EconStor >
Yale University >
Economic Growth Center (EGC), Yale University >
Center Discussion Papers, Economic Growth Center (EGC), Yale University >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/39349
  

Full metadata record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChuma, Hiroyukien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-26T11:58:20Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-26T11:58:20Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39349-
dc.description.abstractThrough the use of extensive field research and an original international questionnaire, the main sources of the leapfrogging development of the Japanese machine-tool industry in the past 19 years were investigated. Past studies have emphasized the strategic R&D alliance with superlative computerized numerical control (CNC) makers, the extensive use of outsourcing from excellent precision parts' suppliers, and the extraordinary development of automakers. This paper critically considered these factors and verified their inadequacy in explaining the further development of this industry in the 1990s. Hence, attention was paid to the significant roles of 'intrafirm factors' such as: (a) the simultaneous and cross-functional information sharing system at an early stage of new product development processes; (b) the positive and early participation of frontline skilled workers in assembly or machining shops; and (c) the existence of highly skilled assemblymen or machinists. The significant roles of these intrafirm factors were robustly validated by the statistical analysis of the questionnaire survey as well as by the results of our field research. The results showed striking similarities between the Japanese and the German machine-tool makers and notable dissimilarities between the two and the US makers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherYale Univ., Economic Growth Center New Haven, Conn.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCenter discussion paper // Economic Growth Center 837en_US
dc.subject.jelL10en_US
dc.subject.jelL22en_US
dc.subject.jelL64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMachine-toolen_US
dc.subject.keywordProduct Development Processen_US
dc.subject.keywordInformation Sharingen_US
dc.titleSources of machine-tool industry leadership in the 1990s: Overlooked intrafirm factorsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn337383707en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
Appears in Collections:Center Discussion Papers, Economic Growth Center (EGC), Yale University

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
337383707.pdf1.14 MBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Show simple item record
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.