In October 2003, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s richest man and the CEO of Yukos, the second-largest Russian oil producer with a market capitalization of US$26 billion, was arrested and thrown into jail on charges of fraud and tax evasion. Several days later he resigned as CEO of Yukos. This case study tells the story of the rise and (temporary?) fall of a young man whom some … [ Read more ]
Content: Case Study | Authors: Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Konstantin Korotov, Manfred Kets de Vries, Stanislav Shekshnia | Source: INSEAD | Subjects: International, People | Industry: Petro / Chemical | Company: Yukos
Sex, death and dominance. One may say that these are the major themes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s life. But the headline-grabbing bad-boy image often overshadows a stark reality: the man is a brilliant entrepreneur, who created the world’s second-largest software company. Professor Manfred Kets de Vries and Elizabeth Florent-Treacy pick up the story in this new case.
Content: Case Study | Authors: Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Manfred Kets de Vries | Source: INSEAD | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, People
The HP-Compaq merger in 2001 was a knock-down-drag-out fight to the end, with a ‘new’ HP emerging as victor. But who really won and what have we learned? ask Professor Randel Carlock and Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, who review the human side of the battle in this new case study.
Content: Case Study | Authors: Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Randel S. Carlock | Source: INSEAD | Companies: Compaq, Hewlett Packard (HP)