Acquiring, Adapting and Developing Technologies: Lessons by Kwan S. Kim, Fumio Maki, Ryoshin Minami, Joung-hae Seo

By Kwan S. Kim, Fumio Maki, Ryoshin Minami, Joung-hae Seo

Economic development calls for technological improvement, which in flip depends upon a country's social ability to procure, assimilate, and advance new applied sciences. targeting the evolution of Japan's economic system from the Meiji recovery to the current day, this quantity offers an authoritative account, firmly grounded in theoretical and empirical research, of the country's makes an attempt to generate the required social means for technological innovation and absorption. Successive chapters handle the explicit studies of a few key eastern industries in this technique. every one commercial case research is written via an said specialist within the box and offers fabric of important curiosity to experts in financial improvement in a kind that also is obtainable to the nonspecialist. The booklet concludes with a precis of important classes, variously appropriate to international locations in any respect the various levels of industrialization.

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The development of appropriate technologies is owed basically to the legacy of the Tokugawa Period. 290. For the comparative history of the technological development between Japanese and Indian cotton-spinning industry, see Otsuka, Ranis and Saxonhouse (1988). 345, 347, 349, 351, 353. 580. 231. For the discussion on premodern Japanese education system, see Dore (1965). 16-20. For the details, see Galenson and Odaka (1976), and Koike (1987). Similar phenomena were observed in the early post-war period.

For foreign countries, Maddison (1989), Tables B-1 and B-2. 4. 333-7. 5. The increase in investment rate is also related to the increase in the saving ratio. For a discussion on investment behaviour, see Minami (1993), Chapter 6. 6. Technological progress and economic growth are interacting; we do not deny the well-known demand-pull hypothesis of technological innovation which suggests that the technological innovation was caused by the growth of industry. 7. Gerschenkron (1962). 107-8. 8. Minami (1993), Table 5-4.

333-7. 5. The increase in investment rate is also related to the increase in the saving ratio. For a discussion on investment behaviour, see Minami (1993), Chapter 6. 6. Technological progress and economic growth are interacting; we do not deny the well-known demand-pull hypothesis of technological innovation which suggests that the technological innovation was caused by the growth of industry. 7. Gerschenkron (1962). 107-8. 8. Minami (1993), Table 5-4. The figures for 1888 and 1938 are seven-year and five-year averages respectively.

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