Cambridge Technology Partners--Benelux (B)

7 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2008

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Gerry Yemen

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Martin N. Davidson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Heather Wishik

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Abstract

This series of cases (see also UVA-OB-0758, UVA-OB-0760, and UVA-OB-0761) concerns Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), which consults on information-technology matters to global corporations and emerging dotcoms. In the A case, the company is described, and the decision maker and vice president of the Benelux operations must grow the Benelux staff to meet the demands of its client projects by attracting people who are able to work well in cultures different from their own. The A case (UVA-OB-0758) asks the question, What does it mean to lead in this situation? The B case examines how managers at CTP develop a Web structure with employees moving in and out of, as opposed to up in, the organization. The C case (UVA-OB-0760) adds a twist to the firm's saga as one of the first challenges is reduction of the workforce but preservation of its Web structure, diversity, and employee loyalty. As the D case (UVA-OB-0761) unfolds, students learns that efforts were successful.

Keywords: managing change, decision making, diversity, management of, leadership

Suggested Citation

Yemen, Gerry and Davidson, Martin N. and Wishik, Heather, Cambridge Technology Partners--Benelux (B). Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0759. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1281820

Gerry Yemen (Contact Author)

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Martin N. Davidson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

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Heather Wishik

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

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