Saturday, May 14, 2016

Update on the "control tower" debate: ICT sector policy in Korea

The national debate here in Korea over the need for a "control tower" to oversee industrial policy for the nation's ICT sector is in the news again.  This was the subject of earlier posts on this blog (see some of them here) and also an article that I co-authored, published in early 2014 by Telecommunications Policy (PDF version available here).
The renewed attention to this topic is due to the creation earlier this week of a new Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology Policy (PACST), as described in the above report on Arirang Television. As shown in the graphic at the left (click for a full size version) from the PACST's own website, this is not the first such council formed, under President Park Geun-hye and her predecessors.

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