Economic Crisis and Corporate Restructuring in Korea

Economic Crisis and Corporate Restructuring in Korea : Reforming the Chaebol

Edited by , Edited by , Edited by


Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days

When will my order arrive?

Asian business conglomerates have clearly been successful agents of growth, mobilizing capital, borrowing technology from abroad and spearheading Asia's exports. However, these firms have long had a number of organisational and financial weaknesses, including heavy reliance on debt, that make them vulnerable to shocks. Nowhere was this more true than in Korea, where the large corporate groups known as chaebol have dominated the economic landscape. This collection of essays by leading political scientists and economists provides a comprehensive look at the chaebol problem in the wake of the Asian financial crisis. The authors consider the historical evolution of the chaebol and their contribution to the onset of economic turmoil in 1997. The book analyses the government's short-run response to corporate and financial distress, and outlines an agenda for longer-term reform of the financial system, corporate governance and the politics of business-government relations.

show more
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • CambridgeUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 b/w illus. 78 tables
  • 0521131715
  • 9780521131711
  • 965,632

Other books in Financial Crises & Disasters

Other people who viewed this bought:

Review quote

Review of the hardback: ' ... a well-planned volume. ... written by sophisticated political economists. The Haggard, Lim and Kim volume is a significant addition to the literature on the Asian financial crisis.' International Affairs Review of the hardback: 'This study will probably become the leading reference in English on how Korean policymakers addressed the chaebol issue in the aftermath of the 1997 crisis.' The Journal of Asian Studies

show more

Reviews from