South Korea’s Human Resource Development for Sustainable Smart Cities: Recommendations for Thai-South Korean Cooperation
Nirinthorn Mesupnikom, Thammasat University, Thailand
Surapong Wangcharoensak, Independent Researcher, Thailand
Amid challenges, the development of smart cities is presently one of the primary focuses of the strategic partnership between Thailand and South Korea. The availability of competent human resources is one of the most crucial aspects for the successful development of smart cities. This article aims to: 1) examine the development of South Korea’s human resource potential in the field of smart city development; and 2) propose recommendations to the Thai side for cooperation between Thailand and South Korea in this area in order to ensure the success of sustainable smart city development in Thailand. For the research methods, the theoretical frameworks of international cooperation and human resource development in smart city implementations are applied. In addition, documentary research and content analysis are employed. The results demonstrated that South Korea has developed human resources in all aspects systematically for a long time since the early 2000s. In order for the two countries to cooperate in this field, the two countries can cooperate in this area by beginning with setting mutually beneficial objectives, analyzing of strengths and weaknesses of both nations necessarily. The Thai side should learn and adopt the strategies that have contributed to South Korea’s success. Both countries should determine short-, medium-, and long-term strategies/work plans for cooperation at both the policy and operational levels. Importantly, the Thai side should amend the laws and create mechanisms to facilitate the responsible agencies for the cooperation with South Korea.
Presentation Date/Time: Sunday, December 11, 2022 (16:00)
Session: Session 4
Room: Fai Kham Room