Amsden, A. H. (1989) “Asia’s Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization”, New York: Oxford University Press.

Clifford, M. L. (1998) “Troubled Tiger: Businessmen, Bureaucrats & Generals in South Korea”, M. E. Sharpe, East Gate Book.

Cumings, B. (1997) “Korea’s Place in the Sun: a modern history”, W. W.

Norton & Company, New York / London.

Lim, H. (1998) “Korea’s Growth and Industrial Transformation”, Macmillan Press Ltd.

Oberdorfer, D. (1997) “The Two Koreas”, Little, Brown and Company.

Rees, D. (1988) “A Short History of Modern Korea”, Ham Company Publishing Ltd.

Seth, Michael J. (2010) “A Concise History of Modern Korea”, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Stubbs, R. (2005) “Rethinking Asia’s Economic Miracle”, Palgrave Macmillan.


Company Histories originally from the International Directory of Company Histories”, St. James Press, 2003.

Many Korean companies have websites with detailed histories.

The IMF Crisis

  1. C. Feenstra et al., (2001), “Chaebols & Catastrophe: A New View of the Korean Business Groups and Their Role in the Financial Crisis” prepared for the “Asian Economic Policy Conference”, Seoul, Korea, October 25-26, 2001.

Kim Kihwan, (July 10-11  2006), “The 1997-98 Korean Financial Crisis: Causes Policy Response, and Lessons” presented at the ‘High-Level Seminar on Crisis Prevention in Emerging Markets’, organised by the IMF & Government of Singapore.

Kim Suduk, (2000), “Currency Crisis in Korea – When & Why It Happened”, Asian-Pacific Financial Markets Vol. 7, pp. 11 – 30.

The Automotive Industry

  1. R. Ebert and M. Montoney, (2007), “Performance of the South Korean Automobile Industry in the Domestic and United States Markets.”, The Baldwin-Wallace College Journal of Research and Creative Studies, 1 (1) pp. 12 – 24.

Lee Byoung-hoon and Cho Sung-jae, “Merger and Reconfiguring of Hyundai-Kia”

The Chemicals Industry

Moon Il and Cho Jae-hyun, (2011), “The Chemical Industry of South Korea: Progress and Challenges.”, ‘Global Outlook’ in CEP, Published by The American Institute of Chemical Engineers,

The Korea – US Free Trade Agreement

  1. J. Schott, (2007), “The Korea – US Free Trade Agreement: A Summary Assessment”, Policy Brief No. P807-7, Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Development and Impact of the Welfare State

Kim Yeon-myung, (2006), “Towards a Comprehensive Welfare State in South Korea”, Asia Research Centre Working Paper 14, ARC, London School of Economics.

OECD Economic Surveys KOREA, June 2014 Overview


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