The Economics Of The Latecomers

The Economics Of The Latecomers

by Jang-Sup Shin, Sang-Hyup Shin
     
 

This book examines the spectacularly successful economies of East Asia, Japan and South Korea. The comparison of the 'catching-up' process in Japan and South Korea includes studies of the iron and steel and semi-conductor industries. The author shows the difficulties involved in trying to detect general patterns of development, as both countries appear to respond

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This book examines the spectacularly successful economies of East Asia, Japan and South Korea. The comparison of the 'catching-up' process in Japan and South Korea includes studies of the iron and steel and semi-conductor industries. The author shows the difficulties involved in trying to detect general patterns of development, as both countries appear to respond to different technological imperatives. As a result general models of development should be treated with caution, given the need to consider different historical and institutional contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415140553
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/10/1996
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Foreword
Preface
Introduction1
1Late Industrialisation and Catching-Up9
2Technology Transfer, Technological Capability and National Systems of Innovation26
3Institutions, Institutional Change and Catching-Up38
4Comparative Settings65
5Regional Contrast in the Development of the Iron and Steel Industry in Germany, 1800-185072
6UK-Germany-Japan Comparison in the Iron and Steel Industry, 1850-193083
7USA-Japan-Korea Comparison in the Iron and Steel Industry, 1950-199094
8USA-Japan-Korea Comparison in the Semiconductor Industry, 1950-1993109
Conclusions139
Notes154
Bibliography194
Index207

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