Almost three weeks in South Korea, it still feels so surreal being able to be here, learning from Korean professors so passionate in their individual but substantial pursuits in their respective fields.
All of the sudden, all those subjects on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and management strategies, entrepreneurship, and even economics that really mattered to me became such substantial focus.
On Comparative Public Administration class reflected another insight on public administration challenged the traditional emphasis on techniques of administration and stressed the obligations of public administrators to be concerned with values, ethics and morals, and to pursue strategy of activism in coping with the problems of society” (Marini,1971; Frederickson,1980;Frederickson and Meyer,1989; Heady,2001).
Meanwhile, on Global Management Strategy class, we explore published dissertations on sustainability, CSR, VRIO, Porter’s Model, and comparing studies from Japan, Korea and China. Amazed on the case of China’s local governments that have been deeply involved and addressed the sustainability of Joint Ventures (JV) between State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and global firms for car making businesses. This collaboration attributed to how China maintained the first place globally at the automobile output and sales volume in 2009 (Choi, 2014).
But as also in my recent study of Seligman (2011) in his book Flourish, described today’s society as many people are motivated to achieve, to have mastery, to have competence, even if it brings no positive emotion, no engagement, no relationships, and no meaning.”
“A man’s true wealth is the good he does to the world.” (Muhammad)
Hoping to be able to share and provide meaningful contrast for critical influence to inspire good in the succeeding posts.