-514, 2019.06, We analyse subjective experiences of energy poverty to address the limitations of existing observable indicators as evidence for policy. We investigate the linkage between self-reported energy affordability and life satisfaction, health and economic inequality. A large-scale survey of 100,956 respondents across 37 nations shows that energy affordability concerns individuals in both developing and developed nations. Self-reported (perceived) values do not necessarily follow previous research and vary according to regional, economic, development and cultural factors. Contrasting this evidence with national-level data, such as healthy life expectancy and government spending on health and welfare, we identify associations between self-reported outcomes, income levels and national policy. Although national welfare spending can reduce the perceived economic gap, high income is not necessarily associated with better perceived satisfaction, health or economic outcomes. Enhancing energy access may lead to improved health outcomes in the most marginalized nations; however, lifestyle and cultural factors also play a role. Although the outcomes of less-developed nations can likely improve through development aid from more-developed nations, our results show that cultural and other factors underpin satisfaction in developing nations, which experience comparatively poorer life satisfaction. We identified that some nations had superior outcomes for health and life satisfaction despite lower income levels. This highlights the need for further research to uncover non-income-based factors that underlie life satisfaction and health, such as community connectedness or familial factors..
2. Hidemichi Fujii, Akihiko Shinozaki, Shigemi Kagawa, Shunsuke Managi, How Does Information and Communication Technology Capital Affect Productivity in the Energy Sector? New Evidence from 14 countries Considering the Transition to Renewable Energy System., Energies, 10.3390/en12091786, 12, 9, 2019.05, By focusing on a distributed energy system that has been widely diffused for efficient utilization of renewable energy generation in recent years, this paper investigates the relationship between productivity growth and information and communications technology capital in the energy sector. Information and communications technology is a key factor in operating distributed energy systems in a way that balances energy supply and demand in order to minimize energy loss and to enhance capacity utilization. The objective of this study is to clarify the determining factors that affect productivity growth, focusing on three different information and communications technologies: information technology capital, communication technology capital and software capital. Our estimation sample covers energy sectors in 14 countries from 2000 to 2014. The results show that information technology and software capital contribute to increasing material productivity and capital productivity in the energy sector, respectively. Meanwhile, communication technology capital negatively affects these two productivity indicators..
3. Hidemichi Fujii, Shunsuke Managi, Decomposition analysis of sustainable green technology inventions in China, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 10.1016/j.techfore.2018.11.013, 139, 10-16, 2019.02.
4. Hidemichi Fujii, Kazuyuki Iwata, Andrew John Chapman, Shigemi Kagawa, Shunsuke Managi, An analysis of urban environmental Kuznets curve of CO2 emissions
Empirical analysis of 276 global metropolitan areas, Applied Energy, 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.06.158, 228, 1561-1568, 2018.10.
5. Fujii, H., Managi, S., Trends and priority shifts in artificial intelligence technology invention: A global patent analysis, Economic Analysis and Policy, 10.1016/j.eap.2017.12.006, 58, 60-69, 2018.05.
6. Fujii, H., Okamoto, S., Kagawa, S., Managi, S., Decomposition of toxicity emission changes on the demand and supply sides: empirical study of the US industrial sector, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 10.1088/1748-9326/aa9c66, 12, 12, 2017.12.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Society of Socio-Informatics
  • Japanese Economic Association
  • The Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan
  • Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies