Innovation in Japan

Innovation in Japan

by Akira Gotoo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198289855

ISBN-13: 9780198289852

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this age of high technology, Japan's success in continuous improvement and innovation in key industries, ranging from steel and automobiles to electronics, has been spectacular, and the unique institutional arrangements that have supported this success have attracted wide attention. Yet, with only a few exceptions, the discussion of Japan's innovation system has

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Overview

In this age of high technology, Japan's success in continuous improvement and innovation in key industries, ranging from steel and automobiles to electronics, has been spectacular, and the unique institutional arrangements that have supported this success have attracted wide attention. Yet, with only a few exceptions, the discussion of Japan's innovation system has tended to be anecdotal. This book investigates Japan's current innovation system through empirical, mostly quantitative, research. The contributors, who are leading Japanese scholars on these subjects, reveal the rich and complex nature of the japanese innovation system, and describe in detail its strengths and weaknesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198289852
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Japan Business and Economics Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1Introduction1
2Technological Importation in Japan20
3Diffusion of the Systemic Approach in Japan: Gauge and Industrial Standards39
4The Dynamic Aspect of Product Development Capabilities: An International Comparison in the Automobile Industry57
5Production Technology and Productivity Growth in the Japanese Electrical Machinery Industry100
6Technological Innovation and Competition in the Japanese Semiconductor Industry121
7The Innovation Process in the Japanese Steel Industry159
8Intrafirm Transfers of Engineers in Japan173
9Overseas R&D Activities of Japanese Firms204
10The Patent System and R&D in Japan229
11Co-operative Research in Japanese Manufacturing Industries256
12Technological Progress in Japanese Environmental Problems275
13The Role of the Japanese Higher Education System in Relation to Industry294
Subject Index309
Index of Names312

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