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21 Sep 2011

British Airways - Global Operations

Market study - 7 pages - Business strategy

British Airways (BA), a flagship carrier airline in the UK, was created in 1974 and is headquartered in Waterside. It was privatized in February 1987 and is the largest airline in the UK based on fleet size, international destinations and international flights. BA's - British...

21 Sep 2011

Hilton hotels: Hospitality across the world

Market study - 7 pages - Business strategy

Over the past few years, Hilton Worldwide has been donning the mantle of the most stylish, forward thinking global leader of hospitality. Associated with inaugural balls, Hollywood award galas and premier business events, Hilton Worldwide has been offering accommodations and other leisure...

21 Sep 2011

Cartier's global operations

Market study - 7 pages - Business strategy

The famed watch and jewelry House of Cartier, one of the classiest brands in the industry, can trace its origins back to 1847, when Louis-Francois Cartier opened a small jewelry store in Paris. Over the years, the brand has evolved to become the official jeweler of the Royal courts of England,...

21 Sep 2011

Gucci International

Market study - 7 pages - Business strategy

The first thing that comes to one's mind on hearing the word "Gucci" is likely to be the double-G motif on a Gucci leather handbag or a wallet. This logo, coupled with the bold red and green bands on suitcases, satchel, wallets, and bags, has become one of the most copied trademarks in the...

21 Sep 2011

British Petroleum: The Global Oil Giant

Market study - 7 pages - Business strategy

BP, or, British Petroleum as the world knows it, is one of the giants in the oil industry. Initially known as the Anglo-Iranian oil company, BP took on the name of British Petroleum in 1954. Apart from selling fuel and lubricants for transportation, BP also provides petrochemicals and energy in...

16 Sep 2011

How does Peugeot build a competitive edge against Chinese and foreign car industry

Thesis - 10 pages - Business strategy

In this report, we focus on the PSA Peugeot Citroen group. Firstly, we will analyze the company and its features and key data. PSA Peugeot Citroen group is a French car manufacturer, and is the result of a merger between Citroen and Peugeot Limited companies. Thanks to the framework of a coherent...

07 Sep 2011

Ikea in Russia

Thesis - 7 pages - Business strategy

Entering Russian market has often been hard for foreign companies; Russia is well-known for being a tough country in business. Some of those companies may make it achieve a certain success, but success does not come easily. In the following report we will see how IKEA entered Russia and the...

23 Aug 2011

SWOT Analysis - British Airways (2010)

Case study - 8 pages - Business strategy

British Airways (BA) has recently announced a merger with Iberia the results for both firms are due in May 2011. This case study will look at industrial relations within BA and how they will affect the recent merger and what is necessary to align both firms' resources whilst causing the least...

22 Aug 2011

Best Buy: Management at its best

Thesis - 4 pages - Business strategy

Best Buy is a Minnesota based company that started as the Sound of Music with gross sales of $173,000 in 1967 and grew to about $40-billion in under 40 years. With over 660 stores spanning Canada and the United States and 128,000 employees company wide, Best Buy (trading name: BBY) was...

01 Aug 2011

Financial Strategy & Corporate Control - Case study on Remy Cointreau

Case study - 4 pages - Business strategy

Remy Cointreau is a French group with the principal activity of producing and distributing wine-based products. It operates under the following segments: Cognac, Liqueurs & Spirits and Champagne. It is present in Europe, America and Asia. The Group is famous all over the...

29 Jul 2011

Why is it that some firms locate their investments close to their markets whilst others appear to have the luxury of a much greater choice of location?

Thesis - 7 pages - Business strategy

In a context of financial globalization and outsourcing, the choice of firms' location has become a complex issue. Indeed, some companies prefer to locate their investments close to their markets whereas others make the choice to establish themselves in the most appropriate country where ever it...

07 Jul 2011

Consumerism and Criticism: The Legacy of Henry Ford

Thesis - 4 pages - Business strategy

Looking at America today, it is not hard to see what one of the most prominent features is. From the suburbs of Westford to the packed streets of New York, the car is pervasive and ubiquitous in America. Looking at the American economy today, one sees much mass production and consumerism. The...

29 Jun 2011

Is Wal-Mart good for America?

Essay - 2 pages - Business strategy

With over 5000 stores worldwide and 100 million shoppers per week in the United States alone, Wal-Mart is one of the largest corporations in the world. And with its astounding efficiency, profit margin, and customer base, it is also an extreme example of the free market system, and for...

27 Jun 2011

Cola War: Coke vs. Pepsi

Essay - 8 pages - Business strategy

Industry competition has given rise to extensive market efforts by companies to sustain their position by gaining an edge over competitors. Industrial trend helps company to set standards and design a strategy for the accomplishment of goals. Multiple set of strategies are devised...

27 Jun 2011

Beyond the Borders

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

Lars Inman needs to turn RLK Media around in twelve months. With no marketable product on the table, his only option is to get their new iVid gadget in the market. He is faced with the decision whether to in-source or contract out its software development. This paper explores the different...

27 Jun 2011

Online Music Distribution - Case of iTunes Music Store

Case study - 7 pages - Business strategy

Technology is changing almost every facet of what we do in our lives. Personal computers (PC) have invaded our homes and offices in a big way. Gone are the days when the PC was relegated to word processing, technical software code writing, mathematical calculations and such....

14 Jun 2011

Walmart Overseas: An analysis

Essay - 13 pages - Business strategy

The idea behind what would become Walmart was a store that would offer a large variety and volume of products offered at low prices, everyday. Sam and J.L. Walton, the founders of Walmart, believed that American small towns would benefit from a large retail shopping center because of the everyday...

06 Jun 2011

Analysis of team charter

Essay - 2 pages - Business strategy

Groupthink is essential to productivity in the workplace. By implementing workgroups or a team building conducive atmosphere, the simple brainstorming one person would do on his own can blossom into new, innovative ideas that can be achieved only by working together. When a team is first...

06 Jun 2011

Importance of personal values

Essay - 2 pages - Business strategy

Personal values are not only apparent, but also essential in business and personal life. Everyone has a core set of values, and while they differ from person to person, they often focus on such things as respect, honesty, community, accountability, justice, loyalty, and trust. The...

30 May 2011

Business Strategy: HTC Corp in 2009

Case study - 4 pages - Business strategy

After a its success in ODM[1] and mobile operator business[2], HTC decided to sell handsets under its own name in 2007. Despite having a very innovative product line resulting from substantial R&D expenses, HTC had not yet established a distinctive brand value. To reduce costs and...

30 May 2011

Business Strategy: Domino's Pizza International Inc.

Case study - 4 pages - Business strategy

Thomas S. Monaghan began Domino's Pizza with one store in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1960. To better serve his largest customer segment, i.e. University of Michigan students who were reluctant to go out for a pizza when preparing for exams, Monaghan began delivering to the customer's...

11 May 2011

The marketing strategies of organic fast food

Thesis - 22 pages - Business strategy

This paper focuses on the recent changes encountered in the fast food industry. Fast food restaurants are slowly changing their marketing strategies in order to meet new consumer attitudes and behaviors. The recent environmental issues and obesity problems are worrying consumers and therefore,...

10 May 2011

Business Project: Champagne Armand de Brignac

Thesis - 11 pages - Business strategy

Armand de Brignac is champagne produced by the award-winning Cattier family, which has owned and cultivated vineyards in the Montage de Reims Terroir in the French Champagne region since 1763. Armand de Brignac Brut Gold is pressed from a perfectly balanced blend of three distinct vintages of...

03 May 2011

Sanofi-Aventis: Merger strategy

Thesis - 6 pages - Business strategy

This case study allows us to analyze the implementation of a strategy of merger. Firstly, it permit us to observe what the external factors are that can lead companies to merge, then it highlights the risks inferred internally by such a strategy and lastly it gives us some ideas on how these...

15 Apr 2011

Porter's five forces contribution to the SWOT model

Thesis - 5 pages - Business strategy

The SWOT model, abbreviation of “strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats", is a strategic tool, defined in 1971, for helping a company to analyze its internal context (strengths and weaknesses) and its external context (opportunities and threats), which have an impact on its...

12 Apr 2011

Strategic Case Study: Amazon

Case study - 5 pages - Business strategy

Since its creation in 1995, Amazon has become an international brand. The company is actually one of the most recognized brands in the world and was the number one global online service in 2003. It was first a online seller of books then it progressively diversified to selling music, movies,...

28 Mar 2011

A Ferrero group: Strategy analysis of Kinder

Case study - 10 pages - Business strategy

The Ferrero Group is a company of Italian origin the founder Pietro Ferrero of which was a chocolate maker-pastry cook to Alba, a village of Piemont in the North of Italy. This company created in 1946 specializes itself in the candy and the chocolate factory. It expansion is really do in 1949 in...

22 Mar 2011

Case L'Oreal - 'Synergie and Belle Couleur'

Case study - 10 pages - Business strategy

The company L'Oreal describes the story of a French family business which has become the world's number one cosmetics manufacturer. It is a multinational, which continues to remain the market leader by investing in research and development to offer innovative products and recovers its...

22 Mar 2011

Strategic Marketing: Case of Dr Pepper Seven Up, Inc. - Squirt Brand

Case study - 8 pages - Business strategy

SSquirt is a carbonated soft drink that belongs to Dr Pepper / Seven Up, Inc. It is one of the leading brands that dominate market shares in the soft drink segment in the USA. Squirt is one of the best selling brands among citrus flavored drinks and its sales volume tends to stagnate faced...

22 Mar 2011

Strategic Management: Royal Dutch Shell

Case study - 10 pages - Business strategy

Shell is one of most globally renowned companies in the energy industry. The current environment requires the company to get involved in the creation of future solutions to meet the increasingly growing energy demands. So, Shell guides its strategy towards innovation and technology to meet this...