Policies for Competitiveness: Comparing Business-Government Relationships in the Golden Age of…

Hardcover | May 1, 1999

EditorHideaki Miyajima, Takeo Kikkawa, Takashi Hikino

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All over the world proactive public policy in business is now under siege. Economists and policy-makers claim that the era of `Big Government' is over. However, nobody denies the fact that government has historically played a critical role in modern economic development. Given the profoundchanges of public policy agendas, this is an appropriate time to review the dynamic interaction between government policies and industrial developments from an international and historical perspective. Focusing on the so-called `Golden Age of Capitalism' the 1950s and 1960s and studying prime-mover countries (the US and the UK), followers (Germany, France, and Italy), and latecomers (Japan and Korea), Competing Policies for Competitiveness addresses the crucial questions to be asked; whatappropriate roles should government be assigned, and which government actions are useful public policy and which represent unnecessary and harmful intervention? The book also attempts to utilize the Japanese case as an analytical reference against which experiences of other economies areexamined.

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All over the world proactive public policy in business is now under siege. Economists and policy-makers claim that the era of `Big Government' is over. However, nobody denies the fact that government has historically played a critical role in modern economic development. Given the profoundchanges of public policy agendas, this is an ap...

Hideaki Miyajima is Professor at the School of Commerce, Waseda University, Japan. Takeo Kikkawa is Professor at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Japan. Takashi Hikino is at the School of Economics, Kyoto University, Japan.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Japan's Experience in Industrial Policy: A General OverviewTakeo Kikkawa and Takashi Hikino: Industrial Policy and Japan's International CompetitivenessHideaki Miyajima: Regulatory Frameworks, Government Intervention and Investment in Post-War JapanPart II: Latecomers: Influential Industrial Policy and CompetitivenessTsuneo Suzuki: Industrial Policy and the Development of Synthetic Fibre IndustrySeishi Nakamura: Government and Business in Japan's General Purpose Computer IndustryAlice H. Amsden: Early Post-War Industrial Policy in Emerging EconomicsPart III: Prime Movers: Antitrust Policy with Insignificant Industrial PolicyWilliam H. Becker: Post-War US Antitrust Policy, Corporate Strategy and International CompetitivenessJim D. Tomlinson: Competition and Industrial Policy in Britain, 1945-73Richard H. K. Vietor: Regulation American Style, 1933-89Part IV: Follower: Insignificant Antitrust Policy with Little Influence of Competitiveness on CompetitivenessWerner Plumpe: The State and Enterprise in the German Economy after the Second World WarPhilippe Mioche: Coherence and Limitations of the French Industrial Policy during the Boom PeriodGiovanni Federico: Harmful or Irrelevant? Italian Industrial Policy, 1945-73

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`This book succeeds in exploring the difference in industrial policy adopted by the governments of selected countries ... this book has made a valuable contribution to the topic of comparative government-business relations.'Takeshi Yuzawa, Business History Review