Daewoo and the Korean Chaebol Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Daewoo Motors, the second largest car manufacturer in South Korea, was on the verge of bankruptcy in September 2000. Once proud Daewoo Group (parent company Daewoo Motors) was charged not only be reckless in their investment, but also fraudulent in their practice. The government must decide whether to bail out the company or let it fail. Given the importance of the contribution of the South Korean economy, however, the decision will have a huge impact on the direction of the current market reforms as well as the livelihoods of its workforce in the country and abroad. This case traces the origins and growth of the chaebol Daewoo in the context of the economic basis of the development of South Korea and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of such a system. Designed for MBA level courses in the field of international business. "Hide
by Michael Enright, Elyssa Tran, James Newton Source: University of Hong Kong, 29 pages. Publication Date: August 15, 2001. Prod. #: HKU143-PDF-ENG

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