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S. (Sunkung) Choi, Dr

Assistant Professor

University of Groningen (2014-present)

  • Korea in the East Asian region [MA, FEB] (2014-2021)
  • South Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world after the Korean war in 1950s. Since, Korea has become one of the leading industrial countries in the world. Korea’s economic development history of the last decades appears to be a good example for developing countries to follow. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of development experience of the Korean economy and contemporary issues of the current Korean economy. Specifically, the government strategy and policies for economic growth, challenges for sustainable growth, and the side effects of rapid economic growth will be discussed in addition to further topical issues of the current Korean economy.
  • Success factors of economic growth in South Korea [BA, FEB] (2014-2021)
  • How did Samsung and LG become one of the biggest producers of electronic goods in the world? How did Hyundai survive in the global car industry? Why did Walmart fail in the Korean market while Tesco survived? By exploring the case studies of South Korean multinationals and multinationals doing business in South Korea, this course offers students an opportunity to understand the Korean economy and business environment. The course also discusses the Asian economic crisis in 1997 and the corporate reform to understand the globalization of the Korean economy and Korean multinationals.

University of Duisburg-Essen

  • Korea Module [MA programme], as a research assistant  (2013-2014)

Guest lecturing

  • National University of Pusan, Korea (ongoing)
  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2014-2019)
  • University of Leiden, the Netherlands (2016)
  • University of Hamburg, Germany (2017-present)
  • Higher school of Economics, Moscow, Russia (2016)
  • Embassy of Republic of Korea to Croatia (2018)
  • University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2019)
  • University of Leuven, Belgium (2019)
  • Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences, Armenia (2018-2019)
  • University of Bonn, Germany (2020, 2021) 

MA and Phd Thesis supervision regarding Economy of Korea, Cross-cultural economic behavior studies, Economic experiments.  

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