© 1992

Europe, Japan and America in the 1990s

Cooperation and Competition

  • Theodor Leuenberger
  • Martin E. Weinstein
Conference proceedings

Part of the Europe-Asia-Pacific Studies in Economy and Technology book series (STUDIES ECONOMY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introduction

    1. Martin E. Weinstein, Theodor Leuenberger
      Pages 1-6
  3. European Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Wolfgang Hager
      Pages 17-37
    3. Hellmut Schütte
      Pages 38-68
    4. Dieter Schneidewind
      Pages 69-97
    5. Andreas van Agt
      Pages 98-106
    6. Manfred Kulessa
      Pages 107-122
  4. Japanese Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Yoshitaka Okada
      Pages 132-161
    3. Yuichiro Nagatomi
      Pages 162-176
  5. American Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Michael W. Chinworth
      Pages 179-205
    3. Koji Taira
      Pages 206-220
    4. William V. Rapp
      Pages 221-267
    5. Martin E. Weinstein
      Pages 268-287
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-289

About these proceedings


Competition and cooperation between Japan, Europe and USA is the key issue of this book - both at government and business levels. Both short-term and long-termin competitive cooperation between Western and Japanese firms and institutions can be fruitful. Cooperation however, provides no easy solutions to problems which Western economies have been unable to solve on their own. Governments as well as companies are often unprepared for cooperation with Japan within the framework of larger-scale projects. On theother hand, Japan itself still lacks the leadership capacities to match its present economic and technological dominance. Thus the Japanese strategyfor a Number Two role in cooperation with the USA and the EC is described. The discussion focuses on the implications of US/Japanese relations for Europe. It further highlights future relations between the US and Japan in the field of technology, and also deals with the EC/Japan context.


America Amerika Europa Europe European Community Europäische Gemeinschaft Japan USA business competition cooperation institutions leadership strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Theodor Leuenberger
    • 1
  • Martin E. Weinstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.The Mansfield CenterThe University of MontanaMissoulaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Europe, Japan and America in the 1990s
  • Book Subtitle Cooperation and Competition
  • Editors Theodor Leuenberger
    Martin E. Weinstein
  • Series Title Europe-Asia-Pacific Studies in Economy and Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-55856-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-77743-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-77741-7
  • Series ISSN 1431-2999
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 287
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics R & D/Technology Policy
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