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The Entrepreneurial Developmental State: What is the Perceived Impact of South Korea’s Creative Economy Action Plan on Entrepreneurial Activity?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-331
Number of pages19
JournalAsian Studies Review
Volume43
Issue number2
Early online date5 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2019

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Abstract

State support for start-ups and entrepreneurship is increasingly common, with governments worldwide experimenting with different initiatives to support innovative businesses. In this article, we conceptualise and assess the South Korean government’s turn towards supporting entrepreneurship as a manifestation of what we label the entrepreneurial developmental state. Using the case of the Park Geun-hye government’s Creative Economy Action Plan, we assess the effectiveness of South Korea’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and find that the Plan has contributed to an increase in both the quantity and quality of entrepreneurial activity. We then analyse the perceived effects of the Plan on the evolution of South Korea’s ecosystem, which the private sector consider to be mostly positive. This way, we provide new empirical evidence about the performance of the contemporary developmental state, showing that industrial policy can effectively promote small firms and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

摘要:本研究通过检视新近毕业的内地班藏族大学生由学校向工作过渡的经历,展示生活政治(吉登斯,1991)在这些毕业生中的兴起,以及由此引发的他们更加复杂、矛盾并且微妙的身份危机和身份重构。基于田野数据,本研究讨论了这些毕业生对他们的学习和工作所具有的反思性认知和期望,从而揭示出他们在内地班的教育经历如何导致其生命历程的断裂或接续。最后,本文采用了巴里(2012)所提出的文化可持续教育学概念来总结本案例对内地班教育的启示。

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