Philipp Meyer-Doyle

Associate Professor of Strategy
The case describes the lead-up to the offer to acquire Baxalta Inc by Shire PLC in the summer of 2015, weeks after Baxalta was spun out of Baxter’s BioScience business. The setting is the biopharmaceutical sector – the fastest-growing in the global pharmaceutical industry in 2014, when M&As reached a record $219.4 billion.

Published 17 Jan 2022

Reference 6690

Topic Strategy

Industry Pharmaceuticals

Region Global

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This fictional case introduces an M&A deal structuring exercise. Two strategy consulting companies, East Coast Strategy Consultants Inc. (EAST) and West Coast Strategic Management Advisory Corp. (WEST), are contemplating acquiring a company in the accounting and advisory services sector, either Ocean & Whistle Accounting (OW) or LeDosh (LD).

Published 06 Dec 2021

Reference 6669

Topic Strategy

Industry Accounting Consulting

Region North America

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The events in this case, which are fictional, provide a background for class discussion about problem-solving, critical thinking, stakeholder management and crisis management. The case puts students in the position of senior managers of an Indonesian geothermal energy company.

Published 17 Dec 2019

Reference 6491

Topic Strategy

Industry Oil & Energy

Region Asia

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Malaysian publicly-listed Hartalega has grown to become one of the world’s largest nitrile glove manufacturers. Still predominantly managed by the founder’s family, it is renowned for its innovation and quality. Its growth and operational achievements have translated into a stellar financial performance, boosting its stock price 20-fold since 2008 (while the Malaysian stock market has been flat).

Published 27 Feb 2017

Reference 6272

Topic Strategy

Region Asia

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Micro-foundations of Strategy