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Case Studies by Ingmar Björkman

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published: 26 May 2015

  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Region: Global

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Abstract:
This case looks at how Lincoln Electric, the US-based company renowned for its compensation scheme, tried to implement its human resource policies globally and particularly in China.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The objective is to expose readers to some of the difficulties and myths of pushing well-worn ideas overseas. The case ends off with an important question regarding the company’s future, one that depends on its overseas strategy, of which HR is key.

Keywords:
Compensation, Cross-Culture, International Expansion, China, Incentives

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published: 07 Apr 2008

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Region: Global

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Abstract:
This case looks at how Lincoln Electric, the US-based company renowned for its compensation scheme, tried to implement its human resource policies globally and particularly in China. Pedagogical Objectives The objective is to expose readers to some of the difficulties and myths of pushing well-worn ideas overseas. The case ends off with an important question regarding the company’s future, one that depends on its overseas strategy, of which HR is key.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The objective is to expose readers to some of the difficulties and myths of pushing well-worn ideas overseas. The case ends off with an important question regarding the company’s future, one that depends on its overseas strategy, of which HR is key.

Keywords:
Compensation, Cross-Culture, International Expansion, China, Incentives

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published: 01 Jan 1999

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Electronics
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
The case describes the challenges of transforming a joint venture in China. The joint venture has experienced various problems in areas such as quality control, logistics and expatriate management.

Pedagogical Objectives:
Analyze the evolution of joint ventures in China. Understand the difficulties in managing changes. Managing partnerships. Challenge of expatriate management in China.

published: 01 Jan 1999

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Region: Global

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Abstract:
This case looks at how Lincoln Electric, the US-based company renowned for its compensation scheme, tried to implement its human resource policies globally and particularly in China.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The objective is to expose readers to some of the difficulties and myths of pushing well-worn ideas overseas. The case ends off with an important question regarding the company’s future, one that depends on its overseas strategy, of which HR is key.

Keywords:
Compensation, Cross-Culture, International Expansion, China, Incentives

Prizes won:
- 2016 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2015 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2014 Case Centre Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2013 Case Centre Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2012 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2011 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2010 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2009 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Ressource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2008 ecch Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2007 ecch Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

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published: 01 Jan 1999

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Diesel engines for marine applications
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
Part A of the case describes key events in the development of Wärtsilä Diesel’s marine engine business in China, from its first efforts at approaching the Chinese market in the early 1980s to the situation in late 1993.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The case aims at raising the following issues for class discussion: Explains the role played by different actors involved in the exports of industrial goods to China. Investigates alternative operational modes in China. Describes the relationship between western firms and different governmental organizations.

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published: 01 Jan 1999

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Diesel engines for marine applications
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
Part B of the case works to describe its development up to early 1998.

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