Morten T. Hansen

This case describes the tragedy that occurred on Everest in 1996 - when teams led by highly-skilled guides got caught in a terrible storm, causing the death of the team leaders and several of the client climbers. It delves into the factors that help teams survive when they encounter turbulence, and why others in similar circumstances meet tragedy.

Published 23 Sep 2015

Reference 5519

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Asia

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In mid-2011, Steven Birdsall, then a 46-year old senior vice president at SAP, revives and scales up a neglected line of packaged software called Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS), within the global $20 billion software giant.

Published 20 Dec 2013

Reference 6022

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Global

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This case describes the tragedy that occurred on Everest in 1996 - when teams led by highly-skilled guides got caught in a terrible storm, causing the death of the team leaders and several of the client climbers. It delves into the factors that help teams survive when they encounter turbulence, and why others in similar circumstances meet tragedy.

Published 28 Sep 2011

Reference 5519

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Sporting Goods Entertainment

Region Asia

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This case details the transformation of UK consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser from 1999 to 2010, during which time CEO Bart Becht and his team attained exceptional growth, profits and stock market performance.

Published 20 Apr 2011

Reference 5686

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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This case dscribes how Henkel's CEO, Ulrich Lerner, tried to transform the company during his tenure from 2000 to 2008. Although he partially succeeded in transforming several parts of the company, industry peers (notably Reckitt Benckiser in the UK) achieved far better results during the same period.

Published 26 Jul 2010

Reference 5707

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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The case discusses how large multinational companies can collaborate across their business units. The first case illustrates a cross-business project that has run into trouble. The second case discusses how the new CEO is trying to instill collaboration across business units in the company.

Published 17 Aug 2007

Reference 5458

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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The case discusses how large multinational companies can collaborate across their business units. The first case illustrates a cross-business project that has run into trouble. The second case discusses how the new CEO is trying to instill collaboration across business units in the company.

Published 17 Aug 2007

Reference 5458

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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ENVIE and ACTIF are two French social enterprises that aim at creating employment opportunities for long-term unemployed people through refurbishing and selling used goods. Both organizations are regarded as successes in their field, as both their economic and social performances are superior to the averages of other organizations in the field, yet ENVIE scaled much further than ACTIF.

Published 01 Jun 2006

Reference 5369

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Europe

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ENVIE and ACTIF are two French social enterprises that aim at creating employment opportunities for long-term unemployed people through refurbishing and selling used goods. Both organizations are regarded as successes in their field, as both their economic and social performances are superior to the averages of other organizations in the field, yet ENVIE scaled much further than ACTIF.

Published 01 Jun 2006

Reference 5369

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Europe

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