Save the date: the 4th Error Management Conference

The next Error Management conference will take place on November 12, 2018 at ESMT, the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. The ambition of the conference is to “Put Error Management on the Executive Agenda”. Organized by Jan Hagen, a renowned colleague from ESMT, in collaboration with the Baillet Latour chair on Error … Continue reading Save the date: the 4th Error Management Conference

Sexist e-mail Scandal at ULB – Student Presentation

As part of the Masters Students' presentations at the end of the Error Management class at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, one project team researched no further than in our own university: in May 2017, media around the world talked about the sexist e-mail scandal at ULB. How could this happen? How did … Continue reading Sexist e-mail Scandal at ULB – Student Presentation

Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO Gaffe – Student Presentation

In 2016, the CEO of famous apparel brand Abercrombie & Fitch was quoted as saying he didn't like fat customers. A mistake? For sure. As part of the final assignment of the elective class on Managing Errors in Organizations at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, a group of students analyzed the case in … Continue reading Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO Gaffe – Student Presentation

Mark & Spencer Strategy Zigzags – Student Presentation

How come a venerable and respected British retailer opened a flagship store in Brussels only to close it down in less than two years? This was the starting point for analyzing the management of organizational errors at Marks & Spencer, one of the final projects of the Masters Students’ presentations at the end of the … Continue reading Mark & Spencer Strategy Zigzags – Student Presentation

French Trains too Wide for Stations – Student Presentation

At first glance, it's an engineering error. French public railways operator ordered new trains, only to discover that they were too wide for the platforms in many stations. But, as analyzed by a group of Masters Students’ of the Error Management class at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, the errors were by and large … Continue reading French Trains too Wide for Stations – Student Presentation

The Never-Ending Berlin Airport Project – Students Presentation

In the context of the Error Management class, this group of students analyzed the case of the future Berlin airport. Due to multiple organizational errors poorly managed, the construction is way over budget and off schedule. Planned for opening in 2011, it is still under works! Planes should land there only in 2020. BER, Work … Continue reading The Never-Ending Berlin Airport Project – Students Presentation