RSA (formerly Royal & SunAlliance) has enjoyed a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes in the past few years. After experiencing what the Financial Times described as a “near death experience” in 2002, it has recorded several years of increased profitability, rising share prices and positive ratings developments. Although all shares have recently felt the effects of a falling market, most analysts expect RSA to continue to outperform its peers. Read more to know why RSA is able to achieve this feat…
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A Case Study about First impressions: introducing the ‘Real Times’ third Sector
Abstract: ‘Real Times’ is the Third Sector Research Centre’s qualitative longitudinal study of third sector organisations, groups and activities. Over a three year period the study is following the fortunes, strategies, challenges and performance of a diverse set of fifteen ‘core’ case studies of third sector activity, and their relations with a number ‘complementary’ case studies. This report introduces the core case studies through summary sketches, and provides a descriptive account of the research up to the end of the first wave of fieldwork.
Introduction: ‘Real Times’ is the Third Sector Research Centre’s qualitative longitudinal study of third sector organisations, groups and activities. Over a three year period the study is following the fortunes, strategies, challenges and performance of a diverse set of fifteen ‘core’ case studies of third sector activity, and their relations with a number ‘complementary’ case studies.This report provides a descriptive account of the research up to the end of the first wave of fieldwork with core case studies. It outlines the research process so far, and introduces the cases by providing boxed summary sketches throughout the report.
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Samsung Electronics Abstract: When Jong Yong Yun (Yun) took over as the CEO of Samsung Electronics in 1997, the company was mired in problems. The company witnessed declining sales and piled up debt. Also Samsung was known more as a cheap alternative to big Japanese brands like Sony, with the products relegated to the low-end of consumer electronics market. By bringing in drastic changes from organisation structure to product design and marketing, Yun was able to successfully turnaround the fortunes of the company and give it a much needed up-scale image. Click here to read more…
Edward Lampert, the hedge fund owner and Chairman of Kmart Holdings Corporation, an out-of-bankruptcy discount retail chain announced the merger of Kmart with Sears, Roebuck & Corporation, an ailing US department store company. The combined entity, called Sears Holdings Corporation, was expected to reverse the fortunes of the two iconic, but faded retail brands. However, Lampert’s distinct leadership style and poor strategic decisions led to the merger’s failure. Click here to read more…
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Folkestone’s problems: Following the twin blows of the slump in popularity of English seaside holidays, and the closure of the cross channel ferry service in 1991, Folkestone has been in steady decline. Statistics paint a gloomy picture: in its central and east wards 40% of housing was classified as unfit. It has failing schools, a 5% GCSE pass rate, low skills and low participation in higher education. In contrast, in Victorian and Edwardian times Folkestone had been a fashionable andbusy seaside town and harbour…
The regeneration process: Folkestone strong links with the arts began in the 1960s, when an arts centre was set up at the Metropole, a grand old hotel on historic Folkestone Leas. One driving force then was local resident Kenneth Clark, author of Civilisation and a Chairman of the Arts Council. Another local benefactor was later to prove instrumental in the town’s fortunes when the Metropole was on the verge of closing in the 1990s. Roger de Haan, former owner of Saga Insurance, stepped in to offer three years of funding, and restore the building by setting up the Metropole Arts Centre Trust…
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This case discusses the leadership qualities of Sir Alex Ferguson (Ferguson), manager of Manchester United Football Club (MUFC). The case discusses his career as a player and manager with different football clubs, detailing his 25-year tenure at MUFC. It also discusses some of the leadership qualities of Ferguson and his role in changing the fortunes of the clubs he managed.
The case details some of the hallmarks of Ferguson’s leadership and explains how he motivated the team members; how he maintained discipline in the team; how he provided the required support to the players; how he reared young players and turned them into stars; and how his decisions helped the team at several crucial junctures. The case concludes with a discussion on Ferguson’s leadership style. Click here to read more…
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The old traditional ways of managing not longer work and will never work again. The old management practice has been erected on the assumption of human limitations as a basis for organizing. “This assumption is so pervasive that it can be found in almost every aspect of conventional managing, from the way we over-bureaucratize our organizations and control the workforce to the way we develop and impose strategies on others without their participation or consideration of their potential contribution.
In the new knowledge-driven economy, people have become your firm’s most precious and underutilized resource. They are your firm’s repository of knowledge and they are central to your company’s competitive advantage. Well coached, and highly motivated people are critical to the development and execution of strategies, especially in today’s faster-paced, more perplexing world, where top management alone can no longer assure your firm’s competitiveness. At all levels, your company needs people who can deliver at the frontier of performance. They must understand where your company is going and be able to influence this path. They must share in your company’s fortunes and be motivated to push for greater achievements.
Punjab: India’s granary and a success story of the Green Revolution? Farmers raking in fortunes through modern technologies and hard work? A model for the rest of India and the world? That perhaps was the picture some time ago. Today, however, it is a story of degraded soil, depleted water tables, reduced productivity, and farmer suicides. How did things change so quickly?
As the sun sets on the sepia-coloured horizon, Ram Pal sits alone to tell his story. ‘Let the land open wide and swallow us up. My nine acres have become unproductive due to waterlogging. The fields are full of wild grass. I have a family of three to feed and a debt of Rs 50,000 to repay,’ laments the 60-year-old farmer from Kalalwala village in Punjab’s Bhatinda district. Now Ram Pal goes to the nearby town every day to work as a labourer.Click here to read more…
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