Friday, July 3, 2015

El Sistema: Vision, Process, Impact

WOODWARD Ian C., VONGSWASDI Pisitta, LARAMAUD Alexia
©2015 INSEAD Case Study
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This case study describes the journey of “El Sistema”, a classical music education programme in Venezuela that illustrates the transformative power of music to improve the lives of millions of youths in some of the poorest communities in the world. Using the experience and insights of founder José Antonio Abreu, together with an analysis of the programme's development, the case shows how vision and inspiration are translated into a vibrant and effective organization in the long term. It covers the strategic initiatives and organizational processes used to engage and mobilize a critical mass of people to achieve large-scale impact throughout Venzuela and beyond.

Al Said Family and World Trading Company: Exploring Family Business Governance

CARLOCK Randel
©2015 INSEAD Case Study
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Growing family businesses need to create new governance structures to ensure the alignment of family expectations with the needs of the business, as well as accountability. As the family and business mature, and ownership/management functions are separated, the role of the family is increasingly one of governance. Alignment of family and business governance processes among family, owners and management is therefore an important family responsibility.

Hewlett-Packard Boardroom Simulation: A Governance Drama - Participant's Guide

CARLOCK Randel, WILLIAMS Elin
©2015 INSEAD Case Study
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This governance simulation is a role-play between a powerful, charismatic chair-CEO and an equally powerful and demanding board of directors. The aim is to achieve the respective characters' goals and find the best possible and most workable outcome for all the stakeholders involved given the circumstances.

Petro DP: Digital Oil Field Technology

CARLOCK Randel
©2015 INSEAD Case Study
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The Petro case deals with the difficulty of making decisions when organizational structures impede the possibility of improving overall efficiency within the organization. It shows how a conflict of interest between two divisions adds to the challenge of influencing the key decision makers. 

Kaspersky Lab

SHEKSHNIA Stanislav, ZAGIEVA Veronika
©2015 INSEAD Case Study
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This case describes the story of Kaspersky Lab, one of the fastest growing IT security companies in the world. Under the leadership of its founder, Eugene Kaspersky, the Moscow-based company attains $711 million in revenues, becoming one of the world's top three market players and a widely recognized brand.