The “Volkswagen über alles” Teaching Case is Out

After months of patient research, the teaching case "Volkswagen über alles" on the Dieselgate scandal, developed by the Baillet Latour Chair on Error Management at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management is now available. The clearing house The Case Centre has registered it with the 318-0046-1 and you may find it here with its … Continue reading The “Volkswagen über alles” Teaching Case is Out

The Strategic Error Management course is back!

The first course on Strategic Error Management for Masters students in business engineering, in 2016-17 had received a significant success, with 45 students signing up. This elective course in Strategy is now part of the regular program not only in the business engineering curriculum, but also in the more classical Masters in management science. In … Continue reading The Strategic Error Management course is back!

New videos from the Strategic Error Management course

Group 1 investigated a disaster that was very recent at the time of the course in 2017, the Oroville dam flooding. https://player.vimeo.com/video/255896075 Group 2 went way back in time to analyze Error Management on the Titanic. https://player.vimeo.com/video/255896143 Group 3 examined how Arthur Andersen collapsed in the wake of the Enron scandal in the early 2000s. … Continue reading New videos from the Strategic Error Management course

A high-profile symposium at Academy of Management

At the 2017 edition held in Atlanta, Georgia, we organized a panel symposium on the ever-increasing relevance of Strategic Error Management in a world recognized as "VUCA" — Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. Experts in the panel included: Vincent Giolito (Solvay BS-EM, Brussels) and Zhike Lei (Pepperdine University, California), co-organizers Amy Edmondson, Harvard University, Cambridge, … Continue reading A high-profile symposium at Academy of Management

The SocGen Kerviel teaching case is out

We are happy to announce the registration of the second teaching case developed by the Baillet Latour Chair on Error Management: "Confronting Organizational Errors: Daniel Bouton and the Kerviel Affair at Société Générale". We investigated the story of the largest rogue trading scandal at the time and uncovered how CEO managed to save the bank … Continue reading The SocGen Kerviel teaching case is out

Strategic Error Management course: here are the videos

Our students have got talent! For the past three months they have worked hard on real-world errors in organizations — and, more important, how executives actually managed them. At the end of the first Strategic Error Management elective course, it was time to hear their analyses! The final assignment consisted of presenting the conclusions of … Continue reading Strategic Error Management course: here are the videos

A Strategic Error Management Course at Solvay School

As part of the efforts of the Baillet Latour Chair on Error Management, we launch the first course in Strategic Error Management at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (BS-EM).  The first group of 45 students is due to start early February. The 24-hour course (5 ECTS) is integrated in the "CEO Agenda" elective … Continue reading A Strategic Error Management Course at Solvay School

Error Management goes strategic at Lufthansa Human Factor conference

We were invited as "high-caliber experts" to give a presentation at the 2nd Lufthansa International Human Factors and Safety conference organized by Lufthansa Flight Safety at the airline's training center in Seeheim, Germany. Our presentation, by Dr. Vincent Giolito and Prof. Paul Verdin, introduced Strategic Error Management for corporate executives to an audience of pilots and … Continue reading Error Management goes strategic at Lufthansa Human Factor conference