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Technology and Industrial Growth in Pre-War Japan : The Mitsubishi-Nagasaki Shipyard 1884-1934 - Yukiko Fukusaku

Technology and Industrial Growth in Pre-War Japan

The Mitsubishi-Nagasaki Shipyard 1884-1934

By: Yukiko Fukusaku, Prof. J. A. A. Stockwin (Introduction by)

Hardcover Published: 3rd December 1992
ISBN: 9780415065528
Number Of Pages: 189

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This book looks at the development of Japan before the War, arguing that the achievements of this period are central to the present competitiveness of the country's industrial technology.
Dr Fukasaku examines industrial, educational and research policy in this period and presents a case study of a leading enterprise, the Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard, in order to assess the importance of training and research to technological success.
The book analyses the interaction between national and firm-level policies and it discusses the complexities involved in mastering imported technologies, showing how they were assimilated and improved. It includes detailed examination of the development of the steam turbine, electric welding and diesel engine technologies at the Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard.
Dr Fukasaku's argument demonstrates the value of historical analysis in addressing current issues in science and technology policy. Technological innovation and training are revealed as the key to long-term stability and economic success in Japan. This argument has implications for industrial development worldwide, especially in the developing world where present conditions are in many respects similar to those of Japan at the start of her industrial development, over a century ago.

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..."this book makes important contributions to ongoing controversies in business history." -"Journal of Japanese Studies

Forewordp. xi
General Editor's Prefacep. xiii
Prefacep. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Author's Notep. xviii
Technology and Industrial Development-An Introductionp. 1
Setting the Stage-Industrialization, Shipbuilding Industry and the Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyardp. 17
Technology Imports at Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyardp. 43
Education and Training at Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyardp. 62
Research and Inventive Activities at Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyardp. 85
Indigenous Technological Developments at Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyardp. 112
Technological Learning and Industrial Development-Conclusions and Policy Implicationsp. 146
Appendixp. 153
Notesp. 162
Bibliographyp. 177
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780415065528
ISBN-10: 0415065526
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 3rd December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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