Imitation to Innovation: The Dynamics of Korea’s Technological Learning

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This is a story of Korea’s rapid rise from a sudsistence agriculture economy to a high-tech powerhouse, with lessons for other  newly industrializing countries – and even established  competitors – that want to follow Korea’s lead.

Through  his examination of more than two hundred Korean companies , Kim explores the dynamics of their technological learning, maintaining that in spite of the favorable impact of public policy and the cultural environment, private industry made the country’s ambitious development goals a reality. For managers and policymakers, Imitation to Innovation is rich with examples and insights on how to built ans sustain the knowledge and capabilities that lead to global advantage. The book also offers many new theories related to organizational learning, technology development, and industrializatin.

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