The case discusses the rationale behind the restructuring initiatives of Renault (with which it later on restructured Nissan successfully), costs and consequences of restructuring programmes, changes in organisational structure in response to changes in business environment on performance and profitability, role of human resources during organisational restructuring process and in the French context, 35 hour work rule and role of unions and legislation in the restructuring process.
SOM, A. (2004). Renault: the challenge of restructuring. ESSEC Business School.