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Gas and Electricity in Great Britain

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  • December 2015
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UK gas and electricity markets were liberalized, in order to introduce competition into generation and retail supply. However, the six largest private-sector energy companies dominate both with large market shares. Also, regulator Ofgem has rep...

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...

Cloud Services in Europe: Trends in Ecosystem Development and Services Integration

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  • May 2016
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Cloud services integration: a new role for service providers to With traditional IT applications and services reinvented for the cloud, new solutions are being discovered that help to eliminate barriers with secure and optimized access to publi...

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...

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group: Merger creates online luxury retail super brand

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  • February 2016
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In March 2015, Milan-based online luxury fashion retailer YOOX Group (YOOX) and its London-based counterpart Net-a Porter Group (NAP) announced that they had agreed an all share merger of relative equals. This became effective in October of the...

Gyms & Health Clubs: Budget gyms rising from below, specialist gyms expanding from the top

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  • April 2016
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Technologies have breathed new life in to the gym business redefining it in the process. What was a simple business model that had stayed the same since the mainstream gym became popular in the 1990s is changing dramatically. Now the business e...

J Sainsbury plc

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  • March 2016
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Following a prolonged attempt, one of the UK's largest supermarket chains J Sainsbury has provisionally had a GBP1.3bn takeover of Home Retail Group accepted. This case study explores Sainsbury's motivations in the acquisition, and what...

Carrier digital communications: Agility and innovation will maximize service provider opportunities.

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  • April 2016
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Digital communication technologies have exploded across the world transforming nearly every aspect of the information and media landscape. Organizations are shifting to address implications, manage consequences, and capitalize on opportunities ...

Formula One: The road to ruin or [even more] riches?

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  • April 2016
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This report focuses on the Formula One business in order to understand its underlying structure and operating format with a view to demonstrating the complexities involved in running a large-scale and highly scrutinized organization.

G4S: Fighting to secure its own world

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  • May 2016
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While G4S has long been associated with high-profile and embarrassing headlines, the Olympics aside, these have not often negatively impacted on either the company’s financial performance, or its ability to secure new contracts. Following the s...

Wealth in China: Sizing the wealth market in China and its growth potential

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  • April 2016
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At the end of 2015, of the approximately 1.05 billion adults living in China 3.5% could be considered affluent.

Asset growth is expected to be strongest in the $10m+ asset band, which will record a CAGR of 14.1% between 2015 and 2019, co...

Self-Directed Investors: Understanding how self-directed investment affects the wealth management industry

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  • April 2016
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Although advisory and discretionary asset management services are more profitable for wealth managers, they cannot afford to ignore the needs of clients who self-direct. Globally over a quarter of high net worth (HNW) wealth is invested indepen...

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 ...

Toys R Us: Struggles in its domestic market

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  • May 2016
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Toys 'R' Us (TRU) has long been seen as the go-to for parents, toddlers and infants for toys and games. However, in recent years the company has struggled in an increasingly competitive marketplace and this has been evident by fluctuati...

Consumer Payments: Trends and opportunities for payment providers

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  • May 2016
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An overview of the current market dynamics of each of the key trends, and how they will likely develop in the near future. This will highlight key strategies and tactics that players in the payments ecosystem can look to employ to stay ahead of...

The Global Military Fixed-Wing Aircraft Market 2016–2026 Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • May 2016
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This report offers detailed analysis of the global military aircraft market over the next ten years, and provides market size forecasts. Furthermore, it covers key technological and market trends in the industry, and analyzes factors influencin...

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...

Retail Bank Savings in the UK: Forecasts and Future Opportunities

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  • June 2016
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This report offers a forecast of the personal savings market in the UK, analyzes the factors that will determine this outlook, and examines savers’ intentions and behavior. It offers a forecast of personal savings deposits up to 2019, analyzes ...

Big data and analytics: Telco strategies, investments and use cases

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  • June 2016
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Big Data' has become a buzz phrase for companies in all sectors in recent years, and telcos are at the forefront of trying to utilize data in a bid to achieve their stated business objectives. This report examines the current situation wit...

Preparing for PSD2 & Open Banking: Forthcoming regulation and technology pose serious challenges for banks

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  • June 2016
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The EU’s Directive on Payment Services 2 (PSD2) will accelerate the fragmentation of Europe’s retail banking industry following the global financial crisis. The opportunities brought about by PSD2 will energize those banks with strong brand awa...

Peak Stuff: Companies embracing a more socially aware generation

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  • June 2016
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In January 2016, Steve Howard, the head of sustainability at Ikea, declared that the West had "probably hit peak stuff". This case study explores the validity of the statement, why businesses should engage in sustainability drives, an...

4G Mobile Broadband: Commercial strategies for faster Return on Investment in Asia-Pacific

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  • June 2016
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4G services are exhibiting strong growth in Asia-Pacific, although there are marked differences between the region's developed and developing markets. Operators are eager to exploit the plentiful growth opportunities on offer and this case ...

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...

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...

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...

PepsiCo: Does Trian have a case for a spinoff?

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  • October 2014
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This case study explores why activist Investor Nelson Peltz is advocating that PepsiCo should separate its drinks and snacks divisions. It assesses the case for and against division, and considers whether such an event will ever come to realiza...

Beats by Dre: What does Apple stand to gain?

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  • November 2014
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On May 28, 2014, Apple Inc (Apple) announced that it was acquiring Beats Music and Beats Electronics (collectively 'Beats') for a total of $3bn, its most valuable acquisition to date. This case study assesses the Beats business, as well...

The open source and graph database revolutions: How software companies use knowledge as a strategic asset

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  • November 2014
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This case study examines two concurrent trends. Firstly, how software companies have used open and closed innovation strategies to manage their knowledge portfolios and secondly, the increasing popularity of graph database systems as used by Go...