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Korea's Ranking in the Knowledge Index

 
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Real Reality



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:46 pm    Post subject: Korea's Ranking in the Knowledge Index Reply with quote

Korea Ranks Low in Knowledge Index

According to the World Knowledge Competitiveness Index published by Robert Huggins Associates, Seoul and Ulsan placed 117th and 109th respectively out of a total of 125 regions in the world.

Korean regions are lagging behind those in Southeast Asian countries, and that though the Korean government invests much in R&D, government investment in public education is not sufficient.

China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Korea's Asian competitors, outperformed Korea.

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/tech/200310/kt2003101616504711810.htm
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indiercj



Joined: 30 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, i guess that's why they call it the miracle of the HanKang! Everything is so low and messed up but somehow it keeps rolling rolling going...
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whatthefunk



Joined: 21 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell is a knowledge index? The article says this
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The index is a measure of the knowledge-based development-taking place across the world’s leading regions.

But what does that mean? This sounds like it could be very biased...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2003 - 2004 is the most up-to-date measure of the knowledge-based development taking place across the world's leading regions.

Features

1. Human Capital Components

Economic Activity Rate
Number of Managers per 1,000 inhabitants
Employment in IT and Computer Manufacturing per 1,000 inhabitants
Employment in Biotechnology and Chemicals per 1,000 inhabitants
Employment in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering per 1,000 inhabitants
Employment in Instrumentation and Electrical Machinery per 1,000 inhabitants
Employment in High-Tech Services per 1,000 inhabitants
Knowledge Capital Components

2. Per Capita Expenditures on R&D performed by Government
Per Capita Expenditures on R&D performed by Business
Number of Patents Registered per one million inhabitants
Regional Economy Outputs

3. Labour Productivity
Mean Gross Monthly Earnings
Unemployment Rates
Knowledge Sustainability

4. Per Capita Public Expenditures on Primary and Secondary Education
Per Capita Public Expenditures on Higher Education
Secure Servers per one million inhabitants
Internet Hosts per 1,000 inhabitants

The World Knowledge Competitiveness Index was developed by Robert Huggins Associates.

About Robert Huggins Associates
Robert Huggins Associates is a research-based economics consultancy and think-tank. We provide an interface between academic expertise and commercial research consulting, within the fields of economic and business analysis and development, operating in an international environment.
http://www.hugginsassociates.com/
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