Created: 6/25/99

The Japanese Electronics Industry
by W. Nakayama (Therm Tech International, Kanagawa, Japan), W. Boulton (Auburn University), and M. G. Pecht (CALCE EPSC, University of Maryland)
CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL, 1999

The explosive growth of the Japanese electronics industry continues to be driven by a combination of market forces and the unique characteristics of the Japanese social organization and people. As an industrial phenomenon, the Japanese electronics industry receives considerable attention from researchers in various fields. However, most of their studies focus on historical analyses or on American competitiveness in the face of challenges from Japanese technology. Moreover, none of these studies can be free of the bias that stems from each researcher's own upbringing and environment.

The authors of The Japanese Electronics Industry have pooled their diverse experience and talents to create a balanced, objective study of this complex subject. They illuminate the histroy and characteristics of the industry, show the current state of the industry, and explore the research, development, and education vital to the future of the industry.


1. Japan Overview
2. Economic Overvew
3. History of the Japanese Electronics Industry
4. The Japanese Electronics Industry Today
5. Research, Development, and Education
6. Epilogue

ISBN: 1-58488-026-0
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