The publication is aimed to survey the trends and motivations of Korean overseas foreign direct investments (OFDI). It consists of three sections: an outline of the evolution of the Korean OFDI in terms of investment destinations, industry and company size; analysis of central characteristics of Korean OFDI with special attention to the relations between parent companies and subsidiaries, investment patterns and RaD activities; and analysis of motivations as to why Korean companies go abroad and make overseas foreign direct investment.... as second largest TNCs from developing economies ranked by foreign assets in 1998 and 6th in 1999 (UNCTAD, 2000 and 2001). ... As seen in the case of Daewoo groupa#39;s bankruptcy and the failure of Hyundaia#39;s first foreign car plant in Canada , rapid ... has been emphasized in the light of the situation that Korean OFDI is relatively small given the size of the economy. ... The problem was that the Canadian plant assembled Sonata, a mid-sized car, although Hyundaia#39;s competitiveanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2007|