Michael Jarrett

Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour
Email michael.jarrett@insead.edu
BP CEO Tony Hayward (UK) faced intense public scrutiny from many different constituencies in the US in the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The case focuses on how his words and actions were perceived by the US media and government, and how these perceptions had critical business and personal outcomes.

Published 01 Apr 2015

Reference 5816

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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The case describes the spectacular rise of UBS in the period 2000-2008 and its decline in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. CEO Ospel led an ambitious growth strategy, abandoning UBS's traditional risk-averse culture in favour of a more risk-taking form of investment banking in the USA.

Published 23 Feb 2015

Reference 5834

Topic Strategy

Industry Banking

Region Europe

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This case allows a rich and nuanced discussion of the various leadership dimensions of Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers, who was widely regarded as a visionary leader but could be harsh with people working around him. The case raises the strategic question of profit sustainability and organizational resilience. Could Apple thrive as a creative company without Jobs?

Published 26 Aug 2013

Reference 6010

Topic Strategy

Region North America

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This case describes IKEA's strategy, aiming to show how the Swedish company has developed and maintained its competitive advantage over decades while expanding its business worldwide.

Published 28 Sep 2011

Reference 5831

Topic Strategy

Industry Consumer Goods Furniture

Region Global

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BP CEO Tony Hayward (UK) faced intense public scrutiny from many different constituencies in the US in the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The case focuses on how his words and actions were perceived by the US media and government, and how these perceptions had critical business and personal outcomes.

Published 28 Sep 2011

Reference 5816

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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This case describes how IKEA's distinctive strategy was formed over a period of about 30 years (late 1940s to late 1970s).

Published 28 Sep 2011

Reference 5833

Topic Strategy

Industry Consumer Goods Furniture

Region Global

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Strategic Agility and Organisational Performance