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ERIC Number: EJ919924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2875
Through Technology Leverage and Risk Avoidance
Sugasawa, Yoshio; Shinomiya, Takeshi
International Journal of Learning and Change, v4 n4 p317-334 2010
Companies make concerted efforts to survive in a radically changing global society with the advent of a highly-networked and information-rich society that is featured by intense market competition. Manufacturing industries in particular have a tendency to rely on technological development strengths as a means of survival in a highly globalised and competitive environment. In this process, technological differentiation among competitors is essential to stay ahead of other competing firms through the use of technological development strengths that either propelled them to win, lose or just survive in this competitive environment. Creating and sustaining technological and developmental capabilities require considerable investment in both time and money. In recent times, there has been an escalation of costs of research, development, manufacturing technology and manufacturing facilities. In this paper, the internal and external environment for research and development capability improvement in the Japanese manufacturing industries in the early 2000s are analysed to ascertain the factors of changes that influence research and technological capability. (Contains 1 note and 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan