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Business in South Korea, Seoul, Korean Companies

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Syllabus of the Subject

South Korean Economy. Shipbuilding, Semiconductors. Foreign Trade of Korea

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Korea
  2. South Korean Economy
  3. Main sectors of the South Korean economy:
    1. Shipbuilding
    2. Semiconductors
    3. Construction
    4. Digital electronics
    5. Cars
  4. International Trade of Korea
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership
  6. Investment in South Korea
  7. Business in Seoul
  8. Case Study: Business Opportunities in the provinces of South Korea
  9. Lee Kun-hee - President of Samsung Electronics
  10. Case Study: South Korean Companies
    1. Hynix
    2. Daehwa
    3. Samyang
    4. Daedeok
    5. Samik
    6. Valeo Pyeong Hwa
    7. GM Daewoo
  11. Access to the South Korean Market
  12. Business Plan for South Korea

South Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Conference (KOAFEC)

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Korea” are the following:

  1. To analyze the South Korean Economy and Global Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in South Korea
  3. To explore the South Korean trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know the South Korean Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of South Korean businesspeople and enterprises
  6. To develop a business plan for the South Korean Market

Asia Masters, Doctorate (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in South Korea” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters adapted to Korea, Masters, International Business Trade Korean Students.

Course: Taoism, Confucianism & Business.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Corea Study Doctorate in International Business in French Coree.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in South Korea”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

The Republic of Korea: The thirteenth largest economy in the World (by GDP).

Global Transport and Logistics

Transport and Logistics in South Korea
  1. Port of Busan
  2. Access to the:
    1. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, North Korea)
    2. Pan-European Corridor II

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

South Korean Free Trade Agreements.

  1. South Korea and the Buddhist Economic Area
  2. APEC
  3. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
  4. Peru-South Korea Agreement
  5. Singapore-Korea Agreement
  6. ASEAN-South Korea Free-Trade Area
  7. South Korea-Australia Agreement
  8. South Korea-Vietnam Agreement
  9. South Korea-New Zealand Agreement
  10. Canada-South Korea Agreement
  11. South Korea-Chile Agreement
  12. U.S.-South Korea Agreement
  13. Regional Comprehensive Economic Association
  14. Global System of Trade Preferences
  15. Trade Negotiations Among Developing Countries
  16. South Korea-India Economic Partnership Agreement
  17. EU-South Korea Agreement
  18. Trade Agreements with the EFTA, Colombia, China, Central America, UK, Turkey, and SACU
  19. FTAs under negotiation: Mexico, GCC, Colombia
  20. IORA (dialogue partner)
  21. ALADI (observer)
  22. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Observer)
  23. Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - Candidate Country

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  4. BIC (Containers)
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  6. IMO 
    1. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member
    2. Istanbul Convention - not a member
  7. Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  8. ICS

Asian Economic Institutions

  1. ESCAP
  2. Asian Development Bank
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  4. Colombo Plan
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  6. Boao Forum for Asia

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. PEEC
  2. OECD
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures
  4. Asia-Europe Meeting
  5. African Development Bank
  6. UN
  7. WB
  8. WTO
  9. IMF

  1. South Korean population: 49 million people
  2. Language of South Korea: Korean.
    1. There are about 75 million people in the World who speak Korean
    2. Korean is the 13th most spoken language in the World
  3. Borders of South Korea: Japan, China, Russia, and North Korea
  4. South Korean Capital: Seoul
  5. South Korean Area: 100,210 km²
  6. South Korea is a Presidential Republic
  7. Independence from Japan: 1945
  8. Currency of South Korea: Won
  9. Abolition of Slavery in Korea: 1894

International Trade and Business in South Korea
Lee Kun-hee, South Korean Businessman, Won Buddhist (South Korea)

Religion in South Korea.

  1. From the religious point of view, South Korea is more a “Western” than an Asian Country
  2. About 50% of the Koreans have no religious preference
  3. 30% are Christian (18.3% Protestant and 10.9% Catholic)
  4. 23% are Buddhists (10 million)
  5. Other minority religions are Islam, Chondogyo (mixture of Buddhism and Christianity), Taoism, and Confucianism

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

South Korea belongs to the Buddhist Civilization / Sinic Civilization

Buddhism and Global Business

South Korean Economy.

The Republic of Korea (Asia) successfully transformed itself from a war-torn nation to the thirteenth largest Economy in the World, backed by its leading industries and Foreign Trade.

South Korea is the fourth largest Economy in Asia.

  1. The Republic of Korea has shown excellence in several sectors: shipbuilding, semiconductors, construction, digital electronics, and cars
  2. The nuilders of South Korea also shine in the international scenario, especially in the construction market in Asia and the Middle East
  3. Fourteen firms of South Korea are in the Fortune Magazine's Global 500: Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung, Kookmin Bank LG, Hyundai-Kia Motors, SK, Samsung Life Insurance, Hanwha, POSCO, Korea Electric Power Corporation, KT, SK Networks and S-Oil
  4. The Joint Ventures between Samsung and SONY and LG and Philips are two excellent examples of a productive industrial partnerships in the LCD sector, while the takeover of Daewoo Motors by GM and that of Samsung Motors by Renault stand for success in the automotive industry
  5. South Korea produces over 3.8 million vehicles every year, led by the five car makers of South Korea: Hyundai Motor, GM Daewoo, Renault Samsung Motors, Ssangyong Motor, and Kia Motors
  6. South Korea is home to seven of the top ten shipbuilders in the World, including Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., STX Shipbuilding and Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction
  7. The Republic of Korea (ROK) has built its position as a powerhouse regarding the information technology (IT), backed by its large IT-related production and international trade, world-leading technology development
  8. Samsung Electronics is the largest computer memory chipmaker in the World, and Hynix Semiconductor is No.1 DRAM and No.3 NAND Flash Memory Producer in the World
  9. From air conditioners, microwaves, and computers to liquid crystal display screens, companies in South Korea have captured customers' hearts worldwide with better prices and advanced technology

Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, is the economic, financial, and business centre.

  1. The GDP of Seoul: 193.7 billion dollars
  2. If the metropolitan areas of the city are included, Seoul represents 47.7% of the Korean GDP

Singapore-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

International Trade of Korea.

  1. South Korea is the eleventh largest global trader in the World with imports and exports accounting for 90% of the GDP of South Korea
  2. The Republic of Korea ranked tenth in the World regarding the global export market share based on the cumulative export
  3. South Korea export and import from 220 countries worldwide with the People's Republic of China, Japan, and the U.S. as its largest trade partners
  4. The main South Korean export markets are the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the ASEAN, Japan, China, Singapore, India, Australia, the EU, the UK, France, Germany, Russia, and Saudi Arabia
  5. The Port of Busan is the fifth-largest container port in the World, having handled a throughput of 13,450,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit)

South Korea-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Korean language (석사 무 역 및 국제 마케팅)
Korean language

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