Takafumi Horie and Livedoor: An Opportunist or a Victim?


Code : GOV0043

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Industry :Internet and e-commerce

Region : Japan

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In sharp contrast to the genteel, dark-suit wearing Japanese business elite, Takafumi Horie (Horie), the CEO of Livedoor, was flamboyant and informal. Horie symbolized the new generation of Japanese entrepreneurs who dared to challenge the status quo in the conservative business community. His rapid rise to fame largely, because of his acquisition spree, had shocked many. Greater was the reaction when he was arrested on charges of falsifying financial statements of the company.

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Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the rise of Takafumi Horie and his style of operations
  • To compare the operations of the traditional Japanese companies as compared to that of Livedoor
  • To discuss whether Horie became a victim because of his flamboyant lifestyle when experts agree that a large number of companies are engaged in similar illegal activities like Livedoor
  • To discuss the impact of Livedoor scandal on the Japanese financial market.

    Keywords :Livedoor; Entrepreneurship; Takafumi Horie; Charismatic leadership; Corporate scandal; Financial scandal; Effect of scandal on financial markets; Managing in Troubled Times Case Study; New generation of Japanese entrepreneurs; Stock split; Poison pills; Livin' on the edge

    Contents :
    » Horie and Livedoor: Fall from Grace
    » The Future

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