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  1. 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
  2. AEDAS AR1-006-I-M

    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
  3. Decision Making RH1-141-I-M

    The case begins by outlining the problems of the Latin American Debt Crisis of the 1980s. The student adopting the role of the president of a fictional Latin American nation during the crisis must analyze the situation in several other countries as part of a defined decision-making process. The two-fold aims of the case are to familiarize the students with South America's “Lost Decade” as well as demonstrate the steps involved in making informed well-reasoned decisions by avoiding typical biases that affect decision making.

    The case includes a narrated animation explaining the causes of the Latin American Debt Crisis and an interactive stakeholder map. The situation in Latin America is explained for several countries making this case suitable also for teaching about the crisis generally. The decision making aspect highlights common cognitive biases that can lead to poorer decisions.

    Academic Area:
    Human Resources
  4. 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
  5. R y la organización del siglo XXI RH1-139-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
  6. BBVA SI1-126-I-M

    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
  7. BBVA SI1-126-M

    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
  8. NERTUS DO1-129-M

    This multimedia case describes the story of NERTUS a joint venture between Renfe and Siemens and how the company has achieved success in the area of maintenance. The case includes three sections: interviews with company managers the maintenance process and a virtual tour of the maintenance facility.

    The maintenance process section contains video interviews with NERTUS employees who describe each stage of the process from the detection of an error to the departure of the train after the service. 360º photos bring the maintenance facility to life in the virtual tour.

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management | Innovation
  9. PEREZ LLORCA AJ-GSJ-001-M

    The interactive case shows the selection process for a new junior lawyer at the law firm Perez Llorca.

    Interviews with the HR director the company's timeline and a series of graphs provide information about the company and the “war for talent” in the law sector. As a final exercise students are able to watch four job interviews and choose the best candidate for the job offer.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Human Resources | Law
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