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Recovering from SuccessInnovation and Technology Management in Japan$
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D. Hugh Whittaker and Robert E. Cole

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199297320

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.001.0001

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Security and techno-systems: A comparative analysis

Security and techno-systems: A comparative analysis

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(p.255) 14 Security and techno-systems: A comparative analysis
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Recovering from Success
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Yuzo Murayama

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0014

This chapter extends the discussion into the area of security, which was thrust onto the policy and innovation system debate agenda in the wake of 9/11. It compares key features of the US and Japanese national innovation systems, and the respective roles of defence. Defence has played a relatively minor role in Japan's innovation system, but like civilian industry in the 1990s, Japan's defence industry failed to adapt to a dramatically changed (post Cold War) environment in the 1990s. In the new century, however, anzen-anshin (safety and security/peace of mind) concerns have the potential to influence both. The trajectory of influence is still fluid, but preference is given for a civilian-oriented security techno-system.

Keywords:   security, anzen-anshin, defence, national innovation system, Japan-US comparison, techno-systems

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