[KS] Two Upcoming Events on Korea at Stanford University

Frank Joseph Shulman fshulman at umd.edu
Sat Apr 8 01:02:57 EDT 2017

The following information is excerpted from a posting by Debbie Warren
<dawarren at stanford.edu> on April 7, 2017:

Friday, April 14, 2017

Corruption, Trust, and Occupational Preference in South

Korea Program Seminar<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/korea/>

Yong Suk Lee<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/people/yong-suk-lee>,
Deputy Director of Korea Program, APARC; Center Fellow, FSI, Stanford

One prominent feature of South Korea, as well as other countries in
East Asia, is citizens’ strong preference to work for large
conglomerates or the government, as opposed to startups or small and
medium enterprises (SMEs). Relative to the United States, choosing
entrepreneurship or working for a young firm are less desired in
Korea, especially among highly skilled individuals. This talk will
examine how beliefs about corruption and trust in institutions affect
an individual’s occupational preferences. A main challenge of
examining personal beliefs and their impact on occupational preference
is their relation to a host of other individual characteristics such
as willingness to accept risk, optimism, patience, education level and
family background. Center Fellow Yong Suk Lee
<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/korea/people/yong-suk-lee> will discuss
his research on this area, including his focus on the events
surrounding the impeachment of South Korea's previous president, Park
Geun Hye, and his surveys of South Koreans before the impeachment
rulings by the constitutional court and after impeachment. He will
talk about (1) whether the impeachment process changed beliefs in the
rule of law and societal trust; and (2) whether and how any change in
beliefs and trust affect occupational preference.

12:00p.m. – 1:15p.m. – RSVP
by April 13

Philippines Conference Room

Encina Hall, 3rd floor, Central

For more information contact hjahn at stanford.edu<mailto:hjahn at stanford.edu>


Friday, April 21, 2017

Human Capital and Development: Insights from Korea's

Korea Program Seminar<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/korea/>

Ju-Ho Lee, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management;
former Minister of Education, Science and Technology, South Korea

South Korea's persistent economic growth combined with a democratic
political system has transformed the country into a developed nation.
While research has often highlighted the role of industrial policies,
technological growth and international trade as imperative to Korea’s
developmental success, this talk will instead focus on the role that
human capital has played. Professor Ju-Ho Lee will discuss how the
accumulation of human capital has aided Korea’s transformation and
examine the policies, strategies and challenges that the country faces
into the future.

12:00p.m. – 1:15p.m. – RSVP
by April 19

Philippines Conference Room

Encina Hall, 3rd floor, Central


Ms. Debbie Warren
Center Event Coordinator
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Stanford University
Encina Hall, Room E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
650-723-8387 (t)
650-723-6530 (f)
dawarren at stanford.edu<http://dawarren@stanford.edu>

Submitted by
Frank Joseph Shulman
Bibliographer, Editor and Consultant for Reference Publications in Asian Studies
9225 Limestone Place
College Park, Maryland 20740-3943 (U.S.A.)
E-mail: fshulman at umd.edu

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