Critique of Tony Morden and David Bowles' article "Management in South Korea: A review" in MCB University Press (1998), Management Decision 36/5.

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Task B                                                                                                                          Critiquing an academic research article

Tony Morden, David Bowles

MCB University Press (1998), Management Decision 36/5

Management in South Korea: A review


Student ID: 2932551

  1. Summary

The aim of the paper critiqued is analysing South Korea Management. The design/methodology and approach that has been used is based on literature study and interpretations of existing analysis presenting the South Korea Management in five parts: South Korea, Three Styles of Asian capitalism, Contemporary South Korea management, Parallels with France and Futures issues. This academic article, use the link between the Korean culture and the business to show that the Korean management is a very complex management with a lot of influence and with particular characteristic which make Korea one of the G-20 major economies.

  1. Main argument

This paper was very well written and describing the different aspects and influences which have made the Korean Management what it is today. The paper does a really good approach in order to describe and explain South Korean management, in order to give to their reader a really precise and complete description the two authors began with a broad approach to go deeper gradually and describe the environment’s main topic. The writer’s main focus is South Korea management, which is really well defined and enforced by a lot of quotations which make this paper really complete about the topic. There is no kind of data that has been used or gathered, like qualitative and quantitative, just literature and journals which enforce the writers review about Management in South Korea. 

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Firstly the writers do well with an overview that explains the Korea, culture and business culture; it was really pleasant to have the basis of Korean management. The research is focused on a macroscopic level and explains that Korean management is born with a mix of three influences:  The Confucianism, the American and Japanese business. Furthermore they make the distinction between three Asian management styles: Japanese, Chinese and Korean management which is characterized by “the large and complex family or clan based South Korean conglomerate or chaebol” (p318-L6). One of the most famous chaebol is Samsung which is developed like ...

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