SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Ms Mihwa Kang Yoon


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Ms Mihwa Kang Yoon
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Thesis title:
Understanding Regional Economic Disparities: National and Regional Innovation Systems
Year of Study:
2013/14 (year of entry)
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My research examines the economic disparities between regions, and the factors that shape these differences. It uses the Regional Innovation Systems (RIS) literature and extends it to show how the concept may be applied at different stages of development.  Important actors of innovation systems existing in selected regions, including Seoul and Busan have been identified and their influence in innovation examined.

My thesis analyses the systemic linkages among actors involved in the Regional Innovation Systems, the activities among organizations and their relationships focusing on agent behaviours, structures and processes.  The research makes an original contribution to the RIS literature and its application to different stages of economic development.