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Authors: Robert Rosenfeld (Warwick Business School); Morven McLean (Warwick Business School)
Published in: 2008
Length: 20 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This is the second of a five-case series. This case presents the factors that contributed to Railtrack's decline and the rationale for the government placing the company into administration in October 2001. It charts the management issues that contributed to a breakdown in confidence in shareholders and industry stakeholders, and describes how the company was managed during the administration process. It puts students in the position of key decision-makers and asks them to consider how deep-rooted the problems are within the company and how the company can be moved forward to a more stable position.
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Industry:
Size:
33,000 employees
Other setting(s):
2001

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Abstract

This is the second of a five-case series. This case presents the factors that contributed to Railtrack's decline and the rationale for the government placing the company into administration in October 2001. It charts the management issues that contributed to a breakdown in confidence in shareholders and industry stakeholders, and describes how the company was managed during the administration process. It puts students in the position of key decision-makers and asks them to consider how deep-rooted the problems are within the company and how the company can be moved forward to a more stable position.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
33,000 employees
Other setting(s):
2001

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