Entrepreneurial Activities in Colonial Korea: New Findings from Yorok
A lecture by Prof. Duol Kim, Post-Doctoral fellow and Lecturer in the Economics department of UC Davis
Thursday, February 23, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
243 Royce Hall
Recent studies of Korean economic history have enriched our understanding of the Korean experience by extensively exploring quantitative data sources. One consensus on the colonial period emerging from this endeavor is that business activities expanded rapidly throughout the whole colonial period. The speaker sheds new light on this phenomenon by analyzing Yorok (business directory of the Korean Bank). Especially, problems like how entrepreneurs started their ventures and how firms grew, what were sources of their capital, and how Korean entrepreneurs competed with Japanese competitors will be discussed.
Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies