Technology and Industrial Development in Pre-war Japan

Technology and Industrial Development in Pre-war Japan

Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard, 1884-1934

eBook - 1992
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Argues that the industrial competitiveness of Japan today is due to achievements made before World War II. Taking one company as an example, looks at the successful transfer of technology and the subsequent improvements made possible by extensive research and training programs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
This book aims to discredit the myth that has the `unique cultural traits' of the Japanese as the key to the country's success, arguing that the more realisable foundation of long-term investment in training and research is responsible.
The book looks at the development of Japan in the pre-War period. Yukiko Fukusaku sees the achievements of this period as central to the present competitiveness of the country's industrial technology. She uses the Mitsubishi Nagasaki shipyard as a case study, looking at technological innovation and training as the keys to long-term stability and economic success.
The book has implications for industrial development worldwide. Japan's starting point over a century ago was similar to the present conditions of many developing countries and the book's emphasis on the acquisition of better skills as a key to development is as relevant to Europe and America as it is to the Third World.

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992
ISBN: 9780415065528
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xviii, 189 pages)


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