Vanaf de zijlijn
Jaargang 2007, nr. 1

Heejung Chung

Korea is a country that has astonished many across the world for their remarkably fast economic development winning them a place amongst the “Asian tigers”. Not only it has been able to build up its society from rumbles of the two consecutive wars, but it has developed not just a fast growing but also a sustainable economic structure. The basis of this growth has mainly been fuelled by the hard working culture of Koreans, with the highest average number of working hours in the world, and their unique way of working together. ‘Korean capitalism’ is characterized by several things but particularly by collectivism and militancy which is deeply embedded within the society. This is mainly due to the past historical legacies of Korea.

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