XSTRATA AND AUSTRALIAN MINING TAX REFORM (A) DE1-202-A-I
In 2010, the Australian Government announced a proposed overhaul of the taxation regime governing its large mining sector. The announcement came at a time when Australia’s mining industry was booming but concerns were also growing about how to distribute the gains of the mining boom between mining companies and the Australian people, and how to harness the success in the mining sector to promote long term sustainable economic growth across Australia. It was partly to address these concerns, as well as to improve the efficiency of the way in which mining was taxed, that the tax reform proposal was developed. At the heart of the proposal was a shift from a volume based royalty system of taxation to a system based on mining companies’ profits.
Focusing on Xstrata, the largest foreign mining company operating in Australia, the case charts how the mining industry acted collectively to conduct a wide-ranging and aggressive public and private lobbying campaign against the tax. Central to this campaign was the use of traditional and new media – newspapers, radio, television, internet, and social networking sites – to try and turn public opinion against the tax. This campaign successfully sowed doubts into the minds of many and attracted support from the political opposition, and other business groups outside of the mining sectorAcademic Area:Organisational Behaviour | Strategy
Rosa Vañó y Castillo de Canena CO1-259-M
This case study tells the story of the gourmet olive oil company Castillo de Canena highlighting the professional career developments of its protagonists. It focuses on Rosa Vañó who just before her 40th birthday left an executive role at Coca-Cola to manage a new family business line in the olive oil company with her brother. She had given up what promised to be a brilliant career to take up a new professional challenge in a small company that is fast becoming her personal dream. It shows the dilemmas of such a decision and details the first successes and failures.
The case puts the student into the picture with graphs and audiovisuals in depth interviews of the transformation of the company the people and their future challenges. It also includes the description of the strategy formulation process followed by the Vañó siblings as well as of their first strategic plan. It concludes with Rosa and Francisco Vañó reflecting on the future of the company. The economic crisis and the proliferation of new products have made it more difficult to achieve success through a differentiation strategy. In this context they have received an offer to buy the company which has both strategic and personal implications: Should they sell the company? Should they make the career shift from owners to managers?
This case study can be taught as part of core MBA subjects like Organizational Behavior about career management and career transition. The case has been particularly useful in Organizational Behavior modules designed for experienced audiences, since they are more likely to be receptive to the career transition story described in the case.Academic Area:Organisational Behaviour | Innovation
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 | Operations & Supply Chain Management | Others
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
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
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
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
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.
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
R and the organization of the XXI century RH1-139-I-M
The multimedia case R and the Organization of the XXI Century tells the story of the Galician telecom company R from its beginnings until the year 2009. It is focused on the HR management model which is based on management by happiness.
Students are able to complete different tests about personal and work satisfaction and get firsthand insight into coaching and the selection process from a happiness perspective. It is possible to relate R's HR management model with their own work life.Academic Area:Organisational Behaviour | Human Resources