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|Description:||178 s. : ill.|
|Contents:||Part 1 Overview - six categories of techno-paradigm shift: manufacturing companies; business dynamics; R&D activities; technology development; innovation pattern; technology diffusion; some comments on research methodology. Part 2 Companies and business dynamics - from producing to thinking organization for diversification: changing pattern of manufacturing companies; flexible manufacturing system; database for diversification studies; measurement of diversification; sectoral patterns of diversification; policies for diversification. Part 3 R&D activities - from visible to invisible competitors: structural characteristics of high-tech industry; the dynamics of R&D programmes; database for R&D dynamics; mathematical formulation of R&D dynamics; statistical tests of dynamic models; identification of sectoral pattern; policy implications. Part 4 Technology development - from linear to demand articulation process: survey of relevant literatures; structure of demand articulation; process of demand articulation; public policy for demand articulation - Japanese experiences in collective research; technological rationale of collective research; database for studies of collective research; economic rationale of participation; derived dichotomy of collective research. Part 5 Innovation pattern - from breakthrough to technology fusion: mechatronics revolution; optoelectronics revolution; technology fusion; mathematical formulation; high technology and technology fusion. Part 6 Technology diffusion - from technical to institutional inertia: descriptive evidence; database for analysis of quantitative evidence; choice of mathematical models; two types of innovations; diffusion of computer into prefectural governments; identification of diffusion pattern.|