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Decentralization of urban industries and urban scale economies in Korea(도시산업의 분산과 도시 규모경제)

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※ This study was supported by the Research Fund, 2007 of The Catholic University of Korea
22 국토연구 제53권 (2007. 6)
I. Introduction
In the early stages of economic development, spatial polarization of economic activities has frequently been observed in many developing countries, whereas decentralization has normally prevailed in the later stages of development. South Korea, as a typical example, had experienced excessive concentration, pursuing economic development in the 1960’s and the 1970’s. On the other hand, South Korea has also witnessed a marked decentralization and de‐ concentration in terms of the spatial pattern of manufacturing employment in the 1980’s and the 1990’s. In this regard, tracing the phase of decentralization and de‐concentration of Korean manufacturing industries away from the traditional major metropolitan areas in Korea would yield some fruitful implications to regional economic policies for developing countries. South Korea’s total manufacturing employment had experienced a sizable expansion from 2.2 million to 2.8 million during the period 1983‐93. In sharp contrast, the three traditional metropolitan cities, Seoul, Busan and Daegu, which had long been the dominant manufacturing centers, had lost their dominance (see <Table 1>). Not only did their share in the nation’s total manufacturing employment decline from 44.0 percent to 26.7 percent during th


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Title Decentralization of urban industries and urban scale economies in Korea(도시산업의 분산과 도시 규모경제)
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Author(English)

Kim, Myeong-Soo; Lee, Yung-Joon

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Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements

Date 2007-06
Journal Title; Vol./Issue 국토연구:53
Pages 16
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Economic Administration
Industry and Technology < General