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Innovation Crisis

Successes, Pitfalls, and Solutions in Japan, 1st Edition

By Eichii Yamaguchi

Jenny Stanford Publishing

300 pages

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Paperback: 9789814800747
pub: 2019-08-31
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After devoting 21 years of his life and a substantial part of his earnings to physics research, the author thought of dedicating the rest of his life to it. However, this thought brought the awareness about the worthlessness of research if it did not convert to anything of value and the imminent perishment of science and innovation in Japan. He felt an urgent need to save this sinking ship or it would be disrespectful to future generations.

What has gone wrong in Japan that has led to this innovation crisis? This quest spanned 18 years and several academic disciplines, and initially it appeared it had no context. But only after putting all the different pieces together did the author realize that it was actually one story. In this completely new, meaningful, and interesting book, the author integrates his research on innovation policy, innovation theory, and trans-science. He begins the book with a detailed story of the innovation of blue LEDs for which three Japanese scientists received Nobel Prize in physics in 2014.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 1.1 Japanese Corporates Are No Longer Innovating 1.2 What Can Be Done to Revive Innovation? 1.3 Structure of the Book 2. Why Has Japan Failed While America Succeeded? 2.1 What Are the Points of Difference Between Japan and America? 2.2 What Is SBIR? 2.3 Japan’s Institutional Failure 3. How Is Innovation Born? 3.1 Abduction: Understanding the True Nature of Science 3.2 Innovation Diagram of Blue LED 3.3 Resonance and Transilience 3.4 Breaking Away from Paradigm Sustaining Innovation 4. Science Resonating with Society 4.1 What Is Trans-science? 4.2 Two Symbolic Accidents 4.3 Why Is Scientific Thinking in Organizations Lost? 5. Social System That Produces Innovation 5.1 Reconstructing the Fields of Resonance 5.2 Institutional Reform of Universities and Industries 5.3 Toward a Society Where Everyone Pursues Science

About the Author

Eichii Yamaguchi is professor at Kyoto University, Japan, since 2014.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General