Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2011 (Revised April 2011)

BOOKOFF Corporation in 2006

by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Yoshinori Fujikawa


A visionary founder appoints a former part-time worker and homemaker as his successor in order to keep the corporate culture he created intact.

Keywords: Leadership; Knowledge Use and Leverage;


Takeuchi, Hirotaka, and Yoshinori Fujikawa. "BOOKOFF Corporation in 2006." Harvard Business School Case 711-454, March 2011. (Revised April 2011.)