Supplement | HBS Case Collection | March 2011

BOOKOFF Corporation in 2007

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: Knowledge Dissemination; Leadership; Management Succession; Organizational Culture; Strategy;


Takeuchi, Hirotaka, and Yoshinori Fujikawa. "BOOKOFF Corporation in 2007." Harvard Business School Supplement 711-506, March 2011.