Aligning technological advancement and regulation in the broadband mobile age: comparing digital media business and policy in Australia and South Korea

University of Sydney Office of Global Engagement
Joint International Program Development Fund

July 2016 – June 2017

Project team

Associate Professor Tim Dwyer
Professor Gerard Goggin
Dr Jonathon Hutchinson
Dr Damien Spry
Professor Heejin Lee
Dr Jeffrey Robertson
Dr Yongwoon Shim

Project description

This collaborative research project, based on comparative analyses of the two countries’ experiences, will provide a conceptual map of the new industrial policy issues, addressing challenges from the broadband mobile Internet, and guidelines for reshaping digital media management strategies in the public interest.

Events

Disruptions, Regulations, Responses
Friday 11 November 2016

Location:
Seoul (Yonsei campus in Sinchon/the Australia Centre in Gwanghwamun)

Background
This is the first of two workshops funded by the JIPDF. The wider final purpose of the project is to provide a foundation on which to apply for an external research grant from funding bodies of Korea and Australia (e.g. National Research Foundation and Australian Research Council).

The purposes of this first workshop are to:

  • Present research plans/ideas for comparative analyses of the RoK and Australia’s policy, regulatory, technological and industrial contexts in relation to digital media
  • Align our research goals, and
  • Plan co-authored research outputs for the next stage of the project.

Conference Presentations

Dwyer, T. and Hutchinson, J (2016) ‘Digital Media Contexts for Policy Interventions in Australia: Regulating the Share Economy’,
JIPDF University of Sydney/University of Yonsei, Seoul Workshop, ‘Disruptions, Regulations, Responses’, 11 November 2016. Seoul, South Korea.

Shim, Y and Lee, H. (2016) Evolution of OTT Communications Platform & MNOs’ Response: Case of South Korea, JIPDF University of Sydney/University of Yonsei, Seoul Workshop, ‘Disruptions, Regulations, Responses’, 11 November 2016. Seoul, South Korea.