Does Size Matter? GM Management's Mandate to Decide

In the political and economic climate of 2003, should GM design and produce small cars or SUVs?
Trevor Harris, Robert Bontempo, Paul Ingram  | Fall 2011
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In February 2003 GM management is at a key decision point as they consider whether to focus on small cars or SUVs. Given the political, economic, and industry context at that point in time, this case asks students to consider how to best direct the design team. This is one of a collection of cases that comprise the General Motors Integrated Case, viewing GM’s business issues from multiple perspectives, devised specifically to be taught in Columbia Business School’s Core curriculum.

Case ID: 112108

This case is used in core curriculum

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