Kelly, Tim
October 2008
Forbes Asia;10/27/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 18, p102
The article reports that the Japanese company Hitachi Ltd. has become a sprawling conglomerate with about 1,000 companies under its banner. Analyst Steve Myers states that the current and past boards of Hitachi constitutes of engineers who have worked nowhere else and with little appetite for pruning the company. Moneylosing units are sapping profits from healthier parts of the group. It reports that Hitachi's management directors don't have the management flair to mine their market predictions.


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