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Author: J.R. D'Cruz
Publication Date: 1982, 2004
Case Study describes the evolution of the strategy and structure of Suncor, an American oil company operating in Canada. The two main issues to be addressed are the role of the board of directors of a Canadian subsidiary of a US multinational and the influence of the 1980 national energy program on the company.
The case study focuses on business administration issues. It discusses the organization and functioning of the board of directors and offers students the opportunity to explore the differences between "management" and "direction". In addition, it examines what are the consequences of the national energy program for the company.
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