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  1. Lanzaderas de empleo y emprendimiento solidario. Cas … (A) GE1-139-A

    Case A describes the origins and functioning of LEES in 2013. This is a program launched by José María Pérez González, a Spanish social entrepreneur, in order to address the problem of unemployment in Spain. Mirroring his former social enterprise (Fundación Santamaria La Real), for which he had been nominated Ashoka fellow in 2008, the LEES are a series of accelerators aimed at the unemployed. Designed to make up for the shortcoming of governmental employment policies, where unemployed are passive and isolated, the LEES program follows a holistic approach that fosters the proactiveness of individuals, leverages their skills and increases their visibility. It adopts a collaborative, supportive model, based on people and their capacity for teamwork. Participants in the accelerators organize their activities for an average of 6 months and are led by a coach. The program also strives to involve most actors of the society (municipalities and governmental institutions, private local firms, NGOs, individual volunteers, local training centers, co-working or entrepreneurship centers, universities, etc.) into shaping a global solution to unemployment. Although they are overseen by the LEES central office, accelerators function as quasi-autonomous entities and take up the roles of project management, maintenance, student selection and appointment of functional committees.

    Academic Area:
    Entrepreneurship
  2. Sownage: Ciberseguridad y Continuidad Empresarial SI1-139-M

    The case details events from April to June 2011 when an attack on the PlayStation Network (PSN) occurred. As a consequence of this incident the PSN systems shut down and personal information about users was stolen by hackers. Students will analyze the facts and then present action paths putting themselves in the role of a PlayStation team member in charge of the situation. They will also need to develop a business continuity plan for the future.

    The case has been developed as a simple multimedia tool with the information organized according to the different stakeholders and through a timeline of the attack. In addition to texts and images each chapter has a number of links that students can visit to delve deeper into their analysis.

    This case study is designed to be used at various levels. Versions of this case have been used at the, pre-experience MBA, the MBA, and the Executive MBA, and a blended Global MBA in the session dedicated to information security management.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  3. El rol de la seguridad de la información en el fraud … SI1-142

    This case deals with the issue of IT security that led to a case of fraud, carried out by one of its own employees who was able to get around almost all of the system controls, within the enterprise Société Générale. In this case the student will learn how to avoid these types of situations due to a lack of risk management in financial insitutions

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  4. Sunnsett AJ-I-TP-096-M

    Es nuestro primer caso interactivo narrado en formato cómic, de modo que permite al alumno una comprensión visual del conflicto del restaurante de cocina fusión Sunnsett y el local adyacente. El alumno debe asumir el rol del abogado de los propietarios del restaurante y, por medio de un buscador interactivo, puede encontrar información referente al caso, guardarla, compartirla con su grupo de trabajo y descargarla, para elaborar una propuesta contractual que solucione el problema presentado.

    El profesor puede controlar el progreso de los alumnos a través de una pantalla diseñada para ser proyectada en el aula, en la que pueden verse las búsquedas realizadas así como el porcentaje de búsquedas totales de cada equipo. También tiene acceso a toda la documentación del caso, así como a la información completa del mismo. El profesor tiene a un solo clic todos los materiales que precisa para generar un buen debate en el aula.

    Academic Area:
    Others | Law
  5. 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
  6. Principales conceptos sobre métodos cuantitativos DO2-129-M

    This is a series of videos that help students to understand the main concepts covered in the Quantitative Methods course. These videos are enhanced through the use of presentations and diagrams on an interactive whiteboard in order to simplify the understanding of the topics. The topics covered are the following:

    - Introduction to Probability
    - Conditional Probability and Bayes’ Theorem
    - Random Variables
    - The Normal Distribution
    - Sampling & Confidence Intervals
    - Hypothesis Testing

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
  7. Business Intelligence SI1-131-M

    The main objective of this material is for students to understand both the structure of the business intelligence system and what it is used for through interactive graphs and animations. It covers the topics of Data warehouses and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) within Business Intelligence systems.

    Given the multidimensional component of OLAP systems it is a difficult concept for students to understand and these interactive graphs and animations help them to fully understand these concepts in an entertaining way. Finally students will be able to see the effect of these systems on real businesses.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  8. Mango SI1-129-M

    Multimedia case that analyzes the online sales strategy of Mango. This case covers the strategy since the company started the e-commerce campaign in 2000 up until 2008.

    This case contains a series of interactive graphs that explain what e-commerce is and the impact it can have on the P&L of a company especially in the retail sector. It also includes a &quotdid you know?&quot that describes the use of e-commerce platforms in different sectors.

    Videos of Mango managers discussing the decisions they took before and after the implementation of the online strategy complement the material.

    The case can be used in different areas (Information Systems & Technologies, Strategy, Marketing, Operations) as well as specialized electives such as e-commerce. It is used to provide an overview and introduction on the steps before defining a strategy and e-commerce with international reach as well as a first approximation to the areas included in this strategy and the efforts required for optimal development.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  9. RELIANCE: Una disputa familiar por el control del ma … (B) GE1-118-B

    This  case study  describes the conflict between the Ambari brothers after their father´s death, for taking control of Reliance Industries, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in India.

    Academic Area:
    Entrepreneurship | Innovation
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