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Volume 8
Volume 8, Issue 1
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S&T Trends - Governance Systems for Cybersecurity
Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Tajikistan: Present Status and Highlights
Mamadsho Ilolov and Karimova Sakina

The system of research organizations in the Republic of Tajikistan (RT) includes academic and branch research institutions and as well as institutions of higher education. This science structure was established in the 1950s and reflects a division of research fields into the following sectors: academic, applied research and universities. During the transition into independence, economic necessity gave rise to new kinds and systems of research organizations besides the existing rigid centralized system. Furthermore, new private-public and non-government research structures emerged. It should be noted, however, that these new kinds and systems currently pose little competition to the traditional structures.


The Effects of Intellectual Property Capability of Regions on R&D Performance of Individual Firms
Young-hoon Kim

This research observes, through empirical analysis, the effects of the intellectual property capability of regions on the R&D performance of individual firms, which in detail refers to the firms’ growth, profitability, innovativeness, and productivity in comparison with the industrial average. The Korean Institute of Intellectual Property’s 2015 Intellectual Property Capability Assessment of Regions and Korea Investor’s Service’s Database on Firms’ Financial Performance Index was used for the analysis. The IP capability of regions were categorized into IP input, infrastructure, activity, and performance. The findings can be summarized as follows. First, a firm’s (sales) growth rate was higher in regions with active IP and education services. Second, in terms of a firm’s profitability, the industry’s innovation (IP) system was found to be more influential than that of the region. Third, the ratio of R&D investment of firms to total sales was higher in regions with active IP input and excellent IP performance. However, IP performance was found to contribute to private R&D growth when both IP creation and commercialization were active. Fourth, the firm’s Total Factor Productivity growth was found to be highly correlated with the region’s IP system when the IP activities of both public and private sectors were active. Despite these results, considering the 16 administrative areas of Korea, none of the areas were found to be active in both public and private sector IP activities, obtain a good score in both IP creation and IP services, or have an active IP service market. This leads us to believe that a thorough reconsideration of the IP systems of the various regions is necessary.


Selection of 10 Emerging Technologies in 2017: Pollution & Contamination Response Technologies for Sustainable Development of Korea
Jonghwa Park, Yoon A Kim and Seung Ryong Lee

In 2017, KISTEP selected 10 emerging technologies, based on the issue of ‘Environmental Pollution in Daily Life’. The issue of ʻEnvironmental Pollution in Daily Lifeʼ was subdivided into 10 pollutants for further study, and detailed research was conducted to identify public needs through literature review, social data analysis, public polls, and review by specialists. Candidate emerging technologies were identified based on the database of future technologies, news clippings, and the recommendations by specialists. The final list of 10 emerging technologies were selected from the candidate pool through priority assessment by specialists and researchers, followed by social and economic impact assessment. The selection for this year was focused on emerging technologies to counter environmental pollution in daily life, and support Korea's sustainable development. Environmental pollution has been intensified by past government policies prioritizing economic growth over environment. Damage from sensory and information pollution, which were not recognized as pollution in the past, has been increasing. Selection of public goods-related technologies as emerging technologies is expected to have significant implications.


Science and Technology Trends
Cybesecurity Policy and Governance in Korea: A Close Look at "Authentication"
Hyeon-Suk Lyu


Cybersecurity in India: Regulations, Governance, Institutional Capacity and Market Mechanisms
Nir Kshetri


National Cybersecurity Governance and Implementation of Malaysia for the Critical National Information Infrastructure
Mohd Shamir Bin Hashim


Cybersecurity Governance Framework in Vietnam: State of Play, Progress and Future Prospects
Candice Trân Dai