Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 1985

Winter Age of the Japanese Steel Industry

by Kim B. Clark


Describes the situation facing the Japanese steel industry in 1984. Two strategies for coping with the world steel situation are presented: diversification and globalization. The actions of Nippon Steel and Nippon Kokan are used to illustrate these strategies.

Keywords: Globalization; Situation or Environment; Business Strategy; Diversification; Steel Industry; Japan;


Clark, Kim B. "Winter Age of the Japanese Steel Industry." Harvard Business School Background Note 685-050, January 1985.