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

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Patricia A. Nelson

Senior Research Fellow, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics

Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Nelson, Patricia A., The Effect of Innovation and Technological Change on Information Flows, Authority and Industry Associations in Japan (April 2004). CIRJE Discussion Paper No. 2004-CF-301, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=985257 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.985257

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