Japanese Science: From the Inside (Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia .25)
By: Samuel Coleman (author)Hardback
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This ethnographic study of Japan's scientists looks firsthand at career structures and organizational issues that have hampered the advancement of scientists and scientific research in Japan. It provides analysis of the problem of career mobility in science, the status quo in university and government laboratories, relations between scientists and lay administrators and the problems encountered by women scientists. Japanese Science contests the view that Japan's relatively poor scientific record has been the product of cultural factors and instead demonstrates the crucial importance of moribund policy decisions that hold back dynamic and ambitious scientists.
Foreword by Arthur Kornberg. Acknowledgments. Conventions and Abbreviations. Chapter One: Introduction. Chapter Two: The University Status Quo. Chapter Three: A Government Research Institute. Chapter Four: The Protein Engineering Research Institute. Chapter Five: The Osaka Bioscience Institute and New Career Patterns. Chapter Six: OBI as Window on the Scientist-Government Relationship. Chapter Seven: Gender. Chapter Eight: The Obstacles to Change. Chapter Nine: The Unique and the Particular. Bibliography of Sources in English. Bibliography of Sources in Japanese. Appendix One: Brief Description of Research Methods and Conditions. Appendix Two: PERI Departmental Structure, and List of Corporate Participants in PERI, 1986-1996, and BERI, 1996-
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