Refine Search
(3)
(11)
(21)
(85)

Peak Stuff: Companies embracing a more socially aware generation

  • $495
  • June 2016
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • June 2016
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • July 2016
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • August 2016
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • October 2016
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • October 2016
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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?

  • $495
  • October 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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?

  • $495
  • November 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • November 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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...

Colgate-Palmolive: Leader in oral hygiene

  • $495
  • December 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

Colgate-Palmolive is one of the largest consumer products companies with presence in more than 200 countries. The company produces, sells and distributes oral, personal, home care and pet nutrition products and is headquartered in New York, USA...

Uber Technologies Inc.: Calling a cab for the Taxi Industry?

  • $495
  • November 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

This case study examines the rise of taxi apps, in particular that of Californian company Uber Technologies Inc. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the new service, and scenarios which present both opportunities and threats.

Smart Packaging: Can it really revolutionize the consumer packaged goods industry?

  • $495
  • December 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

Smart packaging does more than simply contain and protect a product; it offers benefits beyond that, such as quality assurance and product information. The former is typically provided by so-called 'active packaging', while the latter i...

Dietary supplements: Growth and M&A

  • $495
  • November 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

Pharmaceuticals and consumer goods companies have been acquiring dietary supplements companies, or companies with strong dietary supplements products, in recent years. This is part of a larger trend and growing awareness of healthfulness among ...

WWE Inc: Will the WWE Network be a title pinfall or force the company to tap out?

  • $495
  • December 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

This case study explores why World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) has decided to back a transition to an online subscription service, examining wider media industry trends. It explores the potential benefits and hazards of the strategy.

Online grocery sales: Successful revival of a failed strategy

  • $495
  • December 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

Despite the spectacular failure of Webvan, the US based pioneer of e-groceries, in 2001, entering the online market seems inevitable for grocers who do not want to lose the race for market leadership in the omnichannel world. Innovative, more c...

Chipotle vs. McDonald's - Chipotle puts the "fast" in fast-casual, McDonald's flounders

  • $495
  • December 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

A November 2014 press releases revealed an erosion of McDonald's' results across most of its divisions, a stark contrast with one of its former companies, Chipotle. Chipotle has outperformed not only McDonald's in recent years, but ...

Health & Well-Being: Superfoods see super sales

  • $495
  • December 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

A growing trend among many consumers toward health-consciousness has propelled sales of superfoods and some associated perceived healthy products, such as gluten- and wheat-free foods and products such as Vitamixes. Food and beverage companies ...

Budweiser: America's global beer superbrand

  • $495
  • December 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

The global beer industry is evolving with the colossal beer brewing company AB InBev leading the way. One of its keys to success has been the performance of iconic superbrand Budweiser. This case study looks at how Budweiser has taken a patriot...

Disposable media: How online content delivery is changing the world

  • $495
  • December 2014
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

Online content distribution platforms (encompassing app stores, video hosting websites, peer-to-peer networks and more) have become ubiquitous in recent years. They have upended established industries and are changing both the way content is de...

Amazon Web Services: Facilitating Amazon's cloud computing philosophy

  • $495
  • January 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • March 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • March 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • March 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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?

  • $495
  • February 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • March 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • May 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • June 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • June 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • July 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • July 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • October 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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?

  • $495
  • October 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • November 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • December 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • December 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • December 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • December 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • December 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • December 2015
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • October 2017
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • October 2017
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • October 2017
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • October 2017
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • October 2017
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • December 2016
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • March 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • March 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • March 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • March 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • March 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • April 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • February 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • February 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • February 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • February 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • February 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • August 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • August 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • August 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • August 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • June 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • June 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • June 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • June 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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

  • $495
  • June 2018
Add to Basket Quick View Add to Saved List

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...