Case | HBS Case Collection | April 1987 (Revised April 1987)

Tiberg Co.

by Michael Beer and Daniel J. Isenberg

Abstract

Describes the efforts of a vice president of purchasing to coordinate and centralize purchasing procedures in a multinational company. He encounters a lack of active cooperation. A rewritten version of an earlier case by G. Lombard.

Keywords: Cost Management; Multinational Firms and Management; Governance Controls; Managerial Roles; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Organizational Design; Power and Influence;

Citation:

Beer, Michael, and Daniel J. Isenberg. "Tiberg Co." Harvard Business School Case 487-079, April 1987. (Revised April 1987.)