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By Cornelia Storz

This new ebook discusses the level to which the japanese economic system encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

Although Japan has a powerful attractiveness as an innovator, a few humans argue that this attractiveness is lost. opposite to previous expectancies, the united states instead of Japan emerged because the chief within the biotech industries within the Nineties, and likewise many small corporations in Japan offer just a couple of – or simply one – different corporation, thereby proscribing their view of and the industrial possibilities inside it. regardless of the rise of overseas patents, overseas medical citations and a good know-how exchange stability, the japanese innovation method is susceptible in giving beginning to radical innovations.

The booklet explores totally those concerns, making comparisons with different nations the place applicable. It concludes that the japanese innovation process has either benefits and downsides and contributes to a greater realizing of ways coverage alterations take place.

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As policy is already ‘underway’ at any point in time of observation, the variation/ selection processes on the individual and collective levels are also influenced by the perception of previous steering efforts. This is just one reason why a prejudice-free evaluation of current measures never takes place. In this context it would not be right to claim that evolutionary processes of policy formulation have evolutionistic characteristics. This would mean, assuming a positive selection which would regularly bring policy onto the right path, that it would prove itself most suitable ‘overall’ as opposed to other alternatives.

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Witt, U. (1992) ‘The Endogenous Public Choice Theorist’, Public Choice, 73, 117–129. qxd 25/11/05 2:39 PM Page 33 3 Japanese science and technology policy in transition From catch-up orientation to frontrunner orientation Martin Hemmert Introduction Japanese science and technology policy, like many aspects of the Japanese economy, has a strong reputation for being fundamentally different from the policies in other industrialized countries, or even for being unique. In particular, there is a widespread conviction that the Japanese government and bureaucracy are strongly engaged in fostering collaborative R&D projects with leading manufacturing firms in order to enhance the international competitiveness of high-tech industries (Callon 1995; Goto 1997; Ray 1998; Sakakibara and Cho 2002).

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