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16 Jan 2009
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Case study: Woolworths turnaround strategy 2007

Essay - 8 pages - Business strategy

Woolworths Holdings Limited is a South African based retail group that operates locally and internationally through two subsidiaries, Woolworths (Pty) Ltd and Country Road Ltd. Stores are based in Africa, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, Europe, and...

16 Jan 2009
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The impact of the lack of oil on the activity of the Promens company

Essay - 10 pages - Business strategy

As far as energy is concerned, natural and in particular petroleum resources are running out and this would be one of the biggest issues world companies will have to deal with. Indeed, the world business and economy are run by oil: companies are very demanding with energy not only for the...

16 Jan 2009
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The implementation of an information system and its consequences for the success of the companies

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Today, we are led to think that every company which wants to stay “on the run” has to implement an information system. Success stories of online businesses led companies, even those which exist from the 20th century, to develop an e-business approach. By information system we mean an...

16 Jan 2009
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'Fairbus' or 'Unfairbus'

Case study - 10 pages - Business strategy

By the end of the 1960s, European aircraft manufacturers realized that continued competition among them could result in continued American dominance in the industry. While European airlines operated 25% of the global airliner fleet, the European aircraft manufacturers' global market share was...

16 Jan 2009
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Analysis of an oligopoly phone industry in South Africa

Essay - 5 pages - Business strategy

With more than 30 million South African mobile phone owners in 2007, the most powerful and the most developed country of Africa plays an important role on the international mobile phone market. According to data from the “SA Mobile Market” statistical handbook, the South African...

16 Jan 2009
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Business venturing - feasibility study (March 2008): Hexabus

Case study - 19 pages - Business strategy

The main objective of feasibility study is to know if our business idea is sustainable, and if we could invest it. for this, first we are going to do the analysis of potential customers and competitors. This analysis will approach company's target in terms of age and social class. We determine...

16 Jan 2009
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Corporate valuation laurent perrier analysis - published: 16/01/2009

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

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

16 Jan 2009
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EEV (European Embedded Value) and MCEV (Market Consistent Embedded Value)

Essay - 11 pages - Business strategy

In May 2004 the CFO forum published European Embedded Value Principles. The “CFO Forum” is a high-level discussion group composed and attended by the Chief Financial Officers of 19 leading European insurers. These principles are intended to increase the quality, comparability and...

16 Jan 2009
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Business performance improvement: The Zara process

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Nowadays, taking all brands into account, the INDITEX parent company accounts for more than 2 900 shops in 62 countries and 58 000 employees all over the world. In the same way, the number of ZARA shops is about 930 all over the world out of which 91 are in France. In 2005, its turnover was 6 741...

16 Jan 2009
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Corporate entrepreneurship as a winning strategy

Essay - 7 pages - Business strategy

To survive and to enable continued growth in today's fast changing environment, large corporations need to continually renew themselves through new products and new businesses. In some instances this involves dealing with advanced technology. To illustrate this adaptation, I chose as an example...

16 Jan 2009
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Genetics: Case France and bio-technologies (business model)

Essay - 15 pages - Business strategy

Agricultural chemical industry has always been considered to be all but environmental friendly. Nevertheless it is also one of the industries trying to find out solutions to population's growth, overpopulation and their calamitous consequences on the environment -air, water and soil pollution....

16 Jan 2009
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knowledge management report

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

The long-term survival of any company is dependent on its ability to generate and exploit innovative ideas, bringing to market those products or services that differentiate it from its rivals. While most companies may dismiss this statement as something of a truism, only a few take proactive...

16 Jan 2009
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Business plan: Washybar, why wash and wait when you can drink and wash?

Business plan - 18 pages - Business strategy

The target market: People who don't have a washing machine at home (usually clients of launderette, mostly young people) and generally people who want to spend time in a bar. What they think now: It is boring to wait while your clothes are being washed. The waiting time is about 35 to 40 minutes...

16 Jan 2009
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The different approaches to develop strategy. Is there evidence in today's business world to suggest there is one best way?

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

For a couple of years, the concept of strategy has become fundamental for any type of business. According to Ansoff (1965), the practice of strategic planning is now widespread among large, medium and small firms. The strategy comes from the Greek word “stractos” which means "armed" and...

16 Jan 2009
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Accor

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

For more than 40 years, Accor has constantly reinvented its businesses to keep pace with the world around it, with the goal of providing innovative, high-quality products to Hospitality and Services customers. In Hospitality, Accor's ambition is to be the world leader in economy and midscale...

15 Jan 2009
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Changing mentality: An analysis of Dove's "Campaign for real beauty" (2006)

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

The brand Dove is part of the English-Dutch group Unilever. It accounts for 3% of Unilever's turnover. In 1957, Dove created soaps that contained 1/4th moisturizing cream, especially for sensitive skins (50% of women). Since then, Dove has always known how to appear different from its...

15 Jan 2009
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Eastman Kodak case

Case study - 4 pages - Business strategy

Last year, 74 million digital cameras were sold worldwide, outperforming film cameras for the first time. Even though Kodak began the digital imaging revolution in 1974, with the first “electronic hand held still camera”, it made a late entry into the space, losing out to Japanese...

15 Jan 2009
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BMW new 5-Series

Presentation - 34 pages - Business strategy

Company background- Founded in 1917 Munich airplane motor maker. Hit series: BMW 303, 328. Total annual output: 950K. Diesel cars cover more miles than petrol engine. People are more concerned with the price of running a car than the price of buying it. In the eyes of the consumer...

15 Jan 2009
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Toyota case

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

The success of Toyota is incredible today, and the company is showing astonishing financial results when most of Japanese companies are in the doldrums. It is the biggest of the heavyweight competitor in the car industry. General Motors and Ford, whose market shares are falling in favor of...

15 Jan 2009
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Heineken premium light

Thesis - 10 pages - Business strategy

Dark, blond or red, there is beer for all tastes. Every year all over the world the beer market generates billions of Euros in turnover. There are six international players who are sharing this market. InBev is the result of the merger of the Belgian brewery "Interbrew" and the Brazilian brewery...

15 Jan 2009
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Tesco case (2005)

Case study - 4 pages - Business strategy

The growth of Tesco has been surprising: the company announced a forecast of $1.4 billion in annual profits in 2001, and the sales volume in the first semester of this year reached $16.8 billion. Its current market share in the UK is strong: it is now 25%, contrary to 14% in 1997, and has...

15 Jan 2009
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Senergy

Essay - 20 pages - Business strategy

Government support through financial incentives and the public's trend toward environmentally friendly products has opened the way for alternative energy based companies to thrive. In the French market, with little direct competition, we believe our company will experience success. Senergy...

15 Jan 2009
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Shell Canada

Essay - 12 pages - Business strategy

Shell Canada Limited is one of Canada's largest integrated oil companies. The corporation's head offices are in Calgary and Alberta. Lead by Mr. W. Adrian Loader, Shell Canada Ltd employs 4772 people worldwide and added over 600 new full-time positions in 2006 (see Appendix 2 for more...

15 Jan 2009
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Strategies of expansion at the time of deceleration: The case of LVMH

Case study - 10 pages - Business strategy

The year 2004 represented one of the best year that the world economy has experienced since the beginning of the millennium. Indeed the growth of the Gross World Product (GWP) has increased by 4 per cent in 2004 compared to only 2.8 per cent in 2003. However this high rate of growth in 2004 can...

15 Jan 2009
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Motown: A history of success

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

“Music, Money, Sex and Power.” That is how, in four unequivocal words, Gerald L. Posner defines Motown, the record label which transformed the landscape of American popular culture. The personage who embodies this definition is Berry Gordy Junior. His story is the story of Motown: that...

15 Jan 2009
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Vattenfall Nordic Heat: Strategy and control

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Vattenfall is the fourth largest generator of electricity and the largest generator of heat in Europe. The company has more than 32 000 employees and is active in all stages of the electricity value chain: generation, transmission, distribution and sales. Operations are carried out in Sweden,...

15 Jan 2009
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Study of Renault's strategy

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

Renault is a famous car-constructor. It was created in 1899 by the brothers Renault and was considered one of France's flourishing industry throughout the XXth century. But now the firm has adapted itself to a new global and more complex environment. This adapting process was no simple...

15 Jan 2009
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Operating methods in global business

Essay - 13 pages - Business strategy

When companies decide to enter foreign markets and start doing international business, there are different kinds of entry models they can use. In our report we give an overview of some of the entry modes, including benefits/motivations, risks and requirements of the models. First we go through...

15 Jan 2009
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Supermarkets face out food discounters: from buying to shopping

Essay - 24 pages - Business strategy

The following report encompasses four main parts, i.e. a literature review developing theories on the selected topic, a research methodology helping in the selection of the most accurate research method, findings following from the primary research and a discussion confronting the literature...

15 Jan 2009
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Market study hotel industry business 2005

Essay - 11 pages - Business strategy

Marriott International's Q1 2005 net income was $145 million, a 27% increase compared to the same period last year. Marriott International recorded earnings per share (EPS) of $0.61 in the first quarter of 2005, up 30% from the same period in 2004.Management fees increased 52%, driven by 9.2...