This book, published by the Korea Development Institute and the World Bank Institute, overviews Korea's economic growth from the 1960s through 2007 (when the book was published). Full of facts and figures, the book describes how the Republic of Korea has developed (Chapter 2), the challenges to its development strategies (Chapter 3), its economic framework (Chapter 4), its information and communication technologies (Chapter 5), how it's meeting skill and human resource requirements (Chapter 6), and how it's encouraging and leveraging science and technology (Chapter 7).
The book is based on the World Bank's knowledge economy (KE) framework, with four pillars:
- "an economic incentive and institutional regime"
- "an educated and skilled labor force"
- "an effective innovation system"
- "a modern and adequate information infrastructure" (p.4)