Douglas Webber

Professor of Political Science
Email douglas.webber@insead.edu
The case describes the historical evolution of the European Union and the role and powers of its decision-making organs.

Published 24 Mar 2016

Reference 6202

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Europe

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The case recounts the unanticipated trials and tribulations experienced by a Canadian insurance company, Manulife, when it tried to take over its local partner’s stake in their Indonesian joint venture.

Published 23 Feb 2015

Reference 5002

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Insurance

Region Asia

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The case explores the origins, historical evolution, present structure, current problems and challenges and future prospects of the principal organizations of regional cooperation in Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the Asia-Pacific (ASEAN, ASEAN+3 and APEC).

Published 20 Dec 2013

Reference 6035

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Asia

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The case recounts the experience of the Dubai government-owned marine terminal operator, Dubai Ports World, when it tried to take over the American operations of P&O in 2005-2006.

Published 29 Apr 2013

Reference 5760

Topic Economics & Finance

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The case recounts the experience of the Dubai government-owned marine terminal operator, Dubai Ports World, when it tried to take over the American operations of P&O in 2005-2006.

Published 29 Apr 2013

Reference 5760

Topic Economics & Finance

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The case recounts the experience of the Dubai government-owned marine terminal operator, Dubai Ports World, when it tried to take over the American operations of P&O in 2005-2006.

Published 29 Apr 2013

Reference 5760

Topic Economics & Finance

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The case describes the roles played by the French and German governments and the Franco-German relationship in shaping the evolution of European monetary cooperation and integration over the last four decades, Against the background of the Greek debt crisis, it highlights the divergent stances of Paris and Berlin on issues of monetary and fiscal policy in the Eurozone.

Published 26 Apr 2010

Reference 5675

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Europe

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The case describes a protracted conflict between the Competition Directorate-General of the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, and the giant American computer software company Microsoft, which resulted in the Commission imposing heavy fines on Microsoft for anti-competitive behaviour for tying its own Windows Media Player to its PC software and for refusing to disclose

Published 22 Feb 2010

Reference 5658

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Computer Software

Region Europe

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This case portrays the conflict that developed in France in spring 2006 after the moderate right Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced a proposal to make it easier for firms to fire young employees during the first two years after their recruitment and ended in the proposal being abandoned.

Published 18 Jun 2007

Reference 5443

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Europe

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The case portrays the effort made by the German Grand Coalition (Christian and Social Democratic) government to change the country's notoriously reform-resistant statutory health insurance system and thus contain rising non-wage labour costs.

Published 18 Jun 2007

Reference 5444

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Hospital & Health Care Insurance Public Policy

Region Europe

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Theories of European Integration and the Politics of the European Union