Research Activities

Research Projects

Regional Vitalization, Internationalization and Innovation: Theory and Empirical Analysis for Invigorating the Kyushu Economies(2018_1_50_002)

It is recognized that highly qualified employees in rural areas are required in order to achieve regional vitalization. To achieve this, firms located in rural areas where the market size is small have to be internationalized and aim to fully utilize the growing Asian economies. In addition, innovation has to be developed for regional economic growth. This research project aims to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the current economic issues and situations in the Kyushu area, regional industrial clusters, and production/sales networks, as well as how local firms create innovation. Through such data analysis, this project evaluates the impacts of firms’ internationalization, especially in the Asia region, and proposes policy recommendations for revitalizing the Kyushu economies.

April 2018 - March 2020

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] KUMAGAI Satoru
[Co-researcher] GOKAN Toshitaka
[Co-researcher] HAYAKAWA Kazunobu
[Co-researcher] HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki (Faculty Fellow, Research Insutitue of Economy, Trade and Industry)
[Co-researcher] MARUYA Toyojiro (Former President, Research Institute for Regional Economics, Fukui Prefectural University)
[Co-researcher] MATSURA Toshiyuki (Associate Professor, Keio Economic Observatory, Keio University)
[Co-researcher] OKANO Hideyuki (Director, Research and Studies Division, Kyushu Economic Research Center)
[Co-researcher] OSAJIMA Shuzo (Director, Research and Planning Division, Kyusyu Economic Federation)
[Co-researcher] KAMEYAMA Yoshihiro (Professor, Faculty of Econimics, Saga University)

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