Carbon Materials and Technologies: Alliedsignal (B)

27 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2008

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Robert F. Bruner

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Andrea Larson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Katarina Paddack

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

This case is a follow-up to "Tar Products: AlliedSignal (A)" (UVA-G-0504). At the date of the B case, 13 months have passed since Charles L. Griffith joined Carbon Materials and Technologies. The business has undergone a major transformation that has restored profitability to the division. The task for the student is to determine which factors contributed to this dramatic turnaround. The case explores the role of leadership, fact-based decision making, vision setting, and team formation. It also allows students to discuss how to "lead from the middle." Videotape #8284, "AlliedSignal Tar Products," is designed for use with both cases.

Keywords: change, management of, decision making, leadership, reorganization, turnaround management, Alternative Business Issue or Setting, diversity issues

Suggested Citation

Bruner, Robert F. and Larson, Andrea and Paddack, Katarina, Carbon Materials and Technologies: Alliedsignal (B). Darden Case No. UVA-G-0505. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=909936

Robert F. Bruner (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

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Andrea Larson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

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Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/larson.htm

Katarina Paddack

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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