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Competitiveness of New Industries: Institutional Framework by Cornelia Storz, Andreas Moerke

By Cornelia Storz, Andreas Moerke

Many fresh books on details and verbal exchange applied sciences be aware of person nation stories or overlook to investigate political components along side entrepreneurial ones. This publication, the results of a world study venture, contains a complete comparability of 3 key international locations: Japan, the us and Germany. The ebook adopts an institutional process.

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Also, Japan became a mainframe computer exporter (Shimoda 1984: 178). But the advent of a new information technology environment in the 1990s proved that METI’s ‘vision’ for the computer industry and its development strategy was ultimately misguided. While Japan succeeded in catching up with existing technologies, it now faced an IT revolution based on personal computers, software-centred computer business and PC networks. METI failed to foresee the new computing world that was about to dawn in the early 1990s.

83 Japan 703 Germany 482 United States 567 Source: OECD 2003: 179, 181; OECD 2005: 185, 187. Note: Includes mobile and international calls, excludes VAT. 2 OECD Internet access basket at daytime discounted PSTN rates (US$) Japan Germany US 2000, 40 hours 2000, 20 hours 2002, 40 hours 2002, 20 hours 78 49 23 59 33 22 54 23 23 34 14 21 Source: OECD 2000a, 2000b, 2003: 170, 172. Note: the public switched telephone network (PSTN) ties together the world’s circuit-switched telephone networks. The computer industry The computer industry in Japan differs from the telecommunications industry in that it has been under the jurisdiction of METI and thus close to the heart of full-fledged industrial policy.

The volume thus is reasoned in the fact that the advanced OECD countries enter into a new era of knowledge-based industries, to which ICT belong. The question arises, how well Japan, the US and Germany are doing in developing these new technologies. Obviously, Japan and Germany possess strengths in industrial core industries but still have to adjust their policies and strategies in response to the new challenge. In contrast, it is often argued that the US system has been more flexible in its adaption process.

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