Korean Entrepreneurship

Korean Entrepreneurship

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This edited book describes the growth of entrepreneurship in a country that has recently become an economic powerhouse but is still often ignored by scholars and popular press - South Korea. In this collection of essays, scholars describe entrepreneurship in South Korea, highlighting the favorable political and cultural values conducive to its development. Several authors examine individual and group enterprises from President Chung Hee Park's era (1961-1979) to today's savvy information science technocrats. Other authors investigate the characteristics of entrepreneurial family firms across three East Asian countries, i.e., Korea, China and Japan. Chapters exploring the impact of the new media and globalization on Korean entrepreneurs conclude the book.Innovativeness The innovativeness dimension refers to product and service innovation with an emphasis on development in technology (Zahra, 1993; Knight, 1997). ... Particularly, large conglomerates such as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG, started to realize in the late 1990s that they no ... the late 1980s while Japanese companies were reluctant to escalate their commitment to the semiconductor industryanbsp;...

Title:Korean Entrepreneurship
Author:T. Youn-ja Shim
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-12-21


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