After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagement with Asia by Anthony P. D'CostaAfter-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagement with Asia by Anthony P. D'Costa

After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagement with Asia

EditorAnthony P. D'Costa

Hardcover | August 30, 2015

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The South Korean economic development trajectory has been widely studied and is well understood. From an impoverished war-torn nation, the country has progressed on all fronts, including a ten-fold increase in per capita income over a 40 year period. It stands out internationally when it comesto education and politically it has moved away from authoritarianism to a more spirited democratic system. In short, it seems to have achieved it all. The question then is, what does a country do after it has attained development? This volume examines Korea's strategic engagement with Asia as a response to the limits of the home market. Access to new markets and resources in Asia through exports and foreign investment are critical. Additionally, with Korea's ongoing demographic crisis, its engagement with foreign workers isalso inevitable. After-Development Dynamics explores how Korea is responding through regional integration, strategic industrial upgrading of exports, foreign markets and resources, and coping with migrants, including unskilled workers, students, and professionals. The transfer of Korean business andemployment practices through investment to other countries and accommodating foreigners is not trouble-free. Further, prosperity imposes demands for increased social welfare, while the workings of contemporary global capitalism introduce new sources of inequality. Sharing that prosperity with smallfirms, irregular workers, and women becomes critical. This volume presents the key internal challenges facing Korean society and suggests multiple ways to address them as a related response to Korea's after-development prosperity.
Anthony D'Costa has published on the political economy of development, global capitalism, and industrial restructuring using the steel, auto, and IT sectors. In 2012 his edited books Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China (with A. Bagchi) and Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asi...
Title:After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagement with AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Anthony P. D'Costa: After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagements with AsiaPART I: Korea and Regional Integration2. You-il Lee, John Benson, and Ying Zhu: Economic Clustering in Northeast Asia: China, Japan, and Korean Integration3. Christopher M. Dent: South Korea's Green Growth Strategy and East Asia's New Developmentalism4. Joonkoo Lee: Globalization, Upgrading, and Regional Engagement: International Coproduction and the Korean Animation Industry in AsiaPART II: Korean Business Practices and Innovation Strategies in Asia5. Taehyun Jung: Development and Strategy of Korean Patent Filings in China6. Hyunji Kwon and Seong-Jae Cho: Cross-Border Hybridization: The Internationalization of a Korea-based Manufacturer in China7. Chul Chung: The Transfer of HRM Practices to Indian Subsidiaries in a South Korean MNC in the Auto Industry8. Byoung-Hoon Lee and Sun-wook Chung: Diffusion of a Korean Labour-Management Partnership Model across Asia: The Case of LG Electronics9. Jongsoo Park: Limits to Korean Business Expansion: The Case of POSCO in IndiaPART III: Migration, Adjustments, and Korea's Imperatives10. Albert Kraeh, Fabian Jintae Froese, and Hyunmi Park: Foreign Professionals in South Korea: Integration or Alienation?11. Jungbu Kim and Seong Soo Oh: A Pathway of Knowledge Transfer from Korea to Asian Countries: Korea's Policies on Foreign-Born Students in Science and Engineering12. Seong-Kyu Ha: Assimilation and Socio-Economic Hardship of Asian Migrants in South Korea13. Yonson Ahn: Reconstructing and Negotiating Gendered Identities: Marriage Migration of Asian Women to South Korea14. Sang-Woo Nam and Anthony P. D'Costa: What's Next After Development? Some Policy Directions for Korea

Editorial Reviews

"A valuable new addition to the field of Korea studies! Professor Anthony D'Costa and the contributors to this volume provide a completely new dimension to the field by focusing on Korea's after-development with an interdisciplinary approach. Students of development studies and developmentpolicy makers will greatly benefit from this unique volume." --Il SaKong, Chairman and CEO, Institute for Global Economics, Seoul and former Minister of Finance, Republic of Korea