KEMET: Leading Change across Cultural Boundaries (A)

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CASE describes how Richard Lou, KEMET's Director of China Operations, was offered an opportunity from the U.S. headquarters to integrate the Batam Plant in Indonesia after he had led his Chinese team to successfully integrate the Shanghai Plant and the Nantong Plant. The opportunity gave Richard mixed feelings, for he was aware that the task of integrating the Indonesian plant, which had a very complicated background and had been suffering losses for many years, would be fraught—a make-or-break moment of his career. Should he rest on his laurels or rise to the challenge? Richard had to make a critical decision.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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China Europe International Business School


  • leadership
  • Merger and Acquisition (M&A)
  • integration
  • Change/Reform/Transformation

Case studies discipline

  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management

Case studies industry

  • Manufacturing

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