On the surface, Confucianism and entrepreneurship would not appear to make logical bedfellows. Yet, as governance experts Hyun Gyu Oh, Kyoung Ryoul Min, Hwa Yeon Kim and Sung Min Park explain, the philosophy created by Confucius nearly 2,500 years ago aligns with more elements of the entrepreneurial spirit than many people think. getAbstract recommends this enlightening article to those interested in Asian culture and its role in shaping the region’s economies.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Confucianism relates to entrepreneurialism,
- How South Korea’s public sector maintains entrepreneurial values rooted in Confucianism, and
- How Confucian concepts can contribute to entrepreneurship and promote further national growth.
About the Authors
Hyun Gyu Oh, Kyoung Ryoul Min and Hwa Yeon Kim are PhD candidates at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, where Sung Min Park is an associate professor.