Asia's Next Giant

Asia's Next Giant : South Korea and Late Industrialization

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While much attention has been focused on Japan's meteoric rise as an economic power, South Korea has been quietly emerging as the next industrial giant to penetrate the world market. South Korea is one of a series of countries (ranging from Taiwan, India, Brazil, and Turkey, to Mexico, and including Japan) to have succeeded through borrowing foreign technology rather than by generating new products or processes. Describing such countries as 'late-industrializers,' Amsden demonstrates why South Korea has become the most successful of this more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 126 x 216 x 28mm | 539.77g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • tables
  • 0195076036
  • 9780195076035
  • 965,634

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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 more

About Alice H. Amsden

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

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Amsden's ambition in Asia's Next Giant is to articulate a general paradigm of growth for late industrializers all over the world. Notwithstanding the controversial, if not dubious nature of this technological paradigm, Amsden tackles it with speed and economy.- Alex H. Choi. - Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars Vol 30 No 3 1998 `comprehensive study of Korean industrialization ... a detailed analysis that extends from the formation of macroeconomic policies down to the shop floor ... Amsden's book is a valuable contribution to the literature on Korean development ... provides an immeasurable service.' Business History Reviewshow more

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