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Astral Records Ltd., North America

Lynn Isabella

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Ted Forbes

affiliation not provided to SSRN


This case is an in-basket exercise. Sarah Conner has just assumed control of Astral, a successful compact-disc manufacturer with some looming problems. Previously run by an autocratic manager, Astral is paralyzed following Sir Maxwell S. Hammer's death. Sarah Conner must work through a stack of messages, memos, and faxes, and decide where to begin and what to do.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 39

Keywords: capital budgeting, conflict management, ethical issues, general management, diverse protagonist, female, marketing planning, organizational change, personnel management, diversity case, women in business

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Date posted: October 21, 2008  

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Isabella, Lynn and Forbes, Ted, Astral Records Ltd., North America. Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0443. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=910414

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Lynn Isabella (Contact Author)
University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business ( email )
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
434-924-4818 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/isabella.htm
Ted Forbes
affiliation not provided to SSRN
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