Routledge studies in the growth economies of Asia.
"South Korea known as the hermit kingdom was wrenched from its isolation in the mid-1970s with the forced industialisation of its economy by Park Chung-hee during his dictatorial regime. This led South Korea to becoming the most rapidly industialised country in the world with world-class technology and a population who are largely digitally proficient. The course is charted from the rule of Park Chung-hee to his democratically elected daughter President Park Geun-hye who is now on trial for corruption. The legacy of the Park to Park era is not only the most fruitful in Korean history but the most tumultuous, most recently because of the accelerated nuclear ambitions of North Korea. The analysis is through the framework of investment, innovation and intellectual property rights and the double edged sword of cult and rapid action, so central to Korean culture"--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Innovation, investment and intellectual property in South Korea / Ruth Taplin chapter 2 Chaebols as vehicles of innovation, investment and IPR / Ruth Taplin chapter 3 Influence of Japan on the ROK / Ruth Taplin chapter 4 Intellectual property rights / Ruth Taplin chapter 5 Competition law / Ruth Taplin chapter 6 Maritime sector / Ruth Taplin chapter 7 Information communications and telecommunications / Ruth Taplin chapter 8 Electronics sector and renewable energy / Ruth Taplin chapter 9 The North Korean factor / Ruth Taplin chapter 10 Conclusion / Ruth Taplin.