[KS] Re: Restructuring of Korean Conglomerates
j_wuppermann at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 14 05:56:57 EDT 1999
Thank you for your help regarding my thesis. I appreciate it.
>From: "John Walsh" <WalshJ at cbs.curtin.edu.au>
>Reply-To: korean-studies at mailbase.ac.uk
>To: <j_wuppermann at hotmail.com>, <korean-studies at mailbase.ac.uk>
>Subject: Re: Restructuring of Korean Conglomerates
>Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 09:05:21 +0800
>Good luck with your research. I assume that you will be monitoring
(at least) the Korea Herald and Korea Trade and Industry online
editions, which will at least tell you what is happening and when.
>However, you might like also to question what competitiveness is and
means and whether changes of ownership in industries which have, in
many cases, relied to various extents upon low cost manufacturing
techniques and aggressive overseas penetration constitute sustainable
competitiveness in a changed international environment.
>In this vein (and at Master's level ; ) ), you might usefully look
at Porter's work on clusters of industries and related organisations
(there is a useful article in the Harvard Business Review at the end
of last year which will save you slogging through his lengthier
works). I would also look at the publications of the Economic
Development Board of Singapore (much material is available free and
on-line) for detailed and explicit policies concerning the upgrading
of industrial competitiveness through improving technology and adding
value to existing activities.
>That should give you something to think about at least.
>John Walsh D.Phil.,
>Institute for Research into International Competitiveness (IRIC),
>Curtin University of Technology,
>PO Box U1987,
>Perth WA 6845.
>EMail: walshj at cbs.curtin.edu.au
>>>> "Jan Wuppermann" <j_wuppermann at hotmail.com> 04/14/99 01:41am >>>
>I am a German business student and currently writing my M.A. thesis
>the restructuring of Korean conglomerates. Particularly, I conduct
>research as to whether the changes being currently implemented at the
>top five chaebol are sufficient to ensure their medium- to long-term
>I kindly appreciate any suggestions with respect to appropriate
>literature worthwile to consult and/or any other suggestions.
>In appreciation, I thank you.
>Jan Wuppermann (j_wuppermann at hotmail.com)
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