Japanese Entrepreneurship in the Early Stage of Development

  • Shinichi Ichimura


Emergence of Japan as a modern state in the twilight of the Nineteenth Century not only challenged the West with its build-up of the military power but rather with its quick industrialization and economic development. Who carried the burden of such an economic activities is the subject of this Chapter.


Textile Industry Western Science Asian Development Military Power Private Entrepreneur 
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    One of the economists who advocated the idea was Tobata Sciichi, Tokyo University. He was a disciple of J. Schumpeter and went as far as accepting the role of the government as entrepreneurial. Nihon Nogyo no Tenkai Katei (Development Process of Japanese Agriculture), 1936Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinichi Ichimura
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  1. 1.International Center for the Study of East Asian DevelopmentKokurakita, Kitakyushu, FukuokaJapan

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