This book examines the question—how Japanese have been able to carry out technological change so quickly and so smoothly—in depth by comparing the introduction of a major new industrial process—use of the basic oxygen furnace (BOF)—in Japan and in the United States.
1. Introduction 2. The BOF as an Evolving Solution 3. Problems and Actors. Japan 4. Early Adopters. Japan 5. The Late Adopters, Japan 6. Problems and Actors: North America 7. The BOF in North America 8. Conclusions