This chapter first considers challenges to the ‘Japanese (productionist) model’ in the 1990s, particularly successful emulation of features of the Japanese model by competitors, and the emergence of new competitive models by specialized firms adopting modularization. Concern about these challenges and responses fed into the MOT (management of technology) movement at the turn of the century. The authors discuss the MOT Consortium, University-Industry-Policy Maker Summits, and monozukuri (productionist) initiatives, which seek to reshape the Japanese innovation system. They note that even fads can produce lasting and unanticipated change, as seen in the US quality movement of the 1980s. This discussion sets the stage for the following chapters, which are then summarized individually.
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