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INDUSTRIAL POLICY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN JAPAN AND BEYOND

ByChristopher Heath 197

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INDUSTRIAL POLICY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN JAPAN AND BEYOND

CHRISTOPHER REA TH

At the end of the twentieth century, a good part of the Asian continent seemed to have lost confidence in itself. 'Asian values' were not only sceptically discussed in the US and European circles, but also within Asia itself.l Even earlier, the limits of Japan's formula of success as one based on bureaucratic intervention were meticulously exposed? While it would be wrong to try to insulate one single factor responsible for the success or failure of industrial development, the system of intellectual property rights - or the absence of such - should not be underestimated, particularly when analysing the Japanese experience.