Japanese Industrial Targeting: The Neomercantilist Path to Economic Superpower

Japanese Industrial Targeting: The Neomercantilist Path to Economic Superpower

by William R. Nester
     
 
Japan achieved it's present economic position by rejecting free trade theory and instead mastering neomercantilist policies which target strategic industries for development with a range of government sponsored cartels, subsidies, import barriers and export incentives. These policies stimulated an economic growth rate which averaged ten percent before 1973, and five

Overview

Japan achieved it's present economic position by rejecting free trade theory and instead mastering neomercantilist policies which target strategic industries for development with a range of government sponsored cartels, subsidies, import barriers and export incentives. These policies stimulated an economic growth rate which averaged ten percent before 1973, and five percent since, rates four and two times greater than America's during the same periods. This book analyzes the policy making process, implementation, successes, occasional shortcomings, and challenges posed by Tokyo's neomercantilist policies toward its trade rivals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312057824
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 0.85(h) x 8.76(d)

Meet the Author

William Nester is the author of more than thirty books on international relations, military history, and the nature of power. He is a Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at St. John s University in New York, USA.

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