This book critically examines the detail development of labor
management relations reform in Korea which occurred during 1996 to
1997. It analyses such issues as why Korea launched labor
management relations reform. What were the goals and objectives of
the reform? How has it been initiated and implemented? What have
been the major difficulties and obstacles and how has the reform
leadership managed those adversities?
In addition, the book evaluates the reform process from the
perspective of effective reform management. How good has the
reform managed? Has it been successful? If yes, how come?, if not,
why not? What lessons can we draw from Korean experience? The
author strongly believes that the Korean lessons can help in
developing better strategies for successful reform both for the future
Korea and for other developing nations.
There have been many discussions and studies on what to reform in
the developing nations, but very little studies on how to reform them
successfully. In many cases, we know our goals but we do not know
how to get there. We know what we have to do, but do not know
how we can do it successfully. I am sure that this book will be an
invaluable asset both for academics as well as practitioners.