Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the publication of "After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Engagements with Contemporary Asia" (Oxford University Press, 2015). Apologies in advance for any cross-postings.

While the volume has a particular political economy framework resting on the endogenous challenges arising out of South Korea's economic prosperity, the responses to them are covered in three parts. Scholars of international business are likely to find many of these chapters of interest. There are three parts to the volume. The first part covers regional integration, including a chapter on Korea's green growth strategy and animation industry. The second part has several essays on Korea's MNE experiences of transferring production and employment systems to India, China, and Indonesia in the automotive and high technology sectors, Korea's patent strategy in China, and POSCO's investment problems in India. The final part is about migration to Korea and includes chapters on foreign students and professionals in Korea. The final chapter presents some approaches to resolving emergent domestic problems. Most of the contributors teach in business programs in South Korea and elsewhere.

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The Table of Contents are as follows:

After-Development Dynamics: South Korea’s Contemporary Engagement with Asia

Edited by Anthony P. D’Costa, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2015).


1. After-development dynamics: South Korea’s contemporary engagements with Asia

Anthony P. D’Costa


Part I. Korea and Regional Integration

2. Economic clustering in Northeast Asia: China, Japan, and Korea integration

You-il Lee, John Benson, and Ying Zhu


3. South Korea’s green growth strategy and East Asia’s new developmentalism

Christopher M. Dent


4. Globalization, upgrading, and regional engagement: International coproduction and the Korean animation industry in Asia

Joonkoo Lee



Part II. Korean Business Practices and Innovation Strategies in Asia

5. Development and strategy of Korean patent filings in China

Taehyun Jung


6. Cross-border hybridization: The internationalization of a Korea-based manufacturer in China

Hyunji Kwon and Seong-Jae Cho


7. The transfer of HRM practices to Indian subsidiaries in a South Korean MNC in the auto industry

Chul Chung


8. Diffusion of a Korean labor–management partnership model across Asia: The case of LG Electronics

Byoung-Hoon Lee and Sun-wook Chung


9. Limits to Korean business expansion: The case of POSCO in India

Jongsoo Park



Part III. Migration, Adjustments, and Korea’s Imperatives

10. Foreign professionals in South Korea: Integration or alienation?

Albert Kraeh, Fabian Jintae Froese, and Hyunmi Park


11. A pathway of knowledge transfer from Korea to Asian countries: Korea’s policies on foreign-born students in science and engineering

Jungbu Kim and Seong Soo Oh


12. Assimilation and socioeconomic hardship of Asian migrants in South Korea

Seong-Kyu Ha


13. Gender under reconstruction: Negotiating gender identities of marriage migrant women from Asia in South Korea

Yonson Ahn


14. What’s next after development? Some policy directions for Korea

Sang-Woo Nam and Anthony P. D’Costa


Cheers, Anthony
Anthony P. D'Costa, Chair & Professor of Contemporary Indian Studies
Australia India Institute and School of Social & Political Sciences
University of Melbourne, 147-149 Barry Street, Carlton VIC 3053, AUSTRALIA

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