Jean-Louis Barsoux

Tracey Burns, Director of Nursing at the King Edgar NHS Hospital Trust was assigned to head a project to improve the efficiency of patient flows throughout the hospital's system. The case describes how nurses are empowered to play a more proactive role in the process of discharging patients.

Published 01 Feb 2007

Reference 5354

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Region Europe

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For a century, Tata Steel has provided a level of “compassion” that is unmatched in its sector or its country. But the onslaught of global competition and, crucially, global capital markets have sparked serious debate on the role, level and the sustainability of social spending at Tata Steel. In particular, a new emphasis on EVA risks upsetting the century-old commitment to CSR.

Published 12 Jan 2004

Reference 5229

Topic Responsibility

Region Other Regions

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When Renault sent Carlos Ghosn to turnaround its alliance partner Nissan, observers were sceptical of his chances. After soliciting recommendations from the employees, he unveiled a three-year plan involving plant closures, job cuts, and a refocus on design. Within two years, the company had achieved a dramatic recovery, posting record profits and proposing a dazzling array of new models.

Published 08 Jan 2004

Reference 5095

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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Two reasonable people, a boss and a subordinate, find each other 'impossible to handle'. Through their descriptions of each other's behavior we realize that they are in a self-perpetuating dynamic. An attempted intervention by the HR manager not only fails to resolve the situation; it actually makes it worse.

Published 01 Jan 2004

Reference 5116

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Region Global

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This is the second of a two-case series. When Renault sent Carlos Ghosn to turnaround its alliance partner Nissan, observers were sceptical of his chances. After soliciting recommendations from the employees, he unveiled a three-year plan involving plant closures, job cuts, and a refocus on design.

Published 01 Mar 2003

Reference 5095

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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This is the first of a two-case series. When Renault sent Carlos Ghosn to turnaround its alliance partner Nissan, observers were sceptical of his chances. After soliciting recommendations from the employees, he unveiled a three-year plan involving plant closures, job cuts, and a refocus on design.

Published 03 Jan 2003

Reference 5095

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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This case considers the transition at the head of British Airways from Lord Marshall, key architect of BA's spectacular restructuring and revitalisation in the 1980s, to his chosen successor Robert Ayling. In an increasingly deregulated market, Ayling's challenge is to sustain BA's position of leadership in the airline industry.

Published 07 Feb 2002

Reference 4906

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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Case A This case exposes the growing pains of an older, brick-and-mortar, company as it attempts to join the New Economy. The focus is on synergy; pushed by converging technologies and managed by a young and energetic leader, Bertelsmann attempts to overcome a history of decentralization to create a more integrated and Internet savvy corporation.

Published 01 Jun 2000

Reference 4907

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Region Global

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Lee Coker believes he must monitor and supervise weaker performers more intensely than managers he perceives to be superior performers. The case describes Lee’s theory on this issue, Lee’s behaviour (as seen by both himself and his subordinates), and his subordinates’ reactions.

Published 03 Jan 1996

Reference 4559

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Region Global

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