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Informal Economy - Opportunity, Not Threat

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  • July 2017
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By some estimates the informal economy is the second largest economy in the world, yet governments have a history of attacking it and failing to realize the opportunities on offer for economic progress. Embracing the opportunities in terms of e...

Social Media Companies in Silicon Valley - Some Monetize, Most Do Not

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  • September 2017
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Social media is dominated by Alphabet, through ownership of YouTube, and Facebook, both of which were created on the assumption revenues would flow once a large user base had been created. But other major companies, such as Twitter, have failed...

Chinese Car Manufacturing - Indigenous Brands Struggle to Export

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  • March 2017
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Indigenous Chinese car manufacturing has undergone rapid development in recent years. Some leading companies are now seeking to export cars, marking a major change in ambition. Manufacturers are helped by the scale of the domestic market, risin...

Clothing Retailers' Ethical Problems: Consumer-Retailer Relationship Allows Issues to Persist

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  • May 2017
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Subject to numerous scandals regarding ethical behavior for longer than many people care to remember, clothing retailers face a challenging future. In the age of ‘fast fashion’ some problems - such as the use of fur - many thought had gone have...

The German Current Account Surplus - Holding Captive the German and Global Economies

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  • September 2017
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The size of Germany's current account surplus is an economic phenomenon as the forces behind it go beyond the simple competiveness of German exports. Indeed, the widening gap between domestic savings and investment is the determinant of thi...

Commercial Drones: Numerous Industries to be Transformed by Unmanned Flight

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  • May 2018
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Once the preserve of massive military budgets, drones are now making significant strides in commercial industry, initiating substantial efficiency gains. Now drone technology has reached commercial relevance, and much more is predicted to follo...

Car Manufacturing Costs Rise as Players Continue to Consolidate: Apple and Google Now Pose a Serious Threat to Manufacturers

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  • May 2018
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The cost of manufacturing cars has been on the rise in recent years as rising commodity prices coupled with increased protectionism is making the acquisition of key raw materials more expensive. On top of this the impending arrival of Google an...

Marks & Spencer in Decline: Extensive Remedial Action Required for Turnaround Plan to Work

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  • June 2018
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Monotonous decline has been a prominent feature of Marks & Spencer performance for a considerable period, only occasionally interrupted by a good year - most notably 2008. Now the store closure program is being extended and the company rece...

Airline Consolidation Reducing Airports’ Negotiating Power: Accepting Low-Cost Airlines and Expanding into Asia will Restore Power Balance Dynamics

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  • June 2018
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Consolidation in the airline industry is reducing their reliance on airports. Airports will have to diversify their operations abroad and welcome low-cost airlines to negate this power imbalance.

In the year 2000 for example, the top four...

Silicon Valley Disruptors: Impact of Leading Tech Companies Stifling Disruptor Development

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  • June 2018
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Silicon Valley is known for being the home of the disruptive startup, but since the likes of Google (now under the parent company Alphabet) and Facebook emerged and became companies generating vast revenues, the treadmill for disruptors appears...

Volvo Witnesses a Reversal of Fortunes Under Geely ownership: Emphasis on Safety and Made in Sweden Brand Boosts Growth

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  • March 2018
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In 2010 Volvo was acquired by Geely from the Ford Motor Company. Volvo, which struggled financially in the latter years of Ford’s ownership, has seen a strong reversal in its fortunes under the ownership of Geely in recent years. This case stud...

Competing in train manufacturing - Global market undergoing swift development

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  • October 2017
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Train manufacturing around the world has experienced significant change over recent years, impacting the extent of competition within the global market. Leading companies are now larger than ever following a spate of mergers and acquisitions, e...

Digitization of Education: Lucrative Business Opportunities Abound in Race to Classroom of the Future

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  • February 2018
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A lucrative growth area for technology companies and new entrants has opened up as a result of the digitization of education. Leading companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft are racing to ensure technology from each brand is at the forefr...

Rare Earth Elements: Under Pressure, Global Industry Responds with New Solutions

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  • March 2018
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Rare earth elements have transformed industry and consumer products. Smartphones and highly efficient jet engines, among other products, have become dependent upon hard to extract elements, almost all of which are exported from China.

Thi...

Sears: Downfall of a Giant - Suffering From Fundamental Problems, Sears Nears Bankruptcy

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  • April 2018
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The end of Sears has been predicted by retail analysts for a long time. Not long after Kmart and Sears merged to create the Sears Holdings Corporation in 2004, revenues began to slide and have been doing so at gathering speeds ever since 2007.<...