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Analyzing Japanese high technologies : the techno-paradigm shift

Author: Fumio Kodama
Publisher: London : Pinter, 1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An analysis of the generation, innovation and diffusion of Japanese high technologies, and the implications for a "paradigm shift" in science and technology policies which have hitherto been accepted  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fumio Kodama
ISBN: 0861878353 9780861878352
OCLC Number: 469918540
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.


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