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Published by: Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Originally published in: 1997
Version: 06.01.2003
Length: 21 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

On 28 February, 1997, Renault SA suddenly announced the closure of its plant in Vilvoorde, Belgium. More than 3,100 workers found themselves out of work. Over the next months, protests and debate about Renault''s decision dominated the headlines. The case describes the context of Renault''s decision, and follows a chronology during the spring of 1997. It raises for discussion questions about industrial overcapacity, restructuring, company responsibility, and the future of manufacturing jobs in Europe. There is a follow-on case available ''Crisis at Renault: The Vilvoorde Plant Closing (B)'' (IMD-3-0718).
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USD33 billion
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1997

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Abstract

On 28 February, 1997, Renault SA suddenly announced the closure of its plant in Vilvoorde, Belgium. More than 3,100 workers found themselves out of work. Over the next months, protests and debate about Renault''s decision dominated the headlines. The case describes the context of Renault''s decision, and follows a chronology during the spring of 1997. It raises for discussion questions about industrial overcapacity, restructuring, company responsibility, and the future of manufacturing jobs in Europe. There is a follow-on case available ''Crisis at Renault: The Vilvoorde Plant Closing (B)'' (IMD-3-0718).

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
USD33 billion
Other setting(s):
1997

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