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CPE 2804 Cultural Expertise: South Korea

CPE 2804 Cultural Expertise: South Korea

  • Instructor: Dr. Wesley E. Donahue, PE, PMP

South Korea’s economic achievements and rich culture were revealed to the world in 1988 when they hosted the 24th Summer Olympics in Seoul. Despite taking a crushing hit in the Asian financial crisis of 1997, Korean’s impressive economic growth since then has been described as part of nothing less than an East Asian miracle. South Korea is emerging as an exemplary member of the global community by actively opening its markets and welcoming foreign investment into the country. Moreover, Korea has made considerable efforts to draw international attention to its rich cultural history.

This course provides ideas and information to help you gain control and success on your business in South Korea. At the end of this course you should be able to:

+ List key facts about South Korea.

+ Describe key concepts and values of the South Korean culture.

+ Explain what are the typical workplace schedules and dress code for professionals.

+ Describe how to establish appropriate business relationships with South Korean colleagues, clients and suppliers. 

+ Explain how to select and present an appropriate business gift.