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Planning for Change: Industrial Policy and Japanese Economic Development, 1945–1990

James E. Vestal


What has been the role of government industrial policy in Japan's extraordinary post-war development? How has the role changed in successive phases of growth? What ‘lessons’ can be learnt from this experience by other nations, be they in the West, or developing countries or economies in transition attempting to introduce competitive market structures? These are some of the main questions addressed in this study. Dividing the period into three main phases, the book shows that policy played a crucial role in the initial period of post-war recovery. It did so not by ‘picking winners’ but by creat ... More

Keywords: government industrial policy, Japan, post-war development, growth, competitive market structures, stable base

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198290278
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290278.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James E. Vestal, author
Keio University.