S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Korean Regional Studies (국토문제연구소) 지리학논총 (Journal of Geography) 지리학논총 Volume 10 (1983)
韓國 工業地域 設定의 成果와 工業化 地域
Region Building in Manufacturing Geography of Korea and Mesurement of Industrialization Level
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 국토문제연구소
- 지리학논총, Vol.10, pp. 107-127
- Our concern here is primarily with reexamination of the validity of region building in manufacturing geography, and with new approach to measurement of industrialization level.
The contribution of geagraphers to the region building in Korea refers to not a systematic classification of regions-taxono-my-like botany and zoology, but a simple dichotomous division where the purpose is to isolate a single regions. Thus, for example, land may be divided into industrial region and non-industrial region. However elaborative their works may be, the most serious weakness is that the application of census variables such as number of employees and value of gross output was only partly successful, and the principle of data processing was less suitable for the purpose. Fundamentally, the lack of consensus on
which characteristic of manufacturing is best suited to indicate its presence is just derived from the above two weaknesses and unsuitability of areal unit questioned for the division as well. The concept of "industrial region" differs from that of "industrialized region", because the latter not only implies a dynamic and historical role of industrial activity in certain region, but also represents more comprehensive socio-economic nature of region than the former.