S-Space College of Engineering/Engineering Practice School (공과대학/대학원) Program in Technology, Management, Economics and Policy (협동과정-기술·경영·경제·정책전공) Theses (Master's Degree_협동과정-기술·경영·경제·정책전공)
Study on the Correlation between Technology Innovation and Social Progress
기술혁신과 사회진보 간의 상관관계에 관한 연구
- 공과대학 협동과정 기술경영·경제·정책전공
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- 서울대학교 대학원
- Social Progress ; Social Indicator ; Technology Innovation ; Patent ; Canonical Correlation Analysis
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 협동과정 기술경영·경제·정책전공, 2015. 8. 이종수.
- Technology innovation has changed our lives in various ways, including our methods of production, lifestyles and ways of thinking. Sociology research tries to explain how technology evolved and how technology and society interact. Most studies in sociology have been conducted qualitatively, while almost all quantitative studies about technology and society have been conducted in economics. Undeniably, economics is one of the most important social activities in our lives, but obviously, it is not the only important one. Technologies affect our lives not only through economic growth but also in a more direct way. Hence, a quantitative study on technology and society is needed. This study tries to measure technology innovation and social progress, seeks to explore the relationship between technology and our society quantitatively by applying Canonical Correlation Analysis, and suggests a new angle to analyze technology innovation. Furthermore, we proposed a new method of measuring social progress, which offers a different insight on social evaluation. Lastly, we found that not all technology innovation has a positive correlation with social progress. Some technologies have a negative correlation with society. The correlation structure between technology and society is different across the different characteristics of countries.