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0Green management and environmental sustainability: a case of ITC Green Center
Author(s):Anjana Singh, Meghna Rishi, Rati Shukla
Title – Green management and environmental sustainability: a case of ITC green center Subject area – The built environment Study level/applicability – This case can be used for undergraduate and post graduate level business and management studies. The topics identified for this case study would be environmental management applicable to Read more
Title – Green management and environmental sustainability: a case of ITC green center Subject area – The built environment Study level/applicability – This case can be used for undergraduate and post graduate level business and management studies. The topics identified for this case study would be environmental management applicable to green management, corporate sustainability and financial planning, buildings conservation, sustainable constructions and projects and the hospitality industry. Case overview – Mr Niranjan Khatri is one of the people involved in ITC's successful implementation of green management techniques. The key issue causing concern to management is how they initiate this new concept to the already existing and functional hotels in the country. The second key challenge is managing their stakeholders. Being in the service industry, customer service and convenience is of prime importance and at times they may be in conflict with the sustainability agenda of ITC. Expected learning outcomes – Students should be able to analyse the importance of environmental management in the hospitality industry; recognize the operational constraints and legal obligations surrounding environmental performance in hospitality and tourism, Interpret environmental theory and work out an implementation plan for implementing environmental management in hotels. Supplementary materials – Teaching note. Close
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1Introducing innovation in a housing development firm in Malaysia
Author(s):Ahmed Mohammed Kamaruddeen, Nor'Aini Yusof, Ilias Said
Title – Introducing innovation in a housing development firm in Malaysia. Subject area – Innovation, privatisation and property development. Study level/applicability – Undergraduate and MA level property development courses; modules covering privatisation within undergraduate, MBA and MA level management programmes. Case overview – This paper presents the genesis and motivating Read more
Title – Introducing innovation in a housing development firm in Malaysia. Subject area – Innovation, privatisation and property development. Study level/applicability – Undergraduate and MA level property development courses; modules covering privatisation within undergraduate, MBA and MA level management programmes. Case overview – This paper presents the genesis and motivating factors that stimulate a managing director of a housing development (D&B Private Limited Company) to introduce innovation as a strategic solution to the challenges which hinder his firm's growth. The recently launched Ten Malaysian Plan and the Sustainable Programme for Corporate Malaysia are identified as the two stimulating events that triggered the initiation and subsequent implementation of innovation into Design and Build Sdn Bhd. Innovation has been recognized as an endeavor that impacts positively and significantly the performance of the firm that innovates. There was a major focus on factors that enhance innovation of a firm: structure, culture, resources and how to address or react to external factors such as government regulation on innovation, environmental uncertainty and market competition. The quest to be an innovative firm has led to major changes in the structure, culture and review of the firm intangible resources. Coupled with some corporate responsibilities, Design and Build Sdn Bhd has been recognized for its unique performance resulting from the competitive advantage derived from this very idea of innovations. Expected learning outcomes – Students are expected to be able: to present a basic understanding of the motivations and driving force behind the housing developer's keen interest to innovate, to present the multiple benefits of adopting innovation in the housing industry, to highlight the internal and external factors which positively influence innovation among housing developers?, to present how housing developers are able to manage challenges facing their companies through innovation. Supplementary materials – Teaching notes. Close
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2Privatisation of Malaysian property development projects
Author(s):Ismail Omar, Fauziah Raji
Subject area – Property development, the built environment and privatisation. Study level/applicability – Undergraduate and MA level property development courses, modules covering privatisation within undergraduate, MBA and MA level management programmes. Case overview – Property development is complex and diverse. It involves many agents with diverse roles, strategies and actions Read more
Subject area – Property development, the built environment and privatisation. Study level/applicability – Undergraduate and MA level property development courses, modules covering privatisation within undergraduate, MBA and MA level management programmes. Case overview – Property development is complex and diverse. It involves many agents with diverse roles, strategies and actions that affect the return. In a way, privatisation reduces government's financial burdens and offers ease of procedures to agents. This case study investigates privatisation of property development projects by a local authority in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In particular, the study focuses on modes of privatisation (MOP) and the extent to which it affects the return of the projects. The MOP studied are the land swap, land lease and the joint venture development on 15 selected privatisation projects. Expected learning outcomes – Students are expected to be able to understand the MOP for land development projects using Malaysia as an example; evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these MOP; assess the benefits and impacts to the local Malaysian authority, landowners and land developers of MOP; and apply suitable MOP to alternative development projects. Supplementary materials – Teaching note. Close
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3Dream or doom dome?
Author(s):Abdul Rahim Abu Bakar, Fariza Hashim
Subject area – International management control and organisational behaviour. Study level/applicability – This case is suitable for final year undergraduate and Master's students as well as for the general practitioner. It is suitable for the university course program and for in-company training seminars. For company training seminars, the human resources Read more
Subject area – International management control and organisational behaviour. Study level/applicability – This case is suitable for final year undergraduate and Master's students as well as for the general practitioner. It is suitable for the university course program and for in-company training seminars. For company training seminars, the human resources department and finance would most probably benefit from the discussion of the case. Case overview – This case was about a company that was eager to expand its business internationally as it gains success in the home market. Having being entrusted by the company CEO to lead the project, the enthusiastic “project champion” lavishly spent the company investments with minimal control from the parent company. Expected learning outcomes – After carrying out this exercise, students are expected to be able to: first, decide a firm mode of entry, scale of entry and strategic commitment; second, determine the market potential of a particular business venture; third, suggest the management structure and control for international subsidiaries; fourth, decide the possible exit strategy of a business venture. Supplementary materials – Teaching notes. Close
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1Introducing innovation in a housing development firm in Malaysia
Author(s):Ahmed Mohammed Kamaruddeen, Nor'Aini Yusof, Ilias Said
Title – Introducing innovation in a housing development firm in Malaysia. Subject area – Innovation, privatisation and property development. Study level/applicability – Undergraduate and MA level property development courses; modules covering privatisation within undergraduate, MBA and MA level management programmes. Case overview – This paper presents the genesis and motivating factors that stimulate a managing director of a housing development (D&B Private Limited Company) to introduce innovation as a strategic solution to the challenges which hinder his firm's growth. The recently launched Ten Malaysian Plan and the Sustainable Programme for Corporate Malaysia are identified as the two stimulating events that triggered the initiation and subsequent implementation of innovation into Design and Build Sdn Bhd. Innovation has been recognized as an endeavor that impacts positively and significantly the performance of the firm that innovates. There was a major focus on factors that enhance innovation of a firm: structure, culture, resources and how to address or react to external factors such as government regulation on innovation, environmental uncertainty and market competition. The quest to be an innovative firm has led to major changes in the structure, culture and review of the firm intangible resources. Coupled with some corporate responsibilities, Design and Build Sdn Bhd has been recognized for its unique performance resulting from the competitive advantage derived from this very idea of innovations. Expected learning outcomes – Students are expected to be able: to present a basic understanding of the motivations and driving force behind the housing developer's keen interest to innovate, to present the multiple benefits of adopting innovation in the housing industry, to highlight the internal and external factors which positively influence innovation among housing developers?, to present how housing developers are able to manage challenges facing their companies through innovation. Supplementary materials – Teaching notes. Close
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2Privatisation of Malaysian property development projects
Author(s):Ismail Omar, Fauziah Raji
Subject area – Property development, the built environment and privatisation. Study level/applicability – Undergraduate and MA level property development courses, modules covering privatisation within undergraduate, MBA and MA level management programmes. Case overview – Property development is complex and diverse. It involves many agents with diverse roles, strategies and actions that affect the return. In a way, privatisation reduces government's financial burdens and offers ease of procedures to agents. This case study investigates privatisation of property development projects by a local authority in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In particular, the study focuses on modes of privatisation (MOP) and the extent to which it affects the return of the projects. The MOP studied are the land swap, land lease and the joint venture development on 15 selected privatisation projects. Expected learning outcomes – Students are expected to be able to understand the MOP for land development projects using Malaysia as an example; evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these MOP; assess the benefits and impacts to the local Malaysian authority, landowners and land developers of MOP; and apply suitable MOP to alternative development projects. Supplementary materials – Teaching note. Close
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3Dream or doom dome?
Author(s):Abdul Rahim Abu Bakar, Fariza Hashim
Subject area – International management control and organisational behaviour. Study level/applicability – This case is suitable for final year undergraduate and Master's students as well as for the general practitioner. It is suitable for the university course program and for in-company training seminars. For company training seminars, the human resources department and finance would most probably benefit from the discussion of the case. Case overview – This case was about a company that was eager to expand its business internationally as it gains success in the home market. Having being entrusted by the company CEO to lead the project, the enthusiastic “project champion” lavishly spent the company investments with minimal control from the parent company. Expected learning outcomes – After carrying out this exercise, students are expected to be able to: first, decide a firm mode of entry, scale of entry and strategic commitment; second, determine the market potential of a particular business venture; third, suggest the management structure and control for international subsidiaries; fourth, decide the possible exit strategy of a business venture. Supplementary materials – Teaching notes. Close
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