Ready for global success? Strengths and weaknesses of Korean HRM

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Fueled by a highly dedicated and highly skilled workforce, South Korea (henceforth Korea) has enjoyed tremendous economic growth and developed numerous successful global companies. In the past, Korean companies benchmarked Japanese and US HR practices. However, Korean companies are now at the crossroads, facing slowing economic growth rates, an aging population, changing gender roles, and an increase in foreign employees. This article reviews the strengths and weaknesses of Korean HRM and presents some tentative recommendations how Korean companies can respond to these challenges. If Korean companies intend to continue their global success, they are recommended to adapt their staffing strategy, organizational culture, and corporate language policies to embrace an increasingly diverse workforce.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Business and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Strategy and Management


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