Research Programs: Raising Industrial and Firm Productivity

Study on Intangible Assets in Japan

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow)



Since 2000, many researchers have recognized that intangible investment--such as R&D investment and accumulation in human and organizational capital--play crucial roles in economic growth. In line with these research topics, our research focuses on the role of intangible assets on growth at the aggregate, industry and firm levels. At the aggregate level, we aim to measure Japanese intangible investment in a way comparable with those in other advanced countries. Using the results at the aggregate level, we measure intangible investment at the industry level and examine its contribution to industry growth. At the firm level, we examine the effects of organizational structure and human resource management on firm performance.

April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2013

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers