Int. J. of Technology Management   »   1988 Vol.3, No.6



Title: Technology transfer and national science policy: biotechnology policy in Japan


Author: Akihiro Yoshikawa


Address: Biotechnology Research Director, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, University of California at Berkeley, 2234 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, California 94720, USA


Abstract: The key role of government industrial policies in Japan is reviewed. Focusing in particular on technology transfer and the coordination of research and development (R&D). Biotechnology is a field that can affect several sectors of the economy, and thus technology policy in this area has been directed by several government ministries. The organization of R&D and technology transfer in biotechnology in Japan is outlined. Some of the difficulties inherent in the Japanese strategy are discussed.


Keywords: technology transfer; national science policy; biotechnology; research and development; R&D coordination; MITI; government policy; industrial policy.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1988.026002


Int. J. of Technology Management, 1988 Vol.3, No.6, pp.735 - 743


Available online: 26 May 2009



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