Sunday, February 22, 2009

Korea 301: An Update on the Korean Economy, Car Industry, and Trends

Management and teams, need an update on Korea's economy? Car Industry? Trends?

For the past few years, I've offered teams and management 6 week Korea 101 and Korea 201 programs. They have been well received. That said, one outcome of the current economic downturn is ever limited resources and even less time. 

Nevertheless, key management and teams working for Korean-based firms now more than ever need to understand Korea.

My solution for 2009, I'm offering quarterly updates (Korea 301). Topics will vary over the year. Each session, with Q and A, is about 2 hours.

Session 1 (Winter 2009)
The first hour of the session looks at the Korean economy. My sources include Korean government officials, leading Korean economists, reports from outside Korea, and my own insights. To keep the session relevent, I'll discuss the roles of Korean auto makers, especially the new Green Deal initiatives.

The second hour of the session looks at Korean generations. Again, I strongly link this to the car industry--marketing, product, and consumerism.

For more information on the program (Korea 301), please call or Email me .



1 comment:

  1. An example of what I'm following...
    U.S. Pundits Upbeat about Korean Economy

    Former U.S. treasury secretary Robert Rubin on Monday said the chances of Korea suffering an economic crisis of the magnitude of the 1997 Asian crash are slim as transparency has much improved.
    At a conference titled "Global Korea 2009" hosted by the Presidential Council for Future and Vision and the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Rubin emphasized the importance of international cooperation on policies to overcome the global financial crisis.

    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said Korea is in pole position to achieve an energy technology revolution and has a strong foundation in both information technology and the manufacturing industry. "It will be able to achieve great things through deregulation and innovation," he added.

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