Induced effects of smart food/agri-systems in Japan: Towards a structural analysis of information technology

Satoshi Nakano, Ayu Washizu

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Abstract

The Japanese government decided to promote “smart society” in the 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) in smart society by input-output analysis using the food industry and agriculture as examples. We define food production and agricultural activities utilizing ICT as a smart food-agri system, and try to analyze the effect of such a system on the economy as a whole. As a result, we confirmed that such a system has a large economic ripple effect on information sectors. At the same time, through these analyses, (1) we redefine information goods and service sectors, (2) we describe the new management sectors that are using these goods and services, but are not currently independent businesses, and (3) we clarify new industrial structure that exists in “smart society” using ICT.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTelecommunications Policy
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1

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structural analysis
Structural analysis
Information technology
communication technology
information technology
Japan
food
adapted technology
input-output analysis
Communication
food and luxury products industry
tertiary sector
Economic and social effects
agriculture
Agriculture
Industry
economy
science
management
economics

Keywords

  • Industrial structure
  • Information and communication technology
  • Input-output analysis
  • Management sectors
  • Smart food/agri system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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