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published: 01 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Pulp and Paper
  • Region: Asia

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Building a Team Changing the Figures The Mess PT Kalimantan Pulp (A) Safety First? The Wife's Tale Workshop Incident A collection of eight cases that explore the cross-cultural tensions arising from the use of expatriate managers of many nationalities interacting with local workers during the building of a pulp mill in Indonesia. Among the issues covered are safety, team building, communication problems, conflict resolution, ethical dilemmas and the need to adapt management styles.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To illustrate the problems in managing multi-cultural teams in an Asia-Pacific environment. More specifically, the series takes issues encountered both by the expatriates and by corporations involving project management in a developing country, e.g. the problems of tensions between cultures, expatriate-local conflicts, bribery and corruption, multi-cultural team building, leadership style. Each case is short and can be used separately or combined with others.

Keywords:
Team Building, Ethical Dilemmas, Cross-Cultural Conflict, Leadership Styles, Communications, The Expatriates Process

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published: 01 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Pulp and Paper
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
Building a Team Changing the Figures The Mess PT Kalimantan Pulp (A) Safety First? The Wife's Tale Workshop Incident A collection of eight cases that explore the cross-cultural tensions arising from the use of expatriate managers of many nationalities interacting with local workers during the building of a pulp mill in Indonesia. Among the issues covered are safety, team building, communication problems, conflict resolution, ethical dilemmas and the need to adapt management styles.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To illustrate the problems in managing multi-cultural teams in an Asia-Pacific environment. More specifically, the series takes issues encountered both by the expatriates and by corporations involving project management in a developing country, e.g. the problems of tensions between cultures, expatriate-local conflicts, bribery and corruption, multi-cultural team building, leadership style. Each case is short and can be used separately or combined with others.

Keywords:
Team Building, Ethical Dilemmas, Cross-Cultural Conflict, Leadership Styles, Communications, The Expatriates Process

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published: 01 Jan 1994

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

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This case describes the ninety-nine days during which Captain Arnheiter commanded the Vance, a destroyer escort ship assigned to patrol the South Vietnamese coast during the war in Vietnam. It is an excellent example of how leadership pathology affects subordinates' behaviour and may have extremely dangerous consequences.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The case offers an opportunity to study the vicissitudes of leadership. It raises questions about safeguards against people who have reached positions of great power and then abuse that power. In addition, the objective of this case is to recognise specific leadership styles and identify the danger signs.

published: 01 Jan 1994

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

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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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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 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Financial services
  • Region: Europe

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The case describes the design and implementation of a Travel and Tourism Academy by the American Express Foundation in Hungary as part of this philanthropic group's world-wide activity. This activity coincides with the opening of an American Express subsidiary in Hungary and provides an opportunity to explore the role of global citizenship (social responsibility) in global business practice.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To pose issues of global citizenship, the social responsibility of large global corporations in the communities in which they serve using the example of American Express in Hungary. To illustrate how a socially responsible strategy can be employed to enter a new market successfully.

published: 01 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Pulp & Paper
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
Building a Team Changing the Figures The Mess PT Kalimantan Pulp (A) Safety First? The Wife's Tale Workshop Incident A collection of eight cases that explore the cross-cultural tensions arising from the use of expatriate managers of many nationalities interacting with local workers during the building of a pulp mill in Indonesia. Among the issues covered are safety, team building, communication problems, conflict resolution, ethical dilemmas and the need to adapt management styles.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To illustrate the problems in managing multi-cultural teams in an Asia-Pacific environment. More specifically, the series takes issues encountered both by the expatriates and by corporations involving project management in a developing country, e.g. the problems of tensions between cultures, expatriate-local conflicts, bribery and corruption, multi-cultural team building, leadership style. Each case is short and can be used separately or combined with others.

Keywords:
Team Building, Ethical Dilemmas, Cross-Cultural Conflict, Leadership Styles, Communications, The Expatriates Process

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published: 01 Jan 1994

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Pulp & Paper
  • Region: Asia

Show details ...

Abstract:
Building a Team Changing the Figures The Mess PT Kalimantan Pulp (A) Safety First? The Wife's Tale Workshop Incident A collection of eight cases that explore the cross-cultural tensions arising from the use of expatriate managers of many nationalities interacting with local workers during the building of a pulp mill in Indonesia. Among the issues covered are safety, team building, communication problems, conflict resolution, ethical dilemmas and the need to adapt management styles.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To illustrate the problems in managing multi-cultural teams in an Asia-Pacific environment. More specifically, the series takes issues encountered both by the expatriates and by corporations involving project management in a developing country, e.g. the problems of tensions between cultures, expatriate-local conflicts, bribery and corruption, multi-cultural team building, leadership style. Each case is short and can be used separately or combined with others.

Keywords:
Team Building, Ethical Dilemmas, Cross-Cultural Conflict, Leadership Styles, Communications, The Expatriates Process

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