- This case is based on the Elizabeth Best case from HBSP. It does not
seem to be available for purchase yet. Since Harvard owns the
intellectual property for this case, I think it would be right to
purchase to Elizabeth Best from HBSP ( (A)
Just remember we will actually be discussing Elizabeth Parker (although the
differences are slight).
- What accounts for Elizabeth's success in A?
- How does the situation in B different from the situation in A?
- What strategy should she use to meet her deadline in B?
|Abelli and Saviotti at Banca Comerciale Italiana
- What do the maps at the end of the case tell you about the situation
confronting Abelli and Saviotti?
- Who are the key
players in the pro-Unicredito coalition and the pro-Banca Intesa
- What are the sources of power and vulnerabilities of the
- What can Abelli & Saviotti do to improve chances of
closing the EuroBanca deal?
- How would MedioBanca respond?
|Jan Carlzon (A)
- What were the key problems SAS
- What did Carlzon do to turn things around?
- How would you compare with Creech's style & philosophy?]
- Should NASA have launched or not?
- What was the rational thing to do? Try calculating relative payoffs
of launching vs not launching.
- How does history affect decisions today?
Services & related cases
- Colonial Food Services [HBSP]
- Eugene Kirby. [HBSP]
- James Cranston. [HBSP]
- What are Cranston's goals in this performance appraisal?
- Are they developmental or performance related?
- In light of Beer's recommendations, how should Cranston approach
Kirby in this interview?]
- In order of priority, what steps would you take if you were in
- What should Peterson's agenda be for his meeting with Knight?
- What should Michael Anderson
do? What would you do if you were John Thayer? What responsibility does
Arthur Johnson have? What responsibility is he willing to assume?
- What did Baker do right in running his task force?
- What could have been done better?
|The Smile Factory
- This is really an article that we treat as a case. The reference is
J. 1990. The smile factory: Work at
Disneyland. In P. J. Frost,
L. F. Moore, M.
Louis, C. Lundberg, & J. Martin (Eds.),
Reframing Organizational Culture:
- What accounts for Disney's success in theme parks?
How well would the "Disney way" translate to other organizations?
- How would you assess the fit of the organizational
culture with elements of the formal organization?
- What theories of employee performance and motivation
are embedded in their culture?
- Should Merck invest in