Ivey Publishing
John Meredith of Hutchison Port Holdings
Product Number:
9B07C027
Publication Date:
06/04/2007
Revised Date:
05/24/2007
Length:
18 pages (13 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
This case examines the life, career and leadership style of John Meredith, the group managing director of Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH). Meredith established the company in 1972 based on his vision for more efficient global trade. Under his leadership, the company grew to become the world's largest container port operator. The company grew from owning and managing a single container port to owning and managing 45 container ports by May 2007. This case also examines the importance of leadership at all levels of organizations. When a company grows quickly and sets up operations around the world, it must constantly train new leaders. However, HPH had difficulty finding and training enough leaders who were willing to lead the company's new port operations in far-off destinations. The case examines HPH's actions thus far and asks what other measures may be appropriate in the future.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Organizational Behaviour/Leadership,  International
Industries:
Transportation and Warehousing
Setting:
Hong Kong/Global, Large, 2007
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
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