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Case
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Reference no. 390-038-1
Authors: Peter RJ Trim (University of Groningen)
Published in: 1990

Abstract

Allied Limited is an electronics company facing a number of problems. The immediate issues are: whether the company should shut down the calculator production line, impending legal action by the Syntax Corporation which has threatened to take legal action against Allied Limited for infringement of one of its patents, inadequate internal communication, poor industrial relations and the possibility of a labour relations conflict. A management consultant is brought in to appraise the situation and in particular to make recommendations to top management vis-a-vis leadership and managing change. Two other issues are highlighted: merger or acquisition of a continental company, and Europe 1992. The objective of the case is to focus the readers'' attention upon the various problems confronting Allied Limited and to analyse the strengths of the company prior to formulating a strategy for the company.
Location:
Industry:
Size:
Medium
Other setting(s):
1987-1988

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Abstract

Allied Limited is an electronics company facing a number of problems. The immediate issues are: whether the company should shut down the calculator production line, impending legal action by the Syntax Corporation which has threatened to take legal action against Allied Limited for infringement of one of its patents, inadequate internal communication, poor industrial relations and the possibility of a labour relations conflict. A management consultant is brought in to appraise the situation and in particular to make recommendations to top management vis-a-vis leadership and managing change. Two other issues are highlighted: merger or acquisition of a continental company, and Europe 1992. The objective of the case is to focus the readers'' attention upon the various problems confronting Allied Limited and to analyse the strengths of the company prior to formulating a strategy for the company.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
Medium
Other setting(s):
1987-1988

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