Karla Padilla, University of Guadalajara
The work and influence of business groups, defined as “interest groups”, is a main factor on the search for continuity, development and formalization of trade and economic ties among nations. The bilateral economic relationship between South Korea and Mexico is the result of the impulse from governmental and non-governmental sectors, but the interest has been particularly of the Korean business community, which supported by his government, have proposed continuing negotiations with Mexican counterparts in the last three decades, in order to sign a free trade agreement between both countries.
The goal of this paper is to analyze the role that non governmental actors play in the development of South Korea and Mexico´s economic relation from an international relations perspective during 1988-2010 period. The actors we will focus are the private companies and businessman and from them, the main question that arises is ¿What is the role of the private companies and businessman in the development of South Korea and Mexico´s economic relation?
From the main question, some other arises: Which are the more interested companies and businessman in reinforce the economic relation between South Korea and Mexico? How do the Korean businessman link and participate in Mexico? How do the Mexican businessman link and participate in Korea? What actors and institutions are establishing their relationship in the country of origin and the destination country? What is the contribution of the Mexican and Korean companies to the economic bilateral relation? And if so, in what sense is the contribution? What is the position of the Mexican and Korean companies in order to formalize the economic relation? And finally what is the role of the national governments about the business community participation?
Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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