Samsung's Ruling Family Tightens Its Grip

Korea's biggest company flouts calls for reform.

Family heirloom.

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A cornerstone of President Park Geun Hye's drive to make South Korea more innovative is reining in the family-owned conglomerates, or chaebol, that have towered over the national economy. Unfortunately, the biggest one seems not to have gotten the memo.

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