With the rising economic importance of human resources and skills, employment and training agencies are now often expected to play a more important role in local strategies to support new creation, facilitate restructuring and increase productivity. The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme has developed an international cross-comparative study examining the contribution of local labour market policy to boosting quality employment and enhancing productivity. In Korea, the review has looked at the range of institutions and bodies involved in employment and skills policies, focusing on local strategies in the Bucheon and Busan regions.
As the significance of the creative economy continues to grow, important synergies with tourism are emerging, offering considerable potential to grow demand and develop new products, experiences and markets.These new links are driving a shift from conventional models of cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism based on intangible culture and contemporary creativity. This report examines the growing relationship between the tourism and creative sectors to guide the development of effective policies in this area. Drawing on recent case studies, it considers how to strengthen these linkages and take advantage of the opportunities to generate added value. Active policies are needed so that countries, regions and cities can realise the potential benefits from linking tourism and creativity. Key policy issues are identified.
This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
A one-day capacity building event was held at the Trento Centre on Monday, 8th of November, 2010. A delegation from the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labour and Korean provincial governments visited the Trento Centre to examine strategies for stimulating local employment
The development of tailored recommendations to promote and enhance the contribution of the social economy in fostering social inclusion is the aim of the project and guidance is being provided to national, regional and local actors on how to improve social inclusion capacity effectively.
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Downloadable case study by Korea for the OECD publication "The Impact of Culture on Tourism".
This report provides valuable insights into how labour policies can be expanded to meet economic development and social cohesion goals, while also reconciling national and local concerns...
This site contains a list of key references on Korea. The documentary database includes documents on partnership and local governance that have been published by governments, universities and other organisations.
Korea's labour market policy, traditionally centralised, is on the verge of a major overhaul. The country acknowledges a lack of horizontal co-ordination at national level and a lack of strategic approach at regional level. This conference shared models....
The conference (Korea, 6-7 September, 2005) aimed at learning more about the dynamics and new business models of the tourism enterprises and at increasing understanding of strategies that promote the participation of tourism SMEs in the supply and distribution value chains and networks.