Strengthening the capability of Japanese industry to realize innovation in a sustained manner is essential for enhancing the economic growth of Japan and for enhancing its contribution to the solutions of social issues such as global environmental problems. This study focuses on developing the capability and incentives for innovation. More specifically, we investigate (1) the ability to exploit science, (2) global competition and the utilization of global knowledge and human resources, (3) the spread of the "4th Industrial Revolution" and its dynamics, and (4) the assessment of the effects of R & D in terms of uncertainty, knowledge stock and spillover, (5) R & D support policies and (6) intellectual property systems that promote the commercialization of science-based inventions.
July 20, 2020 - June 30, 2022
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"Information Advantage or Bias Related to Social Ties: Evidence from a peer review system for national research grants" (ONISHI Koichiro and OWAN Hideo)
"Language Barriers and the Speed of Knowledge Diffusion" (Kyle HIGHAM and NAGAOKA Sadao)
"Spillover Effects of R&D in Japan" (EDAMURA Kazuma, NAGAOKA Sadao and ONISHI Koichiro)
"Knowledge combination and R&D -Assessing the performance of Japanese firms from an international perspective" (NAGAOKA Sadao, TSUKADA Naotoshi and ENDO Shiguma)