Rapidly changing economic environments at home and abroad has brought sharp changes in the industrial ecology of Korea. Consequently, except for a handful of leading industries, sectors in the traditional industry and small-sized businesses encounter severe difficulties. Among other things, the problems concerning small-sized businesses emerge as an increasingly important economic and social challenge. This study attempts to examine the current status of small-sized businesses with a perspective of industrial restructuring including the growth and decay of industry and changes in inter-business dynamics within the industry.
In 2009, of all 3,290,000 businesses, small-sized businesses account for strikingly large 82.7%, and the number is continuously on the rise but the rate of growth is relatively slow, leading to a gradual decline. Such downward trend appears to be confined to a few industries, such as health care & social welfare services, real estate & leasing and wholesale & retail trade, and not a phenomenon of the whole industry. (The rest omitted)
영세사업자 실태 분석(Recent development on small-sized businesses in the industrial sector with low productivity)
|Series Title; No||연구보고서|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Industry and Technology < Entrepreneurship|
|Holding||KDI; KDI School|