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Leading Big Businesses: An assessment of differing leadership styles

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  • November 2018
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Very large organizations are usually shaped by the style of leadership imposed by the CEO. Structures and cultures vary according to the person at the very top of a company. Some CEOs thrive when working in one area of the economy but then fail...

Department Stores: Major Trends Transforming the Retail Landscape

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  • October 2018
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In the increasingly competitive world of retail, department stores are struggling. This case study takes a close look at the major trends which have transformed the landscape in which department stores operate, how this has ultimately led to th...

Chinese Infrastructure in Africa: Far-Eastern giant is building a continent

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  • September 2018
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Over the past couple of decades China has become a leading story in the economic development of Africa. Through loans, grants and direct investment, Beijing has established a huge presence in countries which traditionally fall outside of major ...

The Future of Autonomous Cars: Driverless cars are emerging but much work remains to achieve commercial success

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  • September 2018
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Heralded as the future of personalized transport, autonomous cars have caused much excitement among car companies, industry journalists and some segments of the public and government. Unquestionably major advances have been made but the future ...

Power Generaton: Top Five Trends for 2019 and Beyond

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  • August 2018
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Power generation is experiencing a series of trends which will shape the market for decades to come. Coal is seemingly on a terminal decline, to be replaced by natural gas, and renewable energy is making substantial strides to become more comme...

Construction: Top Five Trends for 2019 and Beyond

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  • August 2018
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The construction industry is experiencing change. Prefabrication, new technology, robotics, green buildings and consolidation are trends leading companies must stay ahead of in the near future to be prosperous.

Having been accused of bein...

Soft Drinks: The future lies beyond sugar

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  • August 2018
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Some major new trends are sweeping through the beverage industry and they are having a major impact on both manufacturers and consumers. For the soft drinks industry sugar has now become a dirty word and sugar taxes have forced companies to cre...

Enhanced Water: Significant opportunities are arising in the segment

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  • August 2018
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Some major new trends are sweeping through the beverage industry and they are having a major impact on both manufacturers and consumers. For the soft drinks industry sugar has now become a dirty word and sugar taxes have forced companies to cre...

Hot Drinks: Segment is driven by convenience & quality

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  • August 2018
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Some major new trends are sweeping through the beverage industry and they are having a major impact on both manufacturers and consumers. For the soft drinks industry sugar has now become a dirty word and sugar taxes have forced companies to cre...

Drinks Packaging: Making it more environmentally responsible

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  • August 2018
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Some major new trends are sweeping through the beverage industry and they are having a major impact on both manufacturers and consumers. For the soft drinks industry sugar has now become a dirty word and sugar taxes have forced companies to cre...

New Service Station Concepts in the UK: How Electric Vehicles are Influencing the Way Service Stations Attract Customers

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  • August 2018
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When taking into account that internal combustion engines vehicles sales will be banned in the UK by 2040, the question of what will the multimillion-dollar industry of fuel retail do, springs to mind. This case study examines the how the conce...

Retail: Top 5 Trends for 2019 and Beyond

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  • August 2018
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Retail will experience significant change over the coming years. Some brands holding a large number of physical stores have struggled against the rise of pure online enterprises. Success for some has been found through creating highly adaptable...

Boohoo: How a market stall became an international fashion empire

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  • July 2018
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Although Boohoo has been on the online fashion retail scene since 2006, the company has stood out for its exponential growth in recent years, which has seen it become an international fashion empire. This case study explores the key ways the co...

Senior Consumers: Understanding Key Trends Driving Consumer Behaviors

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  • July 2018
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Much has been made of young generations such as millennials setting new consumer trends and how companies should respond, but in reality, there are perhaps better opportunities available to target older generations then younger ones. Consumers ...

The Future of the Telecoms Industry: How to Navigate in a Climate of Intense Disruption and Change

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  • June 2018
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The telecommunications industry is in a curious place right now. Mobile phone usage, internet traffic and data consumption has exploded and is only set to accelerate as far as most can see, yet telecoms companies that provide the facility to do...

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...

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...

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...

Telecoms: The telecoms business model is under threat

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  • June 2018
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The telecommunications industry is in a curious place right now. Mobile phone usage, internet traffic and data consumption has exploded and is only set to accelerate as far as most can see, yet telecoms companies that provide the facility to do...

Telecoms: 5G is perhaps not the boost that the telecoms industry needs

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  • June 2018
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The telecommunications industry is in a curious place right now. Mobile phone usage, internet traffic and data consumption has exploded and is only set to accelerate as far as most can see, yet telecoms companies that provide the facility to do...

Telecoms: Merger and acquisition activity in telecoms forecast to change market landscape

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  • June 2018
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The telecommunications industry is in a curious place right now. Mobile phone usage, internet traffic and data consumption has exploded and is only set to accelerate as far as most can see, yet telecoms companies that provide the facility to do...

Telecoms: internet of things to transform industry and consumer behaviors

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  • June 2018
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The telecommunications industry is in a curious place right now. Mobile phone usage, internet traffic and data consumption has exploded and is only set to accelerate as far as most can see, yet telecoms companies that provide the facility to do...

Telecoms: Telecoms industry disruptors are approaching from all angles

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  • June 2018
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The telecommunications industry is in a curious place right now. Mobile phone usage, internet traffic and data consumption has exploded and is only set to accelerate as far as most can see, yet telecoms companies that provide the facility to do...

The Future of Travel & Tourism: Technology is Driving Significant Change, Growth is on the Horizon

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  • May 2018
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Travel and tourism accounts for more than one-tenth of global GDP making it one of the most important industries there is. After a long period of fairly limited innovation the industry is experiencing a new time of significant change that is be...

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...

Travel & Tourism: Airline industry is striving for innovation amid difficult trading conditions

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  • May 2018
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Travel and tourism accounts for more than one-tenth of global GDP making it one of the most important industries there is. After a long period of fairly limited innovation the industry is experiencing a new time of significant change that is be...

Travel & Tourism: Hotel market not changing as dramatically as once thought

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  • May 2018
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Travel and tourism accounts for more than one-tenth of global GDP making it one of the most important industries there is. After a long period of fairly limited innovation the industry is experiencing a new time of significant change that is be...

Travel & Tourism: People are going on different types of vacation, changing the market

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  • May 2018
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Travel and tourism accounts for more than one-tenth of global GDP making it one of the most important industries there is. After a long period of fairly limited innovation the industry is experiencing a new time of significant change that is be...

Travel & Tourism: The business of selling holidays is changing

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  • May 2018
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Travel and tourism accounts for more than one-tenth of global GDP making it one of the most important industries there is. After a long period of fairly limited innovation the industry is experiencing a new time of significant change that is be...

Travel & Tourism: The travel insurance industry has many options for innovation

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  • May 2018
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Travel and tourism accounts for more than one-tenth of global GDP making it one of the most important industries there is. After a long period of fairly limited innovation the industry is experiencing a new time of significant change that is be...

Power Generation: Renewable adoption is strong but plenty of challenges remain

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  • April 2018
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Renewable energy is on the agenda of most governments worldwide. In 2018 it is now much more viable a prospect when compared to conventional sources and the vast majority of countries have made significant voluntary pledges through the Paris Cl...

Power Generation: Nuclear power is making a resurgence, new technology is coming

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  • April 2018
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The nuclear power market has had a difficult decade, accidents, massive costs and environmental damage have all contributed to multiple countries losing their interest in the technology and deciding to moth ball their old plants. Nuclear power ...

Power Generation: China is now the dominant factor in global energy production

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  • April 2018
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An examination of the role China now plays in the global power generation industry is useful because the vast scale decisions are taken on have impacts that are felt far beyond the country’s borders. Recently installed as the leading energy con...

Power Generation: Liquefied natural gas is changing global power generation

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  • April 2018
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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is beginning to change the nature of power generation in many countries around the world. No longer do two countries need to be joined by a pipeline - often accompanied by a litany of geopolitical issues, such as tho...

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.<...

Electric Vehicles: The market leaders will constantly change until mass adoption arrives

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  • April 2018
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Almost conclusively now, electric vehicles appear to have won the power train argument in the automotive industry and car manufacturers from all over the world have made significant promises to deliver only hybrid and electric vehicles in the f...

Electric Vehicles: Infrastructure is one of the biggest problems to solve

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  • April 2018
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Almost conclusively now, electric vehicles appear to have won the power train argument in the automotive industry and car manufacturers from all over the world have made significant promises to deliver only hybrid and electric vehicles in the f...

Electric Vehicles: Threats to future development could harm EV enthusiasm

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  • April 2018
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Almost conclusively now, electric vehicles appear to have won the power train argument in the automotive industry and car manufacturers from all over the world have made significant promises to deliver only hybrid and electric vehicles in the f...

Electric Vehicles: Hybrid cars represent immediate future of electric vehicles

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  • April 2018
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Almost conclusively now, electric vehicles appear to have won the power train argument in the automotive industry and car manufacturers from all over the world have made significant promises to deliver only hybrid and electric vehicles in the f...

Electric Vehicles: China due to cement dominant position in EV global market

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  • April 2018
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Almost conclusively now, electric vehicles appear to have won the power train argument in the automotive industry and car manufacturers from all over the world have made significant promises to deliver only hybrid and electric vehicles in the f...

Electric Vehicles: A Deep Dive into the Technology that is the Future of the Auto Industry

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  • April 2018
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Almost conclusively now, electric vehicles appear to have won the power train argument in the automotive industry and car manufacturers from all over the world have made significant promises to deliver only hybrid and electric vehicles in the f...

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...

Food Service Technology: Innovative technology is transforming the food service industry

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  • March 2018
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Foodservice is an industry that for a long time relied upon more or less the same methods of selling and delivery, but technology has had a transformative impact beyond what many analysts imagined when the internet became a feature of everyday ...

Food supplies: Threats to the supply chain in the food service industry

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  • March 2018
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Foodservice, particularly in restaurant form, suffers when costs rise due to it being one of the most controllable areas of spending for most people. Producers should take note. Various environmental threats in the oceans and on land threaten t...

Food Retail: Millennials have specific requirements when it comes to food

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  • March 2018
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The millennial generation is proving to be a tricky group to cater to for many businesses. At face value, in the restaurant and food retail industry, millennials are good consumers of food products eating out regularly ordering takeaways and co...

Food service ethics: Wages in the food service industry are more important than ever

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  • March 2018
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A critical eye has been cast over the entire food service industry in recent years and it has largely been found wanting in many areas. From new modern delivery services through to traditional tipping culture and even to the way our food is gro...

Healthy eating: Food service industry will have to clean up its act to suit changing tastes

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  • March 2018
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Across the world the food industry has to change its production methods to meet up with new consumer demands. Customers are now more interested in healthy food, organic produce and veganism and the food service industry will have to find ways t...

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...

The Future of Foodservice - Big Opportunities and Potential Disasters Ahead for the Restaurant and Food Industry

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  • March 2018
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The food service industry has a challenging period of change and opportunity ahead of it that could produce some major difficulties too. The industry is implementing new technology to make the product more convenient and easily available and ha...

The Future of Retail - Five ways e-commerce and high street stores are evolving to suit changing consumer behaviors

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  • February 2018
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The world of retail is constantly changing and evolving. Every year key businesses go bankrupt and new ones emerge from the ashes to claim the top spot. In this highly competitive business landscape the offering is everything and businesses mor...

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...

Bricks and mortar stores: Actual sales in store might be less important in future

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  • February 2018
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Despite the enormous shift online for retail and commerce, bricks and mortar stores are very far from finished. Customers still enjoy and use the traditional format, but that format now has a wealth of online competitors diluting its brand valu...

Next day everything: Making delivery faster and cheaper

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  • February 2018
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The holy grail of the online retail business community is reliable, super-fast delivery. The reason for this is that delivery quality can make or break customer satisfaction and is perhaps the one element which has traditionally not been contro...

Generation Y&Z: New retail experiences to accommodate new tastes

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  • February 2018
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Generations Y&Z are not so different to the groups that came before them, in terms of their wants and desires in life, but there are some environmental elements that influence how they choose to live which retailers need to take into accoun...

Technology: Getting ready to transform retail experiences

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  • February 2018
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E-commerce has frequently been hailed as the death nail to physical outlets. Detractors should delay further condemnation: retailers are beginning to realize the full effect technological advancements can have on consumer shopping experiences.<...

Untapped markets: Retailers must adjust to suit older generations

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  • February 2018
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As retailers come to terms with the new normal of ever more aggressive discounting, one group of consumers that has historically been left largely untapped could relieve pressure. Older age groups - mainly those over 65 years old - now command ...

China’s Transition from Manufacturing to Services: Tertiary Sector to Become the Backbone of the Economy

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  • January 2018
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The Chinese government has in recent years adopted policies actively encouraging the growth of its tertiary sector. These include reforms easing access to the Chinese market for foreign companies, as well establishing a fund which will assist c...

The Rise of Canada Goose: Big Challenges Lay Ahead for Fast Growing Luxury Apparel Brand

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  • January 2018
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Despite being in business for over six decades, the rise of Canada Goose came seemingly out of nowhere. Rapid growth over the past few years has seen the company go from relatively unknown beyond niche groups to being worn by high-profile celeb...

CEO performance problems - Failure to address key issues harms company prospects

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  • December 2017
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The CEO (chief executive officer) is the most influential figure in a company: a bad one can wreck a company; a good one makes sound business decisions, propelling their company to success. Yet there are several significant problems with how le...

The Future of Military Technology - 5 Developments in Defence Technology are Changing the Nature of Modern Warfare

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  • November 2017
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Defense technology is advancing at quite a rate of knots in 2017 and some remarkable new abilities are available for militaries to purchase. From robotic mules through to drone swarms and rail guns there are multiple areas of strong innovation ...

EV Market Grows Strongly as Technology Advances - Reliance on Government Support and Weak Infrastructure However Remain Strong Challenges

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  • November 2017
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In July 2017 Volvo announced that from the year 2019 all cars that it manufactures will be either fully electric or hybrids. Volvo would as such become the first large automobile manufacturer to so boldly embrace the electrification of cars, an...

Hyperinflation in European football - Outrageous Spending is Unsustainable

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  • November 2017
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The recent transfer spending spree in European football has provoked discussions about the sustainability of this trend and the forces behind it. This case study analyzes the modus operandi of European football clubs, especially those of the we...

Construction - Top Five Trends for 2018 and Beyond

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  • November 2017
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The construction industry is experiencing change. Prefabrication, new technology, robotics, green buildings and consolidation are trends leading companies must stay ahead of in the near future to be prosperous. Having been accused of being reti...

Power Generation - Top Five Trends for 2018 and Beyond

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  • November 2017
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Power generation is experiencing a series of trends which will shape the market for decades to come. Coal is seemingly on a terminal decline, to be replaced by natural gas, and renewable energy is making substantial strides to become more comme...

Millennials & Marketing - Influencers become critical to success

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  • October 2017
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The behavioral changes exhibited by millennials have also resulted in changing marketing strategies to appeal to them. Traditional methods are less effective, with personalization a key driver. This refers to both dictating their own experience...

Millennials & Restaurants and Food Retail - Specific requirements when it comes to food

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  • October 2017
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The millennial generation is proving to be a tricky group to cater to for many businesses. At face value, in the restaurant and food retail industry, millennials are good consumers of food products eating out regularly ordering takeaways and co...

Millennials & Activities - Happy to spend on activities and prioritize experiences

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  • October 2017
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An interesting trend that has developed in Millennial consumer culture is that ownership has declined somewhat, much of this can be attributed to reduced spare cash free for saving and making big purchases. Millennials are also much more likely...

Millennials & Ownership - Millennials care less about ownership but predictions of doom are exaggerated

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  • October 2017
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News outlets abound with reports that various products are in decline due to disinterest from millennials; commentators cite a fundamental shift in attitude to ownership as the primary cause, but there is more to it. Whilst it is true attitudes...

Millennials & Technology - E-commerce and sharing apps prosper at expense of traditional outlets

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  • October 2017
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Millennials have been instrumental in the shift online for many brands. As a demographic, they prefer to shop online and socially rather than conventional methods such as high street browsing. Convenience and price competitiveness are the prima...

Millennial Consumers - Understanding Key Trends Driving Consumer Behaviours

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  • October 2017
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The millennial generation has been a much maligned one in terms of how the rest of society perceives it. However, the reality is very different from the perceived differences between it and the previous generations. Millennials want much of the...

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...

Turkish Airlines - Strong growth hits a wall as security and political events take a toll, but opportunities still remain

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  • October 2017
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Turkish Airlines has in recent years expanded its operations dramatically, emerging from a local airline to a major global player. This growth has been propelled by the strategic location of its Istanbul hub. With Turkey currently constructing ...

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...

Future of Financial Services - Five Technological Trends Changing the Banking, Insurance, Payments and Wealth Management Industries

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  • September 2017
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The world of financial services is changing. The recent introduction of FinTech innovations is beginning to shake up the market and improve and streamline financial services and disrupt the order of things. Furthermore, today’s generation of cu...

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...

India's Demonetization - Changing payment culture and widened tax net provides the government with room for maneuver

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  • September 2017
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In an effort to crack down on the shadow economy and reduce the usage of counterfeit cash, the Indian government in November 2016 ordered the demonetization of all 500INR and 1,000INR notes. The shock announcement caused a serious disruption to...

Top 5 Global Growth Industries in 2017 - Examining the market drivers, opportunities and risks

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  • August 2017
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In the world economy, the forces of growth and prosperity are complex and ever changing. New engines of growth emerge and decline rapidly and pinpointing their trajectory and long-term relevance can be elusive. The catalysts of change can be fu...

The BRICS Economies: No longer the reliable powerhouses of growth they once were

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  • July 2017
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The BRICS economies were touted as the leading new countries for growth and the primary shift towards these countries and away from the traditional affluent countries was said to be beginning. To an extent this has happened and countries like C...

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...

Tesco Confronts Budget Rivals - Leading Retailer Reforms to Compete Against Insurgent Budget Stores

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  • June 2017
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Confronted by the threat of rapidly expanding competition from budget food retailers, Tesco has undertaken reform. The business has been slimmed down, foreign ventures ended and prices lowered to improve competitiveness. However, there are othe...

Russia modernizing its pipeline network - China and Europe set to witness greater connectivity with the Russian pipeline network

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  • June 2017
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The Russian Federation as the major successor state to the former Soviet Union inherited a vast network of pipelines spread throughout the whole country. However in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the oil and gas sector in Ru...

The Future of Technology - Six remarkable advances in technology will change the world forever

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  • June 2017
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There are many technologies and ideas throughout the world which are exciting in their potential but whose effects are mainly pipedreams that we never get to see in the flesh. However, in the world of tech there is currently a wave of industrie...

Aging Populations - Overcoming the Challenges of a World with a Depleted Workforce and Elderly Populace

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  • May 2017
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The world’s population is growing old and some of the world’s most powerful economies are due to experience catastrophic social change as a result. The need of older people is going to be one of the hot topics of the next few decades as many co...

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...

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...

Korean chaebols - Outdated model requires reform

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  • February 2017
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The Korean chaebol - giant conglomerates still run by founding families - has transformed the Korean economy but they are now the source of problems which need to be corrected. Chaebols need to be updated for the modern world, not only for thei...

Islamic finance - High growth potential but serious challenges persist

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  • February 2017
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The Islamic finance industry has witnessed strong double digit growth in recent years, and yet serious problems persist that are likely to stop it from growing beyond a certain point. These include a lack of access to financial institutions in ...

President Buhari - An uncertain economic record

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  • February 2017
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President Buhari assumed power in Nigeria promising to achieve much in the way of reforming the oil extraction industry, radically increase power generation, solve currency problems and improve prospects as a whole. Now in power for nearly 20 m...

Euro area exit should be the new normal - An economic area with abysmal performance

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  • December 2016
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The level of unemployment in the euro area reached 16 million people in 2016 or 10.1% of the population aged between 18 and 74 years. This is equivalent to the entire population of the Netherlands or 8 times the population of Paris. It would ha...

Hanjin Shipping: Shipping industry in chaos as Hanjin implodes and others may follow

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  • December 2016
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In April 2016, Hanjin applied to its creditors for debt restructuring, in an attempt to avoid formal bankruptcy proceedings. However on August 31, 2016, Hanjin was forced to file for bankruptcy protection at the Seoul Central District Court and...

Gulf of Mexico: Ultra-Deepwater. Amid low oil prices, does ultra-deepwater oil have a future?

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  • November 2016
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Global oil price forecasts predict a slow crawl up to $75 per barrel, half of peak price. In response, major oil companies drilling in ultra-deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico have been forced to lower costs, improve efficiency and find more addit...

Green Car Incentives: Industry success in four national EV markets led by incentive schemes

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  • November 2016
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While there are undoubtedly a number of factors impacting the varying rate of uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) across the globe, government funded incentive schemes appear to play a key role. This case study investigates the success...

Eastern Europe and Russian Natural Gas: The movement away from Gazprom

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  • October 2016
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The supply of natural gas to Eastern Europe has long been the preserve of Russian state-backed giant Gazprom, but their decade’s long domination of energy supply and heavy influence in the internal machinations of former Soviet countries is now...

Amazon Fresh: UK Online Food & Grocery industry to be disrupted following Amazon entry

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  • October 2016
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Towards the end of 2007, Jeff Bezos of Amazon began experimenting with the idea of online fresh food delivery to customers in set regions of the United States. Nine years on and the online retailing giant has now launched the service in 128 pos...

German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

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  • August 2016
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The German car manufacturing industry has been hit by several major incidents in 2015/16, including an emissions scandal involving Volkswagen, slowing growth in the Chinese market, Britain which is Germany's largest car export market voting...

Marriott & Starwood: Creating the world’s largest hotel chain

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  • July 2016
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At the beginning of May 2016 the final chapter of one of the most anticipated deals in the hospitality industry was completed. Around a year previously it became clear that Starwood was considering offers on its business and its rivals began to...

MVNOs in the Middle East: Expectations of rapid expansion despite high entry barriers

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  • June 2016
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This report provides an overview of the MVNO market in the Middle East and covers a variety of business models adopted by MVNOs to target their local markets.

Collective action: A greater impact by working together

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  • June 2016
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Alone, individuals and even companies wield little power to make any significant change. However, when these individuals or companies come together to campaign for a common goal, they are taking part in collective action. Collective action has ...

HMV: Revival of the top dog

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  • June 2016
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HMV, established in 1921, has long been the leading UK high street retailer in the music and video market. The company, with the slogan “top dog for music”, had an edge over other entertainment retailers with exciting in-store events, huge back...