Case | HBS Case Collection | November 1991 (Revised January 1995)

Teradyne Japan

by Michael Y. Yoshino


Describes a parent-subsidiary relationship in the high technology industry. The subsidiary, located in Japan, has been expanding its activities throughout the 1980s in the face of stiff local competition. Examines the dilemma facing corporate and country management as to the proper role of each respective organization in building the company's business. Some critical issues include communications across functions in a high technology environment and deciding how to build a successful business in Japan.

Keywords: Relationships; Mergers and Acquisitions; Expansion; Competition; Business or Company Management; Communication; Buildings and Facilities; Business Subsidiaries; Japan;


Yoshino, Michael Y. "Teradyne Japan." Harvard Business School Case 392-031, November 1991. (Revised January 1995.)