Korean Science and Technology in an International Perspective

  • Jörg Mahlich
  • Werner Pascha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Iain Paterson
    Pages 97-107
  3. Eunsook Yang
    Pages 129-137
  4. Markus K. Hödl, Jonas F. Puck
    Pages 159-170
  5. Greg Scarlatoiu
    Pages 239-258
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-288

About this book

Introduction

South Korea has attained spectacular economic success in recent decades. It has reached the status of a Newly Advanced Economy, with challenges increasingly mirroring those faced by other advanced economies. These include the necessary upgrading of the labor force, the frictions of switching to a national system of innovation adapted to leadership in R&D, market-based economic policies that reflect the government’s difficulties in foreseeing future technological developments, and the consequences of social change for the innovation system and policy-making. In the forthcoming book the parallel challenges for innovation and technology for the Republic of Korea and other advanced economies will be analyzed more thoroughly with an international perspective in mind. This comparison and international benchmarking will allow policy makers and scholars to better appreciate how much the country has already moved into the circle of globally leading economies and what can be done to consolidate and strengthen its position.

Keywords

R&D advanced economy innovation technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Mahlich
    • 1
  • Werner Pascha
    • 2
  1. 1., Economic DepartmentUniversity ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Fak. Wirtschaftspolitik/, OstasienwirtschaftUniversität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7908-2753-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2752-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2753-8
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