“Russia is our No.1 destination for technology outsourcing,” says Cha Dae Sung, who is in charge of “global technological cooperation” for Samsung.
And Samsung is not alone. LG Electronics, Daewoo Electronics, and hundreds of smaller companies rely heavily on Russian engineers, who labor either from Korean suboffices in Moscow or in the office towers of Seoul. “There’s an enormous pool of scientific and engineering talent we can tap into in Russia,” says Song Yong Won, Russia specialist at the state-run Korea Institute of Science & Technology.
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