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Students and faculty at Tuck pursue research on a variety of international business topics.

Case Studies (reprint information on the right)

MITSUI & Company

Prepared by Jeremy Grossas T’11, Sarah Austrin-Willis T’11, Anne Carrihill T’11, and Sewon Cho T’11 under the direction of Professor Paul Argenti and with the cooperation of Mitsui & Co.

Mitsui & Company is an enormous, multinational, vastly diversified Japanese corporation (one of only a few Japanese trading companies, called sogo shosha), with numerous global subsidiaries and products. The case centers on a corporate scandal at Mitsui discovered in 2004. Part A of the case describes the corporate history and current environment when news of the scandal broke, and includes a cliff hanger, calling for students to consider the appropriate subsequent actions. Part B follows the story through the response of Shoei Utsuda, the president and CEO of Mitsui from 2002-2009.

Preview Mitsui Case Part A

Preview Mitsui Case Part B


The students who worked on the case learned a great deal throughout the process, and the case was used by Professors Argenti and Joyce during fall term 2011. Read more here.



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