The aim of this project is to pin down key factors for firm growth from various firm activities. Specifically, using firm-, establishment-, or item-level micro data, this project conducts empirical analyses on the relationship between firm growth and (1) research and development (R&D) and innovation, (2) overseas activities, and (3) spinoffs, acquisitions, and restructuring. This project further analyzes the relationship between firm growth and industrial development with special attention given to resource misallocation among firms and industries.
April 21, 2015 - March 31, 2017
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"Complementarity and Substitutability between Tangible and Intangible Capital: Evidence from Japanese firm-level data" (HOSONO Kaoru, MIYAKAWA Daisuke, TAKIZAWA Miho and YAMANOUCHI Kenta)
"Understanding the Cross-country Productivity Gap of Exporters" (KIYOTA Kozo, MATSUURA Toshiyuki and Lionel NESTA)