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Title: Self-assertion vs. multi-fusion in the field of disaster management R&D: the case of Korea

Authors: Kyoo-Man Ha

Addresses: Korea Environmental and Safety Institute, Inje University, 197 Inje-ro, Gimhae City, Gyeongnam 50834, South Korea

Abstract: This study examined how the role of research and development (R&D) can be improved in the field of disaster management in Korea by comparing self-assertion and multi-fusion approaches. Literature review was the major methodology utilised. Using five variables, namely public institutions, the industry or the business sector, college laboratories, mass media, and international R&D, the two approaches were analysed, and in the process, the pentagon model was established. The study's key position is that Korea has to transform its current self-assertion approach to a multi-fusion approach in the near future by understanding and improving its R&D culture, and thus, integrate expert knowledge into the R&D system.

Keywords: R&D culture; integrated approach; public institutions; industry; mass media.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2019.096685

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2019 Vol.22 No.1, pp.1 - 17

Accepted: 17 May 2018
Published online: 25 Oct 2018 *

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