Structural Change: The Challenge to Industrial Societies

  • Herbert Hax
  • Willy Kraus
  • Kiyoshi Tsuchiya
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Japan and the Countries of the European Community — Trade Relations and Economic Interdependencies

  3. Energy Supply and Economic Development

    1. Kiyoshi Tsuchiya
      Pages 29-41
    2. Ulf Lantzke
      Pages 42-48
  4. New Technologies and Technology Promotion

    1. Yasuo Kuwahara
      Pages 49-70
  5. Changes in the Industrial Structure: The Impact of New Technologies and the Development of Service Industries

  6. Growth, Productivity, and Employment

  7. Changes in Social Values in Industrial Societies

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-188

About these proceedings


The highly developed industrial countries today have to face the challenge of accelerated structural change. The problems arising from this process are tackled in very different ways. In the public discussion the different approaches of Japan on the one side and of Western European countries on the other have received consider­ able attention. Structural change in its economic, social and political aspects has been the subject of the 8th German-Japanese Seminar on Economics and Social Sciences, held at Cologne from the 24th to the 27th of September, 1984. The tradition of German-Japanese Seminars on Economics and Social Sciences goes back to 1966, when the first meeting was held at Tokyo. Among the first participants were Dr. Hiromi Arizawa, Dr. Kazuo Okochi, both professors at the University of Tokyo, and Dr. Karl Hax, professor at Frankfurt University. The objective of all seminars, which have been held since, has been the analysis of eco­ nomic and social problems of immediate interest in both countries. The records of former seminars, which have been published partly in Japanese, partly in German throw light upon the shift of empha­ sis toward new problems which took place during aperiod of 18 years.


Japan economic development economics labor market meeting productivity science and technology social security structural change unemployment university

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert Hax
    • 1
  • Willy Kraus
    • 2
  • Kiyoshi Tsuchiya
    • 3
  1. 1.Universität zu KölnKöln 41Germany
  2. 2.Abteilung für OstasienwissenschaftenRuhr-Universität BochumBochum 1Germany
  3. 3.The Economic Research Institute for the Middle EastDiamond Plaza BuildingTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02497-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02495-9
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