Crisis management

October 2021

The European Super League

By Chris Voss, Fabio Puntillo

This case study describes the situation three days after the ill-fated launch of the European Super League (ESL). It can be used in a number of ways. This includes exploring the differences between US sports business models and those of European football; the strategy of the ESL and the possible mis...

October 2020

COVID-19: Pret a Manger’s Fight for Survival

By Nader Tavassoli, Jessica Spungin

The case describes how Pret a Manger—a London casual-dining institution—was significantly adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they tried to pivot by launching several business experiments in fast succession. The long-term outcome of these experiments was far from certain, but th...

September 2018

David Pyott: The Battle for Allergan (B)

By Randall Peterson, Lisa Duke

This case series charts the evolution of the hostile battle for Allergan and its ultimate sale to a white knight, Actavis. David Pyott had been the CEO of Allergan since January 1998; only the third CEO in the company’s 60-year-plus history. Allergan was primarily known for Botox, the aesthetic an...

March 2018

Turning Around KBC in 2009-2016 (C)

By Costas Markides, Daniel Oyon, Lisa Duke

This is part of a case series. The case describes the turnaround of the Belgian bank KBC under the leadership of Johan Thijs in the period 2009-2016. The case is made up of three parts - A, B and C. KBC (A) describes the situation in July 2009 when Johan This was promoted to Managing Director (MD) o...

March 2018

Turning Around KBC in 2009-2016 (B)

By Costas Markides, Daniel Oyon, Lisa Duke

This is part of a case series. The case describes the turnaround of the Belgian bank KBC under the leadership of Johan Thijs in the period 2009-2016. The case is made up of three parts - A, B and C. KBC (A) describes the situation in July 2009 when Johan This was promoted to Managing Director (MD) o...

March 2018

Turning Around KBC in 2009-2016 (A)

By Costas Markides, Daniel Oyon, Lisa Duke

This is part of a case series. The case describes the turnaround of the Belgian bank KBC under the leadership of Johan Thijs in the period 2009-2016. The case is made up of three parts - A, B and C. KBC (A) describes the situation in July 2009 when Johan This was promoted to Managing Director (MD) o...

September 2018

David Pyott: The Battle for Allergan (A)

By Lisa Duke, Randall Peterson

This case series charts the evolution of the hostile battle for Allergan and its ultimate sale to a white knight, Actavis. David Pyott had been the CEO of Allergan since January 1998; only the third CEO in the company’s 60-year-plus history. Allergan was primarily known for Botox, the aesthetic an...

January 2018

Commercial International Bank: Leading Transformation in Turbulent Times Empowering People, Winning With Data

By Randall Peterson

In 2011, Cairo became the cradle of the Egyptian revolution. Transport workers, ambulance drivers and bank employees called for the end of President Hosni Mubarak's regime. With a backdrop of volatility, Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt's leading private bank, embarked on a major transform...