2021 Best Case Award (California Management Review)


Enel X: Driving Digital Transformation in the Energy Sector

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Originally published on California Management Review

The votes are in for California Management Review's 2021 Best Case Study. Professor Henry Chesbrough has been voted 2021's Best Case Award for his piece, Enel X: Driving Digital Transformation in the Energy Sector.

This case discusses the process of establishing a new subsidiary company inside Enel to lead the company towards digital transformation in eMobility. The new entity must manage a number of legacy businesses, and also foster a new and different culture in an environment where no one is easily fired. It also must self-finance the transformation, without much upfront investment from the parent organization. In the case, the CEO takes stock of his actions so far, and seeks to chart a course for the future.

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