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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 Oct 1991

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

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Abstract:
Describes events leading up to and following the divestiture of Bell telephone companies on January 1, 1984. Discusses changes in the image of AT&T as viewed by the environment, the company and its members.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To demonstrate the problems involved in changing corporate culture and to question the fit between corporate culture and strategy and its link to company performance.

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published: 01 Oct 1991

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

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Abstract:
Describes events leading up to and following the divestiture of Bell telephone companies on January 1, 1984. Discusses changes in the image of AT&T as viewed by the environment, the company and its members.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To demonstrate the problems involved in changing corporate culture and to question the fit between corporate culture and strategy and its link to company performance.

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