Ivey Publishing
Firstwell Corporation and the Production Mandate Question
Product Number:
9B12M024
Publication Date:
02/28/2012
Revised Date:
11/19/2014
Length:
12 pages (5 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
Two facilities owned by a large U.S.-based multinational enterprise (one in Canada, one in the United States) are competing for a regional manufacturing and distribution mandate. The head of Firstwell’s global operating committee must decide whether the proposal from Firstwell Canada is best not only for the Kingston, Ontario, plant but also for Firstwell Corporation worldwide. The decision could signal a major shift in parent–subsidiary relations.
Learning Objective:
This case is intended for use in an international strategy course. It can be used in sections which deal with organization issues, entrepreneurial behaviour within a large organization, and the pressures for global integration and coordination. The case also examines the strengths and weaknesses of the process subsidiaries can use to move a mandate proposal forward within a large organization.
Issues:
Disciplines:
General Management/Strategy,  Operations Management,  Entrepreneurship,  International
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
Canada; United States, Large, 2011
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
Associated Materials
Translations: Simplified Chinese (12 pages)
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