A Description of University-Industry R&D Collaboartion in Japan

Part of the Library of Public Policy and Public Administration book series (LPPP, volume 1)


Japan’s university-industry collaboration diverges sharply from the U.S. and the U.K. Japan has a storied history of cooperative R&D (Choy, 1992), but the celebrated collaborations have been among industrial groups and between industry and government (Doane, 1998). For more than a decade, the chief issue in university-industry R&D has been the ability of universities to contribute to the stock of scientific knowledge available to industry for technological innovation. While not everyone agrees that the contribution of Japan’s universities to industrial R&D is modest (for a more positive assessment see Hicks, 1993), it is noteworthy that some of the strongest critics are industry officials.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of Economic and Social ResearchLondonUK
  3. 3.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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