Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

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This study of Japan's industrial development focuses on the role of entrepreneurship first in adopting more advanced Western technology and then in innovating new technologies and developing human resources according to its changing organizational needs. Unlike previous studies, it covers the whole of the period since the Meiji restoration.
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"...skillfully woven into a clear, well-nuanced, and balanced analysis of how Japanese firms acquired technology and accumulated technological capacities."—Journal of Japanese Studies
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University of Tsukuba

Hitotsubashi University

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction 1
2 Economic and Technological Change from the Meiji Restoration to World War II 17
3 The Post-War Technological Progress and Government Policies 35
4 The Evolution of a Management System from the Tokugawa Era to World War II 64
5 Management in Post-War Japan and Today 88
6 Textiles 109
7 Iron and Steel 135
8 Electrical and Communications Equipment 155
9 Automobiles 179
10 Shipbuilding and Aircraft 204
11 Pharmaceuticals 235
12 What Can We Learn from the Past? 250
Notes 270
App A Brief Chronology of Japan's History 277
Bibliography 280
Index of Names 295
Index of Subjects 306
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