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Xansa (B)


Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Authors / Editors

Lingblad M;Birkinshaw J

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This case describes the situation facing Xansa in November 2001. Formerly known as the FI Group, Xansa is a major player in the UK outsourcing and IT consulting industry. The (A) case set in summer 2000 described the challenges faced by Hilary Cropper, the Executive Chairman, in rebranding the company as Xansa and integrating a series of large acquisitions. This case describes the integration process and the issues that were encountered along the way. The current challenges facing the company are then discussed.

Topic List

Strategy, Merger & Acquistion, Intergration, Organisation Structure


Computer/IT Services

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London - UK

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Available on ECCH


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