Grad. School of Economics
Naka 2-1, Kunitachi
Tokyo 186-8601 JAPAN
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|August 2005||Competition and Productivity in Japanese Manufacturing Industries|
This paper examines the determinants of productivity in Japanese manufacturing industries, looking particularly at the impact of product market competition on productivity. Using a newly available panel data on around ten thousand firms in Japanese manufacturing for the years 1994-2000, I show that competition, as measured by lower level of industrial price-cost margin, enhances productivity growth, controlling for a broad range of industrial and firm-specific characteristics. Moreover, I suggest that market power, as measured by either individual firm%u2019s price-cost margin or market share, has negative impact on productivity level of R&D performing firms.
Published: Okada, Yosuke. "Competition And Productivity In Japanese Manufacturing Industries," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 2005, v19(4,Dec), 586-616.
|December 2004||Competition, R&D and Productivity in Japanese Manufacturing Industries |
in Enhancing Productivity (NBER-CEPR-TCER-Keio conference), Dale Jorgenson, Takeo Hoshi, and Masahiro Kuroda, organizers