Organizing Global Technology Flows: Institutions, Actors, and Processes

Organizing Global Technology Flows: Institutions, Actors, and Processes


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ISBN-13: 9781138339910
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/08/2018
Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History Series
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pierre-Yves Donzé is associate professor and Hakubi scholar at Kyoto University. His publications include History of the Swiss watch industry from Jacques David to Nicolas Hayek (2011) and articles in Business History (2010 and 2013), Social history of medicine (2010), Enterprise & Society (2011) and Business History Review (2013).

Shigehiro Nishimura is associate professor of business history at the Kansai University. He was the Visiting Fellow of the Business History Unit of the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2011 to 2012. His publications include an article in Japanese Research in Business History (2004).

Table of Contents

Introduction Pierre-Yves Donzé and Shigehiro Nishimura Part 1: The International Patent System 1. Foreign Patenting in Germany, 1877-1932 Harald Degner and Jochen Streb 2. Why did Multinationals Patent in Spain? Several Historical Inquires J. Patricio Sáiz and David Pretel 3. The Adoption of American Patent Management in Japan: The Case of General Electric Shigehiro Nishimura Part 2: The Role of Cartels 4. European Cartels and Technology Transfer: The Experience of the Rayon Industry, 1920 to 1940 Valerio Cerretano 5. Big Business, Inter-Firm Cooperation and National Governments: The International Aluminium Cartel, 1886-1939 Marco Bertilorenzi 6. The Swiss Watch Cartel and the Control of Technology Flows toward Rival Nations, 1930-1960 Pierre-Yves Donzé Part 3: Learning from Foreign Firms 7. Technological Transfers in Argentina’s Early Industrialization: Agents and Paths, 1900-1930 María Inés Barbero 8. American "Soft" Technologies and French Big Business after World War II: Alstom and GE Pierre Lamard 9. Foreign Technologies and Domestic Capital: The Rise of Independent Automobile Makers in China, 1990s-2000s Zejian Li Part 4: Engineers as Intermediaries 10. The Allied Forces and the Spread of German Industrial Technology in Post-War Japan Yuki Nakajima 11. The Introduction of American Mass Production Technology to Japan during the Occupation: The Case of Penicillin Julia Yongue 12. Agents of Change: Bell System Employees and Quality Assurance Knowledge Transfer in Postwar Japan, 1945-1955 Stephen B. Adams and Paul J. Miranti Afterword: Technology transfer and competitive advantage of regions Takafumi Kurosawa

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