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Economic catch-up and technological leapfrogging : the path to development and macroeconomic stability in Korea

Author: Keun Lee
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book elaborates upon the dynamic changes to Korean firms and the economy from the perspective of catch-up theory. The central premise of the book is that a latecomer's sustained catch-up is not possible by simply following the path of the forerunners but by creating a new path or 'leapfrogging'. In this sense, the idea of catch-up distinguishes itself from traditional views that focus on the role of the market  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lee, Keun, 1960-
Economic catch-up and technological leapfrogging.
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2016]
(OCoLC)960689521
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keun Lee
ISBN: 9781785367939 1785367935
OCLC Number: 957157055
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; PART I: CATCH-UP AND LEAPFROGGING AT THE ECONOMY LEVEL; 2 Historical origins and initial conditions for economic catch-up; 3 Korean model of catch-up development: a "capability-based view"; 4 Intellectual property rights and technological catch-up in Korea; 5 From miracle to crisis and the mirage of the post-crisis reform; 6 Maintaining macro-stability for a crisis-resilient growth in Korea; 7 Is leapfrogging-style reform possible in North Korea?; PART II: CATCH-UP AND LEAPFROGGING AT THE SECTOR LEVEL 8 Catch-upand leapfrogging in six sectors in the 1980s and 1990s9 Digital technology as a window of opportunity for leapfrogging: the display industry; 10 Technological catch-up in the capital goods sector; PART III: CATCH-UP AND INTERNATIONALIZATION BY BIG BUSINESSES AND SMEs; 11 Samsung, created in Korea and replicated overseas; 12 Moving factories overseas and impacts on domestic jobs: the case of Samsung; 13 Catch-upand path-creating by SMEs: from OEM to OBM; 14 Sequential internationalization of Korean SMEs in China; References; Index
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This book elaborates upon the dynamic changes to Korean firms and the economy from the perspective of catch-up theory. The central premise of the book is that a latecomer's sustained catch-up is not  Read more...

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