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Economy in South Korea

Chang, Yun-Shik, Seok Hyun-ho, and Donald L. Baker, eds. Korea confronts globalization. New York, NY: Routledge, 2008.
LC Call Number: JQ1725 .K673 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2008006848
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Cherry, Judith. Foreign direct investment in post-crisis Korea: European investors and "mismatched globalization." London; New York: Routledge, 2007.
LC Call Number: HG5780.5.A3 C459 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2007011515
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Chung, Young-Iob. South Korea in the fast lane: economic development and capital formation. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: HC467.9 .C48 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2006035252
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Publisher's Description

Elwood, Paul H. and Jeremy B. Albertus. Korea: economic, political and social issues. New York: Nova Science Publishers, c2008.
LC Call Number: HC467.96 .K662 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2008012144

This book focuses on economic, political and social issues.

Emery, Robert F. Korean economic reform: before and since the 1997 crisis. Aldershot, Hampshire, England; Burlington, VT, USA: Ashgate, c2001.
LC Call Number: HC467.95 .E45 2001
LC Catalog Record: 2001088782
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Hart-Landsberg, Martin, Seongjin Jeong and Richard Westra. Marxist perspectives on South Korea in the global economy. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007.
LC Call Number: HC467.95 .M37 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2006031594
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Hundt, David. Korea's developmental alliance: state, capital and the politics of rapid development. London: New York : Routledge, 2009.
LC Call Number: HC467.756 .H86 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2008017316
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Joo, Seung-Ho and Tae-Hwan Kwak,eds. Korea in the 21st century. Huntington, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers, c2001.
LC Call Number: HC467 .K6198595 2001
LC Catalog Record: 2001045273

This collection is divided into three parts, and each addresses an important issue area confronting the Korean people in the twenty-first century.

Karasulu, Meral and Yang, Doo Yong, eds. Ten years after the Korean crisis : crisis, adjustment and long-run economic growth. Seoul, Korea : KIEP-Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2008.
LC Call Number: HC467.96 .T46 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2009426619

Kwark, Phee and Yang's paper compares the post-crisis macroeconomic adjustment trends in Korea with other post-crisis episodes, in particular in Latin America and other Asian economies.

Kim, Chan Jin. Economic development and law in Korea. Seoul, Korea : Catholic University of Korea Press, 2009.
LC Call Number: HC467.756 .K54 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2009513564

This book analyzes the role of law in the promotion of economic development in Korea. In the study of modernization of traditional societies, Korea may provide a good example for analysis.

Kim, Myung Oak and Sam Jaffe. The new Korea: an inside look at South Korea's economic rise. New York: AMACOM, c2010.
LC Call Number: HC467.96 .K47 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2009037626

One chapter in particular deals with the future of North Korea--an extremely important issue for the entire peninsula-and lays out four hypothetical courses for the communist country. The book concludes with a look at the future.

Kwon,O. Yul, Sung-Hee Jwa, and Kyung-TaeLee, eds. Korea's new economic strategy in the globalization era Cheltenham ; Northhampton, MA : E. Elgar, c2003.
LC Call Number: HC467.95 .G75 2001
LC Catalog Record: 2003049443
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Kwon, O. Yul and William Shepherd, eds. Korea's economic prospects: from financial crisis to prosperity. Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., c2001.
LC Call Number: HC467 .K6254 2001
LC Catalog Record: 2001023596

This book examines the major economic issues flowing from the Korean financial crisis of 1997. It considers the strong prospects for rapid economic recovery and emerging changes in Korea’s international economic relations and business environment.

Lee, Jong Won. Success and failure of the Korean economy and its prospects : lessons from a developmental state. Washington, D.C. : East-West Research Institute, c2004.
LC Call Number: HC467.95 .Y487 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2003110594

The main focus of this title is to determine how the Korean economy has been transformed from and underdeveloped economy into one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world over the last fifty years, and has suddenly come to experience a dramatic financial crisis.

Pirie, Iain. The Korean developmental state: from dirigisme to neo-liberalism. London; New York: Routledge, 2008.
LC Call Number: HC467.95 .P57 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2007006062
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Seoul Industry Promotion Foundation. Doing business in Seoul. [Seoul]: Seoul Metropolitan Govt., 2001.
LC Call Number: HC468.S4 D65 2001
LC Catalog Record: 2003453297

Discusses potential opportunities for doing business with Korea, particularly in the metropolitan area of Seoul.

Song, Byung-Nak. The rise of Korean economy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: HC467 .S6365 2003
LC Catalog Record: 2003048672
Publisher's Description

Song, Jesook. South Koreans in the debt crisis: the creation of a neoliberal welfare society. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.
LC Call Number: HC467.96 .S66 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2009008990

This book demonstrates that South Korean neoliberal social management not only prioritized particular populations (the homeless and underemployed youth) in order to control labor and sociopolitical insecurity, but also promoted governable subjects within these prioritize populations by discrimination between "deserving" welfare citizens and the "undeserving".

Business & Management Trends

Almeida, Heitor, Sang Yong Park, Marti Subrahmanyam, and Daniel Wolfenzon. The structure and formation of business groups: evidence from Korean chaebols. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, c2009.
LC Catalog Record: 2009656032
NBER working paper 14983: http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14983

Coyner, Thomas L. and Song-Hyon Jang. Mastering business in Korea: a practical guide. Seoul, Korea: Seoul Selection, 2007.
LC Call Number: HF3830.5.Z6 C69 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2009426895

Graham, Edward M. Reforming Korea's industrial conglomerates. Washington, DC: Institute for International Economics, 2003.
LC Call Number: HD2908 .G7 2003
LC Catalog Record: 2002017273
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Jeong, Jooyeon. Industrial relations in Korea: diversity and dynamism of Korean enterprise unions from a comparative perspective. New York, NY: Routledge, 2006.
LC Call Number: HD8730.5 .J46 2006
LC Catalog Record: 2006012535
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Kwon, O. Yul. International business in Korea: the evolution of the market in the globalization era. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, c2008.
LC Call Number: HD2908 .K86 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2007941686
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Lansbury, Russell D., Chung-Sok Suh and Seung-Ho Kwon. The global Korean motor industry: the Hyundai Motor Company;s global strategy. London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
LC Call Number: HD9710.K64 H965 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2006023112
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Park, Hun Joo. Diseased dirigisme: the political sources of financial policy toward small business in Korea. Berkeley, Calif.: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California: Center for Korean Studies, c2007.
LC Call Number: HD2346.K6 P39 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2007043403
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Rowley, Chris, Tae-Won Sohn, and Johng-seok Bae. Managing Korean business: organization, culture, human resources, and change. London; Portland, OR: F. Cass, 2002.
LC Call Number: HD70.K6 M366 2002
LC Catalog Record: 2001003671
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Rowley, Chris and Yongsun Paik. The changing face of Korean management. London; New York: Routledge, 2009.
LC Call Number: HD70.K6 C4374 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2008006820
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Suh, Doowon. Political protest and labor solidarity in Korea: white-collar labor movements after democratization (1987-1995). London; New York: Routledge, 2009.
LC Call Number: HD8730.5 .S5973 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2008029467
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Korean Chaebols (Corporate Conglomerates)

Chang, Sea-Jin. Financial crisis and transformation of Korean business groups : the rise and fall of chaebols. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
LC Call Number: HG4247 .C47 2006
LC Catalog Record: 2006280753
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Jwa, Sung-Hee. The evolution of large corporations in Korea: a new institutional economics perspective of the chaebol. Cheltenham; Northampton, MA: E. Elgar, c2002.
LC Call Number: HD2908 .C485 2002
LC Catalog Record: 2002021390

This book attempts to convey the essence of large corporation in Korea or what is referred to as the chaebol in terms of its past, its current status and its future prospect.

Jwa, Sung-Hee and In Kwon Lee. Competition and corporate governance in Korea : reforming and restructuring the Chaebol. Cheltenham, UK ; Northhampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2004.
LC Call Number: HG4247 .C66 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2004047119

In this volume, composed of nine chapters, the authors critically review the government policy toward chaebols (large corporations). They investigate the interaction of chaebol reform with corporate governance. They evaluate the whole chaebol restructuring process and also suggest desirable restructuring strategies.

Business and Culture

Coyner, Thomas L. and Song-Hyon Jang. Doing business in Korea : an expanded guide. Seoul, Korea : Seoul Selection, 2010.
LC Call Number: HF3830.5.Z6 C69 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2010672151
Publisher's Description

De Mente, Boye Lafayette. Korean business etiquette: the cultural values and attitudes that make up the Korean business personality. Boston, Mass.: Tuttle Pub., c2004.
LC Call Number: HF5389 .D453 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2004303156
Publisher's Description

Kim, Eun Young. A Cross-Cultural Reference of Business Practices in a New Korea. Westport, Conn: Quorum Books, 1996.
LC Call Number: HD62.4 .K548 1996
LC Catalog Record: 95041387

“This book attempts to give both academicians and professionals a better understanding of Korea's changing culture and business practices. The book is based on interviews with more than one hundred global managers—Koreans, Americans, Japanese, Chinese, and Europeans—who have worked with each other... [I]t attempts to give readers practical guidelines for effective cross-cultural communication skills, rather than a theoretical framework of the Korean business system. The book consists of three parts: Part I is on understanding Koreans; Part II is on doing business in Korea; Part III is on working with Koreans.” [Introduction, xii.]

Internet Resources

Bank of Korea
http://eng.bok.or.kr/eng/engMain.action

Doing business in the Republic of Korea. The World Bank.
http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/korea

Korea Development Institute
http://www.kdi.re.kr/kdi_eng/main/main.jsp

Korea Public Information Disclosure System
http://www.open.go.kr/

Korean Statistical Information Service
http://www.kosis.kr/eng/

Ministry of Public Administration and Security
http://www.mopas.go.kr/gpms/ns/mogaha/user/nolayout/main/english/userEngMainDisplay.action

Ministry of Knowledge Economy
http://www.mke.go.kr/language/eng/index.jsp

Ministry of Strategy and Finance
http://english.mosf.go.kr/

Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://www.iie.com/filter/filter.cfm
To limit search to publications on Korea select Koreas from the Select Topic drop down list.

LC Catalog Searches

Competition--Korea (South)
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Income distribution--Korea (South)
Industries--Korea (South)
Financial crises--Korea (South)
Korea (South)--Economic conditions
Korea (South)--Economic policy
Korea (South)--Foreign economic relations
Law--Economic aspects--Korea (South)
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