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II. Promoting Innovation and Strengthening International Competitiveness

Continuous innovation is vital to strengthening the international competitiveness of Japanese companies. However, the effects of innovation and policies that promote it are extremely difficult to measure. Therefore, in undertaking research in this field, it is necessary to have an analytical framework, both theoretical and empirical, that clarifies the correlations between innovations at corporate and industry levels and total factor productivity (TFP). RIETI will evaluate and analyze conditions surrounding Japanese industry and specific industrial and technological policies to produce findings the government can utilize in formulating policies to promote innovation.

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