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Strike at British Airways: Unavoidable or Set Up to Fail?

Authors: Barsoux, J.; Manzoni, J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD - International Institute for Management Development
Publication Year: 2008

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This case covers Bob Ayling's efforts to cut costs at British Airways even as the airline was reporting record profits. The case considers the steadily deteriorating relationship between BA's top management and its cabin crew union - and highlights the self-fulfilling and self-reinforcing nature of the dysfunctional dynamic that develops between the three key parties.

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How to choose between growth and ROIC

Investors reward high-performing companies that shift their strategic focus prudently, even if that means lower returns or slower growth.

Authors: Jiang, Bin; Koller, Timothy
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2007

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One key to creating value is understanding how to manage the subtle balance between growth and returns on invested capital. Empirical evidence suggests that companies enjoying strong ROIC can afford to let it decline over the short term to pursue growth—and that companies with low returns are better off improving ROIC than emphasizing growth...

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Beyond Monitoring

A New Vision for Sustainable Supply Chains

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Product Type: Cases
Source: Business for Social Responsibility
Publication Year: 2007

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In the early 1990s, public attention to the working conditions in ever-lengthening global supply chains erupted. The result of this eruption has been the creation of codes of conduct enforced through non-governmental monitoring schemes. These codes of conduct have made substantial contributions over the last 15 years but it has become increasingly clear that a new framework is needed to achieve more systemic and sustainable change.

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Halton Recycling, Ltd.

Authors: Prahinski, Carol; Fan, Ying
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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The operations manager at Halton Recycling wondered if converting to a more efficient single-stream operation would help reduce costs provide the company with significant competitive advantages.

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Focusing on the Customer: An Interview with the Head of Merrill Lynch's Operations and IT

Author: Weinberg, Allen
Product Type: Journal Articles; Interviews
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2007

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Merrill Lynch has combined operations with IT in a single unit. Diane Schueneman, the head of the company's Global Infrastructure Solutions, explains how she is changing both to focus on the customer.

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Changing Course: The Chrysler Deal, Rising Gas Prices and Other Car Talk

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge @ Wharton
Publication Year: 2007

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Cerberus Capital Management bought 80.1% of Chrysler Group from German auto maker Daimler-Chrysler, effectively ending a nine-year marriage between the two that never quite worked out...

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Leading Change at Simmons (A, B, C, D, E)

Authors: Casciaro, Tiziana; Edmondson, Amy C.; McManus, Stacy; Roloff, Kate
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Asks participants to consider the decision of investing in an expensive training program following the loss of the three largest customers--retailers that together had contributed a third of Simmons' revenues.

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Managing Change Through Networks and Values

Authors: Johnson-Cramer, Michael E.; Parise, Salvatore; Cross, Robert L.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2007

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Internal resistance can often slow or derail corporate change initiatives. This case discusses ways to successfully manage change through networks and improved relationships.

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Sovereign Bancorp and Relational Investors

The Role of the Activist Hedge Fund

Authors: Larcker, David F.; Tayan, Brian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2007

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In 2005, Relational Investors, a registered investment advisor, launched a proxy contest to gain two seats on the board of directors of Sovereign Bancorp. This case considers the circumstances under which an activist investor might wish to seek change in the management or governance of a company and the operational, financial, and governance-related factors it might look for in a target. It also considers the extent to which shareholder activism adds efficiency and improves corporate governance and the extent to which it detracts from them.

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ESPA--Extended Service Plans of America

Authors: Grousbeck, H. Irving; Arippol, Patrick
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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This case allows students to have a balanced discussion around the ethical and financial considerations of handling a frustrated terminated employee, leaks of confidential management decisions, and performance evaluation.

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