Picking Winners?: From Technology Catch-Up to the Space Race in Japan


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How do governments choose which industries to favor? If governments are largely motivated by the national economic interest, then industrial selection would be biased in favor of picking winners. If, on the other hand, governments are motivated by an electoral and political logic, as is usually assumed in mainstream political economy approaches, then industrial choices would be skewed in favor of politically influential industries-even if they are uncompetitive or declining. At the core of this book is a methodology ...

Picking Winners?: From Technology Catch-up to the Space Race in Japan 2003, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804747325