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Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 1994
Version: 27 June 1996

Abstract

Describes the actions taken by Dennis Hightower as president of Disney Consumer Products in Europe and the Middle East from 1988 to 1994. Focuses on how he has gone about establishing a regional office and knitting local operations closer together, the benefits that the process has generated, but also the tensions it has created within the organization. The case ends with Hightower contemplating whether he should be changing directions, given the emerging strategic and organizational challenges.
Size:
$300 million revenues, 500 employees
Other setting(s):
1988-1994

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Abstract

Describes the actions taken by Dennis Hightower as president of Disney Consumer Products in Europe and the Middle East from 1988 to 1994. Focuses on how he has gone about establishing a regional office and knitting local operations closer together, the benefits that the process has generated, but also the tensions it has created within the organization. The case ends with Hightower contemplating whether he should be changing directions, given the emerging strategic and organizational challenges.

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Size:
$300 million revenues, 500 employees
Other setting(s):
1988-1994

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