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dc.contributor.advisor Abdel Fadil, Mahmoud
dc.contributor.author Ismail, Rabab
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-13T13:17:00Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-13T16:00:06Z
dc.date.created 2005 Fall en
dc.date.issued 2013-02-13
dc.identifier.uri http://dar.aucegypt.edu/handle/10526/3409
dc.description.abstract This thesis attempts to determine whether and to what extent research and development (R&D) has played a significant role in the growth process of South Korea during the period from 1970 to 2004. Empirical investigation has been carried out to evaluate the contribution of R&D, and look for the best model specification explaining South Korea's growth over the same period. Based on our empirical results, evidence showed that human capital was the true vehicle of the Korean growth, rather than its R&D efforts or stock of capital. However, significance has been detected for R&D, represented in the cumulative number of scientists and engineers, over the sub-period from 1980 to 2004, but we could not detect a significant role of R&D towards economic growth in Korea, over the sample period as a whole. In addition, it seems from our theoretical analysis that the government's growth policies in reforming industry, education and institutions, and its dedication to the attainment of its targets substantially contributed to Korea's distinguished record of growth on its path to development. en
dc.format.extent 159 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Korea (South) en
dc.subject Research en
dc.subject Economic policy en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.title R&D sector as a vehicle for development: an application of an R&D-based model on South Korea en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Economics en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Economics en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abdel Fadil, Mahmoud
dc.contributor.committeeMember Rizk, Nagla
dc.contributor.committeeMember Selim, Tarek


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