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The Kimchi Matters: Global Business and Local Politics in a Crisis-Driven World (AgatePro Books)

The Kimchi Matters: Global Business and Local Politics in a Crisis-Driven World (AgatePro Books)

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Kimchi--a dish consisting of cabbage leaves fermented in chili--is the centerpiece of Korean cuisine. Yet it has not been globalized like the Big Mac, probably because of its pungent smell. The authors use kimchi as a metaphor for the missing ingredient of globalization initiatives, the local political dynamics that are often overlooked when corporations decide to set up shop in foreign lands. Understanding kimchi is essential to the success of both international business and foreign policy in an age of globalization. The authors examine emerging markets around the globe and demonstrate how, in the past, sensitivity to (or ignorance of) kimchi has had an enormous impact on attempts to form business relationships between disparate cultures. This message couldn't come at a more critical time, with the Bush administration fully engaged in nation building in Iraq. As the authors show, the assumption that other cultures want or need a particular form of government can have disastrous results. David Siegfried