The purpose of this article is to analyze the revival of industrial policies from the late 2000s in Japan and Korea and their limitations.
Catégorie : Publications
Parution de « Leçons de l’expérience Japonaise. Vers une autre politique économique ? » par Sébastien Lechevalier et Brieuc Monfort aux Editions de l’ENS, collection CEPREMAP, avril 2016.
This issue of Entreprises et Histoire derives from a joint congress of the Business History Society of Japan and the European Business History Association held in Paris in 2012.
In The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism, Sébastien Lechevalier writes that “the ambition of this book is to offer a very different account from what is usually accepted about the trajectory of [the] Japanese economy since the early 1980s” (p. 158). He notes that until the end of the 1980s, the performance of Japan’s economy was regarded as clearly superior to those of the United States and Europe. However, the dominant viewpoint today is that Japan is inescapably on a downward slope. Lechevalier states that from a neo-liberal viewpoint, the stagnation of the Japanese economy is caused by the failure of the Japanese socioeconomic system to adapt to a new global and technological environment. He challenges this neo-liberal view, however, arguing that the neo-liberal solution to the Japanese economic crisis is, in fact, one of the causes of the problems that Japan has faced over the past thirty years.
Ed. by Sébastien Lechevalier
Revised and expanded edition of The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism, published by Iwanami shoten
Translated in Japanese by Toshimitsu Shinkawa
Edited by Sébastien Lechevalier
Trad. J. A. A. Stockwin
Routledge, Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies, 204 p.