Accession Number : ADA117024

Title :   Industrial Policy: Japan's Flexible Approach.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INTERNATIONAL DIV

PDF Url : ADA117024

Report Date : 23 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Japan's impressive growth from a war-devastated nation in the 1950s to a major economic power today has been the subject of much debate in the industrialized world. GAO found that Japanese industrial policies have changed significantly over time in response to changes in the international and domestic economics. The flexibility of such policies may, in fact, be the key to the apparent success of industrial policy in Japan. This report deals with the evolution of industrial policies in Japan in both macro- and microeconomic terms and presents summary analyses of five sectors--computers, robotics, aircraft, shipbuilding, and textiles--to illustrate industrial policies for emerging and declining industries. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, POLICIES, GROWTH(GENERAL), JAPAN, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MARKETING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), ADAPTATION, DOMESTIC, GLOBAL, FOREIGN POLICY, FORECASTING, COMPUTERS, AIRCRAFT, AUTOMATA, SHIPBUILDING, TEXTILES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE