Competitive-cum-Cooperative Interfirm Relations and Dynamics in the Japanese Semiconductor Industry

Competitive-cum-Cooperative Interfirm Relations and Dynamics in the Japanese Semiconductor Industry

by Yoshitaka Okada

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ISBN-13: 9784431679844
Publisher: Springer Japan
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

One Theory of Competitive-cum-cooperative (CCC) Interfirm Governance.- A. Theoretical Bases: Transaction Cost Economics and Path-dependent Institutional Development.- B. Harmonizing Mechanisms and Path-dependent Institutional Development.- 1. Roles of Institutions.- 2. Types of Intra- and Interfirm Interaction and Governance.- C. Institutions and Transformation of Cooperative Behavior.- 1. Traditional and Rigid Cooperation.- 2. Transformation to Flexible Cooperation.- D. Competitive-cum-cooperative Interfirm Relations.- 1. Cooperation-promoting and Competition-generating Measures.- 2. Flexible-synergy and Market-like Effects.- 3. Logic of Continuity.- 4. Power Relationships and Logic of Continuity.- 5. Cooperation- and Competition-oriented CCC Interaction (Influence of Market Conditions and Functions).- 6. Measures Generating Flexible-synergy and Market-like Effects.- E. Propositions for Empirical Inquiry.- Two.- A. Typology of Technological Innovativeness.- B. Development of the Transistor in Japan.- 1. Experimental Imitation Period (1948–1953).- 2. Imitation-for-production Period (1954–1959).- 3. Innovative Imitation Period (1960–1964).- C. Development of the Integrated Circuit (IC) and Other Semiconductors.- 1. Experimental Imitation Period (1958–1962).- 2. Market Uncertainty Period (1963–1964).- 3. Innovative Imitation Period (1965–1967).- 4. Application Engineering Period (1968).- D. Development of the Large-scale Integrated Circuit (LSI) and Other Semiconductors.- 1. Application Engineering Period with Market Uncertainty (1969–1971).- 2. Application Engineering Period (1972–1974).- 3. Development of the Very-large-scale Integrated Circuit (VLSI) and Other Semiconductors—Leveraged Creativity Period (1975–1983).- F. Development of Ultra-large-scale Integrated Circuit (ULSI) and Other Semiconductors—Leveraged Creativity Period (1984–1992).- Three Basic Characteristics of Intra- and Interfirm Interaction.- A. Prevalence of Competitive-cum-cooperative Interaction in Business Transactions.- B. Nature and Characteristics of Interaction.- 1. Procurement of Parts and Materials.- 2. Procurement of Manufacturing Equipment.- 3. Sales.- 4. R&D.- C. Summary.- Four Effects of Cooperation-oriented CCC Interaction in Procurement Relations.- A. Procurement of Parts and Materials.- 1. Flexible-synergy Effects.- 2. Market-like Effects.- 3. Summary: Dynamics of Cooperation-oriented CCC Interaction.- B. Procurement of Manufacturing Equipment.- 1. Flexible-synergy Effects.- 2. Market-like Effects.- 3. Summary: Cooperation-oriented CCC Interaction and Specialization.- C. Comparison of CCC Interaction in the Procurement of Parts/Materials and of Equipment.- Five Effects of Competition-oriented CCC Interaction in Sales and Internalized Interaction in R&D.- A. Sales.- 1. Market-like Effects.- 2. Flexible-synergy Effects.- 3. Summary: Tough Horizontally-related and Highly Cooperative Intrafirm Customers.- B. Dynamics of Intrafirm Relations in R&D.- C. Comparison of CCC Interaction in the Procurement of Parts/Materials and Sales.- Six CCC Dynamics and Structure of Intra- and Interfirm Relations.- A. Dynamic Mechanism of Competitive-cum-cooperative Interfirm Relations.- B. Overall Structure of Intra- and Interfirm Relations.- 1. Core Elements.- 2. Supportive Core Elements.- 3. Semi-peripheral Elements.- 4. Peripheral Elements 191Appendix.- Author Index.

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