Industry and Technology Policies in Korea

Alistair Nolan, Jinhyuk Choi, Minjung Kang, Dirk Pilat, Ken Warwick, Nicholas Vonortas, Stefan Kuhlmann, Andrew Wyckoff, Nick Johnstone

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    The Korean innovation system is in many ways highly developed and has helped to underpin Korea’s rapid industrialisation. However, long-standing policy emphases on manufacturing and large firms are today in question. Structural problems - such as the relatively weak innovation performance of SMEs, a lagging services sector and limited domestic job creation among the industrial conglomerates - have led to a shift in policy priorities. This shift is crystallised in the current government’s Creative Economy Strategy, which entails a far-reaching set of measures aimed at fostering cutting-edge innovation and consolidating a knowledge-based economy increasingly driven by high-value services. This review addresses Korea’s industry and technology policies and institutions, and provides policy recommendations
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationParis
    Number of pages208
    ISBN (Print)9789264213210
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    NameOECD Reviews of Innovation Policy



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    Nolan, A., Choi, J., Kang, M., Pilat, D., Warwick, K., Vonortas, N., ... Johnstone, N. (2014). Industry and Technology Policies in Korea. (OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy). Paris: OECD.