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A multidiscipline case -Gambro’s future Management Challenges

Herrlander, Johanna and Lundberg, Ann-Sofie (2008) MIO920
Production Management
Abstract
The thesis idea originated from that the authors experienced that they would have liked to have more opportunities to apply their educational and personal skills before attending the business world. The authors found a way to accomplish this by the application of a multidiscipline case simulation. The purpose of this master’s thesis is to test an idea and the application of the same. Another purpose with the thesis is to further educate the target group within case theory. The main objective of the thesis is to create a multidiscipline case for an educational purpose. An instruction’s manual is to be used with the case in order to achieve the educational purpose. The sub objectives are that the case learning experience should fulfil... (More)
The thesis idea originated from that the authors experienced that they would have liked to have more opportunities to apply their educational and personal skills before attending the business world. The authors found a way to accomplish this by the application of a multidiscipline case simulation. The purpose of this master’s thesis is to test an idea and the application of the same. Another purpose with the thesis is to further educate the target group within case theory. The main objective of the thesis is to create a multidiscipline case for an educational purpose. An instruction’s manual is to be used with the case in order to achieve the educational purpose. The sub objectives are that the case learning experience should fulfil following requirements; Authentic, Objective, Realistic, Engaging and Dynamic.
This case is written about Gambro, which is a medical technology and healthcare company. The case is set in 2001. Gambro makes dialysis products, operates dialysis clinics and supplies blood bank technology worldwide. Gambro is one of the three world leaders. In this case the participants will get to know the company with focus on Renal Care.
The multidiscipline case contains one main case containing general information about Gambro and five sub cases. The case will run for two seminars. The main case will be the foundation of the discussion during the first case seminar, were the students will take on different roles from an executive group. The main issue of the case is; which are the future management challenges facing Gambro? After the first case seminar the students will receive additional information from their departments, sub cases for the different roles. These will be solved and add more information to the original issue. Finally the students are to make a decision as the executive group concerning the main issue.
To test the sub objectives for the case learning experience the case was tested during a test run with four participants. The foundation of case information is mainly based on external information, which makes the case not completely authentic. Because of the case’s fictitious nature the case is not entirely objective but the many references used as basis for information increases the objectivity. The case seminar discussions based on case information could be occurring in a real business environment. The way the case is used with the different characters is not as realistic but it is fulfilling its purpose. By making the participants prepare themselves for case seminars and taking on specific roles the case learning experience possess every possibility to be engaging. (Less)
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Herrlander, Johanna and Lundberg, Ann-Sofie
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MIO920
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M1 - University Diploma
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08/5294
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English
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1979417
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2011-06-17 12:41:42
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  abstract     = {The thesis idea originated from that the authors experienced that they would have liked to have more opportunities to apply their educational and personal skills before attending the business world. The authors found a way to accomplish this by the application of a multidiscipline case simulation. The purpose of this master’s thesis is to test an idea and the application of the same. Another purpose with the thesis is to further educate the target group within case theory. The main objective of the thesis is to create a multidiscipline case for an educational purpose. An instruction’s manual is to be used with the case in order to achieve the educational purpose. The sub objectives are that the case learning experience should fulfil following requirements; Authentic, Objective, Realistic, Engaging and Dynamic.
This case is written about Gambro, which is a medical technology and healthcare company. The case is set in 2001. Gambro makes dialysis products, operates dialysis clinics and supplies blood bank technology worldwide. Gambro is one of the three world leaders. In this case the participants will get to know the company with focus on Renal Care.
The multidiscipline case contains one main case containing general information about Gambro and five sub cases. The case will run for two seminars. The main case will be the foundation of the discussion during the first case seminar, were the students will take on different roles from an executive group. The main issue of the case is; which are the future management challenges facing Gambro? After the first case seminar the students will receive additional information from their departments, sub cases for the different roles. These will be solved and add more information to the original issue. Finally the students are to make a decision as the executive group concerning the main issue.
To test the sub objectives for the case learning experience the case was tested during a test run with four participants. The foundation of case information is mainly based on external information, which makes the case not completely authentic. Because of the case’s fictitious nature the case is not entirely objective but the many references used as basis for information increases the objectivity. The case seminar discussions based on case information could be occurring in a real business environment. The way the case is used with the different characters is not as realistic but it is fulfilling its purpose. By making the participants prepare themselves for case seminars and taking on specific roles the case learning experience possess every possibility to be engaging.},
  author       = {Herrlander, Johanna and Lundberg, Ann-Sofie},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A multidiscipline case -Gambro’s future Management Challenges},
  year         = {2008},
}