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

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Index of Subjects
absorptive capacity 4, 13, 43, 251
academic associations 31, 144
accounting 66, 69-70, 162
acquisitions 76, 91, 131, 195, 239, 246; see also mergers; takeovers, hostile
adjustment policy 131-2
administrative guidance 10, 201
Aircraft Manufacturing Law 222
Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise Law (pre-war) 219
Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise Law (post-war) 222
Aircraft Manufacturing Promotion Law 224
amakudari97
animal spirits 257, 274
Antimonopoly Law 42, 50, 90-1, 92, 94, 263-4, 271
and licensing 50
enactment of 36, 88
arsenals as a source of technology 22, 26, 140, 144
Automobile Manufacturing Enterprise Law 191
balance of payments 43, 45-6, 195; see also current account
Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) 39, 49, 149-50, 152, 154, 252
basic research 60, 105
and government policy 33, 56, 269
and universities 266-7
in pharmaceuticals 246, 248
Basic Technologies for Future Industries Programme 55
boomerang effect 228
business groups 89
Calculator War 172-3
capital liberalization 94, 261
and end of protectionism 10, 43, 175, 201, 246
and technology importation 40, 50, 176
cartel 25-6, 123, 159
and Antimonopoly Law 91, 264
colleges, see universities
Commercial Law 69
competition 4, 144, 168, 199, 207, 255-6
as a consequence of innovation 153, 178
as an incentive for innovation 42-3, 103-4, 151-2, 192, 202, 261
excessive 49
in procurement 176, 217
and policy 90-1, 263-5
concentration ratio 122, 130, 147, 153, 258
and profitability 255
Confucianism 13, 15, 67
contestable market theory 258
continuous casting 149-52, 154, 252
core competence 256
current account 37-8; see also balance of payments
daimyo12, 14, 68-9, 205
Deconcentration Law 89-90, 146, 198, 221
deregulation 263
diploma disease 30
direct investment:
by Japanese firms 104-5, 201, 268-9
into Japan as a source of technology importation 6, 31, 40, 50, 181
into Japan, cases of 159-60, 170, 246
into Japan, restriction of 195, 248, 260
see also capital liberalization; joint venture, with foreign firms; overseas R&D
Disarmament Treaties 19, 25, 214-15
distributional coalitions 263
diversification 73, 76, 229
and technology spillovers 231, 233-4
of zaibatsu 65, 67
cases of 131, 211, 213
divisional form 66
doctor's margins 244
Dodge Line 35-6, 93, 145, 193
Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Instruments Law 243

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures vii
  • List of Tables viii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • 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
  • APPENDIX A Brief Chronology of Japan's History 277
  • Bibliography 280
  • Index of Names 295
  • Index 306
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