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  1. The Logistics of the Roman Grain Trade: Details and … AH1-002-I

    Goes over the logistics of the Roman grain trade in a language that is accessible to the non-specialist. It explains how grain was transported across the Roman Empire and covers the challenges of doing this. It also explains who the key people were who played a role in the grain trade and how it was financed. It is intended to uncover many of the managerial difficulties implied in such a task back then and what it means for management nowadays.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Economic Environment & Public Affairs | Operations & Supply Chain Management | Others
  2. African Parks: An NGO in action saving Africa´s wild … EC1-127-I

    This case focuses on one of the thorniest problems of the 21st century, which is how to save wilderness and ecosystems at a time when the countries where they are concentrated in are immersed in a rapid development process and resource hunger around the world is stronger than ever. The NGO that is analyzed in the case, a South African-based NGO called African Parks, has developed an innovative approach to preserving natural spaces and species that combines private, charitable finance and efficient private management with local government cooperation. African Parks now spans seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and sees its task as preserving the iconic ecosystems of the continent from destruction. The case poses critical questions about: how to solve the “tragedy of the commons” while promoting local development; how private managers can address social issues, especially through the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) formula; and how the unique traits of NGOs make them ideal partners to tackle problems that the free market does not easily solve, in cooperation with governments and the private sector.

    Academic Area:
    Economic Environment & Public Affairs
  3. Case Study: Cost Theory and Market Structures EC1-137-I

    This case presents students with exercises to put into practice economic concepts such as market structures, elasticity, supply and demand curves. Students are asked to calculate cost and revenues values, and then use these values to construct market structure models. It is a useful case to use in introductory economics courses because of its practical nature. 

    Academic Area:
    Economic Environment & Public Affairs
  4. Economic Superpowers EC2-110-I-M

    This interactive tutorial focuses on GDP and its importance as an indicator of economic well-being. Using the information provided, students will make GDP predictions for the world's largest economies, for the next 15 years. After justifying their reasoning the application will automatically simulate their results and create a student-specific GDP ranking for the future.

    Students also have the opportunity to rank the importance of a series of factors for deciding the growth rates of each nation. A professor's page compiles the results of the class and when displayed in class encourages a lively debate.

    Academic Area:
    Economic Environment & Public Affairs
  5. Herramientas de diagnóstico en coaching ejecutivo RH2-137

    This document provides a general vision about the most common diagnostic tools used in Executive Coaching, with a special focus on management appraisal and 360º Feedback.  

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Human Resources
  6. El uso de herramientas en coaching ejecutivo RH2-136

    This technical note is a summary of the possible uses of tools in Executive Coaching. The article analyzes the purpose of coaching tools:

    1. Coach's Protective Shield;

    2. Accelerators of the process;

    3: Gears of the process.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Human Resources
  7. Visión general del uso de herramientas en coaching e … RH2-138

    This material describes various tools that help accelerate the learning process of the coachee, focusing on the phases of diagnosis and self-knowledge, phase of unlearning to learn and the phase of action.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Human Resources | Negotiation
  8. Advanced Steel Designs (B) CO1-265-B-I

    The factory director accepted the operators’ conditions. One month later, incidents for review and replacement of faulty parts had been reduced by 60 percent and production levels had risen by 20 percent, although operators felt that there was still room for improvement. In a further meeting with the director of the factory, they proposed to take care of the defective parts that they could repair themselves.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour
  9. Near-Shore it shared service center CO1-256

    This case aims to work on the key factors to take into account when it comes to involving a business unit or group of employees in an organizational development initiative.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    The case can be used for all types of postgraduate programs or in-company programs. It falls into the category of organizational behaviour, and particularly the sub-category of work team management and leadership.

    The ideal audience would comprise professionals with a certain amount of experience and with employees reporting to them.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour
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