Waikato Management School Case Competition

B Semester 2013 - 9 October 2013

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Case Synopsis

In September 2013, after more than 25 years in the family business, Bernard was sitting on a beach on the island of Hvar, Croatia, at the end of a well-deserved six month sabbatical. Croatia was where his grandfather Marco was born before immigrating to New Zealand. Being at the ancestral home gave Bernard some time to reflect on the concertina lifecycle of the now third generation business, Pavlovich Coachlines. The business was established by his grandfather Marco and was primarily focused in the school bus sector; when Marco’s son, Ivan, took over the company began to diversify into bus and coach transport sectors. Now in its third generation, Bernard’s focus was primarily in city transport. As he lay on the warm sand, Bernard asked himself where to next? Should he continue his focus on city routes? What about the other transport sectors?

Case Author(s) Associate Professor Eva Collins
Judges Roger Wilson - Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Bernard Pavlovich – CEO, Pavlovich Coachlines
Josef de Jong – Consultant, PE International
Mark Holmes – Department of Economics
Date of Event 9 October 2013
Time and Venue 6.30pm
PWC Lecture Theatre
Finalist Teams

Team Rocket
Laura Barnett
Kate Leach
Emma Millar
Holly Nixon

See You Next Semester
Adries Christaan Badenhorst
Matthew Freeman
Lachlan Iddles
Steven Law
Anil Gopalan Nair

Déjà vu
Alexandra Bell
David Dela Rue
Alex Waterman
Jason Whareaitu
Kerryn Wood

The Incredibles
Tri Bui
Natacha Harkness
Celeste Johansson
Annelise Keane
Ksenia Saleeva

Winning Team
Déjà vu
Video of event Déjà vu
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