Government support of marine science and technology in Japan: The case of marine electronic instrumentation Academic Article uri icon


  • Two general factors (minimal basic research and closed domestic markets) are thought to favor the relative competitive position of Japanese firms with respect to the firms of other countries. However, it is likely that the scope and degree of these effects depend upon the specific characteristics of individual markets. Thus a close examination of the structure of individual markets and the behavior of firms and government agencies in those markets is needed. In this article, we examine the industrial organization of markets for marine electronic instrumentation (MEI) in Japan and the scope of government policies in support of the development of these advanced marine technologies.

publication date

  • March 1993