The Korean Economic System: Governments, Big Business and Financial Institutions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Korean Economic System

Governments, Big Business and Financial Institutions, 1st Edition

By Jae-Seung Shim, Moosung Lee


220 pages

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Hardback: 9780754670780
pub: 2008-11-21
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Focusing on the formation of the Korean economic system, this book presents a fascinating and comprehensive analysis of economic development outside of the traditional neo-classical, developmental-state and dependency perspectives. It examines in detail the evolution of institutions that contributed to economic growth and the formation and the workings of the economic system. With an emphasis on the interaction between government, private institutions (Chaebol and financial institutions) and the influence of Japan, it offers one of the most stimulating and distinctive views of Korean economic development to date. It will be of key interest to scholars and researchers of financial growth and development, Asian finance, and regional and heterodox economics.


'This is an original and insightful account of the development of the Korean economy. It explains the development of that economy in a challenging way putting government, international links and key private sector bodies and the links between these at the heart of the account. In doing so it provides a refreshing perspective that is important not just for those interested in East Asia or different pathways to economic strength but to anyone interested in different ways of looking at modern economic and urban development.' Alan Murie, University of Birmingham, UK

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