Title: Structural innovation and management strategy in the iron and steel industries of Japan and Germany

Authors: Kohsaburo Ohteki

Addresses: Advisor to the President of Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd., Tokyo 100, Japan

Abstract: The recent structural changes in the iron and steel industries of Japan and West Germany are outlined and compared. In West Germany companies have been rebuilt by centering reconstruction on high technology. The Japanese industry has made remarkable progress since World War II. But for the Japanese industry to overcome international trade frictions, new management strategies will be required.

Keywords: structural innovation; innovation management; iron and steel industry; Japan; postwar reconstruction; structural industrial change; technology management; West Germany; international trade.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1992.025710

International Journal of Technology Management, 1992 Vol.7 No.1/2/3, pp.85 - 96

Available online: 24 May 2009 *

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