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Japanese Industrial Economy.

By: Inkster, Ian.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (174 p.).ISBN: 9780203472040.Subject(s): Industrialization - Japan | Japan - Economic conditions | Japan - Social conditions - 1868-Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Japanese Industrial EconomyDDC classification: 330.952 LOC classification: HC462 .I574 2001ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Japanese Industrial Economy Late development and cultural causation; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: achievements and outcomes; Modelling Japan?; Preludes to the twentieth century; The short twentieth century 1912-71; Japan in the modern climacteric 1971-2001; Honing an argument; Analysing the industrial economy; 2 Interpretations of Japan; Late development; Technology transfer; The social and the economic; Features of Japanese industrial history; Interpretations and perspectives; Wider contexts; The cake of custom and cultural engineering
3 Maturity: social problems of Japanese capitalismIntroduction; Measures of Japanese society; The social underpinnings of fast growth; Underbelly or endaka society?; Traditions and modernities: the limits to convergence theory; Limits to Japanese growth; 4 Forging explanations: technology; On modes of explanation; The conditions of technology transfer; Japanese exceptionalism: the primacy of technology transfer; Catch-up, culture and the creativity debate; Summary and conclusions; 5 Cultural engineering; Problems of the cultural stock argument; Tokugawa and beyond: aspects of Japanese history
Fundamentals: the Meiji caseThe avoidance system: on minimising cultural resistance; Summary and conclusions; 6 The institutions of late development: private enterprise; Enterprise culture again; Culture and enterprise; Culture, ideology and institutions: the Masuda model; Late development: increasing agency; Late development in the endaka laboratory; Cultural studies: tacit knowledge and obligational drag; Summary and conclusions; 7 Nationalism and globalism: Japan in world context; On being exceptional: global history; The Asian context: China, Korea and Japan
Exceptionalism as accumulative causationHistory continuing; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book reveals that the manipulation of culture was of more importance than the character of the original cultural stock in explaining Japan's modern industrialization. Thus the features of private enterprise culture that are so often isolated as keys to the nation's historical competitiveness may have been only temporary reflections of this wider process of cultural engineering: a necessary input into the program of technology transfer and late development.This book provides a highly reliable guide to the industrial economy and history and covers a wide ground; it will be of great int
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The Japanese Industrial Economy Late development and cultural causation; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: achievements and outcomes; Modelling Japan?; Preludes to the twentieth century; The short twentieth century 1912-71; Japan in the modern climacteric 1971-2001; Honing an argument; Analysing the industrial economy; 2 Interpretations of Japan; Late development; Technology transfer; The social and the economic; Features of Japanese industrial history; Interpretations and perspectives; Wider contexts; The cake of custom and cultural engineering

3 Maturity: social problems of Japanese capitalismIntroduction; Measures of Japanese society; The social underpinnings of fast growth; Underbelly or endaka society?; Traditions and modernities: the limits to convergence theory; Limits to Japanese growth; 4 Forging explanations: technology; On modes of explanation; The conditions of technology transfer; Japanese exceptionalism: the primacy of technology transfer; Catch-up, culture and the creativity debate; Summary and conclusions; 5 Cultural engineering; Problems of the cultural stock argument; Tokugawa and beyond: aspects of Japanese history

Fundamentals: the Meiji caseThe avoidance system: on minimising cultural resistance; Summary and conclusions; 6 The institutions of late development: private enterprise; Enterprise culture again; Culture and enterprise; Culture, ideology and institutions: the Masuda model; Late development: increasing agency; Late development in the endaka laboratory; Cultural studies: tacit knowledge and obligational drag; Summary and conclusions; 7 Nationalism and globalism: Japan in world context; On being exceptional: global history; The Asian context: China, Korea and Japan

Exceptionalism as accumulative causationHistory continuing; Notes; Bibliography; Index

This book reveals that the manipulation of culture was of more importance than the character of the original cultural stock in explaining Japan's modern industrialization. Thus the features of private enterprise culture that are so often isolated as keys to the nation's historical competitiveness may have been only temporary reflections of this wider process of cultural engineering: a necessary input into the program of technology transfer and late development.This book provides a highly reliable guide to the industrial economy and history and covers a wide ground; it will be of great int

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