The Handbook of Human Resource Management Policies and Practices in
                Asia-Pacific Economies

The Handbook of Human Resource Management Policies and Practices in Asia-Pacific Economies

Volume 1

New Horizons in Management series Elgar original reference

Edited by Michael Zanko

The aim of the Handbook and its systematically codified economy human resource management (HRM) profiles is to improve knowledge and understanding of HRM policy and practices in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chapter 8: Republic of Korea

Sangwon Ko

Subjects: business and management, human resource management

Extract

The Korean Peninsula extends southward from the north·eastern section of the Asian continent, spanning 1,000 km north to south. It shares most of its northern border with China and touches Russia. Since 1948, the peninsula has been divided into two parts, the Republic of Korea in the south and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the north (KOIS, 1997). The area of the Republic of Korea is 99,313 square km as of 1996 (NSO, 1991).

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