Addresses taken, the results and lessons from the German restructuring by focusing in detail on the relationship with the works and actions for power plants and power transformers and distribution organization. Concludes with a “second wave” of cost reduction and some reflections by the head of ABB Germany, as well as some excerpts from an interview with Percy Barnevik. And international knowledge transfer help? How much of a constraint were German nationals and BBC corporate c … Read more »

Addresses taken, the results and lessons from the German restructuring by focusing in detail on the relationship with the works and actions for power plants and power transformers and distribution organization. Concludes with a “second wave” of cost reduction and some reflections by the head of ABB Germany, as well as some excerpts from an interview with Percy Barnevik. And international knowledge transfer help? How much of a constraint were German nationals and BBC company cultures? The organization can digest a “second wave” of cost reduction? How does the ABB matrix international work, especially for business and transformers for the German Power Plant? How does the matrix work for the local sales organization? What leadership and management skills necessary to succeed in the international matrix? ABB is the prototype of the global organization of the future?
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Hugo E.R. Uyterhoeven
Source: Harvard Business School
13 pages.
Release date: 01 April 1993. Prod #: 393132-PDF-ENG
ABB Germany (C) HBR case solution