How Japan Saved Columbia Sportswear
TIM BOYLE, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR
HOW Japan saved COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR
SUCCESS STORIES OF OREGON AND JAPAN DOING BUSINESS TOGETHER
November 1, 2017 | 6PM
Lincoln Hall 75
Free and Open to the Public
Early in the history of Columbia Sportswear, when local institutions would not provide capital the company needed to grow, a Japanese corporation stepped in with an injection of capital that was critical to the company’s development.
Later, as Columbia Sportswear expanded, the company entered Japan’s market and Japan became Columbia Sportswear’s most important market outside of the United States. Thus, from the beginning through to the present, Japan has been at the center of Columbia Sportswear’s development into the worldwide leader in sportswear that it is today.
CEO Tim Boyle, one of Portland’s most respected figures in business, will recount this history.
Cosponsors: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Business Administration
With support from Yoshio Kurosaki