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29 Sep 2010
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IKEA's growth plans In the American market

Case study - 2 pages - Business strategy

The US furniture retailing market is fragmented. Being one of the top 10 furniture retailers, IKEA owns less than 15% of the market share. In a highly fragmented market, gaining market shares is harder than in a concentrated market. Besides, IKEA is a generalist furniture retailer, i.e. it...

29 Sep 2010
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Ryanair: (in) consistency between low fares and high average revenue per passenger

Case study - 2 pages - Business strategy

Ryanair is best-known for its low fare. Most of the flights are worth, at worst, €1, at best, for free. Nonetheless, Ryanair is making huge profits, and has the highest profit margin of the airline industry (20% and more). Besides, it has average revenue per passenger more than 50 times...

29 Sep 2010
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The diversification process of the Walt Disney Company

Case study - 3 pages - Business strategy

The first issue of the Walt Disney Company has to face concerns about diversification. It was considering the extent to which it had to diversify and whether it diversified too far. It is legitimate to consider such a question as the number of businesses Disney presents has exploded since the...

29 Sep 2010
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Kodak case

Case study - 3 pages - Business strategy

According to LEWI theory of narrative lifecycle, Kodak has reached the stage of “myth time”. Hence, the firm has to focus on certain issues like developing eternal values, involvement in the society, internationalizing the brand and rejuvenating the brand. Today, due to its weak...

29 Sep 2010
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Wine & Riviera: business plan project

Business plan - 35 pages - Business strategy

The company is considered to be a top end retailer of wine and champagne in Dublin City center, and in addition the company provides tasting session. The wines are made in France, Spain and California and sold in Parliament Street, in Dublin. The products are selected for their top quality and...

29 Sep 2010
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Parc Astérix's strategic analysis : how can Parc Astérix ensure its place as second player on the French theme park market?

Case study - 16 pages - Business strategy

Parc Astérix is a part of the Compagnie des Alpes group (CDA Parks) which is a group specialized in the ski business, with 18 ski areas such as La Plagne, Tignes, Méribel, and others. It is the leader in the international market with 55% of the market share. The CDA Park is the fourth largest...

29 Sep 2010
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Airline industry: analysis of five forces model of Porter

Market study - 6 pages - Business strategy

Airlines are companies and their aim is to operate routes and carry passengers. We will not analyse the cargo part of the airlines here but only the passenger carrying. An Airline can be a national company (airline owned by the government of a country). It normally conducts scheduled...

29 Sep 2010
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Pernod Ricard: Strategy analysis

Case study - 17 pages - Business strategy

Pernod Ricard is the second largest group on the wines and spirits' market. For the financial year 2007/2008 the Group generated €6.589 billion in sales (95 million cases) with a net profit of €840 million. Pernod Ricard manufactures and distributes a wide range of alcoholic beverages....

29 Sep 2010
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Haribo: keeping competitive in the candy industry

Case study - 16 pages - Business strategy

When we target the European audience, particularly the French one can commonly relate to them through a Haribo. Well the questions that now boil down is about knowing and tasting a Haribo sweet. A hypothesis is drawn with respect to the French in particular who are well versed with the taste of...

29 Sep 2010
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Study case : Sanofi Aventis

Case study - 28 pages - Business strategy

Over the past few years, Sanofi-Aventis' strategic decisions have enabled the company to reinforce its leadership in the international market. The company has grown by merging with competitors, it has increasingly invested in R&D, reinforced its presence in the major markets (the United States...

29 Sep 2010
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Risk Management: Evaluation of the risks

Course material - 8 pages - Business strategy

What is a risk? Risk, in insurance terms, is the eventuality of a loss or other adverse event that has the potential to interfere with an organization's capacity to fulfill its mandate, and for which an insurance claim may be proposed. What is risk management? Risk management makes certain...

29 Sep 2010
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Negotiation techniques: The report of the negotiation

Worksheets - 1 pages - Business strategy

We represent a company that manufactures and exports computers. The potential customer we met proposed an order of 4000 computers at £550 per unit. £550 was suitable for us but quantity seemed to be a little low. Thus, we not only proposed a bigger order, but also a price of £600 per unit. After...

29 Sep 2010
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Analyzing financial STATEMENTS: Christian Dior (2007)

Case study - 30 pages - Business strategy

In a short span of time, the Christian Dior group achieved its main objective: to make LVMH the world leader of the luxury industry. This accomplishment was achieved despite the risks of the prevailing economic situation. Thanks to a rigorous financial management and the purchases made by some of...

29 Sep 2010
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Strategy of the Japanese airline ANA

Case study - 10 pages - Business strategy

The entire airline industry is currently facing several severe issues such as the September 11th 2001 attack, the Iraqi crisis and the more recent SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) scare. Most of the companies across the world have not performed with profits since the last several years....

29 Sep 2010
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Apple computer 2006

Case study - 9 pages - Business strategy

Currently, Apple is one of the most renowned IT companies in the United States and across the globe. Indeed, the net income of the firm rose from $39 million in 1981 to $1335 million in 2005. In 2008 April 23 Apple announced the financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal ended in...

29 Sep 2010
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The Body Shop

Essay - 15 pages - Business strategy

The cosmetics industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. The worldwide annual expenditure for cosmetics is estimated at U.S. $18 billion. There is strong global competition in this industry. To obtain a competitive advantage, companies need to invest a lot. They have to innovate...

29 Sep 2010
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Role of internet in international and global sourcing

Essay - 8 pages - Business strategy

“For most companies, the ‘nirvana' of seamless online sourcing has yet to become a reality.” (Ross Tieman 2004). In fact since the last decade internet has became a major tool of our life, as well as in business. It appeared at the same time when global sourcing had begun to be...

29 Sep 2010
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The impact of external growth strategies on airline corporate branding

Case study - 35 pages - Business strategy

The deregulation and the overcapacity of many industries have led to a record level in external growth operations in the late 1990s (Doyle 2000). Nevertheless, development by acquisition tends to be selective in terms of industry sectors. In banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, airline and...

29 Sep 2010
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International business strategy: international strategic alliances

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

According to author Charles Hill's views on Global Business Today, "Collaboration between competitors is fashionable; recent decades have seen an explosion in the number of strategic alliances". Indeed, the global economic system is nowadays so complex and the competition is too strong that...

29 Sep 2010
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The Danone Case: can a firm combine profits and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

Case study - 70 pages - Business strategy

First, to hit the high degree of competitiveness, it becomes necessary for the firm to keep the competitive advantage by dealing with new concepts such as the environment, respect of human rights and social activities. Indeed, the traditional factors such as product, price, place, promotion seem...

29 Sep 2010
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A strategic review of Tesco PLC in the United Kingdom

Case study - 13 pages - Business strategy

Founded in 1924, Tesco is the largest supermarket chain in Great Britain and one of the most profitable organization, which sells food and non-food items. It now controls just over 30% of the grocery market in the UK. In 2007, it announced over £2.55 billion in profits. It has approximately 1880...

29 Sep 2010
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Ryanair Case Study

Case study - 6 pages - Business strategy

Ryanair was founded in 1985 by Tony Ryan and family (with a share capital of only £1 and 25 employees) in Ireland. The company is essentially dedicated to medium haul flights for the European continent (26 European countries are served by Ryanair) and the nearest areas like the Maghreb....

29 Sep 2010
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Strategic plan: "L´Oréal"

Case study - 26 pages - Business strategy

L'OREAL, a world leader in cosmetics, started as a family business. It was founded in 1909, by the chemist Eugene Schueller, who manufactured and sold hair dye to hairdressers. The spirit and values attached to them are the basis of the group, and enable it to dominate the cosmetics...

29 Sep 2010
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The business-level strategies (cost leadership, differentiation, focused cost leadership, focused differentiation and integrated cost leadership/differentiation)

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

Big Lots Inc. can be taken as an example of a firm using a cost leadership strategy. This firm is the largest broadline closeout discount chain in the United States. It sells name-brand products which are less expensive than a discount retailer (35% less). Big Lots Inc. purchases its goods from...

29 Sep 2010
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Corporate valuation Laurent Perrier Analysis

Case study - 14 pages - Business strategy

Laurent Perrier is a French company that specializes in champagne, a luxury product. Laurent Perrier manages both the production and the distribution of its champagnes and wines. The Group owns its distribution network (through restaurants, hotels, bars, retailers and direct sales). This is an...

29 Sep 2010
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The worldwide marketing strategy of McDonald's

Case study - 24 pages - Business strategy

What difficulties do the cultural differences cause in enterprise management, and how can firms cope with these difficulties and reap benefits from cultural diversity? Intercultural management aims at improving intercultural interactions at work. These improvements are valued thanks to the...

29 Sep 2010
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International business strategy spectrum brands - Case study

Case study - 23 pages - Business strategy

In 2005, Rayovac Corporation changed its name to Spectrum Brands in order to be coherent with the corporate strategy of growing and expanding its present markets. This new name shows the diversification of the company and its international trend. Nowadays, Kent Hussey, appointed CEO of...

29 Sep 2010
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British Airways - case study

Case study - 29 pages - Business strategy

In today's world, characterized by millions of people who have the necessity and the desire to move as quickly as possible from one side of the globe to the other, the sector of the air transports obviously plays a major role of primary importance, being one of the world ?s biggest...

29 Sep 2010
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E -Business Model -La Redoute

Case study - 11 pages - Business strategy

With 80-years of catalog experience, La Redoute has long been a household name in France, trusted for its quality, style and selection. Indeed, as a part of PPR's home-shopping division, Redcats, a global retail leader, the company is a Fashion and Home decoration multi-specialist (the La...

29 Sep 2010
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Corporate development Mergers

Essay - 16 pages - Business strategy

Created by Paul Ricard in 1939, the Ricard company, subsidiary of the Group Pernod Ricard since 1975, is a major player in the sector of drinks. It occupies the first rank in France on the market of the whisky with Clan Campbell, of premium Scotch whisky with Chivas, of Irish whiskey with...