Sharp Electronics in 2013

Will the President of Sharp Electronics be successful in steering the company away from insolvency and towards a more competitive position in the worldwide consumer electronics industry?
Kathryn Rudie Harrigan, Yoko Kagami  | Summer 2014
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In 2013 Sharp Electronics shareholders expressed their outrage in the face of the company’s unmet technological challenges, plunging share price, and governance missteps. To turn Sharp around, President Kozo Takahashi would be forced to undo decisions that his predecessors had made and break with past traditions concerning Sharp’s corporate governance. Would Takahashi be successful in steering Sharp away from insolvency and towards a more competitive position in the worldwide consumer electronics industry?

Case ID: 150401
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