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Regional disparities in economic and innovative activities : A case of South Korea

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Regional Disparities in Economic and Innovative Activities : A Case of South Korea
world economy make it inevitable that it become a top priority for South Korea to strengthen the competitiveness of individual regions and localities through innovative activities. As many have already recognized, South Korea has one of the world’s most spatially concentrated structures in regard to economic and innovative activities. More specifically, about half of the South Korean population and GDP is agglomerated in the Seoul metropolitan region (Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi) which comprises only 11.8% of the national land area, and more than 70% of the innovative activities are done in the Seoul metropolitan region and Daejeon which comprise only 12.3% of the national land area. Moreover there is also a great disparity between the spatial arrangement of industrial activities and the distribution of innovative activity. This difference is evidenced by the fact that the 12 provinces besides the Seoul metropolitan area and Daejeon, which account for 50% of South Korean GDP and 49% of population, have only 23.2% of the R&D investment, 32.2% of the R&D personnel and 18.2% of the patent registrations (all of these indicators are t a k e n from 2004). These conditions may pose a serious obstacle in
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strengthening the national competitiveness and balanced regional development. In this paper I summarize the major trends and characteristics of econ


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Title Regional disparities in economic and innovative activities
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A case of South Korea

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Author(English)

Jang, Jae-hong

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[Seoul]:Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade

Date 2006
Journal Title; Vol./Issue KIET Industrial Economic Review:vol. 11(no. 3)
Pages 23
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < National Land Development
Holding KIET; KDI School

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