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A Comparative Study of the Production Structures and Production Technologies in the Seoul Metropolitan Region and the South East Region in Korea

Kim,Gyeong-Pil 1 Lee, Jin-sang 2

1부산대학교
2고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper investigates overall production structure and production technologies of regional industries in the Seoul Metropolitan Region and the South East Region in Korea by the method of triangulation. The Seoul Metropolitan Region and the South East Region have different industries as more of IT industries and high-technology industries are located in the Seoul Metropolitan Region, whereas heavy and chemical industries are in the South East Region. Even though both regions have different industrial structure, the basic characteristics of production structure of two regions are very similar. To find the degree of similarities of production structure and production technologies, the Spearman rank correlation coefficient (r) was calculated. The value of r was 0.64258 and strongly supports the similarities of production structures in both regions. We compared the production technologies of detailed industries in both regions by the absolute column measure which was used in the previous studies. P-values reflect the differences of production technologies and it is less than 1 at the base line in most industries except the chemical industry. These findings show us that similar production technologies are being used in production process in two regions. This study concludes that there are considerable similarities in regional economies. With the methodologies used in this research could be more meaningful if we apply detailed regional input-output tables, and the results could support regional industrial policies.

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