Colonial Origins of Korean Enterprise by Dennis L. McNamara
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Colonial Origins of Korean Enterprise
By Dennis L. McNamara

The Colonial Origins of Korean Enterprise

1910-1945

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Colonial Origins of Korean Enterprise by Dennis L. McNamara

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South Korean conglomerates, or 'chaebol,' such as Hyundai and Samsung, play a far more important role in the Korean economy than do comparable large firms in the US and Japanese economies. Despite the importance of the chaebol to the rapid postwar development of the Korean economy, little has been written about their origins during the Japanese occupation. Through case studies of local ownership in major financial, commercial, and industrial ventures, this book provides a detailed picture of indigenous capitalism during Japanese colonization. Drawing on Japanese government sources, Korean biographies and diaries, interviews and US intelligence material, the author gives a compelling account of key personalities in the Korean business elite and of the personal dilemmas of balancing nationalism against success under dependent, colonial conditions. The author concludes that dependent rather than comprador capitalism characterized leading Korean businesses through 1945. Patterns of concentration within family enterprises, close ties with the colonial state, and mutual support among a Korean inner circle of business leaders constitute a legacy of the colonial period important to the subsequent development of Korean conglomerates.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521385657
ISBN-10: 0521385652
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Colonial Origins of Korean Enterprise by Dennis L. McNamara Colonial Origins of Korean Enterprise, Paperback (November 2006)

This book provides a detailed picture of indigenous capitalism during Japanese colonization of Korea.

Market and Society in Korea by Dennis L. McNamara Market and Society in Korea, Hardback (April 2002)

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Corporatism and Korean Capitalism by Dennis L. McNamara Corporatism and Korean Capitalism, Hardback (June 1999)

This book employs corporatist theory to examine the Korean experience of state-business ties. It includes theoretical chapters on Asian and Korean corporatism and case studies of agriculture, industry and industrial relations.

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