Japan’s Industrial Technology Development: The Role of by Melvin Goldman, Yoshitaka Okada (auth.), Yoshitaka Okada

By Melvin Goldman, Yoshitaka Okada (auth.), Yoshitaka Okada Ph.D. (eds.)

Japan's expertise aid method has performed an important function in constructing corporations technological potential and stimulating their innovation. How has it been performed, and why is it powerful? The examine findings awarded right here convey that what has labored most sensible in Japan is inter-firm cooperative studying, which calls for the aid of public expertise associations to advertise cooperation, disseminate expertise, and facilitate innovation. among the books released approximately eastern know-how rules and company administration, this can be the 1st to teach definitively that cooperative studying is necessary in a large spectrum of businesses, whether they are keiretsu-affiliated. With a caveat at the barriers of the japanese procedure from an institutional viewpoint, the countrys techno-governance constitution is printed to be greater in assembly-oriented industries than in those who are basic-science orientated and hire speedily altering technology.

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Thirty affiliates also use TSIX for basic research and services, among other needs. There is a division of labor between TSIX's basic research and members' applied R&D, which preveots duplication and promotes joint research and the sharing of facilities and know-how. When each firm started selling products to customers, and even to competitors, TSIX found it necessary to handle technological information carefully to maintain openness, fairness, secrecy, trustworthiness, and credibility. Although TSIX maintains the secrecy of new technology under R&D contract, it disseminates outlines to members.

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In these sectors with diverse customers, small firms with weak firm relationships need alternative sources of information and distinct services. Local industrial associations often organize cooperative R&D projects among small firms and become important information sources. For example, industrial associations in the 1950s became an important source for foreign technology. The Japan Shell Molding Association sublicensed foreign technology in the foundry industry. In machine tools the Japan Machine Tool Builders Association developed cooperative projects to import technology from the West.

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