This book presents Korea's economic strategy to meet the emerging challenges, as it recovers from the 1997 financial crisis and moves on into the globalization and information era. For important policy areas, the authors evaluate existing policies, and offer proposals for new strategic direction that can achieve sustainable and equitable economic growth for Korea.
A considerable majority of the contributing authors are involved in formulating economic strategy as policy advisors to the Korean government, and they bring to their chapters extensive experience and insights regarding Korean government policies that are rarely available to readers in such a comprehensive form. The book therefore offers a timely, practical, and unique analysis of all aspects of the Korean economy.
Academics, policy practitioners, and others with interests in the Korean economy, Asian economies, development studies, and a broad sweep of other issues concerning structural reform will find in this volume a gold mine of detail and opinion.
Edited by O. Yul Kwon, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Sung-Hee Jwa, Chairman, President Park Chung Hee Memorial Foundation, South Korea and Kyung-Tae Lee, former Permanent Representative of Korea to the OECD, Paris, France and former President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, Seoul, Korea
Contents: Preface Introduction: Korea's Response to Globalization Part I: Korean Geopolitical Economy in the 21st Century Part II: Strategy for International Trade Part III: Strategy for Business, Finance and Investment Part IV: Strategy for Primary Industries Part V: Strategy for Labor Relations and Social Welfare Part VI: Strategy for an Information- and Knowledge-based Economy Index