Technology and Investment. The Prewar Japanese Chemical Industry. BARBARA MOLONY.

Technology and Investment. The Prewar Japanese Chemical Industry.

Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press. 1990. Stock ID #152526

396pp, dustjacket. "Molony deals with one branch of the chemical industry - electrochemicals - with shorter descriptions of related branches. At the heart of the book is the story of Noguchi Jun, founder of Japan Nitrogenous Fertilizers (Nippon Chisso Hiryo) and one of Japan's best known 20th century entrepreneurs. Noguchi's firm developed from a fertilizer company to a multifaceted company producing a wide range of technologically sophisticated products while he forged ties with civilian and military leaders in Japan and Korea who controlled access to capital and to the hydroelectricty needed for chemical manufacture. The book also treats the second and third waves of investment and electrochemicals during the 1920s and 1930s. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 152526).

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