Stimulated by the Panmunjom Declaration on April 27, 2018, the authors have started identifying valid data sources and reliable standard methods to step inside North Korea. Taking a North Korea national approach to innovative capabilities, this research explores the status and structural characteristics of institutional collaboration during the year 2015. To accomplish this, the study takes a network analysis using co-authored publications in order to uncover the configuration of interaction based on the development of collaborative networks among various actors beyond the political sector. Data were obtained from a North Korean publication with a particular focus on innovation. Results show that while the political system strongly coordinates the North Korean innovation system, better linkage of research and production is needed in science-based problems, including better collaboration between universities.
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We extend our thanks to Young-Seok Baek and Hyun-Kyu Choi for helping us with data collection.
Appendix: The cover image of Gi-sul-hyeok-shin (기술혁신)
Appendix: The cover image of Gi-sul-hyeok-shin (기술혁신)
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Park, H.W., Yoon, J. Structural characteristics of institutional collaboration in North Korea analyzed through domestic publications. Scientometrics 119, 771–787 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03056-5
- North Korea
- Semantic network analysis
- Co-authorship network
- Domestic publication