President, aSSIST University
Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Seoul National University
Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for South Korea
Consultant, The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
World Scientific Publishing, June 2022
THE COMPETITIVENESS OF NATIONS 1
NAVIGATING THE US–CHINA TRADE WAR AND THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC
In the existing reports on national competitiveness and rankings such as IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook and WEF Global Competitiveness Report, there are sizable discrepancies in the ranking order for the same countries. As a result, the reader is often confused because such an outcome creates difficulties for government officials when translating these findings into real-world policies. These discrepancies are actually due to the differences in logic and analytical models used by IMD and WEF. Therefore, in recognizing the problems and limitations of these models, this book presents the IPS model as a new approach. As an extension of Michael Porter's diamond model, it demonstrates a robust set of methodologies as well as offers a number of key policy implications for countries around the world that wish to enhance their national competitiveness.
The analytical tools used in this book can be further utilized for other units of analysis such as industries and firms. As this book provides a series of sophisticated methodologies and specific guidelines for enhancing national competitiveness, both academics and practitioners can derive useful implications from this research. Alongside the theoretical frameworks and methodologies for national competitiveness presented in this book, timely topics are included such as the COVID-19 global pandemic and the US–China trade war. This book also includes various country-specific real-world cases that are assessed from the perspective of both developed and developing countries.
World Scientific Publishing, February 2022
GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGY: ASIAN PERSPECTIVE (2ND EDITION)
As the second edition of Global Business Strategy, this book provides novel insights on how a firm can formulate a successful approach toward its global business from both the Western and Asian perspectives. In this respect, the book's overall goal is to bridge the gap between these two different viewpoints. This second edition includes more recent business theories, techniques, and cases within the field of global business strategy. Specifically, it includes new theories and techniques like creating shared value (CSV), the global value chain, platform strategy, and business ecosystem. They are shown to be important tools for enhancing competitiveness and maintaining sustainability among firms in today's rapidly changing international business environment. This is very much evident today given the critical challenges arising from the trade tensions between the United States and China, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital transformation, and the unprecedented disruptions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. We hope that this book will serve as a useful companion for students, business practitioners, policymakers, and the more general readers interested in issues related to competitiveness and business.
Cambridge University Press, August 2018
THE ART OF STRATEGY: SUN TZU, MICHAEL PORTER, AND BEYOND
When it comes to strategy, how should we define victory? For centuries, Eastern and Western thinkers have grappled with this question, offering different answers. What can we learn from this difference? In The Art of Strategy, Moon provides a novel and systematic integration of the two dominant frameworks of the East and West: Sun Tzu's military strategy and Michael Porter's business strategy. This unlikely combination of thinking suggests an innovative extension of our understanding and practice of strategy, which will appeal to scholars, students, practitioners and general readers with an interest in strategy. By aligning the perspectives of these two great thinkers, Moon argues that true winning is about maximizing and optimizing overall value for all engaged stakeholders, and this requires a more efficient approach to strategy.
Oxford University Press, May 2016
THE STRATEGY FOR KOREA'S ECONOMIC SUCCESS
Korea's economic success has inspired numerous studies and research projects in past decades. Despite good efforts to analyze the strategy of Korea, earlier studies have not been able to comprehensively and systematically explain the country's "miraculous" growth. After thorough analysis of these earlier studies, a new model has been developed by showing that a country or firm does not have to be more innovative or possess more resources to have a competitive advantage over others.
In The Strategy for Korea's Economic Success, Hwy-Chang Moon details four factors that comprise the ABCD model and illustrates how the Korean government, corporations, and people have exemplified these factors in achieving their current level of success. The four factors are agility (speed + precision), benchmarking (learning + best practices), convergence (mixing + synergy), and dedication (diligence + goal-orientation). Together, these factors have enabled Korea's economic success and will continue to drive the next level of growth.
Anyone can become more competitive with proper implementation of the ABCDs. Korea's development strategy holds special value, because it is more practical and appropriate for many developing countries. For more developed countries, on the other hand, the ABCDs can be used to fast-track the next phase of growth. Moon also highlights the role of internationalization in broadening the scope of strategic choices, and shows how the combined implementation of internationalization and the ABCDs deepens the pool of strategic resources.