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Technology Policy, Innovation, and Startup Ecosystems: Japan and Comparative Perspectives


This course asks big questions and provides detailed analysis about how governments, policies, and politics can shape technologies, innovation, and startup ecosystems through closely examining Japan¿s political economy in a comparative perspective. The experience of Japan¿s technological advances, historical trajectories of innovation, along with its recent struggles and maturing startup ecosystem are introduced through scholarship about governing and shaping markets, analyses of the Silicon Valley ecosystem, and numerous specific cases of policy areas, technologies, and firms. There are no prerequisites for this course. Each class session will consist of lecture material and active discussion.

Course ID: 
222 211
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