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Cases

Studies of cases analyzed and study business situations with associated challenges or dilemmas.​

Here you will find a variety of case studies that we have analyzed and studied on families in business and the situations they face with associated challenges or dilemmas. Our case studies cover topics such as family dynamics, leadership, strategy, innovation, governance, and more. Browse through our case studies and click on the ones that interest you to read them or download them.

A FAMILY FEUD FOR CONTROL OF INDIA'S LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR CONGLOMERATE​

Author(es): Cristina Cruz​.

This case study describes the conflict between the Ambari brothers after their father´s death, for taking control of Reliance Industries, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in India.​

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BUSINESS FAMILIES AT THE FOREFRONT OF SUSTAINABILITY

Authors: Cristina Cruz in collaboration with Banca March.

Banca March has partnered with the IE Center for Families in Business, to study and understand the keys to the case of four family businesses that are at the forefront of sustainability: ACTIU, CALVO, ENHOL and GONZÁLEZ BYAS.​ The conclusions of this research were translated, on the one hand, into a multimedia pedagogical case, in English and Spanish, to be used in the classroom and in training programs and, on the other hand, into informative videos to be widely disseminated.​

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QUIRÓN GROUP. THE STORY OF A HOSPITAL GIANT. THE END OF A FAMILY LEGACY?

Author: Cristina Cruz.

History of the growth of the Quirón Group, from when its founder, Publio Cordón, created the first hospital until the total sale of the Group in 2015 by the second generation. The case study examines the pros and cons of the decisions made in each of the growth phases of the Group, from the perspective of both the family and the business.​

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THE TURNAROUND OF LEGO: CONTINUED GROWTH UNDER FAMILY OWNERSHIP

Authors: Cristina Cruz y Caterina Moschieri.

This case study analyses the evolution of Lego between 2000 and 2013, highlighting the role the family dimension of the company played and its influence on strategic decision-making. Three main aspects are addressed: the management of corporate strategy, implications of family ownership in the company’s growth and the role of a CEO that is not part of the family.​

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