Doctoral Thesis-Dong Hwan, KimㆍSung Ho, Lee†
School of Business Administration, University of Seoul
Dong Hwan, KimㆍSung Ho, Lee†
Evolution of Water Purifier Technology due to Social Environment Changes
This study was performed to explore new strategies for the water purifier market in the future convergence era through research on the technological evolution process of the water purifier industry according to social environment changes, which leads the private market in the water industry. Technical data analysis was done using Korea Water Purifier Industry Cooperative’s patented technology of companies, sales status of water purifier from the Ministry of Environment white paper, analysis data from the Ungjin Coway Institute of Technology, technical data from SK Magic, social environmental factors, and the Korea Press Foundation's "BIG KINDS" where the news big data analysis system was established was used to analyze the correlation between the early and present social changes in the water purifier industry. In the water industry, the water purifier industry tends to be more vulnerable than technical research in other water industries. However, the water purifier industry is a very important area in the private sector, and there is a high possibility of market expansion even in overseas expansion. Based on the technical research of the water purifier industry, it can be a model for technological development of the water industry as a whole, so its value is high. This study can be contribute the technology research of purifier industry by presenting standard of technology development.
Keywords : Water industry, Water purifier, Patent technology, Model development