Rosa Vañó and Castillo de Canena CO1-259-I-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
This interactive multimedia case describes Aedas a leading architectural firm which has developed a strong research culture. This has led to the creation of specialist groups within the firm for the main R&D fields at stake.
The case touches different aspects such as innovation ROI knowledge management business-IT alignment inside a professional services firm and includes several rich graphic elements such as videos of the company’s protagonists and a decision tool where students have to think about the new setup of a research project at AEDAS.
The case study is designed to be discussed in one session with the support and guidance of the professor in areas such as Innovation Management, Project Management and Information Systems and Technology.Academic Area:Operations & Supply Chain Management | Innovation
Female Entrepreneurs in Africa GE1-120-I-M
This case examines a program that has taken place in six African countries, many in post-conflict such as Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa.
Its aim is to contribute to the transformation of African women´s businesses in consolidated companies, creating jobs and economic benefits in their communities.
The case will focus on three examples of high added value and services produced by African firms up and run by women.The value of this multimedia case lies in the videos and interviews with both mentors and entrepreneurs as well as interviews with members of the community.
Besides the videos, interactive graphics will be on different business plan and charts showing the evolution of business in economic and social environment.Academic Area:Entrepreneurship
BBVA – The Web 2.0 Innovation (Re)-Evolution provides details of the bank’s Innovation and Transformation journey that began in 2007. This case focuses specifically on the Web 2.0 applications that BBVA developed during this period and the part they played in the company's strategy.
This case is organized through a timeline with video interviews which allow students to review the situation of the company before the Innovation and Transformation journey as well as to consider the challenges that this plan may bring in the future.Academic Area:Digital Technologies & Data Science | Innovation