Japanese ICT Firms’ Offshore Development and Software Business in East Asia

  • Nobuhiro TakahashiEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 17)


This chapter analyzes the current state of Japanese ICT firms’ software development and its influence in East Asia. These firms have brought substantial technology transfers to the Chinese software industry through offshore development. The technological improvements in Chinese firms have enabled them to trade directly with Japanese end users while also benefiting the Japanese economy. In addition, many Japanese ICT firms are planning to increase their foreign sales rapidly. The business expansion will lead to substantial technology transfers that will contribute to technological improvements in the ICT industry in East Asia. This chapter also discusses the reasons for Japanese ICT firms’ poor management of foreign subsidiaries and the measures to improve it.


Offshore development Technology transfer The Chinese software industry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Osaka City UniversityOsakaJapan

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