Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2001 (Revised May 2012)

Compagnie Lyonnaise de Transport (A)

by Michael L. Tushman and Michael J. Roberts

Abstract

Describes the issues surrounding the funding of a centralized research service that supports two related divisions. The company has a very decentralized and financially driven culture, and the centralized service is used unequally, setting up a conflict.

Keywords: Business Divisions; Organizational Culture; Relationships; Conflict Management; Organizational Culture; Balance and Stability; Transportation Industry; France;

Citation:

Tushman, Michael L., and Michael J. Roberts. "Compagnie Lyonnaise de Transport (A)." Harvard Business School Case 401-040, May 2001. (Revised May 2012.)