Accession Number : ADA250528
Title : Policy Studies Series: Japanese Technology Policy: What's the Secret?
Corporate Author : COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Cheney, David W ; Grimes, William W
Report Date : Feb 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 45
Abstract : Japan's extraordinary technological achievements over the past two decades have prompted lively debates in the United States and abroad about how best to promote the development and application of technology. These debates ultimately all come down to one basic issue-the secret of Japan's success. Has government policy made a major contribution to Japan's technological achievements or are they primarily due to the vitality of Japanese industry? This paper does not attempt to survey Japanese industrial policy. Instead, it is limited to an analysis of Japanese technology policy. It sorts through the fact and fiction surrounding Japan's performance and highlights ten key features of its technology policy. In doing so, it sets the stage for the Council's major forthcoming report, Gaining New Ground: Technology Priorities for America's Future. The report on technology priorities will pick up where this paper leaves off. In it, the Council will identify the critical technologies driving American industry's performance over the coming decade and will make key recommendations for U.S. managers and public officials to improve their performance.
Descriptors : *JAPAN , POLICIES , SURVEYS , INDUSTRIES , REPORTS
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE