Analysis of National Basic Research System: The Case of South Korea KCI OTHER

Title
Analysis of National Basic Research System: The Case of South Korea
Author(s)
권기석; So-Yeon Park; 장덕희
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Duckhee(장덕희)
Publication Year
2017-08
Abstract
In this paper, we analyze the basic research system in South Korea. We propose a national basic research system consisting of value, openness, input, transformation, and output. Based on this framework, we set up interview questionnaires, and 15 key informants have been interviewed. According to our results, first, in terms of value, basic research is recognized as an activity for creating knowledge in the understanding of nature. Second, as for openness, scientists and policy experts agree that active interaction with the global community is an important value for the national research system. Third, in terms of sustainable research resources, scientists are strongly required to effectively allocate research funding, maximizing the creativity of researchers and the efficient sharing of research equipment. Fourth, in transformation, basic researchers maintain that the Korean research system has is extremly dependent on the government's external control, and its self-regulative system has been weak for over half century onw. Fifth, for global competitiveness, the interviewees agreed that the quality of basic research in Korea is approaching that of its global competitors. Finally, we put forward some policy implications on the basis of these findings.
ISSN
2287-1608
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/1175
DOI
10.7545/ajip.2017.6.2.152
Bibliographic Citation
Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy, v.6, no.2, pp.152 - 169, 2017
Publisher
아시아기술혁신학회
Keywords
Basic Research; scientific values; openness; sustainability; autonomy; South Korea
Type
Article
Language
English
Publisher
아시아기술혁신학회
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