23 Aug '11, 9pm

The Paradox Of Samsung's Rise

Twenty years ago, few people would have predicted that Samsung could transform itself from a low-cost original equipment manufacturer to a world leader. Fewer still would have predicted the success of the path it has taken. Samsung has been grafting Western business practices onto its essentially Japanese system, combining its traditional low-cost manufacturing prowess with an ability to bring high-quality, high-margin branded products swiftly to market. The two sets of business practices could not have seemed more incompatible. Into an organisation focused on continuous process improvement, Samsung introduced a focus on innovation. Into a homogeneous workforce, Samsung introduced outsiders who could not speak the language and were unfamiliar with the company's culture. Into a Confucian tradition of reverence for elders, Samsung introduced merit pay and promotion, putting ...

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