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Korea's S&T policy and the development in the perspective of national innovation system

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Frame of Image ystem is evaluated by analyzing R&D investment, manpower, technological achievement and the individual innovation actors. In addition, the S&T policies of Korea are reviewed. It is argued that the changes in KNIS are in fact evolutionary responses and the outcome of Korean government’s S&T policies. In the early stage of Korea’s development, Korea’s Government Research Institutes (KGRIs) led the development of Korea’s science and technologies, but gradually the private companies began to take the leading role in the development. Recently, as the economy grew and industries were developed, the lack of basic technology became the weak point of Korea’s NIS. Realizing this, the government again takes new initiatives in basic S&T and selected ten strategic technology areas to prepare for the next 10 years. In addition, new S&T administrative system was set up to coordinate overall national S&T policy, investment and evaluation. Finally a case study of Korea’s S&T policy initiative, Daedeok Science Town (DST) has been evaluated in the perspective of an innovation cluster. The DST case clearly shows the interaction between university, industry, and GRIs are growing even though not sufficiently satisfied level of speed. Korean case imply that the government of developing countries should make every effort to make appropriate NIS according to the development status of its own economy, society and culture.
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Title Korea's S&T policy and the development in the perspective of national innovation system
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Author(English)

Yim, Deok Soon

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Sejong,South Korea : Science and Technology Policy Institute

Date 2017
Pages 27
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Industry and Technology < Science/Technology
Government and Law < Governance
Holding Science and Technology Policy Institute
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