Hey, that’s what I kind of said here and here.  Well, maybe Moon Ihlwan over at BusinessWeek read my thread?

Any ways, in the BusinessWeek article in question Moon Ihlwan makes the case that the Chaebol’s sheer size might be stiffling the emergence and growth of smaller and more innovative companies.

While the chaebol unquestionably have fueled the country’s growth in recent decades, they’re so powerful that they may be hampering innovation and threatening Korea’s continued economic success. “With the chaebol‘s deepening influence hurting fair competition with suppliers and startups, the country risks losing its economic dynamism,” worries economist Kim Sang Jo of the Economic Reform Research Institute, an independent policy group.

More here.