THE NATURE AND EVOLUTION OF KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS IN JAPANESE MANUFACTURING

T. R. Lakshmanan, Makoto Okumura

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Abstract

ABSTRACT The objective of this paper is to explore the nature and development of nonmaterial networks within establishments across the entire manufacturing sector in Japan. We generate coproduction indexes for different commodities in the Japanese economy, which enable us to recognize three types of nonmaterial linkages: technical, market and vertical. Predictably, the level of nonmaterial linkages is greater in more knowledge intensive industries. We observe that the evolution of these networks in the decade 1975 85 among the different manufacturing sectors parallels the evolution of the knowledge levels in the Japanese labor force towards higher levels of embodied knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-86
Number of pages24
JournalPapers in Regional Science
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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