Digital development in Korea: building an information by Myung Oh, James Larson

By Myung Oh, James Larson

This publication explores the position of electronic info and communications expertise in South Korea’s improvement, beginning with and development upon the an important advancements of the Eighties. Its viewpoint attracts at the info society suggestion and on a conceptual version of strategic restructuring of telecommunications. It additionally attracts on firsthand event in formulating and enforcing rules. The research identifies facets of the Korean adventure from which constructing international locations world wide could benefit.
Oh and Larson describe the progressive advancements of the Eighties together with the TDX digital switching method, a massive surge ahead in semiconductors, the beginning of privatization and colour tv and the thoroughgoing restructuring of Korea’s telecommunications region. They extra discover executive management, the becoming inner most region and foreign exchange pressures within the diffusion of broadband, cellular verbal exchange, and convergence towards a ubiquitous community society. The position of schooling in those advancements is explored intimately, besides either the confident and hazards of Korea’s vivid new electronic media. The ebook additionally appears at Korea’s turning out to be foreign involvement, its position in efforts to construct a global info society, and at last, its destiny position in cyberspace.
This publication might be of curiosity to scholars, students and coverage makers attracted to communications applied sciences, Asian/Korean stories and improvement reports.

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Digital Development as Korea’s Destiny 3 The Context Our choice of a time period is dictated by both the course of the global revolution in information and communications technology (ICT) and by developments inside South Korea. In particular, two secular trends in the international political economy since 1980 helped to shape Korea’s strategic agenda and the restructuring of its telecommunications sector. The first of these was continued, rapid technological change and convergence in information and communications technology.

38 For the past several years, Korea has ranked at or near the top of international rankings with respect to the introduction of e-government. These include the Brookings Institution studies and the United Nations E-government Surveys. Korean citizens today know that their interactions with government, ranging from traffic tickets to taxes to health insurance, are handled in a fair and transparent manner, in no small part because of modern computer and communication networks. Perspectives on Communication in Korea’s Development Scholars and policymakers around the world have studied the role of communication in development for well over half a century.

That study looked at 1,667 government websites in 198 countries around the world. To evaluate the state of digital government, the study looked at eighteen features of websites including the following: publications, databases, audio clips, video clips, foreign language access, not having ads, not having premium fees, not having user fees, disability access, having privacy policies, security policies, allowing digital signatures on transactions, an option to pay via credit cards, e-mail contact information, areas to post comments, option for e-mail updates, option for website personalization, and PDA accessibility.

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