Accession Number : ADA323237

Title :   NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 59. Japanese Technological Innovation - Implications for Large Commercial Aircraft and Knowledge Diffusion,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Pinelli, Thomas E. ; Barclay, Rebecca O. ; Kotler, Mindy L.

PDF Url : ADA323237

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This paper explores three factors-public policy, the Japanese (national) innovation system, and knowledge-that influence technological innovation in Japan. To establish a context for the paper, we examine Japanese culture and the U.S. and Japanese patent systems in the background section. A brief history of the Japanese aircraft industry as a source of knowledge and technology for other industries is presented. Japanese and U.S. alliances and linkages in three sectors-biotechnology, semiconductors, and large commercial aircraft (LCA)-and the importation, absorption, and diffusion of knowledge and technology are examined next. The paper closes with implications for diffusing knowledge and technology, U.S. public policy, and LCA.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, *JAPAN, POLICIES, COMPETITION, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMIC IMPACT, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE