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Diversity in Technological Support: Industrial Differences

  • Yoshitaka Okada

Abstract

Interaction among firms and between firms and technology supporting institutions (TSIs) in Japan has stimulated technological innovation. Industries, however, have different technological needs, and they work with different types of firms and TSIs. Effective support implies matching needs and services, and Japan has developed diverse TSIs and encouraged many kinds of relationships among firms.

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Machine Tool Small Firm Cooperative Learning Industrial Association Independent Firm 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshitaka Okada
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  1. 1.Sophia UniversityTokyoJapan

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