Case | HBS Case Collection | June 2000 (Revised January 2003)

Nissan Motor Company

by Thomas R. Piper and Jeremy Cott


Senior executives of Nissan and Renault are considering a major investment in Nissan by Renault. An important consideration is whether a major restructuring of Nissan's operations will be possible, given the value placed on lifetime employment and the impact on communities. Also of concern is the likely decrease in commitment to restructure once the equity investment has been made.

Keywords: Restructuring; Organizational Culture; Investment; Problems and Challenges; Equity;


Piper, Thomas R., and Jeremy Cott. "Nissan Motor Company." Harvard Business School Case 200-067, June 2000. (Revised January 2003.)