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1. Introduction: 1.1 From Asian miracle to Asian crisis 1.2 Chaebols: the Korean business groups 1.3 The theoretical framework of this book 2. The evolution of chaebols: 2.1 The development of chaebols in Korea 2.2 Brief histories of top 5 chaebols 2.3 The growth strategy of chaebols 2.4 The environmental shift 3. Chaebols' diversified business structure: 3.1 The extent of chaebols' diversification 3.2 Intra-group resource sharing 3.3 Organizational structure of chaebols 3.4 Diversification and economic performance 4. Vertical integration of chaebols: 4.1 The scope of chaebols' vertical integration 4.2 Motives for vertical integration: pros and cons 4.3 Performance implications for chaebols' vertical integration 5. The capital structure of chaebols: 5.1 Financial market environments in Korea 5.2 Capital structure of chaebols 5.3 Chaebols' internal capital markets and cross-subsidization 6. Chaebols' ownership and governance structure: 6.1 Characteristics of the ownership structure of chaebols 6.2 The corporate governance systems in Korea 6.3 Agency problems in chaebols 7. The restructuring of chaebols: 7.1 The restructuring policy of Korean government 7.2 Restructuring of the financial sector 7.3 Restructuring of the corporate sector 7.4 Enhancement of the corporate governance system 7.5 Perspectives on the restructuring of chaebols 8. Conclusion: 8.1 The crisis and fall of chaebols: a summary 8.2 The decline of business groups in other countries 8.3 The future of business groups.