The startup ecosystem incorporating linkages with external organizations is important to foster new technology-based firms as business uncertainty increases over time. In this research project, we survey high-tech startups and venture capital, and address issues for the startup ecosystem in Japan. In particular, we focus on high-tech startups' linkages with external organizations and examine the performance of spinoffs and corporate venture capital, while taking into account the role of existing organizations in industries. This study provides a better understanding of the startup ecosystem in the Japanese economy and elucidate how effectively high-tech startups conduct innovation through the linkages and networking with external organizations.
October 10, 2017 - September 30, 2019
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"Communities of Investors and Start-up Companies: An Analysis Using Bipartite Stochastic Block Model" (KOJAKU Sadamori and MIYAKAWA Daisuke)
"Potentiality and Actuality: Characteristics and Linkage of Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors in Japan" (NAKAMURA Hiroki, HONJO Yuji and IKEUCHI Kenta)
"Do Entrepreneurs Have High Life Satisfaction? Evidence from Japan" (HONJO Yuji, IKEUCHI Kenta and NAKAMURA Hiroki)
"The Role of Business Groups in Creating New, Innovative Firms: Evidence from Partially Owned Firms in Japan" (KIM YoungGak and NAGAOKA Sadao)