The Effect of Innovation and Technological Change on Information Flows, Authority and Industry Associations in Japan
CIRJE Discussion Paper No. 2004-CF-301
28 Pages Posted: 10 May 2007
Date Written: April 2004
How did innovation and technological change affect information flows and the degree of legitimacy afforded authorities such as industry associations? In this paper, six cases from the photography industry are analyzed over time. The findings indicate first that changes in innovation affected information flows and the degree of legitimacy afforded authorities such as industry associations. Second, in response to changes spurred by technological innovation, the legitimacy of authority that was lost could be regained.
Keywords: innovation, technological change, information flows, industry associations, non-governmental organizations, Japan
JEL Classification: L30, L39, L20, L10, H20, F23
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