Path to Success: How Women-Owned Businesses Transform in the Era of Digitalisation

South Korea Case Study

One of three case studies that were published in 2022, the South Korea case study explores the present and future new opportunities of digitalisation for South Korean women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (WSMEs) and provides insights to address the challenges for all ecosystem stakeholders. It is part of a continuation of the same study conducted in 2020 by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's (KAS) Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) and Woomentum, focusing on the role of digitalisation in helping WSMEs navigate throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The South Korea Case Study is structured around four pillars: 1) access to financing; 2) access to mentoring, networking, and skills; 3) business process management; 4) crisis management (COVID-19).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Konrad-Adenaurer-Stiftung (KAS) Japan

Foreword by Woomentum

Acknowledgements and Author's Contribution

List of Figures

List of Tables

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Executive Summary

1 Country Background

2 Methodology

3 WSME Interview Findings

4 The Future of Digital Transformation for WSMEs

5 Conclusions





Cristita Marie Perez

Cristita Marie Perez KAS

Managerin des Regionalprogramms Soziale Ordnungspolitik Asien (SOPAS)

cristita.perez@kas.de +81 3 6426 5041