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21 Jan 2009
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Airlines and energy prices

Essay - 11 pages - Business strategy

Business environment is fraught with risks; each company in order to succeed in this unpredictable environment must mitigate risks. Risks can arise from varied sources; the airline industry is like any other industry, also confronted by pressures from several business areas. In the late 90's and...

20 Jan 2009
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Firms motivations to create alliances

Essay - 5 pages - Business strategy

More and more companies are recognising that to gain a competitive advantage they may have to enter into alliances with other firms. Referring to examples, identify possible motivations for entering into a strategic alliance and then critically evaluate the possible problems that may be...

20 Jan 2009
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Business Plan: D'Light Handbags (2007)

Business plan - 20 pages - Business strategy

D'Light Company produces exclusive, fashionable handbags with unique lighting system build inside each product. The built in light makes it easier for the user to find the desired items in the handbag regardless of the outside conditions (during the night, in the dark etc.).The handbags are...

20 Jan 2009
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Lenovo case study

Case study - 3 pages - Business strategy

IBM was founded in 1911 and had a rapid growth during the following years. In 1981, IBM created the Personal Computer. Nowadays, IBM is one of the most famous IT companies. In the beginning, IBM specialized in selling computers. Then the company expanded its business to software and services. In...

20 Jan 2009
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Study of Nike's strategy

Essay - 11 pages - Business strategy

Sport has taken an important place in the society: L'Equipe is now the leading newspaper in France, ahead of Le Monde. The most purchased video games pertain to sports (GranTurismo, Fifa Soccer….). Young people dress with clothes (Adidas, Reebok, NIKE, Fila, Caterpillar, New Balance, Aigle,...

20 Jan 2009
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Case study Renault - Nissan

Case study - 18 pages - Business strategy

A strategic alliance is an official commercial collaboration, adopted by mutual agreement between companies. The partners of the alliance share, exchange or integrate some their resources for their mutual benefit, while remaining distinct and completely independent entities. For an alliance to be...

20 Jan 2009
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Analysis of success strategy of Starbucks

Essay - 12 pages - Business strategy

On 26 January 2004, a true "culture shock" had occurred in avenue de l'Opera in Paris. The American Starbucks Coffee has grappled with the French market with the opening of a shop and a coffee bar, causing controversy in a country with an ancient culture of "little black coffee" at cafes or...

20 Jan 2009
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The journal Liberation and the young French readership

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

Liberation is a daily newspaper first created in 1978 by J.P. Sartre. Originally at the extreme left wing of the French political scheme but through the decades it has shifted to a more leftist, labor-style orientation. The paper has been facing financing issues that have been undermining its...

20 Jan 2009
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The Strategy of the Ikea group

Essay - 16 pages - Business strategy

In 1943, Ingvar Kamprad, a young Swede, finished his studies. He soon created a small company which he called IKEA. The acronym IKEA (Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd) is composed of the initials of his name, the name of his parent's farm and the name of his village. In the beginning, the...

20 Jan 2009
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The strategy of MC Donald's

Essay - 14 pages - Business strategy

From modest beginnings in 1954, McDonald's experienced a steady growth until the end of 1980, reaching more than 5200 units catering to the United States on 31st December of the same year. This explosive growth was the result of a combination of three ideas which distinguished McDonald's...

20 Jan 2009
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Strategy of L'Oreal

Essay - 21 pages - Business strategy

L'Oreal was created in 1907 by a French chemist: Eugene Schueller. The latter developed a synthetic formula, called Aureole, to dye hair. He then created his own formulas, manufactured his products and marketed them to Parisians hairdressers. In 1909, after registering the articles of the...

20 Jan 2009
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Company strategy L'Oreal

Essay - 12 pages - Business strategy

L'OREAL, world leader in the cosmetics market, was founded as family enterprise in 1909 by the chemist Eugene Schueller who marketed products that he himself conceived and produced, at the Parisian hairdressing salons. This spirit and the values attached to it are what cements the group and...

20 Jan 2009
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Almasah international real estate: The real estate market in Dubai

Market study - 41 pages - Business strategy

In February, I landed in Dubai for the first time, after having heard so much about it. I was astonished by the number of towers already built at that time but more by the huge amount of cranes and construction sites. Therefore, I decided to do my internship for a real estate broker. I quickly...

20 Jan 2009
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Case study: Amazon.com

Case study - 14 pages - Business strategy

Amazon.com is one of the first start-ups to appear around the end of 90's. Following the example of Microsoft or Apple, the appearance of Amazon became a myth, the famous American success story. The founder of the company is Jeff Bezos, a Princeton University graduate. Jeff Bezos was the senior...

20 Jan 2009
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The democratization of luxury

Essay - 62 pages - Business strategy

One notes, a strong expansion of the luxury market at the economic level, estimated in 2000 at approximately 90 billion euros (according to a Eurostaf study). Moreover, exploratory studies promise a bright future, with the emergence of a new wealthy class, globalization, and an expansion in the...

19 Jan 2009
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H&M on the Japanese market (2007)

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

Hennes & Mauritz AB, better known as H&M, one of the inexpensive clothing fashion brand's leaders, established an expansion strategy, above all towards the East. They opened a lot of new stores in the best location, on shopping streets and in shopping centers in the United States...

19 Jan 2009
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Business report : Veolia Environmental Services

Essay - 32 pages - Business strategy

As part of the Business to Business project, a team comprising Nicholas Dawson, Arnaud le Floch and Rouh Rouh Tan Tan decided to conduct an in-depth business study concerning a leading European waste management company: Veolia Environmental Services. Following the aftermath of “An...

19 Jan 2009
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Business plan for exporting RedGreen Danish chic sportswear products to Japan

Business plan - 13 pages - Business strategy

Where do we see fashion in 2007? Are people becoming more fashionable? We believe that fashion enables people to become a part of a culture and differentiate themselves regardless of the color of their skin and background...or identify themselves with a particular group. In the world of...

19 Jan 2009
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Re-branding junk food: firm strategies

Essay - 10 pages - Business strategy

American food habits are known to be particular: quickness and convenience are the key-words to describe this food culture that started up the fast food phenomenon, which rapidly spread around the world. Similarly, with ingenious marketing strategies, the Coca-Cola Company managed to reach the...

19 Jan 2009
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What are the major opportunities that emerging markets offer to international companies and what are the key considerations that such companies have to take into account when formulating strategies for doing business in emerging markets?

Essay - 8 pages - Business strategy

The notion of an emerging, or developing, market economy appeared 1981 in a World Bank report. This term was used since emerging countries have embarked on economic development and reform programs, and have begun to open up their markets and "emerge" onto the global scene. Therefore emerging...

19 Jan 2009
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The Baltic States: a golden opportunity for French food exporters?

Essay - 14 pages - Business strategy

The 1st of May 2004, ten new countries came into the European Union. These states have seen their economy dramatically change in many aspects of international trade since this date. From the custom point of view to the currencies issues, it significantly facilitates the goods exchanges of food...

19 Jan 2009
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Company focus: H&M

Essay - 8 pages - Business strategy

Just a small quiz to begin: do you know which fashion house organized its runways in Central Park for the 2005 winter collection? A clue for you: this famous name of the fashion industry had Karl Lagerfeld as designer, and Kate Moss as top model… You are answering Chanel of course, and it...

19 Jan 2009
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Doing business in Venezuela

Essay - 10 pages - Business strategy

It is difficult to establish if Venezuelan society is strongly direct or indirect, but one thing is true, they always tend to be clear in negotiations, they try to express what they think at every moment, becoming emotional many times. They don't establish symbolic or sign communications when...

19 Jan 2009
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Coach and Polo Ralph Lauren (2006)

Case study - 53 pages - Business strategy

Coach began more than half a century ago as a family-run workshop in a Manhattan loft. Six artisans handcrafted a collection of high-quality leather goods. The founder of Coach was first inspired by a baseball glove. After refining it, making it softer and stronger, he created Coach's first...

19 Jan 2009
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Equipex: Case presentation

Case study - 50 pages - Business strategy

Early 80s: Expansion of Activities in North America and Asia. Equipex's business grew with the establishment of small sales subsidiaries in India, Thailand and Indonesia. 1981: Establishment of Equipex in Karistan as a Joint Venture with a Karistane firm specialized in the same sector. 1999:...

19 Jan 2009
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Burberry

Presentation - 47 pages - Business strategy

A distinctive luxury brand with international recognition and broad appeal. Design, source, manufacture, and distribute high-quality apparel and accessories. Great-Britain & position as the authentic British lifestyle brand. Repositioning of the brand: change of name, creation of...

19 Jan 2009
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L'Occitane & the body shop

Case study - 46 pages - Business strategy

Founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan. Natural & environmental conservation. Vertical integration: in-house production. Sensoriality: natural color, scents and beauty of the Provence region. Authenticity: revive traditional methods & preserve local customs to make authentic products....

19 Jan 2009
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Tom Ford vs Marc Jacobs

Case study - 52 pages - Business strategy

Jacobs launched his name sake line in 1986 and then in 2001 debuted another critically acclaimed collection, Marc by Marc Jacobs, a collection of comparatively affordable edgy and retro mass-market pieces. His accompanying accessory lines—bags loaded with pockets or buckles, round-toed...

16 Jan 2009
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Brand strategies

Essay - 12 pages - Business strategy

You can build a business without a factory, without offices and without a staff, but you can not build a business without clients. The corollary is that clients are the only reason you are in business in the first place. And marketing is about finding and keeping people to buy and consume your...

16 Jan 2009
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The Case of Dasani

Essay - 18 pages - Business strategy

Our consulting team was called by The Coca Cola Company to find a solution face to the Dasani brand situation. Our objective is to analyze and evaluate the opportunity of Coca Cola re-launching Dasani brand into the UK market in the autumn 2008. Problematic: Following which strategy and across...