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This case describes two diverging post-acquisition experiences of KazOil, an oil drilling company in Kazakhstan, in the years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. When the company was bought
by the Canadian corporation Hydrocarbons Ltd in 1996, exposed to new human resource strategies and corporate culture and management style, it seemed to adapt more successfully than in 2005, when
China Petrol acquired the assets. The case opens up with Nurlan – a company’s long-time employee – reflecting on the recently introduced changes by the Chinese management, wondering how he should
adapt in order to ensure employee’s motivation despite the lack of corporate spirit.
1. The Canadian company seems to be more successful in ensuring social integration in a post-merger situation. Do you agree? Why or why not?
2. What role does cultural distance play for the effectiveness of social integration mechanisms? Is a globally standardized approach towards integration mechanisms always successful or should
companies adapt their approach to the local cultural context?
3. What options do KazOil employees have when they are exposed to the new Chinese management style? How should they approach their supervisors?
4. What strategies would you recommend as most effective for retaining talent during the post-merger times? What can middle-managers like Nurlan do?
able to discuss at length with Mr Ebrahimi prior to the submission of their Case Study Assignment.
The Case Study must follow the following structure. Marks are assigned per section and omission of a section will result in those marks not being awarded.
? Executive Summary (omission reduces presentation marks)
o One page, using bullet-form where appropriate
o Includes a statement of the Primary Problem
o Lists numerically the alternative solutions developed
o Identifies the recommended solution and provides a brief justification of this choice
? Primary Problem – 5 marks
o Should be as concise as possible
o Clearly identifies the decision that needs to made
o Should not be framed as a question
o Will be the basis for action for each Alternative Solution
? Secondary Problems – 5 marks
o Identifies all other (i.e. non-primary) problems that the organization and personnel are facing
? Implications on the Organization – 5 marks
o Future oriented
o Explains what will happen to the organization if the primary (and secondary) problem(s) is not partially or fully rectified
? Implications on the Personnel – 5 marks
o Future oriented
o Explains what the impacts will be on the personnel (executives, managers and other employees) if the primary problem is not partially or fully rectified
? Implications on the Environment – 5 marks
o The Environment includes the natural (or physical) environment as well as the social environment (people and/or groups of people)
? Alternative Solutions – 50 marks (divided equally over solutions)
o All alternatives must be feasible
o Should be realistic, creative, considerate of costs
o Evaluated in terms of the extent to which the alternative solves the Primary Problem as identified by the student previously in the assignment
o All alternatives should be titled and numbered sequentially
o Each alternative must begin with a short description of what actions the alternative will include – i.e. what changes will be made to the strategy or operations, by whom, where and when.
o Must include a bulleted-list of Advantages and Disadvantages associated with the proposed alternative
o Each alternative should be considered in isolation from the other alternatives
o You may consider including the ‘Status Quo’ as an alternative, but only if you believe that the primary problem is of a highly transient nature (i.e. it is likely to be resolved without any
intervention on the part of the organization) or the problem cannot be effectively addressed through actions of the organizations
? Recommended Solution – 5 marks
o Will clearly indicate which alternative, or possibly combination of alternatives, is being recommended for implementation
o Provides a well-argued justification as to why this alternative, and not another of your suggested alternative, is the most appropriate
? Implementation – 10 marks
o Separated between the Short Term (now to six months from now), Medium Term (six months to a year from now), Long Term (over a year from now) and possible Very Long Term (over 3 years from