Culture and Technology in Modern Japan

Culture and Technology in Modern Japan

by Ian Inkster
     
 

The rise of Japan as an economic superpower is a remarkable episode in the history of the modern world. This book seeks to explain this phenomenal success by looking at the issues of culture and technology, and making comparison with the experience of the US, the UK and Europe as a whole. The relationship between culture and technology lies at the heart of the

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Overview

The rise of Japan as an economic superpower is a remarkable episode in the history of the modern world. This book seeks to explain this phenomenal success by looking at the issues of culture and technology, and making comparison with the experience of the US, the UK and Europe as a whole. The relationship between culture and technology lies at the heart of the undoubted market success of Japan, and the development of high technology and the much-lauded "cultural" attributes of Japan have contributed powerfully to national success. These vital issues are examined in detail and include, for example, the relationship between company "culture" and "structure," and the overriding impact of Japanese "national" culture. National cultures and the West are compared with the consequent effect on entrepreneurial and technological progress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860643255
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/06/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Inkster is Research Professor of International History at Nottingham Trent University. Fumihiko Satofuka is Professor at Sagami Women's University and currently Visiting Professor at Gothenburg University.

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