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  • (Room 108, Building #57-1, GSPA ) Weekly Seminar centerforgc@gmail.com
  • SSCI paper review: The conceptualization of country attractiveness: a review of research (International Review of Administrative Sciences, forthcoming)Despite the growth of literature on country attractiveness covering a wide range of research areas, minimal effort has been expended on its conceptualization in public administration. This article seeks to add to previous scholarly works by clarifying the concept and operationalizing its multi-dimensions to explain the effects of the attractiven..
  • (Room 203, Building #57, GSPA) Evaluating Governments - 2015 Government Competitiveness centerforgc@gmail.com
  • ◆ Session 1 OECD (15:30 - 16:40) Welcome Tobin Im, Professor, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University Chair Keun Namkoong, President, Seoul National University of Science Technology Presentation Tobin Im, Professor, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University Title: Analysis of OECD Countries’ Government Competitiveness and Implication Panel Debate •Song-Ho Lee, Professor, Department of Public Administration, Korean National Police Univers..
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  • Second review session: A review of Government Competitiveness indicators. Policy areas, input-throughput-output-outcome indicators, their correlations, causal relationships between indicators, and raw data for each category have been reviewed. Furthermore, various new indicators have been suggested, and these are to be reviewed until next session. Third paper review: Competitiveness: A Dangerous Obsession by Paul Krugman (1994). In this paper, Krugman argues that the concept of competitiveness..
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  • A review of overall Government Competitiveness indicators starts from this week. Policy areas, input-throughput-output-outcome indicators, their correlations, causal relationships between indicators, and raw data for each have been reviewed. Second paper review: International Competitiveness and the Role of Government in the Globalized World Economy This paper addresses Estonian economic development, illuminating the importance of government roles in developing countries. The presentation revi..
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  • Policy Change in Korea’s Retirement Pension System: Focusing on Small Business Cases From the perspective of the Sabatier’s Advocacy Coalition Framework, policy changes in Korea’s retirement pension system has been preceded by confrontations among two powerful coalitions: labor and business. However, while the first change (1997-2005) fits the model, the second change (2005-2012) does not. How can this be explained? Review of papers about government competitiveness (and related concepts) st..
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  • Agenda Setting Process of Immigration Policy using Cobb Elder’s Agenda-setting theory: Focusing on Foreign Social Integration Education Among various foreign social integration policies, education policy is among the most important. This includes the overall education system of providing information about language, law, history and culture to foreigners living in Korea for their adaptation. Research questions: 1. Why and how was this education policy introduced? 2. Why has this education syst..
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  • The Effects of Perceived Gender Inequality on Public Service Motivation: A Comparative Approach to Public and Private Organization The role of the expectations for women from society and organizations is examined. When gender is the independent variable, variables such as organizational commitment and transformation of leadership are low. Would perceived gender inequality affect levels of individual public service motivation? There has been a forum that criticized the findings of the 2014 Gove..
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  • The Impact of Official Development Assistance on Government Effectiveness and Quality of Life: From the Perspective of Government Competitiveness The relationship between ODA and the quality of life, and ODA and government efficiency, are increasingly popular topics. However, further discussion about instrument variables is required. Another question arises: Would the division of countries according to their GDP affect ODA’s effects? Analysis on Variable Factors of Foreign Social Integration ..
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  • Low-income Housing Policies from the Government Competitiveness Perspective Low-income housing policies can be considered one of the elements of Government Competitiveness. While net income increases, the proportion of residents in rental housing has also increased. What causes this phenomenon? Low-income housing policies of multiple countries are reviewed from 1950’s to 2010’s. This paper also asks whether human capital and leadership affect government capacity. Hypothesis: 1. The relations..
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  • The relationship between time and competitiveness is an important one to study. If the quality of government officials is high, then the service time would be reduced. This reduced time is connected to the concept of competitiveness. This thesis is reviewed and discussed. With the increase in overall globalization, the globalization of local government is also increased. How much and in what way does the globalization of local government and the international interactions of local government a..
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  • The GCC team conducted a research visit to Mongolia. The findings of previous studies about Mongol have been confirmed, and the 2014 Government Competitiveness ranking (including individual fields) have been reviewed according to Mongol’s circumstances. What is the key difference between the economic development of Mongol and Korea? This question aims to identify particular characteristics of Mongol’s development.
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  • The Impact of Aid Dependence on Government Competitiveness and Economic Growth There are two opposing arguments regarding aid for development. One is “aid-dependency theory” and the other is “the cure for poverty.” The following process based on Easton’s “systems theory” is reviewed: Net ODA % of Government Expenditure [Input] - Government Competitiveness Index [Throughput] + Corruption Economic Growth [Output] Allocation [Feedback] From this process, corruption is identified as the pri..
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  • Towards a Novel Approach to Government Competitiveness: A Critical Assessment of Competitiveness Indices To compare for other indices and Government Competitiveness, an assessment table is formed for discussion. Among 12 indices of GCI, which index is appropriate to compare with Government Competitiveness?
  • (Ritsumeikan University Umeda Campus, Osaka Japan) Major Issues of Public Administration in the Smart Governance Era
  • The Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, is hosting this year’s PMRC conference, attracting a diverse pool of public management researchers and generating meaningful discussions and debates about recent public management issues. There are the major topics: - Media and Society - Governments and Competitiveness - Performance and Organization - Time, Public Policies, and Public Organizations Professor Tobin Im and Dongwook Seoh from the Center for Government Compe..
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  • Measurement of government efficiency in developing countries using data envelopment analysis (DEA): from the perspective Government Competitiveness This paper measures Government Competitiveness in developing countries. DEA is used to measure “efficiency” in particular. The paper also examines the relationship between efficiency and Government Competitiveness. “The Politics of National Development” (Taketsugu Tsurutani, 1973) is reviewed on the following dimensions: 1. The relationship bet..
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  • The GCC research team gathers to discuss factors behind the ranking changes between 2013 and 2014 Government Competitiveness (OECD countries). These include overall rankings as well as each field’s ranking. The focus countries are the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Luxemburg, France, Austria, and Italy.
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  • What affects the satisfaction of civil administration service? The results of the survey are as follows: 1. Accessibility, convenience, speed, accuracy are the key factors. This is supported by preceding research. 2. Among the attachment to local society factors, identity apparently affects satisfaction in civil administration service. This implies the importance not only of the exchange process between public officers and citizens, but also emotions about the status (local society) of citizen..
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  • The policy making process of the retirement pension system is reviewed according to two models. The first is the “garbage can” model, and the second is the Kingdon’s “multiple streams” model. After receiving the final results of the 2014 Government Competitiveness study, the GCC research team discusses which countries should be selected for a case study and country report. Considering both the feasible results of index and priority partner countries of Korea (ODA), the following are selec..
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  • Based on new institutionalism and behaviorism, the effects of the maternal protection system are reviewed. The hypotheses are: 1. Maternal protection systems affect the behavior of members of the organization. 2. The introduction of maternal protection systems affects the cognition of female employees. 3. The use of maternal protection systems affects the cognition of women employees. Nuclear plants are a major issue in Korea. Due to accidents in Japan and Korea, the morale of nuclear plants’..
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  • After gathering data regarding multiple approaches to analyzing local government competitiveness, there has been a discussion to determine final candidates for a case study. Peongtaek-si, Paju-si, and Seosan-si are nominated, and Seosan-si is the official selection. It is evident that there is a tendency to avoid hiring female employees in the private sector. Although government emphasizes recruiting female employees, this discrimination is no different for public company. Pursuant to this cla..
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  • Welfare is no longer government’s issue alone. Welfare is also becoming the private sector’s business. Retirement pension systems are an example. However, the Korea Worker’s Compensation and Welfare Service has entered the market of retirement pensions, and this is a regressive development. What has caused this and what is the competitiveness and role of KWCW? To research the relationship between citizen participation and the formation of governmental trust, the internet public sphere has b..
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  • Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world. However, its economy is currently developing. Oil deposits recently discovered in the country have ignited political and administrative problems. Because there is no official document about Uganda in the Korean language, this report aims to give details on policy coordination systems of Uganda with explaining Uganda’s Government Competitiveness. The political and administrative systems of Uganda are briefly covered. ODA systems in Uganda ar..
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  • Following previous seminar, this seminar includes further discussion about the education budget of primary local governments. The structure and the process concerning the arrangement of education budgets are surveyed, and influential factors are identified. It is noted that the political nature and central policy of the head of primary local governments should not be under-estimated. There has been a discussion to specify eight characteristics of competitive governments based on local governme..
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  • What affects the education budget of primary local government? To analyze the influencing factors, the idea to analyze Seoul’s education budget for multiple years is suggested. However, Seoul’s education budget is too small a unit of analysis to produce any meaningful results. Further, the relationship between the office of education and primary local government complicates the education budget process and attempts to analyze it. Due to these problems, a proper approach for this research is ..