The Value Research Center
Global Value Research from Kyoto, Japan
WHO WE ARE
The Value Research Centre (VRC) is an independent Research Center at Doshisha University, officially established in November 2021. Our team conducts research and outreach to develop a system for measuring, monitoring, assessing and reporting on value creation and destruction impacts that organizations make on their most important stakeholders. These include (1) the organization itself, as well as its (2) shareholders or owners, (3) customers, (4) employees, (5) partners, the (6) society within which it operates and (7) the planet. In light of the same, VRC has developed an 81-goal Value Model (VM) and is looking to implement it across verticals, industries and geographies.
WHAT WE DO
Helping businesses and governments understand, measure & optimize social impacts
Our research brings together and integrates concepts from marketing (value and service) economics (macro and micro economic theory), accounting (sustainability reporting and integrated reporting), technology (data pods, distributed ledger technology and AI), sustainability (net zero, biodiversity, etc.), finance (firm value, shareholder value, etc.). For these efforts to succeed we must work with top researchers and practitioners across all of these fields not only in Japan but globally. Towards this end we plan to hold activities across three areas, including (1) value model validation, (2) financial model development and (3) distributed data, distributed ledger technologies, and AI system development for measuring value. In addition to these three research tracks, we intend to (4) widely disseminate our research findings through international academic and business conferences, journal articles and books as well as hosting an annual Value Summit here on the Doshisha University campus.
While research on value has been conducted for centuries, to date, no researcher or organization has brought these results and concepts together into a clear and comprehensive model. In order to help humanity achieve solutions to the most important and pressing challenges facing us today, the aim of our collective efforts is to provide such a model as a service to governments, businesses and academic researchers globally.
RAs,STAFF & CONSULTANTS
The VRC continues to operate smoothly due to our team of Research Assistants, Staff and Consultants:
Partner Organizations & Institutions
The Value Research Center aims to partner with the world's leading institutions, research centers, and other organizations to further promote our research agenda. The list of partner organizations & institutions below continues to evolve and grow. If you or your organization are interested in becoming a partner of the Value Research Center please contact us to explore opportunities for collaboration.
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE VRC
There are multiple pathways to working with The Value Research Center to support our work. From research donations, to project sponsorships, and competitive research grants, if you or your company are interested in supporting our work, please contact us to learn more about these options.
Research Sponsorships are a way for individuals or organizations to support the overall efforts of the VRC
If you or your company are interested in a specific research agenda or partnership, Project Sponsorships offer contract-based agreements linked to specific research outcomes.
If your individual or company research efforts aligns with ours, The VRC is regularly applying for competitive research grants.