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Going, going, Ghosn -- Nissan ponders life under a new leader

With the superstar boss stepping aside, technology will decide the carmaker's fate

Carlos Ghosn has taken Nissan to the cusp of the "10 million club." But the ability to adapt to technological changes, rather than rack up huge unit sales, will be crucial to the carmaker's future. (Photo by Tsuyoshi Tamehiro)

TOKYO Nissan Motor is speeding into the unknown now that longtime leader Carlos Ghosn has announced his resignation as CEO.

Ghosn joined the automaker in 1999, when it was on the brink of collapse, and engineered a dramatic turnaround. Though he will stay on as chairman with representative rights, his departure from the vanguard of management this April is a prelude to a bigger, perhaps more jarring, transition for Nissan.

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