S-Space College of Business Administration/Business School (경영대학/대학원) Institute of Management Research (경영연구소) 경영논집 경영논집 vol.40 (2006)
濟州巨商金萬德에 관한 硏究
The Study on the Historic Tycoon of Jeju: Manduk Kim
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 경영대학 경영연구소
- 경영논집, Vol.40 No.1/2, pp. 213-231
- The origin of unbeatable fortitude of Jeju women can be found in Manduk Kim
who was the female tycoon in the late Chosun dynasty.
Manduk Kim, born in 18th century in Jeju, overcame the limit of low status of
social hierarchy though she led to a degraded life. In stead of leading a common life
as any women, she made a great fortune by exerting a extraordinary business talent.
She became a generous charitable person who readily gave her all the money she
made to society for the poor of Jeju. She, challenging the bondage of the feudal
hierarchy, was one of the greatest philanthropists acting up to her principles.
This paper investigates the literature on the life of Manduk Kim, focussing on her
achievements from the view of management history.