Elizabeth Florent-Treacy

Succession patterns in Asia are heavily influenced by Confucian values and traditions. Liu Bai's father's authoritarian style of management was typical of Chinese families, but his critical and demanding manner made it impossible for Bai to work with him, even in the Asian context.

Published 25 Nov 2013

Reference 6005

Topic Family Business

Region Asia

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The case follows the progress of a year-long multi-module 'Make a Difference' programme for all 70 employees of Best Western Italy, the European operations and reservations centre for Best Western International, a global hotel group.

Published 29 Jan 2013

Reference 5919

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Industry Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Region Europe

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The case follows the progress of a year-long multi-module 'Make a Difference' programme for all 70 employees of Best Western Italy, the European operations and reservations centre for Best Western International, a global hotel group.

Published 29 Jan 2013

Reference 5919

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Industry Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Region Europe

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The case follows the progress of a year-long multi-module 'Make a Difference' programme for all 70 employees of Best Western Italy, the European operations and reservations centre for Best Western International, a global hotel group.

Published 28 Jan 2013

Reference 5919

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Industry Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Region Europe

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After announcing the sudden medical leave of absence of António Horta Osório, CEO of Lloyd's Banking Group, the challenge facing the board was unprecedented. They would have to take immediate action to ensure interim leadership, and plan for the future. Should António Horta Osório return as CEO? If so, under what conditions?

Published 25 Jun 2012

Reference 5890

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Region Europe

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After announcing the sudden medical leave of absence of António Horta Osório, CEO of Lloyd's Banking Group, the challenge facing the board was unprecedented. They would have to take immediate action to ensure interim leadership, and plan for the future. Should António Horta Osório return as CEO? If so, under what conditions?

Published 25 Jun 2012

Reference 5890

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Region Europe

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The case illustrates how a team leader manages a simple change management project by leveraging the unique skill set she has developed through her childhood experiences growing up in several different countries. Fatima, the protagonist, needs to integrate a mixed group of performers into an already high performing team in a short timespan.

Published 29 Nov 2010

Reference 5743

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Region Europe

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The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has witnessed rapid development in recent decades. As its physical, economic and demographic landscapes evolve, the time has come to reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead. This case illustrates the establishment and achievements of the Office of the Brand of Abu Dhabi (OBAD).

Published 22 Feb 2010

Reference 5671

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Region Middle-East

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Very little has been written about women business leaders in the Middle East. Fatima Al Jaber is the Chief Operating Officer of a multibillion-dollar family owned company in Abu Dhabi. The case traces her personal history, highlights the challenges faced by family businesses in the region, and focuses on the distinctive strengths and leadership styles of Muslim businesswomen.

Published 30 Sep 2009

Reference 5609

Topic Family Business

Industry Construction

Region Middle-East

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Perfect Plastics was founded in 1969 by Jim Peters to design and manufacture plastic packaging materials for the fast-food industry. The influence of Jim and his family has always been strongly felt throughout all aspects of the company.

Published 30 Apr 2009

Reference 5586

Topic Family Business

Industry Packaging and Containers

Region Global

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The case follows the progress of a year-long multi-module 'Make a Difference' programme for all 70 employees of Best Western Italy, the European operations and reservations centre for Best Western International, a global hotel group.

Published 28 Jan 2013

Reference 5919

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Industry Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Region Europe

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Families across Asia have gradually become more professional in managing not only their businesses but their personal wealth and philanthropic interests, as evidenced by the growing number of family offices and family foundations.

Published 30 Apr 2009

Reference 5587

Topic Family Business

Industry Philanthropy

Region Asia

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As a multi-generational family business with a 100-year history in industrial engineering, the Nash Engineering Company had turned many challenges into opportunities. But in the late 1990s, the market for their products collapsed. The family and executive managers were faced with several options. Should they try to continue as a stand-alone organization?

Published 01 Dec 2004

Reference 5223

Topic Family Business

Region North America

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The critical issues facing young adults from family businesses involve balancing responsibility to family with their own career aspirations. The Love and Work case helps students recognize that there are many ways other than full time employment for participating in their family business.

Published 29 Oct 2002

Reference 5065

Topic Marketing

Industry Automotive Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Region Europe

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It is now recognized that new venture start-ups can offer a career choice that is a little sexier, a little wilder, and in the long run equally lucrative, to the consulting or banking jobs that typically dominate post-MBA career paths.

Published 10 Jan 2001

Reference 4970

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Human Resources Media Production

Region Europe

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