The Economic Development of South Korea: From Poverty to a Modern Industrial State

1st Edition

Seung-hun Chun

Published February 8, 2018
Reference - 274 Pages - 28 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815379485 - CAT# K339113
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

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How did a country with a dearth of natural resources, a sprawling population congested in a limited arable land transform itself to a modern industrial state within a generation? How could these have been achieved given the lingering geopolitical threats to its very survival as a state, as evidenced by the Korean War and the internecine aggressive posturing of its neighbor from the north?

This book looks at strategies, institutional arrangement, role of entrepreneurs and workers in this odyssey, and on how those factors have worked together through effective leadership to transform South Korea’s economic fortunes.

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