The role of the government in the development of the automobile industry in Korea

Jee In Lee, Jai S. Mah

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Abstract

This article addresses the effect of government R&D policies on the development of Korea’s automobile industry, particularly in relation to technological upgrading. The automobile industry is a highly value-added, technology-intensive industry that generates many good job opportunities. In addition, it is linked to various industries. Korea developed its own car model in the mid-1970s and since then Korea’s automobile industry has continued to develop. Effective government policies have played a significant role in its remarkable success. This article provides policy suggestions for developing countries intending to develop their own automobile industries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-244
Number of pages16
JournalProgress in Development Studies
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • automobile industry
  • government
  • Korea
  • R&D

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