The Case Centre’s bestselling authors 2015/2016

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Bestselling author 2015/16

Thomas J. DelongeThomas J. DeLong
Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice
Harvard Business School

The cases

Cases SG Cowen: New Recruits
Chip Rae, Director of Recruiting at SG Cowen, reviews the criteria used to make hiring decisions. The new strategy is to look beyond the top ten core business schools for the best of class in the top 25, avoiding people in the middle of their class. Do senior managers see the wisdom of the new strategy?

Antegren: A Beacon of Hope
The CEO of Biogen Idec faces a set of difficult issues regarding a promising drug for multiple sclerosis. Decisions facing the company include how to sustain credible research on the drug's efficacy and safety, how to increase manufacturing capacity to meet expected demand, and how to secure insurer reimbursement.

Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems, Inc (A)
Greg James, a global manager at Sun Microsystems, Inc, sets out to meet with his entire 43-member customer implementation team spread across India, France, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America to resolve a dire customer system outage as required by a service agreement. But many issues are threatening to unravel his team.

Meet Thomas

BiographyThomas is the Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice in the organisational behaviour area at Harvard Business School. Before joining Harvard, he was Chief Development Officer and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Group, Inc. At Harvard, Thomas teaches MBA and executive courses focused on leadership, organisational behaviour, managing human capital, and career management. He consults with leading organisations on the process of making individual and organisational change. 

His  book, Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success (Harvard Business School Press, 2011), centres on the challenges of helping talented professionals who are resistant to change. He has also co-authored two books focused on leading professional service firms, When Professionals Have to Lead: A New Model for High Performance (Harvard Business School Press, 2007) and Professional Services: Cases and Texts (McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2003). His Harvard Business Review articles focus on why high achieving professionals often unwittingly sabotage their effort to excel.

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