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published: 01 Jan 1988

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Building Materials
  • Region: Africa

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Please refer to part A for the abstract.

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published: 01 Jan 1988

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Building Materials
  • Region: Africa

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Abstract:
This case describes the efforts of a South African entrepreneur, Albert Koopman, to establish a participatory management structure incorporating both white and black workers. It depicts a South African firm operating within the system to create cultural change.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To explore the problems of establishing participatory management To provide an insider's attempt to change the cultural practices (apartheid) from within the system

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published: 01 Jan 1988

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

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Abstract:
Covers the life of J. Edgar Hoover and the development of the FBI during the 50 years of his directorship. It analyses the parallels between Hoover's personality and the structure of the organisation within the social and political background of the times.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To study the influences of an individual personality and the environment on the organisation.

published: 01 Jan 1988

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

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Describes the life and career of John Ridgway, who directed an Outward Bound School in Scotland (John Ridgway's School of Adventure). A sketch is given of John Ridgway's personal development and philosophy of leadership training.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To better understand - given Ridgway's life history - how he became the person he is today To explore the factors contributing to leadership training

published: 01 Jan 1988

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Region: Middle-East

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Explores the historical background that created the hero, Lawrence of Arabia. Through an analysis of his life, from childhood to early death, suggestions are made as to how a particular kind of charismatic leader develops.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To reflect on the effects of dramatic and charismatic leadership on the individual.

published: 01 Jan 1987

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations

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Provides information regarding changes and performance three years later, particularly AT&T's efforts to become more international.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To question the fit between corporate culture and strategy and its link to company performance.

published: 01 Jan 1987

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

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Abstract:
The case describes the failed takeover attempt of CBS by Ted Turner incorporating media language used to describe the events. The case can be taught on its own or as part of a series on takeover attempts comprising "Carlo De Benedetti and Société Générale de Belgique: David and Goliath" and "T. Boone Pickens and the Oil Patch".

Pedagogical Objectives:
To explore

published: 01 Jan 1987

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Region: Europe

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This sequential case (in three parts) describes the difficulties in handling a problem employee. After being told that his career has reached a plateau, the individual in question engages in unnatural behaviour. His boss and the personnel department try to find a solution.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To explore how to tackle organisational stress, performance appraisal and the problem employeeTo identify personality types (passive/aggressive)

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published: 01 Jan 1987

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
This sequential case (in three parts) describes the difficulties in handling a problem employee. After being told that his career has reached a plateau, the individual in question engages in unnatural behaviour. His boss and the personnel department try to find a solution.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To explore how to tackle organisational stress, performance appraisal and the problem employeeTo identify personality types (passive/aggressive)

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published: 01 Jan 1987

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
This sequential case (in three parts) describes the difficulties in handling a problem employee. After being told that his career has reached a plateau, the individual in question engages in unnatural behaviour. His boss and the personnel department try to find a solution.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To explore how to tackle organisational stress, performance appraisal and the problem employeeTo identify personality types (passive/aggressive)

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