This collection of free cases and teaching materials is part of Copenhagen Business School’s commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). All the materials focus on aspects of responsible management, including social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Cases and teaching materials are also very diverse in terms of length, subject, structure and application, they address a number of interdisciplinary subjects making them suitable for a wide range of courses in business schools and universities
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British Petroleum: From Texas City to the Gulf of Mexico and Beyond
The case deals with the rather tumultuous executive leadership changes of British Petroleum (BP) over the past decade from 2005 to 2014 in the wake of two dramatic incidents: The Texas City refinery explosion in 2005 and the explosion of the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Mexican Gulf in 2010. The company started with a venturous search for oil in Iran in the early 1900s to eventually become a multinational oil and gas conglomerate among the world’s largest energy companies. The company grew by developing oil fields around the world including demanding locations like Alaska, the North Sea and the Mexican Gulf and pursuing an ambitious acquisition strategy soaking up significant assets and brands in North America and elsewhere.
Building a ‘Milky Way’ from Denmark to Latin America and the Caribbean
Cooperation with local partners has, for more than 60 years, been Arla Foods’ strategy for its internationalisation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAM). However, in 2013 Arla Foods decided to open an office in Mexico City to develop a stronger presence in the region. In addition to a shared ownership in Brazil with Vigor Alimentos SA, announced in September of 2014.
Cult Girl: Responsible Management and Self-management of Subjectivity at Work
To promote and sell its products, the beverage company Cult hires an army of event girls. The Cult Girls, as they are called, represent Cult at festivals, nightclubs, and local venues and are famous for their sexy outfits and flirty behaviour.
This case describes two diverging post-acquisition experiences of KazOil, an oil drilling company in Kazakhstan, in the years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. When the company was bought by the Canadian corporation Hydrocarbons Ltd in 1996, exposed to new human resource strategies and corporate culture and management style, it seemed to adapt more successfully than in 2005, when China Petrol acquired the assets.
Securing the Workforce: Diversity Management in X-tech, a Japanese Organisation
Japan is world renowned for its quality production and efficient management, lean. However, economic stagnation – and a bottom score in the OECD statistics on women participation in the workforce – has forced the Japanese government to focus on the economic benefits of diversity in Corporate Japan.
This is part of a case series. Japan is world renowned for its quality production and efficient management, lean. However, economic stagnation – and a bottom score in the OECD statistics on women participation in the workforce – has forced the Japanese government to focus on the economic benefits of diversity in Corporate Japan.
The Case Centre The Case Centre is a European-based centre promoting the use of the case method in management education. It offers a large collection of management study materials including over 46,000 teaching cases from around the world. The Case Centre includes the CBS Case Collection, which will soon be published on Harvard.
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Ivey Publishing Ivey Publishing provides business case studies with a global perspective and has over 8,000 products in its collection, adding more than 350 classroom-tested case studies each year. Almost all Ivey cases have teaching notes.