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Amazon Web Services: Facilitating Amazon's cloud computing philosophy

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  • January 2015
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This report provides an overview of Amazon Web Services, also describing private, public and hybrid clouds. Furthermore, it reveals how cloud computing interacts with IT infrastructure in the form of service-oriented architecture. Finally, the ...

Under Armour, Inc.: High growth company with a bright future

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  • March 2015
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Under Armour has grown to become a $3bn business, generating significant profits in the process. However, the company does face a number of challenges. Its origins as a supplier of performance apparel continue to be seen, as the company exhibit...

Fracking: A contentious issue with an uncertain future

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  • March 2015
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In the US, fracking has created an oil and gas revolution. It has created jobs and led to greater energy independence. However, the process has many strong opponents who say that the environmental risks are not worth it. This debate has led to ...

Big Data: A road map for business intelligence

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  • March 2015
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Big Data has been hailed as a ground-breaking technological development that will revolutionize how businesses operate. Major corporations have therefore been quick to exploit the opportunities available. Understanding how companies have used B...

Valve Corporation: Does flat management have a half-life?

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  • February 2015
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This case study explores Valve Corporation, an entertainment software provider. It assesses the products, the flat management structure (anarcho-syndicalism in a political economic context), the benefits and costs of such a structure, and wheth...

Farming in China: Boosting productivity while raising living standards

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  • March 2015
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This case study examines the Chinese government's steps to maximize agricultural productivity while improving rural living standards, in light of its recently released No.1 Central Document, which once again names agricultural reform as a t...

Gluten-free foods: Riding a wave of celebrity endorsement and consumer health-consciousness

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  • April 2015
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Sales of gluten-free foods have been strong in recent years, and this strength is only partially explained by the increasing numbers of gluten tolerant consumers buying gluten-free products. This case study looks examines why consumers are avoi...

IKEA Group: Profitable growth through diversity

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  • April 2015
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IKEA is one of the world's most renowned and successful retailers, as well as a leader in its field of furniture and homewares. Central to this success has been the company's ability to diversify and expand, both geographically and in t...

Sports Nutrition: Pumping Iron

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  • May 2015
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This case study assesses the rise of sports nutrition, a market that is growing in many of the stagnant developed economies. It looks at the factors behind the growth, evaluates the market's potential and what could happen in the future.

Intel Corporation: Resilience in the face of error and learning from strategic mistakes

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  • June 2015
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2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, a famous and remarkably accurate prediction made by the co-founder of Intel about the pace of technological change. The prediction has driven research strategy and commercial success at Intel...

The Gap, Inc.: Strategies for a turnaround

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  • June 2015
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Gap has long been seen as the go-to for young adults seeking affordable fashion. However, in recent years the company has struggled in an increasingly competitive marketplace. This case study analyzes Gap's recent financial results, compare...

Top ten global banks: An analysis of financial performance, growth opportunities and risks

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  • July 2015
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This report examines the strategies being adopted by, the opportunities for, and the risks facing, the ten largest banks in the world. It provides a detailed analysis of the top five's financial performance. It outlines key industry trends ...

Autonomous vehicles: The coming insurrection

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  • July 2015
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The technology required to produce an autonomous vehicle already exists in specific circumstances. The challenge is to make self-driving cars viable in all locations, conditions and situations. Whilst the solutions to these challenges feel temp...

Coffee shops in China: Expansion of Western chains

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  • October 2015
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China is a tea-drinking culture. However, urban consumers are acquiring a taste for coffee and coffee shops have sprung up to serve them. Starbucks and Costa are present and expanding rapidly there. They face price competition from McDonalds an...

Nuclear energy in Japan: Making a comeback post-Fukushima?

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  • October 2015
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Following the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear disaster the Japanese government decided to halt all the nuclear power generation. Whilst this move was welcomed by the majority of the population, replacement sources had to be found. These included fossil ...

Arthur J. Gallagher: Acquisitions create a dominant force in commercial insurance broking

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  • November 2015
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Gallagher is now the fifth largest in the UK in terms of brokerage, marking a distinct change in the industry hierarchy. The group has attained much of its success from the businesses it has bought and has been able to access a new variety of p...

The Global Military Aviation MRO Market 2015-2025:Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global military aviation MRO market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 3.41% over the forecast period. The Multi-role aircraft MRO segment will see the highest spending. Global military aviation MRO providers to venture into joint researc...

Universities: Higher education has become driven by capital, making universities education businesses

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In order to fund the insatiable desire for research money, universities have had to effectively become businesses, nowhere is this more immediately apparent than in the US. With huge organizations developing and spreading that have the capacity...

Starbucks La Boulange: The risks of buying into the artisanal marketplace

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  • December 2015
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In 2012, Starbucks acquired San Francisco based La Boulange as it sought a credible entry route to the artisanal market. However, just two years later, there were signs that the acquisition was not going as planned with Starbucks concerned abou...

Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight Litter: Bringing convenience and simplicity to a less pleasant household task

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  • December 2015
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A cat litter with half the weight of regular cat litters, Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight promises the same performance as traditional cat litters on the market, but with less weight, making it easier for pet owners to carry and use the product. I...

The Global Armored Vehicles Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The market is expected to be dominated by countries in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by North America and Europe. Market saturation in the US and higher CAGR growth of the Asian countries during the forecast period are anticipated to be the...

The Global UAV Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global UAV market is forecast to grow through to 2025. The rate of growth will differ from region to region but Europe will see the strongest growth. North America will remain the largest regional market as the US's involvement in glob...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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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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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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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

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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 ...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Chinese Car Manufacturing - Indigenous Brands Struggle to Export

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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...

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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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...

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

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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...

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...

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.<...

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...

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

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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...

A new audit era: Big Four must account for themselves in CMA shakeup

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  • March 2019
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Accounting has been marred by a wave of failures, and in the wake of this the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has conducted a review of the market. A range of proposals have been put forward to combat challenges within the industry, ...

Pharmacy Benefit Managers are under pressure: The industry is a lightning rod for America’s healthcare system at its worst

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  • February 2019
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By 2019, the Pharmacy Benefit Management market is forecast to grow to $283bn. Acting as the ‘middle men’ of America’s healthcare system, PBMs process and coordinate the delivery of prescription drugs, and act as intermediaries between payers a...

HTC decline into obscurity: Tech company experienced precipitous fall after rapid rise

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  • February 2019
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HTC, a Taiwanese tech firm, was once a smartphone market leader after experiencing rapid growth internationally - yet its time at the top proved fleeting. The company experienced a precipitous decline in sales and quickly vanished from the imag...

Cannabis Market: Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana is boosting the fortunes of cannabis stocks

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  • February 2019
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The cannabis market has great potential for generating more profits for investors and companies in the future. The industry has grown massively following the legalization of recreational cannabis use in Canada, making the country the trading ce...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

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