Case Catalogue

Case Catalogue

  • Simon van Tartwijk, ()
  • Christiaan van den Berg, ()
  • Priscilla Wang, ()
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
In summary, this teaching case investigates the short but vibrant history of a Dutch start-up company: HousingAnywhere, the provider of an online platform that offers short-term housing rental possibilities, especially focused on exchange students. Founded in 2009, this company has already rapidly...
Housing Anywhere cover
  • Chirikure, (Nora)
  • Hoekman, (Jan)
  • Kegels, (Nathalie)
  • Schaller, (Silian)
  • Verder, (Killian)
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Despite the high percentage of the population being affected by overweight and obesity, there has been little available treatments and virtually no coverage by the insurance companies to mitigate the problem. Dr van Rossum, professor at Erasmus Medical Center (EMC), is actively working to tackle...
Prof. Dr. van Rossum cover
  • Nanne van Doorn, ()
  • Thijs De Jeu, ()
  • Quint Van de Wijngaard, ()
  • Christine Sheldon, ()
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
In this case we follow the Dutch Member of Parliament Pieter Duisenberg in his journey of advocating for an educational reform. The idea of flexible studying, paying tuition fee only strictly for the courses taken, was taken on by Duisenberg and his colleague Mohandis and quickly grew into a...
FLEXIBLE EDUCATION cover
  • Hoffman, A.N. (Alan)
  • Gold, N. (Natalia)
Monday, 16 April 2018
Electronic Arts (EA), a premier publisher of computer video games and software, was founded in 1982 by three former Apple Computer managers with a small team of 11 people and USD5 million dollars. The company had a vision: to inspire the world to play its video games not simply because they were...
ELECTRONIC ARTS (EA GAMES): AN OVERRELIANCE ON CONSOLE MANUFACTURERS SONY AND MICROSOFT cover
  • Hulsink, W. (Wim)
  • Invernizzi, (Alberto)
  • Resego Lucas, (Elizabeth)
  • Mavilla, (Enrico)
  • Tulsyan, (Ayoni)
Friday, 23 February 2018
In 2015, Marco Janmaat, along with his father and two friends, founded VR Owl to sell VR cardboards, VR content and VR-supported corporate events. The business grew exponentially, and within a year, the company had become the major VR solutions provider in the Netherlands. However, Janmaat expected...
VR OWL: FROM CONCEPTION TO A DRAMATIC CHALLENGE, AN INVESTOR DILEMMA cover
Monday, 8 January 2018
In September 2015, what has become the world’s largest automotive scandal began to unfold as US regulators charged Volkswagen (VW) with using software in some of its diesel engines that could fool emissions tests into thinking the affected vehicles were within permissible US pollution limits. What...
VOLKSWAGEN: STEERING A CRISIS cover
Thursday, 4 January 2018
Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) had been considered one of the important policy reform applications in the past decade for China. It has created very high expectations from both domestic and international stakeholders. Being motivated to create an experimental zone for dealing with China's slowing...
EXCITEMENT AND CONFUSION: SHANGHAI (PILOT) FREE TRADE ZONE cover
  • Hoffman, A.N. (Alan)
  • Gold, N. (Natalia)
Monday, 23 October 2017
In 2017, after years of restructuring following the US financial crisis, the PulteGroup, a leading homebuilding company, was poised for the future. The PulteGroup barely survived the 2006 downturn, but went on to implement value-creation and cost efficiencies in every sector of its business, merge...
THE PULTEGROUP: HOME BUYING AMONG MILLENIALS AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRISIS cover
  • Hoffman, A.N. (Alan)
  • Gold, N. (Natalia)
Monday, 23 October 2017
In 2010, 3G Capital merged Burger King and Tim Hortons to create Restaurant Brands International (RBI). In 2014, RBI acquired Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Although RBI's three restaurant chains had strong brand name recognition with extensive franchise networks, none were market leaders in the red...
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL: STAYING AFLOAT IN THE RED OCEAN OF QSR cover
Monday, 9 October 2017
his case follows the Dutch bank Van Lanschot’s journey through a major restructuring. Hit hard by the financial crisis, Van Lanschot wanted to reduce its loss-making business banking division by half within five years and refocus on the more profitable wealth management services for private clients....
THE CORPORATE BANK (PART III): LEADING YOURSELF cover