Bloomberg: Carlos Ghosn Wants a Full-Fledged Renault-Nissan Union

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Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, was quoted by Bloomberg on the potential merger between Renault and Nissan. Maryann states, “French workers prefer reporting to other Frenchmen, and Japanese feel the same way,” Keller said. “They can work around this when both sides operate independently. But if you force a merger and start combining operations, it will start to fray.”

This article can be read at the below link:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-29/after-years-shacking-up-ghosn-wants-a-renault-nissan-marriage

Ford and Other Automakers Should Fix Dealership Websites Before New Initiatives…

In this opinion piece, Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, explains that many car dealership websites fail to address the basic needs of automotive shoppers. She further explains that automakers mandate that their dealers use specific website vendors, and therefore automakers are responsible for this issue.

 

Maryann’s post can be read at the below link:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ford-other-automakers-should-fix-dealership-websites-before-keller/

 

Bloomberg: Renault-Nissan Alliance Denies Talks to Buy Out French State

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Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, was quoted by Bloomberg on the potential merger between Renault and Nissan. Maryann states, “You can collaborate without ownership,” Keller said. “It’s probably the best way.” Maryann also explained that the auto industry has a history of failed attempts to combine companies. This article can be read at the below link:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-07/renault-nissan-alliance-denies-report-of-buying-out-french-state

 

Incidentally, in 1998, just after the DaimlerChrysler merger, Maryann made the fateful prediction that the merger would fail. A copy of her opinion piece can be read at the below link:

https://maryannkeller.com/timeline/daimlerchrysler-announce-merger-maryann-immediately-predicts-merger-will-not-work/

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