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Authors: J Hebden (Salford Business School, University of Salford); I Hordley (Salford Business School, University of Salford)
Published in: 1977

Abstract

The case describes an example of management succession in a medium sized family firm in a branch of the chemical industry. The succession involved a political battle at the level of the Board room which subsequently manifested itself within various departments throughout the organisation. The succession also involved a major shift in organisational philosophy and structure and the attempt to introduce these changes had implications for managers throughout the firm. The study contains, in addition to the teaching note, a number of student assignments which allow the consideration of the case to be divided into convenient periods and which also allow students to test their own ''answers'' against the reality.
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900-2,000 employees

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Abstract

The case describes an example of management succession in a medium sized family firm in a branch of the chemical industry. The succession involved a political battle at the level of the Board room which subsequently manifested itself within various departments throughout the organisation. The succession also involved a major shift in organisational philosophy and structure and the attempt to introduce these changes had implications for managers throughout the firm. The study contains, in addition to the teaching note, a number of student assignments which allow the consideration of the case to be divided into convenient periods and which also allow students to test their own ''answers'' against the reality.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
900-2,000 employees

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