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Case Code : LDEN014 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Themes

Corporate Social Responsibility

Themes

Great Leaders

Case Length : 14 Pages
Period : 1968-2003
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Microsoft
Industry : Software
Countries : USA

Abstract:

This case discusses in detail the visionary leadership of Bill Gates (Gates) and his contribution to the Information Technology (IT) industry.

It explores the entrepreneurial and managerial skills of Gates.

The case also details Gates' contribution to strengthen the product development, human resources and marketing management at Microsoft Corporation.

Finally, the case examines the nature of the criticism of Gates' leadership style.

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Issues:

  Examine and analyze the qualities and shortcomings of a leader in general, and Gates in particular.

Contents:

  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
The Early Years 3
Focus on Product Development 4
Hiring the Best Talent 5
The Marketing Thrust 6
Gates - The Leader 7
The Criticism 8
Exhibits 11

Keywords:

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