Women Leading the Fight against COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Finland, Iceland, and Norway
| Case Code: LDEN162
Case Length: 13 Pages
Pub Date: 2020
Teaching Note: Available
| Price: Rs.400
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Countries : Finland, Iceland, Norway
Themes: Leading Change/ Leadership & Values/ Leadership Style/Crisis Management & Conflict
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Marin – Leading Finland through the Covid-19 Pandemic
On January 29, 2020, Finland reported its first case of the Coronavirus disease. On February 26, 2020, Finland’s health officials confirmed the second case – a Finnish woman, who had made a trip to Milan (Italy) and had returned to Finland. Gradually, the number of confirmed cases increased and reached 300 by March 16, 2020...
Jakobsdottir – Leading Iceland through the Pandemic
Jakobsdottir started preparing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic even before any case was reported in Iceland. Under the Jakobsdottir government, the Directorate of Health had announced preventive measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. On January 24, 2020, Keflavík International Airport – Iceland’s largest international airport – was asked to screen passengers arriving at the airport for signs of respiratory infection and asymptomatic individuals who had been in Wuhan, China, over the previous 14 days. At the same time, the Department of Civil Protection, Iceland, declared an uncertainty phase in response to the unfolding outbreak of the COVID-19 in China on January 27, 2020. As the first step toward preparedness..
Solberg – Leading Norway through the Pandemic
On February 26, 2020, Norway reported its first COVID-19 positive case. After testing positive, the patient underwent voluntary isolation at her home. On February 27, 2020, two more cases were recorded by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The number of COVID-19 positive cases went up to 400 by March 10, 2020. To fight the COVID-19 crisis, Solberg followed two routes: an infection control strategy to reduce transmission and a treatment strategy to prevent deaths among people who became severely ill...
Fighting Covid-19: Women vs. Men leaders
As compared to countries like the United Kingdom (UK), France, and Italy, where male leaders like Boris Johnson – PM of UK, Emmanuel Macron – President of France, and Giuseppe Conte – PM of Italy, respectively had been struggling in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, women leaders like Marin..
Marin, Jakobsdottir, and Solberg – Fighting the Next Battle
According to a report by Statista , around 55% of the Finnish companies in different sectors took precautionary measures as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Companies in the service industry took more extensive precautionary measures, while almost 75% of the construction companies did not take any measures against a COVID-19..
Exhibit I: Total COVID-19 Cases in Finland
Exhibit II: Total COVID-19 Cases in Iceland
Exhibit III: Total COVID-19 Cases in Norway
Exhibit IV: Total COVID-19 Cases in the UK
Exhibit V: Total COVID-19 Cases in France
Exhibit VI: Total COVID-19 Cases in Italy
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