TitleJapanese software industry: where's the walkman
PublisherUniversity Video Communications
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionFrom University Video Communications' catalog:
"The software industry is booming worldwide, yet the Japanese government has declared software a "distressed industry." Why? Ed Feigenbaum presents results from an extensive study by the Stanford Computer Industry Project. The study showed that Japanese software has been inhibited by bundling software with hardware, harmful government procurement practices, the belief that software is a service - not a product, rampant piracy, rigid industrial structures, difficulties facing entrepreneurs, a predisposi-tion towards software engineering as inferior, and many other factors. Will the situation improve in the next few years? Can American firms take advantage of the relative weakness of the Japanese software business?"