"Japan is thus rather odd; it seems both hyper-capitalist and hyper-traditional. A major value in traditional Japanese culture is, of course, humility. Ghosn has sinned against humility. He has failed to be sufficiently unassuming in his rule. In fact, he has, some say, been a tyrant, when typically Japanese boards call for at least the appearance of consensus.
Ghosn has been clear that he simply wants to rule the company like any other global one: extremely-high CEO pay, autocracy, and a ruthless commitment to profit-making and nothing else. This carries with it many rights for the board: many homes, fancy clothes, and political power—all worn and displayed openly. Ghosn has argued: Nissan is a global company. It shouldn’t be bound by backward, Japanese fetishes! (The New York Times). Japan has responded that these traditions do matter; not everything can simply be pulverized by the imperatives of profit and growth."
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