Requires students to consider a new organizational structure chart for a rapidly developing company. A / S is a DIENA newspaper publisher established in Latvia during 1990-1991 struggle for independence from the USSR with a clear social mission in support of democracy. With the help of Swedish investors in the 1990s, the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial economy survived the transition to build a leading national newspaper. In 1997, for new sources of growth, enhanced A / S DIENA outside the Latvi … Read more »

Requires students to consider a new organizational structure chart for a rapidly developing company. A / S is a DIENA newspaper publisher established in Latvia during 1990-1991 struggle for independence from the USSR with a clear social mission in support of democracy. With the help of Swedish investors in the 1990s, the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial economy survived the transition to build a leading national newspaper. In 1997, for new sources of growth, enhanced A / S DIENA outside the Latvian capital to set up the Regional Press Group, a decentralized network of community newspapers emphasize employee involvement and a separation of roles between editors and publishers. Until 2001, but the community is shrinking newspaper market, the Regional Press Group is not yet profitable, and a Western-style profit planning is met with some resistance by former state employees. The decision point focused on how to reshape the Regional Press Group and their interactions with the national newspaper and the other business units of A / S DIENA.
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Robert L. Simons,
Indra A. Rein Mountain
Source: Harvard Business School
20 pages.
Release date: 07 September, 2001. Prod #: 102001-PDF-ENG
DIENA HBR case solution