6. Clusters as a Policy Panacea? Critical Reflections on the Cluster Policies of South Korea

  1. Bae-Gyoon Park2,
  2. Richard Child Hill3 and
  3. Asato Saito PhD4
  1. Yong-Sook Lee

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346657.ch6

Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States

Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States

How to Cite

Lee, Y.-S. (2011) Clusters as a Policy Panacea? Critical Reflections on the Cluster Policies of South Korea, in Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States (eds B.-G. Park, R. C. Hill and A. Saito), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346657.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    College of Education at Seoul National University, Korea

  2. 3

    Michigan State University, USA

  3. 4

    University of Singapore, Singapore

Author Information

  1. The Korea University, Korea

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192804

Online ISBN: 9781444346657

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Keywords:

  • clusters as a policy panacea, policies in South Korea;
  • neoliberal agencies, OECD and World Bank, redistributive policy;
  • cluster idea, policy tool for national competitiveness;
  • South Korean state-led cluster policy;
  • Porter's model, role of government in promoting clusters;
  • Porter's cluster theory, on zero-sum competition;
  • cluster policies in South Korea;
  • Korea, shift toward knowledge-based, technology-intensive;
  • MOCIE, and South Korea's transition to an innovative economy;
  • cluster policies, forged as politico-ideological hybrids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Interpreting Neoliberalism and the Cluster Concept

  • Historical Context of Cluster Policies in South Korea

  • State-Led Cluster Policies as Complex Politico-ideological Hybrids

  • Conclusion

  • References