Title: Government's initiatives and R&D players' roles in promoting high technology developments in Korea

Authors: Hyun-Dae Cho, Kichul Lim, Seok-Kyung Yoon, Changkeun Kim

Addresses: Science and Technology Policy Institute, Specialty Construction Center 26th Floor, 395-70 Shindaebang-Dong Tongjak-Gu, 156-714 Seoul, South Korea. Science and Technology Policy Institute, Specialty Construction Center 26th Floor, 395-70 Shindaebang-Dong Tongjak-Gu, 156-714 Seoul, South Korea. Consulting Department, Irenex, Seoul, South Korea. Solution Holdings Inc., Seoul, South Korea

Abstract: This study addresses Korea|s features in promoting high-tech developments. In order to identify these features, this study examines the government|s high-tech initiatives and R&D system and the R&D players| roles. Also, it analyses empirically the cases of the national projects for developing semiconductors and the highly advanced national (HAN) projects. The last part of the study argues the potential and future direction of the Korean government|s high-tech initiatives and the local R&D players| roles.

Keywords: high-tech initiatives; player|s roles; technology transfer; Korea.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2004.003521

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2004 Vol.3 No.1, pp.56 - 83

Available online: 12 Sep 2003 *

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