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Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development: Valuing Intellectual Property, Making Markets, and Transferring Energy Efficient Manufacturing Technologies from Japan to China
International Conference on BusinessTechnology Transfer (ICBTT) (2006)
  • Mark Fruin, San Jose State University
Abstract
China's economic development and the world environment are on a collision course. China's development will double global resource consumption, endangering not only the world environment but also the world economic system. Japan is the world's most energy efficient and cleanest industrial power, while China is one of the world's least efficient and dirtiest industrial powers. Chinese industrial firms produces eight times the greenhouse gas emissions at six times the cost for every $1 of economic output as compared with Japanese firms. Yet, the transfer of Japan's world leading energy-efficient technologies from Japan to China is not a simp le matter. There are at least ten barriers to effective technology transfer, including the valuing of intellectual property, the making of markets, and the actual transfer and eventual transformation of Japan's world-leading technologies in China's institutional, industrial, and organizational environments.
Keywords
  • environmental sustainability,
  • economic development,
  • property,
  • markets,
  • japan,
  • china,
  • energy
Disciplines
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
Mark Fruin. "Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development: Valuing Intellectual Property, Making Markets, and Transferring Energy Efficient Manufacturing Technologies from Japan to China" International Conference on BusinessTechnology Transfer (ICBTT) Vol. 3 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_fruin/3/