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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 ...

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...

Cheap but no longer nasty: Evolution at Ryanair

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  • April 2015
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Ryanair has grown from humble origins to offer more than 1,400 short-haul flights per day, combined with often controversial customer service practices. However the announcement of the 'Always Getting Better' program in 2014 marked an a...

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...

Agriculture and Big Data: Will Big Data technologies be the next big leap for industrialized agriculture

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  • April 2015
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Some of the very biggest agriculture firms have been offering services based on Big Data technologies in recent years. The principle process is to use Big Data collection to make farming more efficient and ultimately making each field yield mor...

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.

Chinese acquisitions of US companies: A controversial practice

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  • May 2015
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The 2013 acquisition of pork-producer Smithfield Foods by Shuanghui International (now WH Group) is the largest Chinese acquisition of a US company to date. This case study explores previous Chinese acquisitions and their controversies. The cas...

Smart Cities: Cisco's quest for dominance of tomorrow's cities

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  • June 2015
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The term 'smart city' has become something of a buzz phrase recently, particularly in the technology industry, but what exactly are smart cities? How can they be defined? Can they even be defined at all? One company that is keen to bols...

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...

Changing consumer behavior in the UK: The rise of the smart consumer

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  • June 2015
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Consumer behavior in the UK has altered significantly. Consumers have become increasingly confident, shrewd, and more difficult to please, as evidenced by rising complaints and lower customer satisfaction levels. What's more, the concept th...

Jaguar Land Rover: Adapting the original SUV & turning middle class Britishness into a business asset

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  • June 2015
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Jaguar Land Rover has now reached five consecutive years of growth and the company now produces its own engines, has plants in Brazil and China and has brought the Jaguar range right up to date. However there are problems on the horizon, not le...

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...

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...

Microsoft Corporation: Change in direction under Satya Nadella?

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  • July 2015
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On February 4, 2014, Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella as its third CEO following the resignation of predecessor Steve Ballmer. This case study examines the changes and decisions made by the company under Nadella's rule and assesses the ext...

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 ...

Video-game DLC: Maximizing monetization of popular titles

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  • July 2015
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The advent of digital consumption and connected gaming has led to the rise of DLC in the video-games industry. As this becomes an ever-increasingly important strategic consideration for developers and publishers, this report analyzes the trend ...

Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: The battle for the US mobile wallet

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  • July 2015
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In September 2014, Apple announced the Apple Pay mobile payment service, which would allow consumers to pay for goods wirelessly in shops using their new iPhones. This represented a further movement of the technology into the mainstream. Howeve...

The Big 6 UK Food Retailers: How supermarkets are responding to the discounter threat

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  • July 2015
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As Aldi leapfrogs Waitrose to become the sixth largest food retailer in the UK, this case study assesses the shift in consumer trends and industry disruptors that has led to a much more competitive food retailing environment. It examines the co...

Hero MotoCorp: Promising rise of future transnational manufacturer

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  • August 2015
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Hero MotoCorp is one of the world's largest motorcycle manufacturers. It is setting itself up to expand globally and develop in-house technologies following the dissolution of its partnership agreement with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. Interestingl...

Etihad Airways: Flying high on the journey to global superpower status

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  • August 2015
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Etihad has grown revenues and profits, and increased operational measures such as load factor, cargo tonnage, and revenue passengers. Profit margins, however, remain a concern. Etihad is central to Abu Dhabi's economic plan to build 'a ...

Shimano: Bicycle components manufacturer continues to run a virtual monopoly in a growing market

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  • August 2015
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The bicycling and fishing components giant has had another fantastic year in 2015. With Team Sky’s win for Chris Froome in the Tour de France, comes another win for Shimano, who supplied the team with its top of the range Dura Ace Di2 component...

Government energy legislation: Cutting emissions and increasing renewables

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  • August 2015
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Fossil fuels such as coal, gas, & oil are cheap, combustible, & allow a country to grow its economy quickly. This is why, despite many countries enacting legislation limiting carbon emissions & increasing renewable energy sources, g...

Cigarette Market: Growing despite fewer number of smokers

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  • August 2015
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Global sales of cigarettes reached 5,067.9 billion pieces in 2014. The global trend in volume terms is, contrary to the market value, in decline. This pattern was first recorded in 2004 when the market fell into decline by 0.01%.

Kellogg Company: Slow to keep operations in line with changing consumer ethics

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  • August 2015
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Kellogg Company is considered a global market leader in terms of breakfast cereals. The company has attempted to future proof the company with new strategies such as Project K. It is an increasing requirement of Kellogg to keep operations in li...

Top 10 Global Airlines: Industry issues and strategic responses

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  • September 2015
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Airlines aim to benefit from rising disposable incomes and a steady increase in passenger volumes, while contending with volatile fuel prices, congestion in hub airports, and low switching costs for passengers. This report outlines the strategi...

H.J. Heinz: Merger and diversification offer growth opportunities in a difficult market

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  • September 2015
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The food retail industry is competitive, but Heinz has held its position as a market leader and has built on a strong brand portfolio comprising both international and local brands. This case study analyzes key the strategies used by Heinz to b...

Online Grocery Retail: Lessons learned from Webvan's dot-com era excesses

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  • September 2015
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Webvan was one of the pioneers of online grocery retail, created with a vision to revolutionize the grocery market. It tried to get too big, too fast and failed spectacularly. It became synonymous with one of the largest dotcom flops, serving a...

Retailer response to changes in consumer behavior in the UK: Remaining relevant to the smart consumer

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  • September 2015
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Consumers in the UK have become increasingly confident, shrewd, and more difficult to please. The concept that people can bring about change through the way in which they shop has led to consumers holding an increasingly powerful position. Reta...

Why Won’t Die Games Die?: The unexpected success of traditional games

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  • October 2015
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Despite fierce competition the market for traditional games in Europe and North America has grown rapidly over the last five years, and continues to accelerate. Driven by technology and innovation, companies are finding new ways to remain compe...