Lookism in the Korean Business World and the Role of Business Management
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AbstractLookism is discrimination based on physical appearance. The word ‘Lookism’ is widely used to express unfairness of the reality that good--‐looking people generally receive higher wages and better evaluations. This paper explores Lookism in South Korean business society. First, reasons for extreme Lookism in the country’s business world are analyzed. After the analysis, negative effects of Lookism in society in the present and in the future are explained. The paper concludes with explanation of the role of business management to eliminate Lookism in Korean business society and the importance of business management to develop the country’s business by reducing Lookism.
Degree ProgramHonors College