This edited collection examines the changing contours of Korean management and business, presenting recent scholarly research into this important Asian economic player. As one of the original ‘Little Dragon’ or ‘Tiger’ economies, South Korea has grown and prospered since the early years of the 1960s, and is now home to several major word-class multinational companies, such as Hyundai and LG, Samsung. In turn, it has developed a distinctive style of management, which derives from a shared Asian heritage but is nonetheless unique to South Korea. The collection covers a variety of themes, topics and issues from a range of perspectives and fields in management and business studies.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.
Table of Contents
1. The changing contours of Korean management and business Chris Rowley and Malcolm Warner
2. Changing corporate culture over time in South Korea Yung-Ho Cho, Gyu-Chang Yu, Min-Kyu Joo and Chris Rowley
3. Explanations for continued gender discrimination in South Korean workplaces Louise Patterson and Brandon Walcutt
4. International human resource management policies and practices of South Korean MNEs: a review of the literature Haiying Kang and Jie Shen
5. Turnover intentions and organizational citizenship behaviours in Korean firms: the interactional effects of organizational and occupational commitment Taehee Kim and Kyungro Chang
6. Antecedents and characteristics of informal relation-based networks in Korea: Yongo, Yonjul and Inmaek Sven Horak
7. Realised absorptive capacity, technology acquisition and performance in international collaborative formations: an empirical examination in the Korean context Peter J. Buckley and Byung Il Park
8. Go big or stay home? Korean machinery firms, trade fair dynamics and export performance Ronald V. Kalafsky and Douglas R. Gress
9. Interstate competition in the US South for South Korean auto investments: a US perspective Michael C. McDermott
10. Distance and divestment of Korean MNC affiliates: the moderating role of entry mode and experience Chinmay Pattnaik and Jeoung Yul Lee
11. Context and implications for Korean management and business Malcolm Warner and Chris Rowley
Chris Rowley is Professor of HRM at Cass Business School, City University, London, UK and Director of the Centre for Research in Asian Management and Director, Research and Publications, HEAD Foundation, Singapore. He has published widely in the field of HRM and Asian business and management in the leading journals and in edited books. He is currently Co-Editor of the Asia Pacific Business Review.
Malcolm Warner is Professor and Fellow Emeritus, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK, and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. He was the Editor-in-Chief, of the International Encyclopedia of Business and Management [IEBM], 8 volumes (2002), and the author/editor of many books and articles on China. His new work Understanding management in China: Past, present and future, (Routledge, 2013) is in press. He is currently Co-Editor of the Asia Pacific Business Review.