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The Determinants of Firms' Standardization Activity: Evidence from the Korean Manufacturing Industry (우리나라 제조기업의 표준화활동 결정요인)

  • Sung, Tae-Kyung
    • Journal of Korea Technology Innovation Society
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    • v.12 no.3
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    • pp.564-581
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    • 2009
  • The paper investigates the determinants of firm's standardization activity in the Korean manufacturing industry. Standardization variables as dependent ones are standardization management at the firm level, accreditation activity, domestic standards utilization, and international standards utilization. The independent variables include innovative activities(R&D intensity and patent application), firm size, export ratio, networks, and firm's organization characteristics. We estimated the logistic regression model, using the data from 636 Korean manufacturing firms. The empirical findings are as follows. First, R&D intensity doesn't have any influence on standardization activities, except the utilization of international standards. Second, patent application has a positive effect on standardization management at the firm level and accreditation activity, respectively. Third, the inverse U-shape hypothesis relating firm size is accepted for standardization management and accreditation, respectively. Fourth, the level of chief executive officer's interest on standardization is a very important factor in determining firms' efforts to participate standardization process, regardless of types of standardization activity.

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A Comparative Study of the Curriculum Based on NCS with ABEEK (공학교육인증과 NCS 기반 교육과정의 이해)

  • Min, Dong-Kyun;Oh, Chang-Heon;Kang, Seung-Chan;Om, Ki-yong
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.18 no.6
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    • pp.32-37
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    • 2015
  • Since ABEEK ("Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea") began its accreditation in 2001, the 595 programs in 100 institutions have been accredited, and now the number of accredited programs is continuously increasing. On the other hand, NCS ("National Competency Standards") which is directed by government, has been also introduced in recent years, and it becomes the center of attentions of many universities in Korea. Each of these 2 systems has its own strengths and weaknesses, even though their main purposes are very similar. This paper deals with the comparison between the curriculum based on NCS with ABEEK. And also, the examples of making the curriculum based on the NCS would be introduced. At the conclusion, some suggestions for the new NCS system would be proposed.

A Study on SE Process based Defense M&S System Development Procedures (SE 프로세스 기반 국방 M&S체계 개발 절차 연구)

  • Dong Joon Lee;Seong Hyun Koh;Sang Bok Lee;Kwan Ghyun Ro;Ju Il Yoon
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Systems Engineering
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    • v.19 no.1
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    • pp.44-55
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    • 2023
  • The defense M&S system, which has been classified as a weapon system between requirements determination and project implementation, is being developed by applying the weapon system development procedure of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration. The M&S system abstracts and models the real world to suit the intended use and proceeds with the process of developing it as a software-oriented system. Overseas, the conceptual model development stage is staged before entering the design stage after the requirements analysis. In addition, each step includes verification and validation processes. In Korea, while establishing and applying the weapon system development procedure based on the SE process, the M&S system is also applied in the same way as the general weapon system, limiting appropriate development outputs and verification and validation. In this study, the system development procedure of the M&S system is established and presented based on the relevant standards and SE process of developed countries.

A study on Quality Management in Small and Medium Enterprises (강원도 중소기업 품질경영 운영 방안 사례)

  • Park Roh-Gook
    • Journal of the Korea Safety Management & Science
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    • v.8 no.1
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    • pp.131-144
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    • 2006
  • Quality system management adapted by small and medium enterprises in Kangwon province to enhance the competitiveness was studied. Variance analysis on several questionnaire answers was performed. Motives for acquiring the accreditation, such as product export, adjustment to international trend, enhancement of brand/product recognition, CEO's mind change, and management innovation, have been changed significantly among business types. Mind changes after the accreditations were setting company's first priority on quality, enhanced recognition on compliance of in-house standards and regulations, employee's performance with the recognition of quality. Amongst service problems to maintain the ace reditations were difficulties in maintaining the recognition of the company's finality management, labor increase to maintain the ISO 9000 enforcement team, and financial burden to keep the accreditation. Quality recognition after the accreditations was significantly improved in setting company's first priority on quality, enhanced recognition on compliance of in-house standards and regulations, employee's performance with the recognition of quality.

Development of Home Visiting Nursing Standards Base on a Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly Program (노인장기요양보험제도에 의한 방문간호 표준개발)

  • Kim, Myung-Hee
    • Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing
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    • v.24 no.2
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    • pp.285-301
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    • 2010
  • Purpose: The study was aimed at qualitatively enhancing and promoting a home visiting nursing program established in Korea on July 1, 2008, as part of the Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly program. Methods: Structural, procedural and consequential aspects of home visiting nursing care wereclassified on the horizontal axis by applying the standard notions for the evaluation of medical care (Donabedian, 1998). At the same time, the home visiting nursing care service support system and the service provision system weredivided on the vertical axis with reference to the accreditation standards for home visiting nursing care organizations suggested by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO, 2008). The data were collected from June 4, 2008 to October 27, 2008, and were analyzed using SPSS ver. 15.0. Results: Twenty-two (proposed) standards, centered on the standard elements under the conceptual framework of the study, were developed, and comprised structural aspects (n=10), procedural aspects (n=6) and consequential aspects (n=6). Those criteria and indicators underwent two content validity surveys among groups of home visiting nursing care research and training experts. The research produced 22 proposed standards, 50 proposed criteria and 166 proposed indicators. Conclusion: The home visiting nursing care standards developed pursuant to the Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly Act and the applicability of these standards need to be verified by home visiting nurses. These proposed standards should prove useful in developing an assessment tool to encourage the qualitative enhancement of visiting nursing care in Korea.

A Study on the Evaluation of Environmental Quality required in the Accreditation Program for Mental Health Facilities - Focus on the Mental Institutions Assessment of KOIHA (정신보건시설인증제에서 요구되는 시설환경 평가에 관한 연구 - 의료기관평가인증원의 정신의료기관평가를 중심으로)

  • Jung, Hee Boon;Kim, Uk
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.22 no.4
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    • pp.57-66
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: According to the trend of the global burden of disease, in the future our society is expected to face with gradually increasing problems related to mental health and the demand for the various types of quality mental health facilities. This study investigates whether the accreditation of Mental health facilities serves as a building evaluation tool, and contribute to environmental welfare of the mentally ill. Methods: The facility assessment items related to architectural design are extracted through the analysis about the accreditation program of KOIHA. Extracted items should review if they comply with the relevant regulations, and establish building design standard. Results: This study shows that the accreditation of KOIHA can certify psychiatric hospitals meet the legal requirements, the minimum standard of facilities. But it is not the evaluation of environmental quality. It is difficult to assess the quality of facility in terms of architectural design, because it has no specific standards or the level of assessment. Implications: The accreditation for mental health facilities should be able to provide the right and opportunity to choose a more quality facility for the customer. The introduction of a certification system for the evaluation of environmental quality is required in order to overcome the limitations of the accreditation of KOIHA. Development of design guidelines for mental health facilities that are the basis for certification should be also followed.

The Domestic Response Strategies for the Mutual Recognition Arrangement System to Greenhouse Gas (온실가스 국제상호인정 체계에 관한 국내대응방안)

  • Lee, Hae-Jung;Chung, Young-Bae
    • Journal of Korean Society of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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    • v.40 no.3
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    • pp.83-91
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    • 2017
  • Climate change has been identified as one with the greatest challenges facing nations, government, business and over future decades. Activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the Kyoto Protocol, the international community has been in progress. Korea also has introduced the Emission trading system to reduce greenhouse emission from the supervision of the government. Greenhouse gases emissions quantity should be internationally recognized. Mutual Recognition Arrangement should be recognized as the same greenhouse gas emission. International recognition of domestic verification body of international mutual recognition is required. Efforts are needed to secure the equivalence between the emission rights through direct cooperation with the relative nation accreditation body. Early entry into the IAF/PAC GHG MLA is essential for demonstrating equivalence between greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions trading will also require connection to the EU ETS, California, USA, and Tokyo, Japan to link Emissions trading. In the case of establishing accreditation standards and accreditation criteria, it will be necessary to distinguish between the domestic Energy Target Management System and the Emission Trading System. Independent greenhouse gases verification bodies should be established to meet the requirements of IAF and PAC. It is necessary to revise the qualification criteria for the verification of the greenhouse gas verification body according to international standards requirements. It is necessary to support the role of accreditation bodies of domestic greenhouse gas verification bodies. It is required to join international organizations of international mutual recognition of international trade and the need for pilot projects to link greenhouse gas emissions. The core link to our emission trading system is called EU-ETS, and we will need to join the IAF/PAC GHG MLA GHG. The International Mutual Recognition Agreement (IAF) is expected to allow international interoperability of GHG emissions verification between EA and the PAC. By signing a PAC GHG MLA, it will need to be prepared to prepare for the pilot project to link the emission trading system.

The Study of ABEEK Accreditation Assessment Draft Statement in 2006 (2006년 공학교육 프로그램 인증평가 예비논평서 분석 연구)

  • Kang, So-Yeon;Kim, Mee-Kyoung;Kim, Myoung-Lang;Choi, Keum-Jin
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.77-85
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    • 2007
  • Though accreditation demands considerable ongoing effort on the part of the college, about 10 percent of Korean engineering colleges has been accredited for 5years by ABEEK. It is true that engineering accreditation contributed the Korean engineering education to improve. Many engineering colleges which had prepared the engineering accreditation developed the integrating system for the engineering education, and over 50 engineering education research centers which assisted to programs in accreditation were founded. Also the faculty commitment to quality programs and excellence in teaching, continuous counseling for students, portfolio guiding and continuous quality improvement(CQI) etc. were performed for accreditation preparation. The engineering colleges preparing accreditation has made efforts for satisfying accreditation criteria, but it is difficult of modifying education systems which have been maintained by now. In addition, engineering colleges need guideline how to satisfy standards. The purpose of this study is to analyze draft statement of 4 universities which were evaluated in 2006 and to suggest the minimal resources for engineering colleges to prepare accreditation.

A Study on the Internal Validity of Korean Medicine Education Evaluation and Accreditation (한의학교육평가인증 내적타당화에 대한 고찰)

  • Lee, Hyeong-Ju
    • Journal of the International Relations & Interdisciplinary Education
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    • v.1 no.2
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    • pp.31-47
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    • 2021
  • This study intends to examine the indicators of Korean medicine education that are directly required in the field, in the process of developing and rationalizing the second cycle of evaluation and accreditation standards for the Colleges of Korean medicine and present indicators to the Korean medicine education community. To this end, we conducted the Delphi survey on six Korean medicine education experts, and the second cycle evaluation and accreditation standards were developed after verifying the validity of the contents and through a public hearing on three experts. Based on the research results of this study, we make the following suggestions: First, the support of Korean medical education institutions should be considered. The Korean medical education institution operates the Korean medicine hospital under each institution's name. Thus, criteria for evaluation shall be considered according to the number of beds and the support of schools. Second, for the second cycle of evaluation, all six members of the evaluation committee were professors of Korean medicine; however, in the future, each group of the evaluation committee needs to be composed of an external curriculum and evaluation experts to seek the evaluation focusing on education. Third, it is necessary to include curriculum and evaluation experts in the development stage of education programs and institutional evaluation and accreditation standards. Fourth, the experts of the curriculum should be included as the members of the curriculum development team of the College of Korean Medicine. This study is meaningful as a study to improve the quality of Korean medicine education.

Self-Evaluation of the Quality of Center-Based Infant/Toddler Care (영아보육 프로그램의 질적 수준에 대한 보육시설의 자체평가)

  • Choi, Kyoung-Ae
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.25 no.5
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    • pp.129-145
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    • 2004
  • This research aimed to analyze the quality of center-based infant/toddler programs in Korea. Scale for infant and toddler programs divide accreditation standards into 4 areas(physical environment, curriculum, health care, management system) with 60 standards. Standards can be divided into basic criteria and general criteria. The subjects are 149 day care centers(44 infant day care centers and 105 day care centers), and raters(teachers or principal) assessed the quality of each item on a 5-point Likert scale. The results of this study are as follows: 1) Self-evaluation result have marked 3.67 as average(range : 2.32~4.90), which barely meets basic criteria level. 2) Physical environment area has received worst score(3.41) and Health care area has received best score(3.92). 3) Each standard's score indicate the quality of infant/toddler care program: Feed care(4.29), Affectionate teacher-infant interaction(4.14) were highly rated while Nature environment/anmal/plant(2.75) and Teacher's facilities(2.74) were rated low. 4) Some variation factors showed differences in the qualitative level; number of child, education level of principal.

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