Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - 379 pages
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South Korea has been quietly growing into a major economic force that is even challenging some Japanese industries. This timely book examines South Korean growth as an example of "late industrialization," a process in which a nation's industries learn from earlier innovator nations, rather than innovate themselves. Discussing state intervention, shop floor management, and big business groups, Amsden explores the reasons for South Korea's phenomenal growth, paying special attention to the principle of reciprocity in which the government imposes strict performance standards on those industries and companies that it aids. She thereby shows how South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan were able to grow faster than other emerging nations such as Brazil, Turkey, India, and Mexico.
With its new insights, Asia's Next Giant is essential reading for anyone concerned with global competition and the world economy.
 

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Contents

industrializing through Learning
3
Figures
16
History and Policies
25
The ABCs of Japanese and Korean Accumulation
55
The Dynamics of Growth
79
The Spiraling of Market Power i
115
Industrial Enterprise
124
A Summary
139
The Boom in Education
215
The Dynamics of Dynamic Comparative
241
The Worlds Largest shipbuilder
269
The Triumph of Steel
291
Rate
312
From Learner to Teacher
319
Epilogue
327
Name Index
353

Professional Management and Human
157
The Paradox of Unlimited Labor and Rising
189

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Alice H. Amsden is Professor of Economics on the Graduate Faulty of The New School for Social Research.

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