Research and Development Competition and Innovation in the Video Cassette Recorder Industry

  • Joung-hae Seo
Part of the Studies in the Modern Japanese Economy book series


This chapter examines a significant example of accumulation of technology in post-war Japan: the development process of the VCR for home use, and the dynamic evolution process of the mass market. The purpose of this analysis of the Japanese home VCR industry is two-fold: the first is to clarify how and why only the Japanese makers had succeeded in developing home VCR and thus dominated the global mass market; and the second is to clarify the dynamic process of industrial evolution.


Market Structure Industrial Evolution Network Externality Cooperation Process Strategic Maneuvering 
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© Ryōshin Minami, Kwan S. Kim, Fumio Makino and Joung-hae Seo 1995

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