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Korea employers' federation and Korean industrial relations

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  • Korea employers' federation and Korean industrial relations
  • Jun, In
  • University of New South Wales


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Title Korea employers' federation and Korean industrial relations
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Material Type Articles
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Jun, In

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[Kensington]:University of New South Wales

Date 2007-03
Pages 419
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Employment
Holding University of New South Wales

Abstract

This thesis examines and explains the development of the KEF between its formation in 1970 and 2003. Using a historical and case study approach, the thesis analyses the strategic behaviours of the KEF. The guiding questions shaping this thesis are drawn from the intersection of resource dependence theory and the literature on employer associations. In response to these questions, chronological narrative explains the development of Korea’s political economy and industrial relations between 1970 and 2003 as it affected the KEF. It pays particular attention to the growth of the chaebols – family-owned and controlled business conglomerates – as political as well as economic forces, their changing relations with government and their labour management strategies. This thesis argues that when Korea’s chaebol owners formed their association, the KEF, they did so in the absence of immediate clear or concrete challenges to their business interests. (The rest omitted)