Technology Gatekeepers for War and Peace

The British Ship Revolution and Japanese Industrialization
Author(s): 
Matsumoto, Miwao
Editor(s): 
Zielonka, Jan
ISBN: 
1403936870
Date published: 
August 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00
Pages: 
304

The scientific and technological revolution in shipbuilding in the early twentieth century had a great impact on both the military and the industrial/commercial world. Miwao Matsumoto focuses on the relationship between this revolution and the structure and function of 'technology gatekeepers' during the process of transfer of marine science and technology from Britain to Japan in this period. His analysis is undertaken in light of a new 'composite model' of Japanese industrialization, which reveals more profound and subtle sociological implications than 'success or failure' type accounts of industrialization usually suggest.