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Case
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Reference no. 398-187-1
Authors: M Malekova (Kaliningrad International Business School); John Heath (Published by The Case Centre)
Published in: 1998

Abstract

This case was written as part of the TACIS programme (EUROCIS Management Development Programme 92-0468) funded by the European Commission and run by The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The case describes events at KAF, the largest amber extracting and processing plant in the world, over the period 1990-1994. The company is situated in Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave on the Baltic coast, where two thirds of the world''s reserves of amber are concentrated. Despite a change of top management the organisation had not been successful in adapting to new market conditions and in 1994 the firm''s future seemed far from secure. Shortcomings are evident at both strategic and operational levels and these will need to be addressed if the organisation is to survive and prosper.
Industry:
Size:
USD13 million turnover
Other setting(s):
1990-1994

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Abstract

This case was written as part of the TACIS programme (EUROCIS Management Development Programme 92-0468) funded by the European Commission and run by The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The case describes events at KAF, the largest amber extracting and processing plant in the world, over the period 1990-1994. The company is situated in Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave on the Baltic coast, where two thirds of the world''s reserves of amber are concentrated. Despite a change of top management the organisation had not been successful in adapting to new market conditions and in 1994 the firm''s future seemed far from secure. Shortcomings are evident at both strategic and operational levels and these will need to be addressed if the organisation is to survive and prosper.

Settings

Industry:
Size:
USD13 million turnover
Other setting(s):
1990-1994

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