Sumantra Ghoshal

Building on its existing strengths in the systems integration business, Andersen Consulting is aiming to create the business of "business integration", i.e. to help clients re-structure their companies through an integrated and coherent review of strategy, operations and information technology capabilities.

Published 14 Oct 2016

Reference 3285

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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The case describes how Canon has sustained a very high growth rate by continuously building new capabilities and exploiting these capabilities. In particular, the case focuses on the company's organizational structures and management processes that support its ability to build and leverage competencies.

Published 31 Jul 2005

Reference 2253

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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The case describes the strategic, operational and organisational processes in Cartier, one of the most successful luxury product companies in the world. Creativity lies at the core of Cartier's strategy and the case focuses on how such creativity can be triggered and maintained in companies.

Published 09 Jan 2005

Reference 3663

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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International acquisitions have become an extremely important vehicle for growth for multinational companies. A key task for many MNC managers is the planning of such acquisitions and the integration of acquired companies in a manner that enhances the company's overall competitive advantage vis-à-vis other global, regional and national players.

Published 08 Jan 2005

Reference 123

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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The case describes the building of a new brand of detergent, Nirma, by an Indian entrepreneur. His product, marketed in a revolutionary way, overtakes the long-time market leader, Hindustan Lever (HLL), the Indian subsidiary of Unilever, which had utterly failed to recognise the threat posed by Nirma.

Published 18 Dec 2002

Reference 4985

Topic Strategy

Industry Consumer Goods

Region Asia

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The case describes the dramatic transformation of General Electric in the decade of the 1980s, under the leadership of Jack Welch. It is written in a synopsis form, tailored to the needs of senior executive programmes, and highlights the role of the CEO in initiating and leading the process of corporate change.

Published 01 Jan 1994

Reference 4268

Topic Strategy

Industry Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Region North America

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The case presents the restructuring and renewal undertaken by the company between 1984 through 1994 as it transforms itself from the US monopolistic provider of telecommunications to a leading global competitor in the fast developing infocom industry (a merger of the telecommunications, information, and entertainment markets).

Published 01 Jan 1994

Reference 4421

Topic Strategy

Industry Telecommunications Information Services

Region North America

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International acquisitions have become an extremely important vehicle for growth for multinational companies. A key task for many MNC managers is the planning of such acquisitions and the integration of acquired companies in a manner that enhances the company's overall competitive advantage vis-à-vis other global, regional and national players.

Published 01 Jan 1994

Reference 123

Topic Strategy

Industry Consumer Goods Financial Services International Trade and Development

Region Europe

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International acquisitions have become an extremely important vehicle for growth for multinational companies. A key task for many MNC managers is the planning of such acquisitions and the integration of acquired companies in a manner that enhances the company's overall competitive advantage vis-à-vis other global, regional and national players.

Published 01 Jan 1994

Reference 123

Topic Strategy

Industry Consumer Goods Financial Services International Trade and Development

Region Europe

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ISS describes a $2 billion multinational service company active in commercial cleaning. The case explores the company's entrepreneurial organisational structure which features autonomous country managers linked to headquarters by strong financial controls, as well as the future challenges of moving from acquisitive to organic growth and improving profitability.

Published 01 Jan 1993

Reference 4220

Topic Strategy

Industry Consumer Services

Region Global

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