Case Study

Oticon: Building a flexible world-class organization (C)

6 pages
September 2005
Reference: IMD-3-1502

The C case begins in 1997, with the departure of managing director Lars Kolind and the appointment of Niels Jacobsen as CEO. Having opted for a full line supplier strategy, Oticon’s results continue to improve dramatically. The new strategy also led to a new organizational structure, which presented certain challenges for the company. The case ends in 2003 with Oticon trying to reconcile its new organizational structure with its growing headcount and changes in the competitive landscape.

Keywords
Change Management, Organizational Development, Hearing Aids
Settings
Denmark
1997-2003
Type
Field Research
Copyright
© 2005
Available Languages
English
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