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1st Edition

The Japanese Electronics Industry

ISBN 9781584880264
Published June 25, 1999 by CRC Press
152 Pages

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Book Description

The explosive growth of the Japanese electronics industry continues to be driven by a combination of market forces and the unique characteristics of the Japanese social organization and people. As an industrial phenomenon, the Japanese electronics industry receives considerable attention from researchers in various fields. However, most of their studies focus on either historical analyses intent on discovering the secret of the industry's enormous success, or on the issue of America's competitiveness in the face of challenges from Japanese technology. Moreover, none of these studies can be free of the bias that stems from each researcher's own upbringing and environment.
The authors of The Japanese Electronics Industry have pooled their diverse experience and talents to create a balanced, objective study of this complex subject. They illuminate the history and characteristics of the industry, show the current state of the industry, and explore the research, development, and education vital to the future of the industry.

Table of Contents

Japan Overview
Land, Resources
Population and Ethic Groups
Government Structure
Modern History
Economic Overview
Philosophy of Economic Policy
Current Economic Conditions
Foreign Trade
Public Spending and Restructuring
Program To Stimulate Foreign Iports into Japan
Openness for Trade and Investment
Outward Expansion of Offshore Facilities
WTO Requirements to Deregulate the Financial Services Industry
U.S. - Japan Relations
History of the Japanese Electonics Industry
Basics for Growth after World War II
Entrepreneurial Thrusts in Consumer Electronics
The Government and Large Companies
Trade Friction
Synopsis of History to the End of the 1980s
The Japanese Electronics Industry Today
Maturity of the Japanese Electronics Market
Japan's Electronic Market Position
The Micro-Electronics Industry Structure
Miniaturization of Electronic Products
Overall Landscape
Packaging Portable Computers--An Example for Toshiba Libretto
Metrics for Future Electonics Products
Scenarios for the Future
Research, Development, and Education
Macro-scale Perspectives
Dynamics of Technology Development
Investments in the Electronics Industry
National Research Institutes and Cooperative Research
University Research and Education
A Vision of Miniturization

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