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Midstate University Business School

Lee G. Bolman

  • Format: PDF
  • Case Code: HE132MIDST
  • 3 pages


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  • Case Code: HE132MIDST
  • 2 pages



Young and energetic, Jim Benvenuto, new Dean of the Business School, arrives at Midstate after earning much support from the search committee. A reporter publishes some changes he wants to make at the school. Many faculty members feel the changes are radical. A committee he appoints to review teaching and curriculum fails to submit its report to him on or near the deadline. After some checking he discovers that the senior faculty have “slowed” down the process in order to retain their control.

Subjects: Leadership, Organizational Change, Management Succession
Setting: Large Public

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