Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2008 (Revised May 2014)

Kazuo Inamori, a Japanese Entrepreneur

by Anthony J. Mayo, Masako Egawa and Mayuka Yamazaki


The case provides insight into a business leader whose cognizance of contextual forces (social, economic, and political) allowed him to drive significant change in an industry and Japanese society in the second half of the twentieth century.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Business History; Leading Change; Management Style; Personal Development and Career; Telecommunications Industry; Japan;


Mayo, Anthony J., Masako Egawa, and Mayuka Yamazaki. "Kazuo Inamori, a Japanese Entrepreneur." Harvard Business School Case 408-039, January 2008. (Revised May 2014.)