Research

Published and forthcoming articles [Visit ResearchGate, Google scholar citation and Repec pages.]
掲載済あるいは掲載予定の論文.なお,日本語による書物はこちら
  1. Masatoshi Kato, Koichiro Onishi, and Yuji Honjo, ``Does Patenting Always Help New-firm Survival? Understanding Heterogeneity among Exit Routes,'' Small Business Economics, accepted for publication (October 6, 2020).
  2. Alex Coad and Masatoshi Kato``Growth Paths and Routes to Exit: ‘Shadow of Death’ Effects for New Firms in Japan,'' Small Business Economics, accepted for publication (March 6, 2020).
  3. Masatoshi Kato, ``Founders’ Human Capital and External Knowledge Sourcing: Exploring the Absorptive Capacity of Start-up Firms,'' Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 29, 184-205, January 2020.
  4. Yuji Honjo and Masatoshi Kato, ``Do Initial Financial Conditions Determine the Exit Routes of Start-up Firms?,'' Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 29, 11191147, June 2019.
  5. Masatoshi Kato and Haibo Zhou, ``Numerical Labor Flexibility and Innovation Outcomes of Start-up Firms: A Panel Data Analysis,'' Technovation, Vol. 69, 15-27, January 2018.
  6. Keiko Ito and Masatoshi Kato, ``Does New Entry Drive Out Incumbents? The Varying Roles of Establishment Size Across Sectors,'' Small Business Economics, Vol 46, 57-78, January 2016.
  7. Masatoshi Kato and Yuji Honjo, ``Entrepreneurial Human Capital and the Survival of New Firms in High- and Low-Tech Sectors,'' Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol 25, 925-957, November 2015.
  8. Masatoshi Kato, Hiroyuki Okamuro, and Yuji Honjo, ``Does Founders' Human Capital Matter for Innovation? Evidence from Japanese Start-ups,'' Journal of Small Business Management, 53, 114-128, January 2015.
  9. Yuji Honjo, Masatoshi Kato, and Hiroyuki Okamuro, ``R&D Investment of Start-up Firms: Does Founders' Human Capital Matter?" Small Business Economics, 42, 207-220, February 2014.
  10. Masatoshi Kato and Hiroyuki Odagiri, ``Development of University Life-Science Programs and University-Industry Joint Research in Japan,'' Research Policy, 41, 939-952, June 2012.
  11. Hiroyuki Okamuro, Masatoshi Kato, and Yuji Honjo, ``Determinants of R&D Cooperation in Japanese Start-ups,'' Research Policy, 40, 728-738, June 2011.
  12. Masatoshi Kato and Yuji Honjo, ``The Persistence of Market Leadership: Evidence from Japan,'' Industrial and Corporate Change, 18, 1107-1133, December 2009.
  13. Masatoshi Kato and Yuji Honjo, ``Market Share Instability and the Dynamics of Competition: A Panel Data Analysis of Japanese Manufacturing Industries,'' Review of Industrial Organization, 28, 165-182, March 2006.

Working Papers
改訂中の論文

  1. Masatoshi Kato ``Cooperative R&D and the Performance of Start-up Firms: Does Founders' Human Capital Matter?,'' in preparation.
  2. Joern Block, Christian Fisch, Kenta Ikeuchi, Masatoshi Kato and Hiroyuki Okamuro, ``The Effect of Patents and Trademark on the Employment Growth of Young Start-ups,'' in preparation.
  3. Masatoshi Kato and Haibo Zhou, ``Family Employees and Innovation Behavior of Start-up Firms: A Family Embeddedness Perspective,'' in preparation.
  4. Masatoshi Kato, Koichiro Onishi, and Yuji Honjo ``Patents and Growth of New Firms,'' in preparation.
  5. Masatoshi Kato and Yuji Honjo, ``CEO Succession and New-firm Performance: Does  Successor Origin Matter? Discussion Paper Series No. 213, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University.
  6. Joern Block, Christian Fisch, Kenta Ikeuchi, Masatoshi Kato, ``Trademarks as an Indicator of Regional Innovation: Evidence from Japanese Prefectures,'' submitted (2nd round).

Works in Progress
構想中の研究

  1. Luca Grilli, Masatoshi Kato, and Hiroyuki Okamuro, ``The Impact of Founders' Human Capital on the Growth of Entrepreneurial Firms: The Importance of Growth Motivation''
  2. Masatoshi Kato, ``Product Strategies and Survival in a Shakeout Industry: The Early Motorcycle Industry in Japan''


Other writings
その他の業績


1. Kato, M. (2017). Is Domestic Competition Beneficial for International Competitiveness? An Empirical Analysis of Japanese Manufacturing Industries. In Honjo, Y. (eds.) Competition, Innovation, and Growth in Japan (pp. 57-76). Springer Singapore.


Recent presentations at international conferences and workshops (excluding presentations by co-authors and ones in Japanese) [Not updated since 2018]
最近の国際学会・ワークショップにおける研究報告一覧(本人による口頭発表分のみ.日本語による発表は除く.)


Upcoming presentations (これからの発表予定)

Past presentations (過去の発表)

- ``Trademarks as an indicator of regional economic development: Evidence from Japanese regions,'' (with J. Block, C. Fisch, K. Ikeuchi), at 1st BETA-Workshop "Beyond patents…: towards new data for innovation research in economics," , Strasbourg, France, Oct 19, 2018.

- ``The effects of trademarks and patents on employment growth in early-stage start-ups, (with J. Block, C. Fisch, K. Ikeuchi and H. Okamuro), at 1st BETA-Workshop "Beyond patents…: towards new data for innovation research in economics," Strasbourg, France, Oct 19, 2018.

- ``Family Employees and Innovation Behavior of Start-ups: a Family Embeddedness Perspective of Entrepreneurship,'' at BABSON COLLEGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH CONFERENCE (BCERC), The University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business, Oklahoma, USA, June 9, 2017.
 
- ``Do Innovators Outperform Non-Innovators? The Role of Pre- and Post-Entry Patents in New Firm Survival,'' at Tokyo Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Surugadai Memorial Hall, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, March 17, 2017.

- ``Internal R&D and External Knowledge Acquisition of Start-up Firms: Exploring the Role of Entrepreneurial Human Capital,'' at Asia Pacific Innovation Conference, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, November 18, 2016.

- ``In-house and Contractual R&D during the Start-up Period: the Role of Entrepreneurial Human Capital,'' at International Joseph A Schumpeter Society Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada, July 7, 2016.

- ``Flexible Labor and Innovation Performance of R&D Oriented Start-ups In Japan,'' at Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business XXIX Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, November 19, 2015. 

- ``Product Strategies and Survival in a Shakeout Industry: The Early Motorcycle Industry in Japan,'' at a CRIOS seminar of Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, February 25, 2014.

- ``Survival and Distinct Exit Routes of New Firms: How Does the Role of Entrepreneurial Human Capital Differ between Industries?'' at a seminar of University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands, February 20, 2014.

- ``Survival and Distinct Exit Routes of New Firms: How Does the Role of Entrepreneurial Human Capital Differ between Industries?'' at the MEAS seminar of University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, January 22, 2014.

- ``Survival and Distinct Exit Routes of New Firms,'' at the 11th International Industrial Organization Annual Conference, Boston, US, May 17-19, 2013.

- ``Does Founders' Human Capital Matter for Innovation? Evidence from Japanese Start-ups?'' at International Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ISEI) 2012, Venice, Italy, May 23-25, 2012.

- ``What Explains Innovative Outcomes at the Start-up Stage?'' at the 10th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), Regensburg, Germany, February 15-17, 2012.

- ``R&D Financing of Start-up Firms: How Much Does Founders' Human Capital Matter?'' at VICO Final Conference ``Entrepreneurial Finance: The Real Impact,'' Politecnico di Milano, Milano & Stresa, Italy, June 29 - July 1, 2011.
 
- ``What Explains Innovative Outcomes at Start-up Stage?'' at Academy of Japanese Business studies (AJBS) Annual Conference, Nagoya, Japan, June 24-26, 2011.

- ``What Explains Innovative Outcomes at Start-up Stage?'' at Second Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, National Center of Science Building, Tokyo, Japan, March 28-29, 2011 (canceled due to the earthquake).

- ``Heterogeneous Exits: Evidence from New Firms,'' at the 9th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), University of Munich, Munich, Germany, February 16-18, 2011.

- ``Heterogeneous Exits: Evidence from New Firms,'' at ERIM Research Seminar of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, November 24, 2010.

- ``Heterogeneous Exits: Evidence from New Firms,'' at Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) Conference, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands, November 18-19, 2010.

- ``Firm Survival and the Evolution of Market Structure: The Case of the Japanese Motorcycle Industry,'' at Workshop on Understanding the emergence of new industries. Between path-dependence and path-plasticity, at BRICKS, University of Torino, Torino, Italy, October 7-8, 2010.

- ``Heterogeneous Exits: Evidence from New Firms,'' at the 10th Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data (CAED) Conference, London, UK, September 24-26, 2010.

- ``The Survival of New Firms in Japanese Service Industries,'' at Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME) Workshop: Industrial Dynamics and Economic Geography, Utrecht, the Netherlands, September 5-7, 2010.

- ``Heterogeneous Exits: Evidence from New Firms,'' at the 37th European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2-4, 2010.

- ``Development of University Programs and University-Industry Joint Research: An Empirical Study on Life Sciences and Biotechnology in Japan,'' at the 13th Conference of the International Schumpeter Society, Aalborg, Denmark, June 21-24, 2010.

- ``Determinants of R&D Cooperation in Japanese High-tech Start-ups,'' at the 8th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), Regensburg, Germany, March 10-12, 2010.

- ``Firm Survival and the Evolution of Market Structure: The Case of the Japanese Motorcycle Industry,'' at the Asia-Pacific Economic and Business History Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, February 17-19, 2010.

- ``Determinants of R&D Cooperation in Japanese High-tech Start-ups,'' at Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) Conference, Budapest, Hungary, November 19-20, 2009.

- ``Firm Survival and the Evolution of Market Structure: The Case of the Japanese Motorcycle Industry,'' at the 9th Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data (CAED) Conference, Tokyo, Japan, October 1-4, 2009.

- ``Firm Survival and the Evolution of Market Structure: The Case of the Japanese Motorcycle Industry,'' at the 2nd Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AIE) Conference, Beijing, China, July 16-18, 2009.

- ``Firm Survival and the Evolution of Market Structure: The Case of the Japanese Motorcycle Industry,'' at the Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID) Summer Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 17-19, 2009.

- ``Firm Survival and the Evolution of Market Structure: The Case of the Japanese Motorcycle Industry,'' at the DIJ Workshop of German Institute of Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo, Japan, February 3, 2009.

- ``Firm Survival and the Evolution of Market Structure: The Case of the Japanese Motorcycle Industry,'' at the Applied Econometrics Association Conference:``Patent and Innovation'', Tokyo, Japan, December 19-20, 2008.

- ``Firm Survival and the Evolution of Market Structure: The Case of the Japanese Motorcycle Industry,'' at the Academy of Japanese Business Studies Annual Conference, Milano, Italy, June 29-30, 2008.

- ``The Persistence of Market Leadership: Evidence from Japan,'' at the Academy of Japanese Business Studies Annual Conference, Indianapolis, USA, June 24-25, 2007.

- ``The Persistence of Market Leadership: Evidence from Japan,'' at the Hawaii International Conference on Business, Hawaii, USA, May 24-27, 2007.


Journal Editorship
ジャーナル編集
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Small Business Management (September 2016 - present)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Small Business Economics (September 2017 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Management Review Quarterly (April 2018 - present)


Ad-hoc Reviewer
査読雑誌レフェリー

  • Applied Economics
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Economics of Innovation and New Technology
  • Industrial and Corporate Change
  • Industry and Innovation
  • Journal of Business Venturing
  • Journal of Small Business Management
  • Journal of Evolutionary Economics
  • Management Review Quarterly
  • Regional Studies
  • Research Policy
  • Small Business Economics
  • Structural Change and Economic Dynamics
  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Technovation
  • Soshiki Kagaku (組織科学)


External research fund
外部資金獲得
  • 科学研究費補助金
(代表者)
2018年4月1日 - 2022年3月31日 「創業チームの組織デザインとイノベーション」(基盤研究(C),研究課題番号:18K01639)
2014年4月1日 - 2017年3月31日 「マーケットリーダーの市場支配力とイノベーションに関する実証研究」(若手研究(B),研究課題番号:26780161)
2009年4月1日 - 2011年3月31日 「公共調達における入札談合の実証研究」"Empirical Studies on bid rigging in public procurement auctions" (若手研究(B),研究課題番号:21730186)

(分担者・連携研究者)
2020年4月1日 - 2024年3月31日 「地域の起業・イノベーションエコシステムの政策支援の研究:ミクロ計量分析による評価 (基盤研究(B),20H01491)(代表者:岡室博之)
2019年4月1日 - 2022年3月31日 「シェアリングエコノミーにおける個人間取引が競争に与える影響に関する理論・実証研究」 (基盤研究(B),19H01494 )(代表者:土井教之)
2015年4月1日 - 2018年3月31日 「技術革新とネットワーク外部性を考慮した両面寡占市場に関する理論的・実証的研究」(基盤研究(B),研究課題番号:15H03355)(代表者:土井教之)
2014年4月1日 - 2017年3月31日 「ハイテクスタートアップ企業の成長への課題:技術・ガバナンスの視点からの調査分析」(基盤研究(B),研究課題番号:26285060)(代表者:本庄裕司)
2011年4月1日 - 2014年3月31日 「企業のイノベーション活動と市場競争の相互作用に関する理論的・実証的研究」(基盤研究(B),研究課題番号:23330099)(代表者:土井教之)
2009年4月1日 - 2012年3月31日 「研究開発型企業のライフサイクルとイノベーションに関する定量的・定性的研究」"Quantitative and Qualitative Study on the Life Cycle and Innovation of Research-intensive Firms" (基盤研究(A),研究課題番号:20243018)(代表者:岡室博之)