Friday, February 24, 2017
Problems at Korea Inc?
Although the article was published about a month ago, The New York Times report entitled "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Signals Problems at Korea Inc." bears reading and re-reading. In January Samsung publicly offered details and schematics showing how its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone became a combustible failure. However, according to critics, Samsung did not answer the question of how such a technologically advanced firm could have allowed the problems to happen in the first place. The article is an interesting critique that touches on Samsung's relationship with the government, its top-down corporate culture, and the pressure it felt from Chinese competitors Huawei and Xiaomi.