© 1995

Intervention and Technological Innovation

Government and the Pharmaceutical Industry in the UK and Japan


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jeremy Howells, Ian Neary
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jeremy Howells, Ian Neary
    Pages 59-104
  4. Jeremy Howells, Ian Neary
    Pages 105-139
  5. Jeremy Howells, Ian Neary
    Pages 141-165
  6. Jeremy Howells, Ian Neary
    Pages 167-193
  7. Jeremy Howells, Ian Neary
    Pages 233-252
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-307

About this book


Controversy continues about the ability of the state to promote international competitiveness of industry in general and of specific industries in particular. This study examines how the policies of the British and Japanese governments have affected the development of the pharmaceutical industries in each country. Three areas are given close attention: policies which aim to control prices or profits; patent policy; and science and technology promotion policy, particularly policies for biotechnology. Prospects for these policies are considered in the context of moves towards harmonisation of pharmaceutical regulation.


exchange rates innovation Japan Patent regulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Judge Institute for Management Studies/ESRC Centre for Business Research University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of Essex ColchesterEngland

About the authors

Jeremy Howells

Ian Neary

Bibliographic information

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Consumer Packaged Goods
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