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

Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, and Richard R. Nelson

Abstract

Japan was the first major non-Western nation to take on board the Western technological and organizational advances of the century after the first industrial revolution. It subsequently proved fully able to exploit and contribute to the broad, sustained technological advances that began in the 20th century, as science became harnessed to technology. Japan's economic development remains a model for many technologically less advanced countries which have not yet mastered modern technology to organizational forms. Knowledge of Japanese technological and economic history can contribute importantly ... More

Keywords: industrial revolution, science, technology, Japan, business, entrepreneurs, organizational skills, technical skills

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288022
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288022.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hiroyuki Odagiri, author
University of Tsukuba

Akira Goto, author
Hitotsubashi University

Richard R. Nelson, contributor