Prospective Business: Understanding the Opportunities and Risks of Doing Business with North Korea

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In fifty-four chapters, Prospective Business offers practical and strategic solutions to doing business with North Korea across seven promising sectors: infrastructure and construction, distribution and consumer goods, information and communication technology, energy, resources, automobile, and tourism. It also collates a list of fundraising methods and legal and systemic considerations to mull over when pursuing business projects with North Korea. This handbook is a must-read for South Korean and foreign companies who are interested in doing business with North Korea, for state officials who are drawing up policies on cooperating with North Korea, and for any individual who wants to understand North Korea better.

Praise for Prospective Business

“I believe this book will meet the expectations of those who plan to do business with North Korea.” Yeong-Joo Kim, Chairman of the Korea International Trade Association

“This is a book that sheds new light on North Korea, whose potential has been undervalued, as the market of the future.” Bong-Hyeon Jo, Vice-Director of the IBK Economic Research Institute

About the Author

KPMG Korea North Korea Business Center is a multidisciplinary firm in Seoul, South Korea, which provides comprehensive services in the areas of accounting, management and deal advisory services. The Samjong KPMG North Korea Business Center was launched in 2014 to support businesses engaging in inter-Korean economic cooperation and business projects. The center is comprised of more than thirty audit, tax, advisory and consulting experts who provide financing and advisory services on developments and investments pertaining to North Korea.

About the Translator

Hannah Pang received her BA in geography from the National University of Singapore, and her MA in international studies from Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. She has received a translation grant from the Literature Translation Institute of Korea to translate South Korean poet Moon Tae-Jun’s poetry collection titled A Faraway Place. Her translations have been published in The Guardian. She also translates non-fiction.

Product Details

ISBN (Paperback): 978-981-14-3939-1
ISBN (E-book): 978-981-14-3940-7
Format: 140mm x 210mm
Weight: 500 grams
Pages: 414


Additional information

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 21 × 14 cm

Jim Kim