Stimulating R&D: An analysis of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry's 'visions' and the current challenges facing Japan's technology policy-making mechanisms

Wakabayashi K, Griffy-Brown C, & Watanabe C (1999). Stimulating R&D: An analysis of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry's 'visions' and the current challenges facing Japan's technology policy-making mechanisms. Science and Public Policy 26 (1): 2-16. DOI:10.3152/147154399781782644.

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Abstract

A critical policy-making tool in Japan's economic growth has been strong government-driven 'visions' of technological economic development, formulated through joint work and open discussion with representatives and experts from a broad spectrum. Amidst the current economic uncertainty, Japan faces challenges in applying this policy vehicle. This paper analyses the mechanisms behind Japan's 'visions' in its industrial technology policy over the last four decades. Current challenges and policy responses to stimulate R&D are examined and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry's new role and approach to shaping the future is explored. Implications for future R&D policy are discussed in the light of the process of creating 'visions'.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: General Research (GEN)
Bibliographic Reference: Science and Public Policy; 26(1):2-16 (1 February 1999)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:10
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 12:28
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/5673

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