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Case Studies in Management

Book Description

A collage of case studies for prospective managers that emphasizes on problem solving, decision-making, and effective management

Based on the conviction that effective practice requires both leadership and managerial experience, this text provides a mix of problems that require administrative decisions as presented in 20 case studies. In today's world, practitioners should be able to identify problems correctly and then be able to effectively find solutions for those problems. The cases in this book are designed to make readers think about common problems of practice by encouraging them to bridge theory and practice.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. About the Authors
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Part I: Human Resources and Industrial Relations Management
    1. 1. The Dish Ends Ltd.
    2. 2. A Case of Complicated Multi-union Manoeuvres
    3. 3. A Case Study on Non-cognitive Skills
    4. 4. The Satyam Saga: A Case of a Haunted House
  8. Part II: Marketing Management
    1. 5. The Aggressive Koreans
    2. 6. 3’s Company: A Case Study on Strategic Planning in a Diversified Portfolio
    3. 7. Competitive Advantage—One for the Road
    4. 8. ‘It Is My Turn Now’: A Case Study on Turnaround Strategies
  9. Part III: Finance Management
    1. 9. Hindustan Bank Ltd.
    2. 10. The ‘Balancing Act’ in Debt Financing
    3. 11. Garuda Udyog Ltd.
  10. Part IV: Operations Management and Entrepreneurship
    1. 12. ‘Beyond the Bootstrap’: A Case Study of a Sophisticated Entrepreneur
    2. 13. The Real Transformative Turnaround: A Case Study in Business Transformation Strategy
    3. 14. Creating a Seamless Organization
    4. 15. The Mighty Mahindras and the Two-wheeler Temptation
  11. Part V: Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Innovation Management
    1. 16. An Audacious Acquisition: A Case Study of a Hostile Takeover
    2. 17. The Price of Owning the Cat: A Case Study of a Difficult Merger
    3. 18. ‘Corporate Governance’ Is More than Mere ‘Compliance’
    4. 19. The Directors and the ‘In’-directors: A Case Study in Corporate Governance
    5. 20. From ‘Perform of Perish’ to ‘Innovate or Exit’: A Case Study in Innovation Management
  12. Business Case Studies and Their Relevance to Management Education
  13. Case Study Development Methodology
  14. Computed Tomography–Scan Method of Case Study Analysis
  15. Case Analysis and Resolution Using CT–Scan Method: A Sample Case
  16. Acknowledgements
  17. Copyright