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Policies for Competitiveness : Comparing Business-Government Relationships in the Golden Age of Capitalism - Hideaki Miyajima

Policies for Competitiveness

Comparing Business-Government Relationships in the Golden Age of Capitalism

By: Hideaki Miyajima (Editor), Takeo Kikkawa (Editor), Takashi Hikino (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9780198293231
Number Of Pages: 360

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All over the world proactive public policy in business is now under siege. Economists and policy-makers claim that the era of `Big Government' is over. However, nobody denies the fact that government has historically played a critical role in modern economic development. Given the profound changes of public policy agendas, this is an appropriate time to review the dynamic interaction between government policies and industrial developments from an international and historical perspective. Focusing on the so-called `Golden Age of Capitalism' the 1950s and 1960s and studying prime-mover countries (the US and the UK), followers (Germany, France, and Italy), and latecomers (Japan and Korea), Competing Policies for Competitiveness addresses the crucial questions to be asked; what appropriate roles should government be assigned, and which government actions are useful public policy and which represent unnecessary and harmful intervention? The book also attempts to utilize the Japanese case as an analytical reference against which experiences of other economies are examined.

Industry Reviews

`This book succeeds in exploring the difference in industrial policy adopted by the governments of selected countries ... this book has made a valuable contribution to the topic of comparative government-business relations.' Takeshi Yuzawa, Business History Review

Part I: Japan's Experience in Industrial Policy: A General Overview Takeo Kikkawa and Takashi Hikino: Industrial Policy and Japan's International Competitiveness Hideaki Miyajima: Regulatory Frameworks, Government Intervention and Investment in Post-War Japan Part II: Latecomers: Influential Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Tsuneo Suzuki: Industrial Policy and the Development of Synthetic Fibre Industry Seishi Nakamura: Government and Business in Japan's General Purpose Computer Industry Alice H. Amsden: Early Post-War Industrial Policy in Emerging Economics Part III: Prime Movers: Antitrust Policy with Insignificant Industrial Policy William H. Becker: Post-War US Antitrust Policy, Corporate Strategy and International Competitiveness Jim D. Tomlinson: Competition and Industrial Policy in Britain, 1945-73 Richard H. K. Vietor: Regulation American Style, 1933-89 Part IV: Follower: Insignificant Antitrust Policy with Little Influence of Competitiveness on Competitiveness Werner Plumpe: The State and Enterprise in the German Economy after the Second World War Philippe Mioche: Coherence and Limitations of the French Industrial Policy during the Boom Period Giovanni Federico: Harmful or Irrelevant? Italian Industrial Policy, 1945-73

ISBN: 9780198293231
ISBN-10: 0198293232
Series: Fuji Conference Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.63