Japanese Industrial History: Technology, Urbanization, and Economic Growth

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M.E. Sharpe, 19. 12. 2000 - Počet stran: 293
This text provides a detailed examination of the industrial development of Japan since th Meiji restoration (1868) and shows the extent to which Japan's own urbanization played a crucial role in its overall economic development.
 

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Infrastructure Technology and Geography
3
InfrastructureDriven Growth and the Long Swing
5
Geographic Concentration
9
The Giants Compared
19
The Approach
23
Innovation Waves Kondratieff Waves and Long Swings
24
Sources of Growth Accounting and the Residual Factor
27
Economic Evolution and Endogenous Growth
29
Infrastructure
136
Lags and the Pressure of Industrial Expansion on Infrastructure
149
Land Prices and Speculation
157
Trucks Buses and Roads
165
The Geographic Pull Toward Tokyo
174
Factories
181
The ProtoIndustrialization of Manufacturing and the Industrialization of ProtoIndustry
194
Education and the New Technological Imperative
196

Under Bakufu Rule
34
Intensive Economic Growth
43
Regional Competitive Advantage
47
Tokugawa Infrastructure in Decline and Crisis
50
Manchester of the Far East
55
From Wards to City
63
Agriculture in Balanced Growth
75
Physical Infrastructure
81
Transportation
85
Merchants Entrepreneurs and the Zaibatsu
87
Factories and Mechanization
96
Osaka Triumphant
101
Electricity and Steel
111
The TransitionalGrowth and UnbalancedGrowth Long Swings
113
Physical Infrastructure and Industrialization in the TransitionalGrowth Long Swing
119
The UnbalancedGrowth Long Swing
127
The Evolution of Banking and the Zaibatsu
199
Osaka Factories Large Medium and Minuscule
201
Cities
213
Center Middle Ring and Periphery
218
Housing
225
Local Government as Fiscal and Coordinating Agent
232
Theory and Reality
235
Tokyo Triumphant
243
Conclusions
248
The Rain of Fire
254
Infrastructure Reworked Once Again
256
A Rich Vitality
268
Bibliography
271
Index
285
About the Author
293
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