Masatoshi Kato (加藤雅俊)
Professor, School of Economics / Director, Research Center for Entrepreneurship (RECENT), Kwansei Gakuin University

What's New?

  • 2022年7月頃、「スタートアップの経済学」(有斐閣)を出版します。詳細が決まりましたら改めて告知いたします。
  • 関西学院大学アントレプレナーシップ研究センターでは、「日本の新規開業企業に関する実態調査」(調査委託先:株式会社東京商工リサーチ)を実施しております。本調査への回答をお願いしている企業の皆様には何卒ご協力をお願い致します。
  • 私がセンター長を務める関西学院大学アントレプレナーシップ研究センターはフォースタートアップス株式会社との間で「日本のスタートアップ企業の資金調達と成長に関する経済分析」に関する共同研究を開始しました.詳しくは同社によるプレスリリースをご参照ください(2020年3月26日).
Fields of specialization  専門分野

Empirical studies on Industrial Organization 産業組織, Entrepreneurship アントレプレナーシップ, Innovation イノベーション.

Current research themes (最近の研究テーマ):

- Research on industrial organization (産業組織の研究)
  • e.g., M&A (merger & acquisition), entry and exit (参入と退出), firms' relocation (移転).
- Research on entrepreneurship (アントレプレナーシップの研究)
  • e.g., founders' human capital (創業者の人的資本), CEO succession (経営者交代), start-up financing (スタートアップの資金調達), firm survival and exit (企業の生存と退出).
- Research on innovation (イノベーションの研究)
  • e.g., technology partnership/knowledge acquisition (技術提携/知識吸収), intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks) (知的財産権).

Selected publications  主要な業績

- Trademarks as an Indicator of Regional Innovation: Evidence from Japanese Prefectures, Regional Studies, forthcoming. (with J. Block, C. Fisch, K. Ikeuchi)
- Does Patenting Always Help New-firm Survival? Understanding Heterogeneity among Exit Routes, Small Business Economics, forthcoming. (with K. Onishi and Y. Honjo)
- Growth Paths and Routes to Exit: ‘Shadow of Death’ Effects for New Firms in Japan, Small Business Economics, forthcoming. (with Alex Coad)
- Numerical Labor Flexibility and Innovation Outcomes of Start-up Firms: A Panel Data Analysis, Technovation, Vol. 69, 15-27, January 2018. (with Haibo Zhou)
- Does New Entry Drive Out Incumbents? The Varying Roles of Establishment Size Across Sectors, Small Business Economics, Vol 46, 57-78, January 2016. (with Keiko Ito)
- R&D Investment of Start-up Firms: Does Founders' Human Capital Matter? Small Business Economics, 42, 207-220, February 2014. (with Hiroyuki Okamuro and Yuji Honjo)
- Development of University Life-Science Programs and University-Industry Joint Research in Japan, Research Policy, 41, 939-952, June 2012. (with Hiroyuki Odagiri)
- Determinants of R&D Cooperation in Japanese Start-ups, Research Policy, 40, 728-738, June 2011. (with Hiroyuki Okamuro and Yuji Honjo)
- The Persistence of Market Leadership: Evidence from Japan, Industrial and Corporate Change, 18, 1107-1133, December 2009. (with Yuji Honjo)

See the page of "Research" and also Google scholar citation and Repec for a list of publications and working papers.


Academic membership
  • 日本経済学会 Japanese Economic Association
  • 日本中小企業学会 Japan Academy of Small Business Studies
  • 企業家研究フォーラム Forum for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society
  • International Council for Small Business
Contact address
1-155 Uegahara Ichiban-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 662-8501, Japan
School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University

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Last updated: Nov 29, 2021.
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