Japan's Computer and Communications Industry: The Evolution of Industrial Giants and Global Competitiveness

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This work draws on and extends the theoretical framework developed by such authors as Richard Nelson, Sidney Winter, David Teece, Alfred Chandler, Nathan Rosenberg, and Christopher Freeman, through an empirical analysis of the evolution of the Japanese information and communications (IC) industry. Particular attention is paid to the development of a theory of the firm which is consistent with this empirical objective.

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Overview

This work draws on and extends the theoretical framework developed by such authors as Richard Nelson, Sidney Winter, David Teece, Alfred Chandler, Nathan Rosenberg, and Christopher Freeman, through an empirical analysis of the evolution of the Japanese information and communications (IC) industry. Particular attention is paid to the development of a theory of the firm which is consistent with this empirical objective.

The Japanese IC industry contains three main segments: computers and software, thelecommunications equipment, and semiconductors. The work asks: How did such Japanese companies as NTT, NEC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Toshiba, and Sumitomo Electric manage to catch up and become some of the largest companies in the world. Why have they not been as successful in global markets as their counterparts in consumer electronics and automobiles? What role was played by NTT's system of controlled competition and by MITI?

Based on over 600 personal interviews over eight years with Japanese leaders, this book provides new analyses and empirical material on this crucial industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198233336
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Series: Japan Business and Economics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 568
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Fransman is Director of the Institute for Japanese-European Technology Studies (JET), at the University of Edinburgh.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations and Technical Terms
1 Introduction 1
2 Origins of the Companies and Controlled Competition 27
3 The Evolution of the Japanese Telecommunications Switching Industry 42
4 The Evolution of the Japanese Computer Industry 126
5 The Evolution of the Japanese Optical Fibre Industry 203
6 The Evolution of NEC 255
7 The Future of NTT 351
8 DDI: NTT's Major Competitor 409
9 Conclusion 423
App. A1. The Firm and Industry in the Evolutionary Process of Economic Change 453
App. A2. The Evolution of Optical Fibre in Corning Glass 465
App. A3. The Strengths and Weaknesses of Japanese Information and Communications Companies 485
App. A4. The Financial Performance of Japanese and Western IC Companies 498
App. A5. The Performances of NTT, AT&T, and BT Compared 502
App. A6. International Competitiveness: NEC and Ericsson 504
App. A7. Market Share in Various Japanese IC Markets 509
Bibliography 511
Index 527
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