By Kwan S. Kim, Fumio Maki, Ryoshin Minami, Joung-hae Seo
Economic development calls for technological improvement, which in flip relies on a country's social capability to obtain, assimilate, and increase new applied sciences. targeting the evolution of Japan's financial 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 mandatory social potential for technological innovation and absorption. Successive chapters handle the explicit reviews of a couple of key jap industries in this approach. every one commercial case examine is written by means of an said specialist within the box and offers fabric of important curiosity to experts in financial improvement in a kind that also is available to the nonspecialist. The ebook concludes with a precis of helpful classes, variously appropriate to nations in any respect different phases of industrialization.
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L. The Domestic Transformation (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press). Yoshihara, Kunio (1982) Sogo Shosha: The Vanguard of the Japanese Economy (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Part I Choice and Adaptation of Technology 2 The Development of Appropriate Technologies for Export Promotion in the Silk -Reeling Industryl Ryoshin Minami and Fumio Makino INTRODUCTION The Silk· Reeling Industry and its Technology: An Overview In the same way that the cotton industry led the Industrial Revolution in England,2 the silk industry played a critically important role in the industrialization of pre-war Japan which began in around 1885.
The number of workers was assumed to be 124 in the mechanical filatures and 107 in the producer's cooperative. These were the sum of the operators engaged in reeling and re-reeling, plus other workers and staff. Borrowed capital is based on the cost for consuming cocoons (mechanical filatures) or advances on the sales of raw silk (producer's cooperatives). EPCR is computed both at current prices and constant prices. 60 per cent, respectively; at first the advantage of kikai over zaguri was very small.
1984) 'Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Japan: An Implication of the Experience of Technological Development in the Textile Industry', Developing Economies, 22, 3 (September). - - (1988) 'Shokusan Kogy6 Seisaku toshiteno Hakurankai Kyoshinkai no Igi: Sono Fukyii Sokushin Kino no Hyoka' (The Economic Significance of Minami, Kim, Makino and Seo 27 National Industrial Exhibition and Competitive Shows in Meiji Era: An Evaluation from the Viewpoint of Technological Diffusion), Keizai Kenkyu, 39, 4 (October).
Acquiring, Adapting and Developing Technologies: Lessons from the Japanese Experience by Kwan S. Kim, Fumio Maki, Ryoshin Minami, Joung-hae Seo