This study focuses on exploring the ways of rationalizing quasi-regulation in Korea through comparative research on quasi-regulation among Korea, Australia, and US. Various aspects of quasi-regulation are examined by adopting a research model analyzing major indicators such as inclusion, transparency, accountability, coherence, efficacy, adaptability, efficiency, conformity with public laws, effectiveness, and compliance. The tasks of Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency in Korea, the National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce in Australia, 33/50 Program in US are compared based on the conceptual model.
Some implications could be derived from the analysis of quasi-regulation as follows. First, various stake-holders have to be included in decision making and enforcement of quasi-regulation. Second, regular inspection and assessment are needed to monitor whether quasi-regulation agencies are equipped with performance capacity. Third, voluntary compliance should play an important role of achieving performance targets of quasi-regulation