Stanislav Shekshnia

Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
In less than five years The Global Informality Project evolved from a one scholar's dream to a global network-based research exercise uniting hundreds of people across the world. It produced two volumes of The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, published by UCL Press in early 2018, a wiki-site and dozens of events around the globe.

Published 28 Jun 2019

Reference 6508

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Printing Publishing

Region Global

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In less than five years The Global Informality Project evolved from a one scholar's dream to a global network-based research exercise uniting hundreds of people across the world. It produced two volumes of The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, published by UCL Press in early 2018, a wiki-site and dozens of events around the globe.

Published 28 Jun 2019

Reference 6508

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Printing Publishing

Region Global

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The case represents a role-play simulation in which a team of up to 6 participants acts as a board of directors of a privately-owned automotive lighting products manufacturer. At a regular meeting, the board has to make two decisions: 1) define growth targets for the next eight years; 2) decide the fate of a newly appointed CEO whose style has created a wave of uproar at the company.

Published 25 Mar 2019

Reference 6447

Topic Strategy

Industry Automotive

Region Europe

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The case represents a role-play simulation in which a team of up to 6 participants acts as a board of directors of a privately-owned automotive lighting products manufacturer. At a regular meeting, the board has to make two decisions: 1) define growth targets for the next eight years; 2) decide the fate of a newly appointed CEO whose style has created a wave of uproar at the company.

Published 25 Mar 2019

Reference 6447

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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RAPID, a private company with complex ownership and nontransparent management systems, faces challenges associated with fast growth and an archaic governance structure. The founders of the company recognize the challenges, but lack knowledge and experience to deal with them.

Published 28 Aug 2017

Reference 6319

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Region Europe

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In this role-play simulation, a team of up to nine participants act as the board of directors of a privately-owned fishing company. The board has to make decisions about (1) a management proposal to acquire processing facilities in a foreign country, (2) an adjustment to the CEO’s remuneration package requested by the CEO following the significant depreciation of local currency.

Published 21 Apr 2017

Reference 6295

Topic Strategy

Industry Agriculture Fishery

Region Other Regions

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In this role-play simulation, a team of up to nine participants act as the board of directors of a privately-owned fishing company. The board has to make decisions about (1) a management proposal to acquire processing facilities in a foreign country, (2) an adjustment to the CEO’s remuneration package requested by the CEO following the significant depreciation of local currency.

Published 21 Apr 2017

Reference 6295

Topic Strategy

Region Other Regions

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A private company with a complex ownership structure and a non-transparent management system faces challenges associated with fast growth and an archaic management structure. The founders recognize some of these, but lack the knowledge and experience to deal with them. The major perceived challenge is to find a replacement for the company's CEO, who has run it from day one and is exhausted.

Published 22 Apr 2016

Reference 6032

Topic Strategy

Industry Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Region Europe

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This case examines the turnaround of Aeroflot, a former Soviet carrier, into one of Europe's leading airlines in customer service. It describes the period between 2009 and 2015, when a new CEO rescues the company from bankruptcy. Under his leadership, a new team of top managers successfully changes the culture of the organization to make it more consumer-focused.

Published 27 Jul 2015

Reference 6125

Topic Strategy

Industry Airlines/Aviation

Region Global

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This case describes the story of Kaspersky Lab, one of the fastest growing IT security companies in the world. Under the leadership of its founder, Eugene Kaspersky, the Moscow-based company attains $711 million in revenues, becoming one of the world's top three market players and a widely recognized brand.

Published 29 Jun 2015

Reference 6126

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Computer and Network Security

Region Other Regions

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VimpelCom is a Russian cellular operator that grew in less than 10 years (1992-2002) from a hypothetical concept, to small family-like company, to $2 billion NYSE-quoted corporation with 5.5 million subscribers on its wireless networks. This case study describes the perfect partnership between the two founders. One was "the professor", Dr.

Published 01 Jan 2003

Reference 5110

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Other Regions

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Corporate Governance