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Display's the thing: The real stakes in the conflict over high-resolution displays


  • Michael Borrus

    (Co-Director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy and an adjunct faculty member in the Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley)

  • Jeffrey A. Hart

    (Professor of Political Science, Indiana University)


Japan has a strong lead over both the United States and Western Europe in the development of liquid crystal displays (LCDs). We argue in this article that LCDs and associated integrated display technologies are critical for competition in a growing proportion of global electronics markets. The “architecture of supply” is the issue here, and U.S. firms need help from the government to insure that they will have access to the latest display technologies in a timely manner at market prices. Besides adopting foreign economic policies designed to achieve this purpose, it will be necessary for the government to continue to work with the domestic electronics industry to raise the industry's technological capabilities in new display technologies.

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  • Michael Borrus & Jeffrey A. Hart, 1994. "Display's the thing: The real stakes in the conflict over high-resolution displays," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(1), pages 21-54.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jpamgt:v:13:y:1994:i:1:p:21-54
    DOI: 10.2307/3325089

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    1. D.N. Saxena, 1989. "Foreign Direct Investment," Foreign Trade Review, , vol. 24(1), pages 76-97, April.
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    1. Stolpe, Michael, 2001. "Mobility of research workers and knowledge diffusion as evidenced in patent data: the case of liquid crystal display technology," Kiel Working Papers 1038, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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