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New Venture Development and Technological Innovation in Japan

Michael L. Gerlach

in Alliance Capitalism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 1997 | ISBN: 9780520208896
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520919105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520208896.003.0006
New Venture Development and Technological Innovation in Japan

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This chapter focuses on technological innovation and new venture development in Japan. It explains that the steep curve of the developmental trajectory in Japan raises important questions concerning how we understand the relationship between economic organization and technological change. The chapter argues that a significant competitive characteristic in the evolution of the Japanese economy has been the strategic forging of linkages among innovators, providers, or risk capital and users of new technologies.

Keywords: technological innovation; new venture development; Japan; economic organization; Japanese economy; innovators; risk capital

Chapter.  7132 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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