Managing pibrex Russia (Case A): New Crises, Old Grievances

Doern, Rachel and Fey, Carl. 2001. Managing pibrex Russia (Case A): New Crises, Old Grievances. Discussion Paper. Ivey Publishing, Canada. [Report]

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Pibrex is one of the world's largest developers of petrochemical-based polymers for the plastics market. The company has purchased a plant in Russia and after three years of serious operating losses has appointed a new general manager of the plant. The plant lacks a strong organizational culture; communications within and between departments are poor; inequity in wages, working conditions, and training exist but motivation and retention problems are prevalent, Pibrex headquarters is losing interest in the Russian operation; and two sub-cultures exist within the Pibrex Russia organization. The general manager must develop an action plan that can turn operations around with minimal expense to Pibrex. A supplement, Managing Pibrex Russia (B): Developing Organizational Strategies to Ensure Sustainable Profitability (product '9B01M021') discusses issues facing the company two years later.

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Report (Discussion Paper)


Change management; General management; Subsidiaries; Corporate governance, Russia, Chemicals and allied products, Large, 1998

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Institute of Management Studies



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17 Jan 2014 15:12

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29 Nov 2018 14:06


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