||Technological Input & Output Structure of Korean Manufacturing Industries in 2002
editd by Jung Gu Park
The Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET) conducted a survey on technological or innovative structure of Korea manufacturing industries. More specifically, the study was derived from indices constituting input and output of research and development (R&D) through KIET Industrial Statistics Database (www.kietisdb.re.kr) consisting of 5,200 manufacturing firms. KIET concretely examined the input side of the R&D system through research and development (R&D) investment and numbers of researchers, level of R&D network among relating companies, collection of technological information, and the level of cooperation with foreign companies. Then the output structure of technology level compared with world technological frontier and Chinese manufacturing industries, effects of such technological efforts on sales, exports, and quality, etc, are analyzed. In this process, KIET examines the fusion phenomenon between existing technology and new technology including information technology (IT), biology t
hnology (BT), nanotechnology (NT), environmental technology (ET), material technology (MT), and electronic technology.