While much attention has been focused on Japan's meteoric rise as an economic power, South Korea has been quietly emerging as the next industrial giant to penetrate the world market. South Korea is one of a series of countries (ranging from Taiwan, India, Brazil, and Turkey, to Mexico, and including Japan) to have succeeded through borrowing foreign technology rather than by generating new products or processes. Describing such countries as `late-industrializers,' Amsden demonstrates why South Korea has become the most successful of this group.
Alice H. Amsden, Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on leave from Harvard Business School
"`comprehensive study of Korean industrialization ... a detailed analysis that extends from the formation of macroeconomic policies down to the shop floor ... Amsden's book is a valuable contribution to the literature on Korean development ... provides an immeasurable service.'
Business History Review"
"Amsden's ambition in Asia's Next Giant is to articulate a general paradigm of growth for late industrializers all over the world. Notwithstanding the controversial, if not dubious nature of this technological paradigm, Amsden tackles it with speed and economy.- Alex H. Choi. - Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars Vol 30 No 3 1998"