The Advanced Materials Revolution and the Japanese System of Innovation

  • Helena M. M. Lastres

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  3. Helena M. M. Lastres
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  6. Helena M. M. Lastres
    Pages 180-191
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 192-246

About this book


The book develops the idea that a shift in the techno-economic paradigm creates opportunities for the rise of new firms, industries and countries to technological leadership, making the adoption of an adequate national system of innovation fundamental to success in such changes. This task is supported by a case study of how the Japanese System of Innovation has responded to the advanced materials revolution of the last two decades as well as diffusion of the information technology paradigm.


information Information Technology (IT) innovation institutions leadership success

Authors and affiliations

  • Helena M. M. Lastres
    • 1
  1. 1.National Council of Scientific and Technological DevelopmentBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-23523-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23521-6
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