Anton Dreesman: The Rise and Fall of a Department Store Dynasty

Published 11 Jan 1992
Reference 218
Industry Retail
Region Europe

Describes the evolution, expansion and internationalisation of a family-owned company in the area of retail and services. It looks at the role of the family and, particularly, its driving force, Anton Dreesman.

Teaching objectives

To demonstrate the relationship between personality, leadership style, corporate culture, strategy and structure; to highlight the problems around the succession.