A Cross-Cultural Reference of Business Practices in a New Korea

Overview

Korea has been going through major changes since 1992, including a civilian government, opening of financial markets, restructuring of chaebols, changing roles of women, and new relations with North Korea. There have also been cultural changes which reflect on the Korean way of doing business and of living. The knowledge and skills for coping with these changes need to be mastered by those who want to interact with Koreans. The need for interpersonal relationships and good communication should be emphasized. Case...

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Overview

Korea has been going through major changes since 1992, including a civilian government, opening of financial markets, restructuring of chaebols, changing roles of women, and new relations with North Korea. There have also been cultural changes which reflect on the Korean way of doing business and of living. The knowledge and skills for coping with these changes need to be mastered by those who want to interact with Koreans. The need for interpersonal relationships and good communication should be emphasized. Case studies and examples are used to illustrate effective transcultural management and communications. This is a reference to understanding changing cultures and business practices in Korea for scholars, and a comprehensive guide to Korean business practice, protocol, and communications styles for professionals.

Western professionals doing business in Korea will find this material important in their business operations, communications, and interpersonal relations with Koreans. Other Asian business professionals will find the work useful in providing an insight to both the Western and Korean cultures. Scholars and students in Asian studies, Korean studies, and international business areas will find beneficial information.

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Cross-cultural consultant Kim describes business practices, interpersonal behavior, and cultural traits in South Korea as they have changed over the last few years in light of the new civilian government, open financial markets, changing roles of women, and a new relationship with North Korea. Corporate communications, human resources management, and nonverbal communication are among her topics. Distributed in the US by Greenwood. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567200195
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/1996
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

EUN YOUNG KIM is Executive Director of CEO International, a cross-cultural communication consulting and training firm in Austin, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 A New Korea 3
2 Cultural Awareness 31
3 Cultural Competency 57
4 Corporate Communication 81
5 Human Resources Management 95
6 Working through the Korean System 111
7 Business Communication 121
8 Interpersonal Relations 137
9 Nonverbal Communication 151
Epilogue 163
Appendix 165
Select Bibliography 169
Index 173
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