Ivey Publishing
Olympus and the Whistleblower President
Product Number:
9B12M012
Publication Date:
02/24/2012
Revised Date:
02/24/2012
Length:
13 pages (7 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Library)
Source:
Ivey
The newly appointed president and chief operating officer of Olympus Corporation of Japan was called to an emergency board meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss governance issues regarding corporate mergers and acquisitions. However, it would be no ordinary meeting. Since assuming the role of president in April 2011, the president had discovered evidence of corporate fraud on a large scale. He had commissioned an external auditor report that showed a significant loss of shareholder value. His call for changes to be made to the Japanese board of directors had been met by resistance. How should he plan for the meeting? What could he expect? What position should he take? How should he influence decisions regarding the company’s immediate problems and its longer-term corporate governance?
Learning Objective:
  • To provide insight into performance problems that arise as a result of closed boardrooms.
  • To provide insight into corporate governance in Japan.
  • To help students gain skills in analyzing corporate governance problems involving "competing capitalisms."
  • To develop skills in providing direction for a company that has been involved in corporate fraud.
Issues:
Disciplines:
General Management/Strategy,  International
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
Japan, Large, 2011
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
Associated Materials
Translations: Simplified Chinese (11 pages)
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