Mendoza School of Business

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested for financial misconduct

Published: November 19, 2018 / Author: The Washington Post

Professor of management Tim Hubbard was quoted in a Washington Post article about Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s arrest and how it effects Nissan’s business partnerships.

Tim Hubbard, assistant professor of management in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said Ghosn’s arrest complicates a highly interconnected set of relationships between Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors — and could impact the equity stakes they have in each other.

“This has widespread implications for a large portion of the auto industry, as these alliances have become more critical in the increasingly interconnected design, manufacturing and support of auto customers worldwide,” he said. “Ghosn’s arrest is another unfortunate example of the perils of having too much power concentrated in one individual within — and across — corporations.”