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Silicon Samurai How Japan Conquered the World's IT Industry by Tom Forester

Silicon Samurai How Japan Conquered the World's IT Industry


Silicon Samurai How Japan Conquered the World's IT Industry by Tom Forester

Japan is about to overtake America to become No 1 in information technology. This book tells the remarkable story of how the Japanese did it, and reveals the techniques Japanese companies have used to diplace American and European manufacturers from this critically important industry. This enthralling book by one of the worlda s leading authorities on the IT industry brings together for the first time the different elements of the frightening story of Japana s conquest of information technology. If America and Europe continue on their present course and pursue business--as--usual policies, says Tom Forester, then by far the greater part of the IT industry will slip inexorably into the hands of the Japanese, and Japana s economic triumph over the West will be complete.


Forestera s book adds yet another warning on Americaa s global competitive position. We can agree or disagree with his analysis, but we cannot lightly dismiss the facts that he has so persuasively presented. Ian M Ross, President emeritus, AT & T Bell Laboratories

Tom Forester has brilliantly pieced together seemingly unrelated Japanese actions to show that their cumulative impact spells certain doom for the American IT industry. Anyone involved in the high--tech industry should read this book, as it shows the serious Japanese desire for technological and market supremacy. Michael C Sekora, President, Technology Strategic Planning, Inc. Silicon Samurai is a must read for anyone intersted in the economics of high technology. Clyde V Prestowitz, President, Economic STrategy Institute, Washington D. C.

About the Author

Tom Forester is Senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Technology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He is author and/or editor of six books on information technology, including The Information Technology Revolution (1985), High--Tech Society (1987), Computers in the Human Context (1989), and Computer Ethics (1990). He was educated at Sussex University and Balliol College, Oxford, and has studies and worked in America, and the Pacific Rim.

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Publication date

27th May 1993


Tom Forester

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Blackwell Publishers an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


240 pages


Information technology industries



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