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is a Visiting Faculty Fellow in residence at the NCDG at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst from the Center for Urban Information System
at the Seoul Development Institute
in Korea. Byun holds a PhD in Sociology from Seoul National University
in Korea and has taught at Seoul National University, Korea Foreign
language University, Dongguk University, Keongwon University, and, most
recently, Joongang University in Korea.
to coming to NCDG, Byun worked with the Electronic Governance Institute
at Rutgers University-Newark on a project investigating citizen
participation in municipal governments and led the Seoul Survey 2005:
Seoul Urban and Social Indicator Project, a study of large municipal
governments and their IT services to citizens.
Byun is the author of Market Structure and Network of Digital Contents Industry in Korea (Korea Study Press, 2005) and co-author of Strategy for the Conflict Management
(Nanam Press, 2005). Byun is currently conducting research on civic
engagement, e-government, and the Internet in Seoul, Korea.
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