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Sources of capital goods innovation : the role of user firms in Japan and Korea /
Kong-Rae Lee.
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Amsterdam : Harwood Academic Publishers, c1998.
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xviii, 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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9057022567
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Amsterdam : Harwood Academic Publishers, c1998.
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9057022567
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1582776
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-206) and index.
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Author Affiliation
Kong-Rae Lee is currently a senior fellow of the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Seoul, Korea
Summaries
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The results of the empirical investigation of Japan and Korea show that the user firms in both countries, represented by car makers, have involved themselves in the technical and entrepreneurial entry into machine tools along with making active investments. As a consequence, they made a considerable contribution to the innovation of machine tools, increasing their competitive advantage as well as the competence of their specialized suppliers.
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A discussion on how, & by what paths, Japan & Korea have built a competitive & innovative capital goods sector, this book examines the role of user firms in shaping the innovation dynamics of capital goods. The results of the empirical investigation of Japan & Korea show that the user firms in both countries, represented by car makers, have involved themselves in the technical & entrepreneurial entry into machine tools along with making active investments. As a consequence, they made a considerable contribution to the innovation of machine tools, increasing their competitive advantage as well as the competence of their specialized suppliers.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
The Source of Technological Innovationp. 7
Introductionp. 7
The Nature of the Innovation Processp. 8
Demand-Pull and Technology-Push Innovationp. 13
On the Demand Side: Demand-Pull Theoriesp. 14
On the Supply Side: Technology-Push Theoriesp. 17
A Synthesis: Coupling Theoriesp. 21
Supplier-Active and User-Active Innovationp. 24
Supplier-Active Perspectivep. 24
User-Active Perspectivep. 27
Concluding Remarksp. 31
Implications for the Studyp. 32
The Role of User Firms in Capital Goods Innovation: The Case of Machine Toolsp. 35
Introductionp. 35
Technological Trajectory of Machine Toolsp. 37
Characteristics of the Machine Tool Industryp. 37
Changes in Technological Paradigmp. 39
User Firms in the Dynamics of Machine Tools Innovationp. 43
Investment Activities of User Firmsp. 43
Technological Entry of User Firmsp. 50
Entrepreneurial Entry of User Firmsp. 55
Concluding Remarksp. 60
Implications for Competitive Advantagep. 63
Competitive Advantage for Usersp. 63
Competitive Advantage for Specialised Producersp. 65
Concluding Remarksp. 68
Summary and Theoretical Conclusionsp. 69
Empirical Evidence from the Japanese Casep. 71
Methodologyp. 71
By Way of Introduction to the Japanese Machine Tool Industryp. 72
User Investment and Innovation in Machine Toolsp. 80
Statistical Methods and Datap. 80
Estimated Resultsp. 83
Complementary Explanationp. 87
User Entries and User Innovations in Machine Toolsp. 93
User Entries into Machine Toolsp. 93
User Innovations in Machine Toolsp. 96
Consequence for Competitivenessp. 99
Summary of Findingsp. 105
Empirical Evidence from the Korean Casep. 109
Methodologyp. 109
By Way of Introduction to the Korean Machine Tool Industryp. 111
User Investment and the Development of Machine Toolsp. 115
User Investments and Acquisition of Foreign Technologiesp. 115
Local Production and Technological Activitiesp. 123
Concluding Remarksp. 127
User Entries and User Innovations in Machine Toolsp. 128
Technological Entry of Usersp. 128
User Innovations in Machine Toolsp. 135
Entrepreneurial Entries of User Firmsp. 137
Consequence for Competitivenessp. 139
Summary and Comparison with the Japanese Casep. 143
Cross-Country Comparison: A Panel Data Analysisp. 147
Introductionp. 147
Cross-Country Gaps in Machine Tools Innovationp. 148
Innovativeness of Major Countriesp. 148
International Gaps in Machine Tools Innovationp. 152
General Explanations for the Cross-Country Gapsp. 154
National User Sectors as a Causep. 158
Empirical Examinationp. 163
Consequence for International Competitivenessp. 167
Theoretical Considerationp. 167
Dynamic Fixed Effect Modelp. 173
Panel Data and Estimationp. 174
Complementary Explanationsp. 180
Concluding Remarksp. 182
Conclusions and Policy Implicationsp. 185
Summary and Conclusionsp. 185
Policy Implicationsp. 187
Suggestions for Further Researchp. 192
Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 207
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