Philip Anderson

Professor of Entrepreneurship
Email philip.anderson@insead.edu
An INSEAD alumnus is asked to lead a digital transformation effort in a large commercial bank. S/he designs the project, sources an entrepreneurial partner to provide the software platform, and runs a highly successful pilot test that saves millions of euros. Yet rolling out the new system to the rest of the organization proves to be almost impossible. Why, and what should s/he do next?

Published 12 Nov 2019

Reference 6506

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Industry Financial Services Banking

Region Asia

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A Korean agricultural biotechnology company spun out from university research is at a crossroads. Using advanced fermentation technology, it has created a string of unique products for consumers and farmers. It now has an opportunity to license and develop a proprietary technology to solve a major social problem: odour from animal waste.

Published 26 Jun 2017

Reference 6309

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Biotechnology

Region Asia

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In February 2010, Dr. Karim El Solh, founder and CEO of Gulf Capital, announced the successful closure of GC Equity Partners Fund II. Approximately AED 2 billion (US$533 million) had been raised, and in an unprecedented coup for a regional private equity firm, the majority of investors had been sourced from international markets.

Published 29 Mar 2011

Reference 5773

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Private Equity

Region Middle-East

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The case summarizes the history of ALSTOM from its inception to the brink of bankruptcy, charting the failure of initial rescue attempts and the arrival of a new CEO who succeeds in turning around the company.

Published 31 Jan 2009

Reference 5579

Topic Strategy

Industry Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Region Global

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Published 31 Jan 2009

Reference 5579

Topic Strategy

Industry Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Region Global

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The case describes the project selection process of an Israeli technological incubator screening potential entrepreneurial ideas. The function of an incubator is similar to that of venture capitalists, but the projects are at an early stage and funding comes from the government.

Published 06 Mar 2008

Reference 5507

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Financial Services Public Policy

Region Global

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This cases describes the founding, rapid expansion, and fall of an online entertainment venture through the Internet boom and bust. After a merger and painful restructuring, the entrepreneur was able to survive the downturn and reach cash flow break-even in 2002.

Published 01 Jun 2006

Reference 5356

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Online Media

Region North America

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