Students at Ecole Polytechnique. Their alumni network is one of the most powerful and may lead some to the top of a large French company.
J. Barande/École Polytechnique
When the directors of a company are graduates of the same school as the executive, their ability to hold the executive accountable for his or her decisions becomes compromised.
Carlos Ghosn: ‘I had zero chance of a fair trial’.
Recent changes to the Japanese justice system have tried to make it more transparent and equitable.
Les gilets jaunes Joan Mora.
What do the Carlos Ghosn scandal, the rising power of algorithms and the “gilets jaunes” have in common? The need to extend the spatial and temporal definitions of responsibility.
VW was hit with more than $15 billion in penalties in the United States.
How could a company like Volkswagen knowingly violate US air-pollution standards despite the senseless risks to which it was exposing its reputation? The case method can provide an answer.
Starman takes a drive in his Tesla.
Elon Musk is a master of keeping investors believing in the dream of Tesla, but analysis of the company’s output and financials reveal a darker picture.
Renault Zoé is currently the best-selling electric vehicle in the European Union (15% market share) and leader in France (with 70% of market share).
The overall analysis of the results of the new Energy Market Barometer confirms that the road to a change in the dominant mobility model is still long.
Beautiful. But is it revolutionary?
There’s a reason the next generation of cars look eerily familiar – and we may have a long wait for something completely different.
A banner deal for the auto sector?
The French group might well manage to turn around General Motors’ struggling division, but plants will close, and the UK looks vulnerable.
It’s about time Europe ditched the diesels – so what are the alternatives?
Volkswagen HQ in Wolfsburg, Germany, where it all began.
Fallout from the Volkswagen case shows how scandals can give virtuous organisations a competitive edge and help industries evolve.
The right policy settings will drive Australia toward a creative economy that produces knowledge and information.
General Motors Holden’s decision to pull the pin on its Melbourne manufacturing plant spurred renewed debate around government-subsidised industry sectors. But instead of throwing money into a flailing…