Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Yukos: Chelovek c rublyom (Man with a Ruble)

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 ]

Larry Ellison: A Samurai Warrior in Silicon Valley

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.

The HP-Compaq Merger: A Battle for the Heart and Soul of a Company

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.