The sustainability of Korean management in global market: Competitive strategy and performance in Korean ICT industry

Kyu Tae Kwak, Youngjoon Cheon, Bong Gyou Lee

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ICT contents market is globally considered as an industry of high added value, where sustainability is accomplished through stories that cover wide range of consumers. However, the need for long-term internationalization strategy is growing as countless number of applications and games has pushed the local market to its limit. Thus, this research explored on the industrial characteristics and the internationalization of ICT contents firms through acquisition of competency. Based on Resource Dependence theory, the authors studied how pursuit of legitimacy and autonomy functioned in the expansion process of ICT contents firms. A survey analysis of 212 key decision makers of Korean ICT content firms were performed, to reveal that resource environment and interdependence must undergo a thorough consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1344-1361
Number of pages18
JournalKSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 31


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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