Aim and Framework

  • Hiroshi Shimizu
Part of the Advances in Japanese Business and Economics book series (AJBE, volume 21)


Startups, financing for ventures, flexible labor markets, and well-developed networks have gained considerable attention as source of innovation since the late 1980s. But do they really promote innovation in all dimensions? This simple question underlies this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Shimizu
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  1. 1.Faculty of CommerceWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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