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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco signals bigger problems at Korea Inc

Samsung, like nation as a whole, fosters top-down culture that stifles innovation and buries festering problems

Mr Koh says Samsung now feels a painful responsibility for failing to test and confirm that there were problems in the design and manufacturing of batteries before the Galaxy Note 7 was released.


BEFORE a world audience watching online, Samsung on Monday offered details and schematics showing how its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone went from cutting-edge technology to a costly, combustible failure.

But for many of the company's critics, the most interesting part of the...

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