The significance of cultural norms in the evolution of Korean HRM practices

Miles, Lilian ORCID logoORCID: (2008) The significance of cultural norms in the evolution of Korean HRM practices. International journal of law and management, 50 (1) . pp. 33-46. ISSN 1754-243X [Article] (doi:10.1108/03090550810852095)


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider recent changes to human resource management practices in South Korean firms (traditionally influenced by Confucian ideology) as they respond to the demands and pressures brought by liberalization and globalization.

Design/methodology/approach – This paper critically analyses a range of recently published (2000-2006) works on South Korean human resource management practices with a view to predicting future trends in company practices.

Findings – South Korean firms are breaking with tradition and experimenting with western style HRM practices. Changes to traditional practices indicate a move away from Confucian style company management, which may have repercussions for its society.

Originality/value – This paper fulfils an identified information/resources need and contributes to the study of recent changes and developments in corporate governance in South East Asian countries.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 1593
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Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2009 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 15:19

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