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Case Studies by Susan C Schneider

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published: 03 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Telecommunications equipment
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
The case describes the development of HRM practices in a joint venture established in 1991 near Budapest. It focuses on the role of HRM in changing the corporate culture to emphasise people and excellence in products and services in order to create a competitive company.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To examine the role of Human Resource Management in creating conditions for organisational learning in East/West European joint ventures.

Keywords:
Human, Resources, Management

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published: 03 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Telecommunications equipment
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
The case describes the development of HRM practices in a joint venture established in 1991 near Budapest. It focuses on the role of HRM in changing the corporate culture to emphasise people and excellence in products and services in order to create a competitive company.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To examine the role of Human Resource Management in creating conditions for organisational learning in East/West European joint ventures.

Keywords:
Human, Resources, Management,

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published: 01 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Consumer electronics
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
The case involves a French-Polish joint venture established in 1991, located in Warsaw. It links issues of strategy, culture, and HRM by examining efforts to improve productivity and competitiveness through introducing the French parentÂ’s HRM policy and practices. This case also discusses the challenge of motivating employees accustomed to working in a corporate/national culture strongly influenced by a prior history of Communist or socialist ideology.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To examine the role of Human Resource Management in creating conditions for organisational learning in East/West European joint ventures.

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published: 01 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Consumer electronics
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
The case involves a French-Polish joint venture established in 1991, located in Warsaw. It links issues of strategy, culture, and HRM by examining efforts to improve productivity and competitiveness through introducing the French parent's HRM policy and practices. This case also discusses the challenge of motivating employees accustomed to working in a corporate/national culture strongly influenced by a prior history of Communist or socialist ideology.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To examine the role of Human Resource Management in creating conditions for organisational learning in East/West European joint ventures.

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published: 01 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Automobile
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
The case describes the development of HRM practice in a German-Czech joint venture established in 1991, near Prague. In this JV, there was the explicit intention to create a "Learning Company" and to do so through "Integration versus domination". Issues are raised with regard to the challenges of creating a "shared management" approach.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To examine the role of Human Resource Management in creating conditions for organisational learning in East/West European joint ventures.

Keywords:
Human, Resources, Management

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published: 01 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Automobile
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
The case describes the development of HRM practice in a German-Czech joint venture established in 1991, near Prague. In this JV, there was the explicit intention to create a "Learning Company" and to do so through "Integration versus domination". Issues are raised with regard to the challenges of creating a "shared management" approach.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To examine the role of Human Resource Management in creating conditions for organisational learning in East/West European joint ventures.

Keywords:
Human, Resources, Management

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published: 01 Jan 1993

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Aircraft
  • Region: Africa

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Abstract:
Describes a process of contract negotiation during which the negotiators have to come to terms with different ways of operating because of cultural differences.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To consider how insufficient understanding of local culture affects business negotiations.

Mitsuhoshi France SA Award winner Prize Winner
published: 01 Jan 1992

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations

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Abstract:
Discusses several issues surrounding the introduction of a new level of French manager in the French subsidiary of a Japanese firm which, until then, had employed only Japanese managers.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To highlight the complexities involved in international human resource management, through the eyes of a manager trying to get his project started in the most efficient way possible.

Prizes won:
- Winner of 1994 European Case Awards, Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour Category

published: 01 Jan 1992

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Banking
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
Describes the Spanish banking environment (the economic, regulatory, market, political and sociocultural context), and the recent history and nature of activities of a large Spanish bank. It summarises the views of top management on how information on 1992 was gathered and interpreted. Should be used in conjunction with the Copenhagen Handelsbank case that describes the strategic issue of 1992 in the banking industry.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To demonstrate the process of diagnosing strategic issues, gathering and interpreting information To explore the role of national context and organisational variables on sense-making

published: 01 Jan 1992

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Airlines
  • Region: North America

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Abstract:
Describes takeover of TWA by Carl Icahn incorporating imagery used in the media to describe these events.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To demonstrate the industry culture - its values, beliefs and norms To explore the 'interpretive' approach using the language of the media To examine the implications for societal level culture

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