New-to-Market Product Innovation and Firm Performance: Evidence from a firm-level innovation survey in Japan

Author Name ISOGAWA Daiya  (University of Tokyo) /NISHIKAWA Kohei  (Setsunan University) /OHASHI Hiroshi  (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)
Creation Date/NO. December 2012 12-E-077
Research Project Basic Research for a New Industrial Policy
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This paper evaluates the economic impact of new-to-market product innovation using firm-level data obtained from the Japanese National Innovation Survey. It accounts for possible technological spillovers in innovation activities and examines the extent to which new-to-market product innovation contributes to firm performance. The paper offers several new insights on product innovation.