Lluis Valls Campa
   Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of Hispanic Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2002/03
Type Academic Paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Association and Political Change in the Japanese Bio-Industry
Contribution Type Single author
Journal 立命館産業社会論集
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Page 37(4),pp.145-171
Details This article analyzes the organization of the business associations related to biotechnology and the evolution of the policies for the promotion of the industry related to biotechnology in Japan between 1980 and 2000. It concludes that industry have changed the kind of organization of its associations in order to establish a system of cooperation between industry, academia and government that is more flexible than the previous policy-making led by industry and públic officials. This is due to the realization that the old system was not suited for the characteristics of this new industry.