The Korean Economy: From Growth to Maturity takes an in-depth, amalgamated look at the evolution of Korea’s globalization drive from the early 2000s (Kim Dae-jung regime, 1998-2003) to the present period (Park Geun-hye, 2013-2017). The book includes the role of foreign companies on the sustainability of Korea’s economic growth, the relationship between the chaebol and the MNCs and the role of the state in Korea’s new economic trajectory (globalization) since the 2000s.
With data collected from fieldwork, the book provides both empirical and qualitative insights (economic, socio-cultural and political economic analysis) into the Korean political economy and would be a very useful reference to other emerging economies, experiencing similar globalization paths.
Part I: The Political Economy of Korea
2. Evolution of Korean Political Economy
Part II: Korea’s Mature Economy: Perceptions of Korea-based MNCs
3. Interviews with Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in Korea
Part III: Branding Korea
4. Korea and its Nation Brand
5. The Impact of Korea’s Industrialization on Nation Brand
6. Korea’s Nation Brand and its Products and Consumers
7. Concluding Remarks