Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Master of Public Administration, Cornell University
B.A., Triple Majors in History, International Relations, and Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Economic geography
- Geography of innovations and entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurship ecosystems
Motoyama, Y. & Knowlton, K. (in press). Examining the Connections within the Startup Ecosystem: A Case Study of St. Louis. Entrepreneurship Research Journal.
Motoyama, Y. & Mayer, H. (in press). Revisiting the Roles of University in Regional Economic Development. Growth and Change.
Motoyama, Y. & Malizia, E. (in press). Supply Push or Demand Pull? Metro-Level Analysis of Startups in the U.S. Regional Studies, Regional Science.
Motoyama, Y. & Knowlton, K. (2016). From Resource Munificence to Ecosystem Integration: The Case of Government Sponsorship in St. Louis. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 28(56), 448-470.
Motoyama, Y. & Hui, I. (2015). How Do Business Owners Perceive the Business Climate? Using the Hierarchical Models to Examine Business Climate Perception and State Rankings. Economic Development Quarterly, 29(3), 262-274.
Malizia, E. & Motoyama, Y. (2015). The Economic Development – Vibrant Center Connection: Tracking High-Growth Firms in the D.C. Region. Professional Geographer, 68(3), 349-355.
Motoyama, Y. (2014). Long-Term Collaboration between Universities and Industry: A Case Study of Nanotechnology Development in Japan. Technology in Society, 36(1), 39-51.
Motoyama, Y. Appelbaum, R. & Cao, C. (2014). Observing Regional Divergence of Chinese Nanotechnology Centers. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 81(1), 11-21.
Motoyama, Y. (2012). Global Companies, Local Innovations: How Engineering Aspects of Innovation Making Require Geographical Proximity, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Mehta, A. Herron, P. Motoyama, Y. Lenoir, T. & Appelbaum, R. (2012). Globalization and Deglobalization in Nanotechnology Research: The Role of China. Scientometrics, 93, 439-458.
Motoyama, Y. & Eisler, M. (2011). Bibliometry and Nanotechnology: A Meta-Analysis. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 78, 1174-1182.
Motoyama, Y. (2011). Innovation and Location: A Case Study of Sony’s Vaio Laptop. Journal of Industrial Geographer, 8(1), 1-25.
Motoyama, Y. Appelbaum, R. & Parker, R. (2011). The National Nanotechnology Initiative: Federal Support for Science and Technology, or Hidden Industrial Policy? Technology in Society, 33(1-2), 109-118.
Quan, X. & Motoyama, Y. (2010). Empirical Disaggregation of Social Networks: A Study of Ethnic Professional Associations and Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 23(4), 509-526.
Cohen, S. Di Minin, A. Motoyama, Y. & Palmberg, C. (2009). Persistence of Home Bias for Important R&D in Wireless Telecom and Automobiles. Review of Policy Research, 26(1-2), 55-76.
Motoyama, Y. (2008). What was New about the Cluster Theory? What Could It Answer, and What Could It Not Answer? Economic Development Quarterly, 22(4), 353-363.