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Hassan Shahrasebi: The Golden Boy
Clawson, James G.; Amiri, Amir Massoud Case OB-0590 / Published June 13, 1995
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Product Overview

This case describes an example of overworking in the non-U.S. culture of Iran. The CFO of a successful office machine supply company has overworked himself consistently for years. He finds himself at the hospital after a terrible accident caused by his falling asleep at the wheel on his way home. Company executives think they have solved the problem of Shahrasebi's obsessive work behavior in one afternoon.

Learning Objectives

This case can be used in an organizational behavior course near the end of a module on individual behavior to explore the nature of Type A behavior and/or workaholism. It serves the same purpose in a module on career management to explore the practicalities of balancing one’s life: personal, professional, and family. This case can help students: 1. understand the nature of workaholism and its effects 2. explore the nature of management in foreign cultures 3. anticipate the need to balance work and life.

  • Overview

    This case describes an example of overworking in the non-U.S. culture of Iran. The CFO of a successful office machine supply company has overworked himself consistently for years. He finds himself at the hospital after a terrible accident caused by his falling asleep at the wheel on his way home. Company executives think they have solved the problem of Shahrasebi's obsessive work behavior in one afternoon.

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    This case can be used in an organizational behavior course near the end of a module on individual behavior to explore the nature of Type A behavior and/or workaholism. It serves the same purpose in a module on career management to explore the practicalities of balancing one’s life: personal, professional, and family. This case can help students: 1. understand the nature of workaholism and its effects 2. explore the nature of management in foreign cultures 3. anticipate the need to balance work and life.