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Subject category: Entrepreneurship
Published by: IBS Center for Management Research
Published in: 2006

Abstract

The case examines the rise and fall of Michael Jackson, one of the most popular and controversial pop stars of the 1980s and 1990s. It describes the rise of Jackson from the son of a steel worker to a pop superstar in the 1980s. The case then puts forth the various incidents such as the child abuse charges that have brought about a downfall in Jackson's career by the early 2000s. It also throws light on his deals with various companies including the Sony / ATV music catalogue deal, poor financial management, philanthropic activities and his bizarre behaviour.

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1990-2006

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Abstract

The case examines the rise and fall of Michael Jackson, one of the most popular and controversial pop stars of the 1980s and 1990s. It describes the rise of Jackson from the son of a steel worker to a pop superstar in the 1980s. The case then puts forth the various incidents such as the child abuse charges that have brought about a downfall in Jackson's career by the early 2000s. It also throws light on his deals with various companies including the Sony / ATV music catalogue deal, poor financial management, philanthropic activities and his bizarre behaviour.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

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1990-2006

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