Korean Entrepreneurship: The Foundation of the Korean Economy by John P DalyKorean Entrepreneurship: The Foundation of the Korean Economy by John P Daly

Korean Entrepreneurship: The Foundation of the Korean Economy

byJohn P Daly, Theresa Y ShimEditorT. Shim

Hardcover | January 19, 2011

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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.

T. Youn-ja Shim currently serves as consultant for the Center for Asian Business and teaches the course "Exploring Asian Culture" for the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. She is the former Director of Global Entertainment Business Initiative in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Sout...
Title:Korean Entrepreneurship: The Foundation of the Korean EconomyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:January 19, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230107079

ISBN - 13:9780230107076


Table of Contents

Foreword * Korean Politics and the Spirit of Entrepreneurship--Wayne Le Cheminant * Korea Inc.: Building Pre-Entrepreneurship in Korea--T. Youn-ja Shim * The Infusion of the American Entrepreneurship in Early Republic of Korea--T. Youn-ja Shim * Value Systems, Entrepreneurship, and the Changing Society The Importance of In-Groups--David Choi * The Effects of Family Value on Entrepreneurship in East Asian Countries--In Hyeock Lee and Yongsun Paik * Social Entrepreneurship in Korean Education: American Jesuits open Sogang College in 1960--John P. Daly, S.J. * Teaching English—One of the Major Entrepreneurship--John P. Daly, S.J. * Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Cyberspace:  Korea and the United States--Judith Martin and T. Youn-ja Shim * Entrepreneurial Leadership of Korean Cpmpanies in the Global Market--Yongsun Paik

Editorial Reviews

“Korean Entrepreneurship: The Foundation of the Korean Economy describes in depth how the discursive and socio-political practices of Korean leaders and entrepreneurs lead to the development of entrepreneurship in that country. The authors, Theresa Shin and John Daly have captured the essence of this journey in the nine chapters of the book through authors who have addressed such topics as Korean politics and value systems, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial opportunities concluding with the entrepreneurial leadership in today’s global Korean companies. Through stories and research papers, the reader gets an understanding of how entrepreneurship was founded in the country and grew over the past years. The book is definitely worth reading.”  —Robert Hisrich, Garvin Professor of Global Entrepreneurship, Director, Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship "Theresa Shim and John Daly have compiled a thought provoking and insightful set of essays on the entrepreneurial transformation of Korea in their powerful new book, Korean Entrepreneurship: The Foundation of the Korean Economy.  Korea has established itself as a major player in the new world order of innovation leaders.  The exhibition of entrepreneurship, in particular, has propelled Korea’s economic growth.  What can we learn from the Korean experience?  The contributing authors in Shim and Daly’s book collectively tell the fascinating story of how government policies, educational systems, national cultural, institutional capabilities and resources, and the remarkable talents of courageous entrepreneurs at all levels of society have come together to create a vibrant, growing, and robust economy that is the envy of much of the world.  The strength Shim and Daly’s book lies in the set of essays chosen for inclusion, the foci of which are both complementary and broad in scope.  This is a book that should be read in its entirety.  It is strongly recommended to anyone seeking to understand how the economic transformation of nations can occur via entrepreneurial resources, processes, and actors."  —Dr. Jeffrey G. Covin, Samuel and Pauline Glaubinger Professor of Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington