The Korean Government has recently been pushing ahead with a variety of
programs to support regional innovation. For example, there have been programs
to support regional specialized technology development, programs to strengthen
innovation capabilities at regional universities, and programs to create regional
innovation infrastructure. These programs have been separately carried out by the
relevant individual government ministries. However, as these programs began to
be implemented, criticisms have been raised over inefficiency in the management
of these programs, such as deficiency of program coordination, overlapping of
evaluation, and the limited role of regional governments. This paper aims at
designing, at the conceptual level, a new comprehensive national management
system of these programs to improve the overall performance of the programs.
As theoretical background and resources, the rationale of government
intervention for regional innovation, the governance structure in regional
innovation program management, systematic approaches in management are
This study endeavors to find out if the regional innovation programs carried
out by the central government are being efficiently managed in terms of comprehensive
management perspective, and tries to develop an improved
comprehensive management system for national innovation programs.
In analyzing the management of these programs, some crucial problems have been found, such as the deficiency of clear role and responsibility of managerial
bodies, lack of use and relevance of the results of the evaluation by managerial
bodies, deficiency of program coordination among each other, and lack of
strategic approaches in program planning.
Based on this analysis, this study tries to develop, at the conceptual level, a
new comprehensive management system for regional innovation programs. The
new system proposed here is a performance oriented model and strives to
stimulate regional development through innovation programs of the government.
The key concepts of the new system are autonomy and responsibility,
improvement of program performance, balanced program coordination, capacity
for endogenous regional development.
The new system consists of three elements, that is, management structure,
management process, and management bodies. These elements are closely interconnected.
The key concepts in designing management structure are the enlargement of
authority and responsibility of local government in planning and evaluation of
regional programs. A key in designing management process is to reformulate
planning and evaluation process for effective comprehensive coordination. And
the new system also redesigns the role and function of management bodies at all
management levels. The new system suggests also the establishment of a new
management agency for innovation programs at regional level named 'RIMA'
(Regional Innovation Management Agency).
Finally, according to this paper, the key factors of change are, among others,
capacity based regional development policy, performance based management
policy, and gradual improvement policy for program management.
- 지역혁신사업 종합관리시스템 구축 방안(Designing a new comprehensive management system for government's regional innovation programs)
- Lee, Min Hyung이민형
지역혁신사업 종합관리시스템 구축 방안(Designing a new comprehensive management system for government's regional innovation programs)
|Series Title; No||정책연구 / 06-27|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Industry and Technology < Science/Technology
Industry and Technology < Entrepreneurship