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15 Jan 2009

SNCF - Short strategic overview: Example of business process redesign

Essay - 5 pages - Business strategy

The SNCF (Société National des Chemins de Fer) is the national railway operator in France and manager of the railway infrastructure owned by the RFF (Réseau Ferré de France). The company is a French public entity with autonomous management established under the special status of an Establishment...

15 Jan 2009

Structuralism and history: Levi-Strauss, Althusser, Foucault

Essay - 10 pages - Business strategy

Structuralism may originate from Saussurian linguistics. In the Course of General Linguistics, Saussure defines one essential methodological principle: in response to previous methodologies, which defined historical evolution as the main object of linguistics, Saussure assumes that language must...

15 Jan 2009

Barclays versus RBS, Santander and Fortis

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

ABN Amro bank comes from the merger between two Dutch banks Algermene Bank Netherlands N.V. and Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank N.V. in 1991. ABN Amro's strategic focus is on consumer and commercial clients in local markets and on corporations and financial institutions in the global market. Currently...

15 Jan 2009

Corporate Strategy: Chop Chop Analysis of Total Group

Essay - 3 pages - Business strategy

Total is France's largest corporation as well as the fourth largest publicly-traded integrated oil and gas company in the world. Total is involved in three major segments: downstream, upstream, and chemicals. In the following report, we carefully analyzed these three business...

15 Jan 2009

How do Toy industries react about the problem of counterfeiting & product piracy?

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

The fight against counterfeiting is a battle which requires an approach on many levels. It is estimated that counterfeit toys account for 12 per cent of the European toy market. Counterfeiting is a danger for the health of the consumer whose undermines industries and makes criminal organisations...

15 Jan 2009

Cultural diversity is a source of competitive advantage. Discuss

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

« To succeed internationally, we need to understand the cultures of the world; and we have all the cultures of the world represented right here - a tremendous competitive advantage. » ? Ernest Thompson, Proctor and Gamble Nowadays, globalisation, which is a phenomenon mainly...

13 Jan 2009

General Motors Company : an analysis

Essay - 13 pages - Business strategy

It is hard to imagine that General Motors, one of the leading car companies, occupying 15% of the automobile market and that in 2003 alone earned $3.8 billion on record revenue of $185.5 billion, was founded in the small town of Flint, Michigan, by an ingenious salesman and labourer, William...

13 Jan 2009

An Irish firm in the Chinese Market

Market study - 9 pages - Business strategy

Enterprise Ireland, positioned in the cosmetics field, is willing to enter an international market. With 15% of annual growth in the global market, China becomes more and more attractive for businesses all around the world. In Europe, the attractiveness is intensified by the amount of trade...

13 Jan 2009

Oracle Systems Corporation

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

In 1990, the CEO of Oracle Systems Corporation is facing increasing pressure from analysts about the aggressive revenue-recognition policy. As a result, the stock price is plumbed and the CEO is worried about the cost of new equity capital to finance future growth and the firm may become a...

13 Jan 2009

Easy Jet, Strategic management project

Essay - 12 pages - Business strategy

The airlines industry has been highly perturbed by many new external and internal events since the last five years (September 11th, increasing of fuel value, and recently many technical incidents in some flights). All these components transform major stakes and keys of the different airlines...

13 Jan 2009

Case study of General Electric

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

Jack Welch was the CEO of General Electric (GE) from 1981 until 2001. He is regarded as one of the most successful CEOs of the 20th century. This essay intends to analyze Jack Welch's two-decade leadership by answering the question of what made him the "Manager of the Century" and GE...

13 Jan 2009

Brand analysis and recommendation: Carlton Draught

Essay - 5 pages - Business strategy

The survey we made about Carlton Draught showed us the positive and negative points of its brand image in customers' minds. In order to improve the brand image we will proceed in three parts. First, in the brand analysis we will analyse all the aspects of the marketing mix (product, price,...

13 Jan 2009

What does 'MNE'S need to be both "global" and "local"?' mean

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

Since the rise of liberalisation with the opening of markets in the mid 1980's, the business world has entered the era of globalisation where companies have dramatically expanded their business abroad. Indeed, the abolition of barriers of entry was one of significant opportunities for...

13 Jan 2009

Heinz case

Thesis - 5 pages - Business strategy

Heinz is one of the most profitable companies operating in the food processing industry. This essay will try to describe the industry and environment of this company. Then, we will see how the competitive advantage has been developed within this industry. By reading the Vision of the...

13 Jan 2009

Strategy Analysis on the gambling industry with the example of MGM Mirage

Thesis - 64 pages - Business strategy

We selected the gambling industry as a group because we thought it would be interesting, challenging and because the industry has recently felt a new impulse with the internet. The gambling industry is not one of the most recent industries though, and to understand it fully we decided to analyse...

13 Jan 2009

Business report: Nikon

Thesis - 7 pages - Business strategy

Advertising and co., our agency is pleased to present the business report of the advertising campaign we want to implement throughout this closing date April 2006-March 2007 for the camera Coolpix on behalf the Japanese company Nikon. After understanding the target consumers' motives and the...

13 Jan 2009

How strategy and network changes are linked?

Thesis - 11 pages - Business strategy

This paper focuses on the relation between the network changes and the strategy of an organization. It also provides a description of the links between those two concepts. The network change is an essential part of the understanding of industrial network. Its importance is related to the fact...

13 Jan 2009

Heineken in Russia

Case study - 9 pages - Business strategy

Heineken is the first European Brewer and one of the first brewers in the world. Also, to give a better idea of the situation of the company, let's state some figures. In 2005, net profit was 761 million €, with sales above 10 billion € and a total beer volume of almost 120 million...

12 Jan 2009

Dell's case: the build-to-order business model

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Business strategy

Michael Dell founded the company in 1984 while he was at the University of Texas at Austin. He began by selling improvements of IBM-compatible PCs and started to sell his own brand of PCs one year later (the Turbo). The concept was very simple: from the beginning Dell's business model was...

12 Jan 2009

Actimel Advertising and Media's

Market study - 8 pages - Business strategy

Nowadays, working on a discipline like advertising is not an easy task to achieve. Advertisers have to be more and more attentive to the competition which is very large, even in the business to business market. They have to do the difference, in a world where advertising bludgeoning is on every...

12 Jan 2009

The battle over leadership in the sport industry: Adidas vs. Nike

Essay - 3 pages - Business strategy

According to public opinion, sport is undoubtedly related to pleasure, relaxation and physical activity. However the reality is in fact poles apart from this simplistic landscape and sport is above all a colossal industry, which represents a billion-dollar market. The recent acquisition of Reebok...

12 Jan 2009

Nokia's corporate communications

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Until the 1980s, Nokia was a Finnish company, in the 1980s Nokia was a Nordic company and in the beginning of 1990s an European company. Now, we are a global company,” declared Jorma Ollila, President and Chief Executive officer of Nokia, in 1997. Through this declaration, she...

12 Jan 2009

Danone global strategy

Thesis - 11 pages - Business strategy

Danone is one of the world leaders in the food industry. The group focuses on three worldwide business lines: Fresh Diary Products, Beverages, and Biscuit & Cereal Products. Its turnover in 2005 was 13.02 billion Euros. We have chosen this group because Danone seems to be a very dynamic...

12 Jan 2009

Airline companies strategy and Open Skies Agreement

Thesis - 7 pages - Business strategy

From Icarus to Airbus 380, the dream of the “flying man” seems to be universal. During the 20th century this dream was becoming real through the development of the plane and airline companies which manage it. The rising need to travel has obliged the authorities to regulate this market...

09 Jan 2009

Airbus - Boeing War

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

The 27 of April 2005, at 10h29 the A380 plane has taken off for the first time of the airport of Toulouse. The A380 property of AIRBUS, company which conceives, develops, builds, sells and ensures the technical support after sale of the planes of the same name. On the other side of the Atlantic,...

09 Jan 2009

Brasseries Kronenbourg: 1664

Market study - 9 pages - Business strategy

We have chosen the beer 1664 because it is the most famous beer of the brand Kronenbourg, which is the leader of the French beers market. Kronenbourg is an international company which offers lagers, white and amber beers to brown ale, as well as non-alcoholic beer, shandies and cider. Brasseries...

09 Jan 2009

The tend offer on Marionnaud

Thesis - 5 pages - Business strategy

Bernard Marionnaud is a family company. It is the history of Marcel Frydman (73 years old) who decided 20 years ago to buy a perfume shop for his wife with only 100 000 Francs. But he realised after a while that he was very interested in this shop and desired to buy some others to make more...

18 Dec 2008

Judgment: How winning leaders make great calls

Book review - 5 pages - Business strategy

Noel M. Tichy is the author of Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will and many other business bestsellers. He is a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and advises CEOs around the world. Warren G. Bennis is the author of On Becoming a Leader, Reinventing...

28 Nov 2008

Wood delivery in forests

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

The efforts outlined above are aimed at the optimization of forest production on a sustainable basis. The rationalization of forest harvesting techniques and improvement of wood supply logistics can be implemented relatively quickly (i.e., over a short time span), hence wood delivery is a crucial...

25 Nov 2008

The Starbucks management

Market study - 5 pages - Business strategy

The Seattle-based coffee company called Starbucks has been dominating the coffee industry all over the world. With its business running for more than a decade now, Starbucks has become a household name through its popularity in its stores worldwide. Starbucks has elevated the standard of coffee...