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  • The Rise of Markets within a Planned Economy: A Forecast for North Korea's Economic Reform and System Change

    The Rise of Markets within a Planned Economy: A Forecast for North Korea's Economic Reform and System Change

    Mar. 16, 2009

    - 'Bottom-Up' Approach to North Korea's System Change - Ironically, marketization is propping up North Korean regime - Rudimentary Capitalism is Emerging - Marketization without Privatization: 'the co-existence of planning and markets' - The Gradual Transformation toward Market Socialism Ironically, marketization is propping up North Korean regime. Why has North ...
  • SERI's 2007 Outlook

    SERI's 2007 Outlook

    Nov. 30, 2006

    After experiencing substantial challenges in 10 year intervals since 1987, Korea's economy once again faces a pivotal turning point in 2007. Korea will face numerous international and domestic challenges. Internationally, the Korean economy will be tested by a potential slow down in the global economy as well as an ever weakening US dollar. Domestically, the Kor...
  • The Online Retail Market's Evolution

    The Online Retail Market's Evolution

    Nov. 13, 2006

    The evolution of digital technology has brought numerous changes to our life. The online retail market's explosive development is one of the most compelling examples. Indeed, online retailers' clout has noticeably grown in Korea with the increasing penetration of the Internet and changing consumer preferences. The book's author, a marketing professor at Sejong...
  • Reminiscing About Korea's Economy: From 1987 to 2006

    Reminiscing About Korea's Economy: From 1987 to 2006

    Oct. 30, 2006

    This book chronicles the Korean economy's remarkable development over the past 20 years, focusing on the watershed events of 1987 and 1997. In 1987, Korea shed its authoritarian planned order to build an open, free-market economic system. The 1997 financial crisis injected crucial momentum for the government to undertake rapid reforms and build a more modern econom...
  • The Populist Leader

    The Populist Leader

    Oct. 23, 2006

    What accounted for former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's popularity among voters? Even after he stepped down last September, the general public still highly reveres him. Lee Myeon-Woo, a political scientist at Sejong Institute and the book's author, cites Koizumi's populist leadership and the populist nature of Japanese society as the main reason for...
  • "Culture Content" and Storytelling

    "Culture Content" and Storytelling

    Oct. 13, 2006

    The convergence between storytelling and cultural products is emerging as one of the mainstream trends in the culture industry. This book aims at assessing the culture industry's development by reviewing creative variations of storytelling; a key element in a wide variety of cultural products such as design, advertising, television programming, animation, and theme...
  • Film Industry in the Digital Age

    Film Industry in the Digital Age

    Sept. 22, 2006

    In keeping pace with the move towards digital, the film industry is quickly moving towards the high-definition (or HD) era from the old-fashioned celluloid age. This book looks at the HD film industry development paradigm and attempts to explore what these technological changes will mean for the industry's future. Digital technology has transformed the filmmaki...
  • Building Science Base as a Culture

    Building Science Base as a Culture

    Aug. 30, 2006

    For the past few decades, Korea has established itself as a country with highly trained scientists and engineers. Today, the nation boasts one of the world's best broadband Internet deployment and mobile communications infrastructure. But it still lags far behind when it comes to the general population's understanding of science and technology. It is just like the...
  • Making Sense of Korea's Education Conundrum

    Making Sense of Korea's Education Conundrum

    Aug. 21, 2006

    Oftentimes, Korea becomes an object of envy by many educational experts in industrialized countries. They see Korea's public education as a dazzling success case. On closer look, however, that is far from the truth. In a recent Newsweek survey on the top-100 global universities, there was not a single Korean university on the list. Making the nation's education mo...
  • Success Cases of the Balanced Scorecard Management

    Success Cases of the Balanced Scorecard Management

    Aug. 14, 2006

    The Balanced Scorecard is a new tool for strategic management developed in the early 1990s by Dr. Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton of Harvard Business School. Recognizing some of the weaknesses of previous management tools, the Balanced Scorecard approach provides a clear prescription for what companies should measure in order to 'balance' the financial indicat...