S-Space Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원) Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) vol.22(2) (2008)
A Theoretical Study on the Functional Change of Quasi-Governmental Organizations
- Seok, Joeun; Kim, Junki
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- Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.22 No.2, pp. 64-87
- Quasi-governmental Organizations; Functional Change; Organizational Environment; Institutional Context; Strategic Choice
- Quasi-governmental organizations are new types of organizations that perticipate in both the governmental and private sectors. They have emerged worldwide and served as government's policy-implementing tool, meeting higher social demands that neither government nor market players could handle appropriately in the past. As a result, the quasi-governmental organizations have taken an ever-larger role in our society. furthermore, they enjoy enhanced socio-economic status, and changes in economic and political environments require more of them in terms of both function and role. In other words, they have evolved through the process of adapting to changing environments and each structure's functional transformation, in order to maintain and expand their roles. In this study, we examine the current state of quasi-governmental organizations and their deployment process, and we consider various theoretical discussions on the changing characteristics of quasi-governmental organizations. We conclude with a theoretical discussion of the functional evolution of quasi-governmental organizations, which will provide the theoretical basis for further analysis of the deployment process of quasi-governmental organizations and the causes of changes to this process.