Mafioso, Big Business and the Financial Crisis
The State-business Relations in South Korea and Japan
First published in 1999, this book explores the question of is the business organisation a result of efficiency or is it a result of a state-business organisation a result of a state-business interaction? This question being in the context of the Korean chaebol system and the Japanese Keiretsu system; this book explores the political and economic growth and then the following down fall of these systems occurred without rupturing either country’s state policy regarding the chaebol or the keiretsu.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. The Chaebol and the Keirestsu : The Futility of Organizational Explanations. 3. Explaining the Rise of the Mafioso States in East Asia. 4. The South Korean State and the Chaebol. 5. The Japanese State and the Keiretsu. 6. Reforming the Chaebol and the Keiretsu. 7. Conclusion.