Title: Embracing networks of national policy research in future foresight

Authors: Hyunuk Kim; Taekho You; Sang-Jin Ahn; Woo-Sung Jung

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang 37673, Republic of Korea ' Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang 37673, Republic of Korea ' Office of Strategic Foresight, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), Republic of Korea ' Department of Industrial and Management Engineering and Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang 37673, Republic of Korea

Abstract: Policy research on social issues usually has been led by the national government. Policy research reflects national interests in the present as well as in the future. In this paper, we examine a possibility to apply network analysis of national policy research in future foresight. Network analysis is conducted based on the bibliometric data retrieved from the National Knowledge Information System (NKIS) of Korea which helps public to find national research papers with ease. We classify these issues into three categories (national security, economy, and social problem), and calculated centrality measures to detect important social issues and keywords. Keywords with high betweenness centrality show detailed social trends in Korea.

Keywords: foresight; network analysis; centrality analysis; community structures; national policy research; national security; economy; social problems; social issues; keywords; social trends; South Korea; bibliometric data.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2016.076464

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2016 Vol.7 No.2, pp.107 - 124

Available online: 09 May 2016 *

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