The perspectives of technologists, economists, and policymakers are brought together in this volume. It includes chapters dealing with approaches to assessment of technology leadership in the United States and Japan, an evaluation of future impacts of eroding U.S. technological preeminence, an analysis of the changing nature of technology-based global competition, and a discussion of policy options for the United States.
Table of Contents
|I. Assessments of U.S. and Japanese Technological Strengths and Weaknesses||19-20|
|Technology Assessment in the U.S.-Japan Context||21-41|
|What Can We Learn from Technology Assessment?||42-56|
|Accessing Japanese Technology: Experiences of a U.S.-Based Company||57-65|
|Studies of Japanese Technology: An Effort with Diminishing Returns?||66-80|
|II. Economic Impacts and Implications||81-82|
|Technology, Productivity, and the Competitiveness of U.S. and Japanese Industries||83-97|
|Macroeconomic and Schumpetarian Features of Japanese Innovations in the 1980||98-105|
|The Changing Place of Japan in the Global Scientific and Technological Enterprise||106-135|
|Implications of Japan||136-144|
|III. The Future of Competition||145-146|
|Japanese Control of R&D Activities in the United States: Is this a Cause for Concern?||189-206|
|IV. Policy Implications||207-208|
|Policy Implications of Japan||209-215|
|Policy Implications for the United States: Comments||216-220|
|Comments on Policy Implications||221-226|
|A. Contributing Authors||229-233|
|B. Conference on Japan||234-236|
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