Japan's Growing Technological Capability: Implications for the U.S. Economy

Japan's Growing Technological Capability: Implications for the U.S. Economy

by Thomas S. Arrison, National Research Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309047803

ISBN-13: 9780309047807

Pub. Date: 01/15/1992

Publisher: National Academies Press

The perspectives of technologists, economists, and policymakers are brought together in this volume. It includes chapters dealing with approaches to assessment of technology leadership in the United States and Japan, an evaluation of future impacts of eroding U.S. technological preeminence, an analysis of the changing nature of technology-based global competition,

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Overview

The perspectives of technologists, economists, and policymakers are brought together in this volume. It includes chapters dealing with approaches to assessment of technology leadership in the United States and Japan, an evaluation of future impacts of eroding U.S. technological preeminence, an analysis of the changing nature of technology-based global competition, and a discussion of policy options for the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309047807
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
01/15/1992
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Overview1
IAssessments of U.S. and Japanese Technological Strengths and Weaknesses
Technology Assessment in the U.S.-Japan Context21
What Can We Learn from Technology Assessment?42
Accessing Japanese Technology: Experiences of a U.S.-Based Company57
Studies of Japanese Technology: An Effort with Diminishing Returns?66
IIEconomic Impacts and Implications
Technology, Productivity, and the Competitiveness of U.S. and Japanese Industries83
Macroeconomic and Schumpetarian Features of Japanese Innovations in the 1980s98
The Changing Place of Japan in the Global Scientific and Technological Enterprise106
Implications of Japan's "Soft Crisis": Forcing New Directions for Japanese Electronics Companies136
IIIThe Future of Competition
Japan's Unique Capacity to Innovate: Technology Fusion and Its International Implications147
Japan's Industrial Competitiveness and the Technological Capability of the Leading Japanese Firms165
Japanese Control of R&D Activities in the United States: Is This a Cause for Concern?189
IVPolicy Implications
Policy Implications of Japan's Growing Technological Capabilities: Framing the Issues209
Policy Implications for the United States: Comments216
Comments on Policy Implications221
App. A. Contributing Authors229
App. B. Conference on Japan's Growing Technological Capability: Implications for the U.S. Economy, October 23 and 24, 1991234

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