It is January 19, 2007, Ulf and Bo Andersson is pacing agitatedly about his hotel suite, located in the business district of South Jakarta. He is both excited and a little bit apprehensive about the decision he has soon to make. Bo is currently on a trip to Jakarta in search of a location for a sister office to expand GRIN, the company founded by Bo and his brother, Ulf Andersson. GRIN is a game development company based in Stockholm, Sweden which focuses on making games for the PC (Personal Computer) platform. The company’s latest hit,‘ Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter’ (GRAW), published by Ubisoft Entertainment, has won reviews and awards worldwide. Bo, in his quest for a suitable office/studio location outside Sweden, is hoping that the new sister office will strategically support the main office in Stockholm in producing the next generation of games.
… Jakarta seems to be a good location for finding talent; but Bo wonders whether the city is the right location to expand his company and develop the capacity to compete in the future.
Case number: 107-0609-002
Course Major: General Management
Related Topics: Innovation Management
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