Cases on Management, Leadership and Organisations
The realities of organisational life seem a far departure from what is taught in the classroom, particularly if one has never before worked for an organisation. The examples presented in this book bring to life the challenges of managing and leading organisations and are relevant for students who must learn to analyse, discuss and assess what takes place within organisations, what ought to happen and why certain strategies fail.
The book contains 24 case studies from a range of organisations, some anonymous and others known.
Among other things the case studies include profiles of leaders or managers, the organisational structure, decision-making and information flow in each organisation. The businesses covered range widely, from anonymous government offices to the arcane peculiarities of university departments and to vast shipping conglomerates.
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THE PROFESSOR 21
BRøNDBY FOOTBALL CLUB OR BJERREGAARD FOOTBALL CLUB? 29
THE DEATH OF A CHICKEN 37
CHEFS AT HENNE KIRKEBY KRO 45
SWEET ALMONDS FROM ODENSE MARCIPAN 51
FIBERVISIONS: CUTTING OUT MIDDLE MANAGEMENT 59
THE OFFICE AND THE BACKLOG 65
ANGRY SAS CUSTOMERS: WHEN AN ANSWER ISN T AN ANSWER 71
LEADERS AT A.P. MøLLER - MæRSK 79
APPLE PARANOIA 89
GOOGLE AND BENEFITS 97
MICROSOFT AT WORK 103
UNIMERCO AND THE FUTURE 111
MAGASIN DU NORD AND THE ICELANDIC CONNECTION 119
WE SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE 125
THE HCA 2005-SHOW 135
IRMA S MAN 143
CRYPTOMATHIC FROM RESEARCH TO BUSINESS AND BACK? 151
COLOPLAST: DIVISIONS IN MANY WAYS 161
LOCAL PLANNING IN THE SURGICAL DEPARTMENT 169
DSB ON TRACK TO EFFICIENCY 177
TURBULENT TIMES AT SAS
ROSKILDE BANK: RISKY BUSINESS IN THE PROVINCES 195
AIM FOR MORE 203
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER READING 209