Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2009 (Revised November 2009)

Ralph Nader: When Purpose and Legacy Collide

by Nitin Nohria and Umaimah Mendhro


This case tells the story of Ralph Nader's leadership, from his success as a crusader for consumer interests and active public participation in the political process to his controversial campaigns for the U.S. presidency.

Keywords: Values and Beliefs; Government and Politics; Leadership; Personal Development and Career; Reputation; Public Opinion; Public Administration Industry;


Nohria, Nitin, and Umaimah Mendhro. "Ralph Nader: When Purpose and Legacy Collide." Harvard Business School Case 409-117, May 2009. (Revised November 2009.)