Hitachi Rail Limited (B)

Case Solution

David J. Collis, Akiko Kanno, Nobuo Sato
Harvard Business School ()

This appendix describes the strategic and organizational changes made by UK manager Alistair Dormer after being appointed Global Operations Director for Hitachi Rail. The company acquires an Italian company, continues to obtain orders in the UK, but is having difficulty updating its brand new manufacturing facilities as knowledge transfer from Japan is difficult. Dormer creates a new global organizational structure with executives in different regions and tries to maintain traditional Hitachi values ​​in the new organization.

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