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07 Sep 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

14 Mar 2011
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Swarovski and the social media

Case study - 7 pages - Business strategy

Today, there are, on the one hand, the traditional media which use a transmitter that broadcasts a single message to targets audiences, and on the other hand, social media which include everyone, which is both the broadcaster, and the target. “Social Media is the democratization of...

14 Mar 2011
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Competitive Advantage of France in Haute Couture

Market study - 10 pages - Business strategy

What does "Haute Couture" mean? "Haute couture" is a French term, which means high fashion. This expression refers to the elegance and taste of clothing (P. Paccaud, 2004). France - and particularly Paris - can be considered the birthplace of fashion. It is the largest...

07 Mar 2011
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Dubailand Case Study:Would the Pharaohs have dared?

Case study - 8 pages - Business strategy

Dubai is one of the seven Emirates that constitute the UAE - United Arabic Emirates - located between the Persian Gulf and the Oman Gulf on the Arabic Peninsula. Dubai is neither the capital nor the most populated Emirate, but it is the most popular and well known. Its fame is due...

07 Mar 2011
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General Motors - Strategic management plan

Case study - 8 pages - Business strategy

The development of the automotive industry is probably the biggest revolution of the twentieth century along with Internet and telecommunications. Motor cars were invented in 1769 but we had to wait until 1890 to hear about the word "automobile". Since then, many car companies were born;...

07 Mar 2011
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AMD: A Customer-centric approach to innovation

Case study - 9 pages - Business strategy

This report focuses on the microprocessor manufacturer AMD's current and future positioning on the processor market. It first analyzes AMD's prospective growth: Could the company's success in servers be leveraged to other segments? Then, it analyzes the competition with Intel: will...

07 Mar 2011
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Limited perspectives for electric cars: Auto industry facing new challenges

Case study - 12 pages - Business strategy

The Earth is warming up. This assessment has been highlighted by numerous scientists for several decades and is currently one of the main concerns all around the world. Even if the causes are not objectively acknowledged, the fact is unquestionable: During the 20th century, the average...