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The Role of Regional Innovation System Characteristics on Regional Growth in Korea

Author 이두희 Date 2011.12.30 Page 76
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In recent times, local governments and policymakers in Korea have been strongly interested in sustainable growth or job creative growth locally, but how? The purpose of this study was to expand our understanding of the relationship between regional economic growth and the local characteristics of RIS. Of special interest are the determinants of regional economic growth, and also for policy makers, which policy should be first between population policy and employment policy? For solving the problems, this paper first identified the determinants of sources of innovation, knowledge spillovers, and regional spillovers as the principal characteristics of RIS in Korea through empirical review as well as literature review.