Accession Number : ADA334332

Title :   JPRS Report, Science & Technology, Japan, Survey Report on Research Activities in Private Enterprises

Corporate Author : JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA334332

Report Date : 14 AUG 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : In recent years, Japan's rise as an economic power has been astounding, and its international influence that is attendant upon that grows stronger. On the other hand, though, the international environment surrounding Japan has become increasingly more fierce, as shown in the trend of rising trade friction. In such a situation, an important issue for Japan is to endeavor to raise S&T levels through continued strengthening of its basic research, and to aim for the creation of S&T results that can become international contributions. In this the R&D activities of private enterprises, which account for about three-fourths of the money used in Japan for research, become increasingly important. In recent years, many private enterprises--more so than in the past--are emphasizing R&D activities. They are seen as playing an even greater role in raising the level of Japan's S&T and in producing international research results. In this sense, the structure of private enterprises' R&D and its changes are gaining attention.

Descriptors :   *JAPAN, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, COMMERCE, ECONOMICS, SURVEYS, INTERNATIONAL.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE