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2018, Vol.27, No.1

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    Analyzing Inherent Characteristics and Policy Process of Technology Regulation

    Lee Yong Kyu , Cheon Ji Eun | 2018, 27(1) | pp.3~28 | number of Cited : 7
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    Recently, there is a growing interest in technology regulation, but there is insufficient discussion on definition, characteristics, and policy process. Therefore, the goal of this study is to establish the concept of technology regulation through literature review, expert interview, and legal case studies. Moreover, this study defined characteristics that appear in policy process as risk-free pursuit of principles within public agencies in problem verification phase, necessity of collaboration between experts with different background in alternative formation phase, necessity of active participation of interested parties due to lack of expertise of law-making subsidiary institutes in legalization phase, necessity of preparation agency in policy implementation phase, and limited assessment in policy evaluation phase. Above all, the situation of enactment·revision period getting shortened by the rapid development of science and technology was emerging.
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    Regulatory reform plans and strategies for the emerging digital healthcare industry

    Woohyun Shim , Park, Jungwon | 2018, 27(1) | pp.29~61 | number of Cited : 14
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    The convergence of medical and wellness technology and ICT has brought about drastic digital transformation in the healthcare industry. This study aims at investigating the definition and characteristics of digital healthcare that has emerged as a result of digital transformation in the healthcare industry, at exploring governments’ efforts for improving the quality of regulation in the digital healthcare industry, and at proposing a series of regulatory reform plans in the field of digital healthcare. In order to do this, this study first investigates digital healthcare related news articles and interviews various experts to identify the current regulatory status and issues of digital healthcare, then performs an expert delphi survey based on the results of the investigations and the interviews. Finally, using the results of the expert delphi survey, this study derives regulatory reform plans that can develop and advance the digital healthcare industry, and proposes an array of detailed strategies for carrying out the plans.
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    The Impact of Technological Regulation on the Technological Innovation and Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Evidence from a Survey Data of Korean SMEs

    Seungku Ahn , Kim, kwon-sik , Lee, Kwang-Hoon | 2018, 27(1) | pp.63~91 | number of Cited : 10
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    This paper attempts to explore the impact of technological regulation on technological innovation and performance of Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) by analysing a survey data of 286 Korean SMEs. The 3-step mediated regression analysis results reveal that the perceived regulatory burden is negatively associated with SMEs’ R&D investment and innovation of product and process. Moreover, the level of regulatory burden may affect the objective and subjective performance of SMEs. The results suggest that regulatory policies for reducing regulatory burden need to be designed and implemented in order to enhance technological innovation and performance of SMEs.
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    A study on the dynamic innovation competition and the enforcement of competition law

    Young Kwan Kwon | 2018, 27(1) | pp.93~122 | number of Cited : 2
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    Innovation is one of most critical drivers of economic growth and thus enhancing dynamic innovation competition is an important policy challenge for sustainable economic growth. To do so, first and foremost, governments must play a proper role in both strengthening rewards for firms creating innovations and being superior innovations selected by markets. The dynamic innovation competition is upcoming issue to enforce competition law by competition authority, but the approaches or tools developed to enforce competition law based on static view of competition have critical limitations in considering the dynamic innovation competition. Under this situation, there is lack of domestic researches and specific discussions on how to analyze the dynamic innovation competition in competition law enforcement. From this perception, the paper specifically reviews the nature of innovation and dynamic innovation competition. In addition, it investigates both some doctrines or approaches used in enforcing competition law in order to consider dynamic innovation competition and some related cases handled by foreign competition authorities. In order to analyze the dynamic innovation competition, it is desirable to sufficiently considering the nature and characteristics of the innovation competition in question case and to comprehensively evaluate the innovation and/or anti-competitive effects by employing all of alternative doctrines or approaches if possible instead of sticking to superiority of them. Furthermore, competition authority needs to analyze the innovation incentives of incumbents and/or potential competitors and the evolutionary path of innovations as well as the possibility of entry of competitors.
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    Economic Effects of Sunday Shopping Restriction in Korea: A Review

    Jinook Jeong | 2018, 27(1) | pp.123~151 | number of Cited : 9
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    There have been voluminous debates on the economic effects of the Sunday shopping restriction in Korea. This paper summarizes the issues on the restriction, critically reviews the previous researches, and proposes policy alternatives. First, the Sunday shopping restriction in Korea significantly lowers supply-side efficiency. Second, the restriction considerably reduces demand-side efficiency due to higher transaction costs. Third, there is no empirical evidence showing the restriction improves equity overall. Fourth, even if equity improvement occurs, there are a number of policy alternatives that can achieve the same equity effect with less efficiency loss.
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    Radius Restriction and Franchise Encroachment in the Korean Coffee Franchise Industry

    Min Hee You , Jee Young Kim , Yun Jeong Choi | 2018, 27(1) | pp.153~188 | number of Cited : 3
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    This paper reviews the literature regarding exclusive territory restraint and encroachment and compares the development of related policies in the United States, the European Union, and South Korea. Furthermore, using coffee franchise industry data in South Korea, this paper analyzes the effects of the exclusive territory restraint on entry and exit of coffee shops. The results show that the growth rates of regulated brands' entry have stagnated during the implementation period of the KFTC's Franchising Best Practice Code. Moreover, the exit rates of coffee shops in two years after its entry decreased under the Best Practice Code and the revised Franchise Law.