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The new Korea : an inside look at South Korea's economic rise

Author: Myung Oak Kim; Sam Jaffe
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1953, South Korea was rated by the UN as the poorest country in the world. Five decades later, it is the fifteenth largest economy. This title examines the political, economic, industrial, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myung Oak Kim; Sam Jaffe
ISBN: 9780814414897 0814414893 9783156149007 3156149004
OCLC Number: 437186741
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Still living in the past : why history matters --
North Korea : a distorted mirror --
The IMF crisis and its impact on South Korea --
The middle nation : how Korea navigates between Japan and China --
So long Uncle Sam : the Korean-U.S. relationship --
Korea in the driver's seat : a short history of the Korean car --
Samsung eternal : from rice trading to $174 billion in sales --
LG's rebirth : Lak Hui learns to create its own luck --
Technology Nirvana : Korea's wired and wireless leadership --
The Korean wave : ebbing or flowing? --
The culture of business : what it's like to work and play in Korea --
Teeing off : Korea's obsession with golf --
From homogeneity to multiculturalism : the world comes to Korea --
A changing society : shifting roles in modern Korea --
Whither the north? : four scenarios for the future of North Korea --
Toward Korea 3.0 : challenges and opportunities for the next forty years.
Responsibility: Myung Oak Kim, Sam Jaffe.

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..".this in-depth examination of Korean attitudes, religion, and culture makes for an interesting read that is pleasingly informative...highly recommended." <b>--<i>Midwest Book Review</i></b> </p>

 
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