Setting the Stage: Government-Industry Creation of the Japanese Fax Industry

Setting the Stage: Government-Industry Creation of the Japanese Fax Industry
Authors/editors: Coopersmith, Jonathan
Type: working paper
Publisher: IC² Institute
Series: IC² Institute Working Papers; WP-1997-03-01
Date: 1997-03
Full text: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/18573

Description

Discusses the significance of the Japanese government’s role in the development of fax technology as a good model of how governments can influence the agents shaping technology. Describes how the Japanese government’s push on domestic fax manufacturers and telephone companies in the 1970s to create a common standard lead to the fax boom of the 1980s.

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