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Case
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Reference no. 309-259-1
Published by: Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU)
Published in: 2009
Length: 16 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This case focuses on the problem of ''founder''s trap'' and finding the correct administrative decisions to assure delegation of managerial powers by the founder to a hired manager at the time of transition from the entrepreneurial development stage of the company to professional management. The case is based on the operating experience of AVENTIN, a leading real estate brokerage company in the St Petersburg market of real estate. History, achievements and problems associated with the process of delegating managerial powers from the company''s owner of a hired manager are reviewed in detail in the case. Issues regarding efficient control with regard to growing consumers'' needs and increasing competition in the real estate market, as well as problems of service quality improvement, arise under the situation in question. Detailed characterisation of the external and internal environment of the company is provided.
Location:
Size:
Middle-sized
Other setting(s):
2008

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Abstract

This case focuses on the problem of ''founder''s trap'' and finding the correct administrative decisions to assure delegation of managerial powers by the founder to a hired manager at the time of transition from the entrepreneurial development stage of the company to professional management. The case is based on the operating experience of AVENTIN, a leading real estate brokerage company in the St Petersburg market of real estate. History, achievements and problems associated with the process of delegating managerial powers from the company''s owner of a hired manager are reviewed in detail in the case. Issues regarding efficient control with regard to growing consumers'' needs and increasing competition in the real estate market, as well as problems of service quality improvement, arise under the situation in question. Detailed characterisation of the external and internal environment of the company is provided.

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Location:
Size:
Middle-sized
Other setting(s):
2008

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