The Economics of the Latecomers

The Economics of the Latecomers : Catching-Up, Technology Transfer and Institutions in Germany, Japan and South Korea

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This book examines the spectacularly successful economies of East Asia, Japan and South Korea. The comparison of the 'catching-up' process in Japan and South Korea includes studies of the iron and steel and semi-conductor industries. The author shows the difficulties involved in trying to detect general patterns of development, as both countries appear to respond to different technological imperatives. As a result general models of development should be treated with caution, given the need to consider different historical and institutional more

Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 340g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138866113
  • 9781138866119

Table of contents

Introduction Part I. On Methodology 1. Late Industrialization and Catching-Up 2. Technology Transfer, Technological Capability and National Systems of Innovation 3. Institutions, Institutional Change and Catching-Up Part II. On Interpreting History 4. Comparative Settings 5. Regional Contrast in the Development of the Iron and Steel Industry in Germany: 1800-1860 6. UK-Germany-Japan Comparison in the Iron and Steel Industry 1860-1930 7. US -Japan-Korea Comparison in the Iron and Steel Industry: 1950-90 8. US-Japan-Korea Comparison in the Semiconductor Industry: 1950-93 Conclusionsshow more