Approximation to Confucianism’s influence in the Korean Corporation Culture ¿is it the key to understand the Korean “miracle”?

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Catherine Márquez Marín


Confucianism, Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Religion, Corporate Culture


This article aims to present an approximation to Confucianism’s influence in the successful economic development of the Republic of Korea. First, a brief review about Confucianism, its values and characteristics is held. After that, an analysis is made regarding, how those values influence the Korean corporation culture, from its organizational structure to the relationship between employees and superiors. Lastly, it is intended to show if the impressive development of Korea is due to those set of taught values.


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