As Chung Eui-sun assumes the role of president of South Korea’s Kia Motors Corp. today (March 1), his promotion raises a host of questions in automotive industry circles regarding questionable management ethics. Hyundai Motor Group issued a fairly simple statement last week regarding the promotion, saying only that Chung's advancement is in recognition of his expertise in marketing and management. (See related story: Hyundai Chairman’s Son New Kia Boss) However, long-term, industry ...

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