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タイトル: Regional Cooperation of Small & Medium Firms in Japanese Industrial Clusters
著者: Arita, Tomokazu
Fujita, Masahisa
Kameyama, Yoshihiro
有田, 智一
藤田, 昌久
亀山, 嘉大
キーワード: Industrial clusters
Industrial agglomeration
Knowledge externalities
Japan
Regional economic cooperation
Small and medium-scale enterprises
Research & development
Marketing
Commerce
日本
域内経済協力
中小企業
研究開発
マーケティング
商業
Issue Date: Dec-2004
出版者: Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
引用: IDE Discussion Paper. No. 18. 2004.12
抄録: This study examines the effects of intra-regional cooperation among firms and institutions on the growth of firms, using the unique data set of questionnaire survey collected in the three major industrial clusters in Japan. In contrast to the existing studies on regional innovations or agglomeration economies, this study explicitly focuses on the detailed contents of cooperative activities with two specific viewpoints: 1) the contents of regional cooperation in each of the three production stages of R&D, commercialization, and marketing, and 2) the detailed types of alliance partners. Our results demonstrate three points: 1) positive correlations are observed between the intensity of regional cooperation and the firm growth rate and R&D expenditure, 2) horizontal cooperation such as alliances with universities and cross-industry exchange organizations has positive significant effects on the growth rate of firms, which is in contrast with the previous studies that stressed only the role of vertically integrated inter-firm linkages in Japan, and 3) contents and partners of regional cooperation are different among the three clusters based on different dominant industries.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2344/313
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