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  1. QE Liquidity in search of profitability: the dilemma … EC1-135-I

    This case seeks two purposes. First, illustrating the relevance of the economic environment for determining business profitability. Second, putting in practice students acquired macroeconomic analytical skills by using them to support a real life financial investment decision. The students are asked to endorse one of two options, US or Brazil, for the launching of a new investment fund by FTInvest, a financial investment company. The recommendation is made by students acting as members of the Economic Research Department of the company. Therefore, it should be based on the country identified by them as providing the most favorable economic environment for the profitability of the investment in the medium/long run. The decision takes place in the second half of 2011, at a time when the US economy showed a hesitant recovery after the Great Global Recession of 2008 and when the Brazilian economy was booming after a very short blip. It was also at a time when, due to ultra-loose US monetary policy, interest rates and yields were at historical lows in the US while they were relatively high in Brazil.

    Academic Area:
    Economic Environment & Public Affairs | Finance
  2. Plan de Continuidad del Negocio SI2-106-M

    Problems and issues affecting companies occur both inside and outside the firm across all industries. Not being prepared to manage such issues is effectively setting up the company for disaster”. This technical note teaches students a practical framework that can be used for preventing issues that alter operations as well as to prevent or limit the impact of those issues that have already occurred on critical operations with the objective of reducing the risk of loss of business reputation or even closure.

    This technical note includes a framework for designing a Business Continuity Plan which can be used across all sectors and industries. The framework consists of five phases: Analysis Strategy Implementation Testing and Validation and finally Continual Maintenance. Each of these phases are explained in a practical manner and include the experiences of experts about how they designed the plan for in their company as well as the most critical factors that an organization must respond to for the correct management of issues.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  3. Disruptive Innovation at BBVA SI1-147-I-M

    What happens when a multinational from another sector launches an innovative service which competes directly with your offerings? This material explains how BBVA reacted to the disruption of its micro-payment business caused by the entrance of large multinationals from outside the banking industry.

    The rapid acceptance of technologies by consumers offers an opportunity to meet a growing demand for new services. Many companies attracted by these business opportunities are placing greater importance on innovation pushing it to the forefront of their structure.

    Most commonly it is companies within the same sector that compete amongst one another to launch new services however sometimes the disruptive came from another sector which launches an innovative service which competes directly with your offerings. 

    This case has been designed for use in undergraduate, graduate (MBA programs and Masters in Management programs), Executive MBA, and executive education programs, and in courses such as Information Systems and Technology, Technology and Information Management, Digital Transformation, and Digital Innovation.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science | Innovation
  4. [Russian Version] Disruptive Innovation at BBVA SI1-147-R-M

    [Russian Version] 

    What happens when a multinational from another sector launches an innovative service which competes directly with your offerings? This material explains how BBVA reacted to the disruption of its micro-payment business caused by the entrance of large multinationals from outside the banking industry.

    The rapid acceptance of technologies by consumers offers an opportunity to meet a growing demand for new services. Many companies attracted by these business opportunities are placing greater importance on innovation pushing it to the forefront of their structure.

    Most commonly it is companies within the same sector that compete amongst one another to launch new services however sometimes the disruptive came from another sector which launches an innovative service which competes directly with your offerings. 

    This case has been designed for use in undergraduate, graduate (MBA programs and Masters in Management programs), Executive MBA, and executive education programs, and in courses such as Information Systems and Technology, Technology and Information Management, Digital Transformation, and Digital Innovation.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science | Innovation
  5. A Rose by any other name? Socially conscious investm … EC1-133-I

    Private enterprise often financed by foreign capital is the most direct and lasting route to economic development and poverty reduction for countries at the bottom of the pyramid. However those investments and economic development itself also have potentially large negative effects on society and the natural environment which may or may not outweight their benefits. If an outside investor is seeking to be socially responsible while setting in motion the dynamics of development that would alleviate poverty how should it juggle these issues? This case presents the situation of a socially conscious private investment firm which is deciding whether to invest in a rose farm in Ethiopia.

    Academic Area:
    Economic Environment & Public Affairs
  6. Transformación Digital en Vocento SI1-146-M

    The trend of people reading on paper is decreasing whilst the trend for reading online is increasing. This multimedia case explains how Vocento reacted to the shift of consumers from traditional media to online media and the significant reduction in income that this initially brought about. It discusses how the company was able to solve this issue by analysing data from its users in order to better understand their habits. With this information Vocento was able to make business decisions that have positioned the company as a leader in the field of online communication. The multimedia case separates the analysis of this experience into five stages from the initial detection of the problem through to finding a solution and measuring the impact on the business.

    This case has been designed to be used in undergraduate, graduate (MBA programs and Master in Management programs), Executive MBA and executive education, in courses such as Information Systems and Technology, Technology and Information Management, Digital Transformation, and Digital Innovation.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science | Innovation
  7. Digital Transformation in Vocento SI1-146-I-M

    The trend of people reading on paper is decreasing whilst the trend for reading online is increasing. This multimedia case explains how Vocento reacted to the shift of consumers from traditional media to online media and the significant reduction in income that this initially brought about. It discusses how the company was able to solve this issue by analysing data from its users in order to better understand their habits. With this information Vocento was able to make business decisions that have positioned the company as a leader in the field of online communication. The multimedia case separates the analysis of this experience into five stages from the initial detection of the problem through to finding a solution and measuring the impact on the business.

    This case has been designed to be used in undergraduate, graduate (MBA programs and Master in Management programs), Executive MBA and executive education, in courses such as Information Systems and Technology, Technology and Information Management, Digital Transformation, and Digital Innovation.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science | Innovation
  8. Big Data SI2-107-M

    This tutorial is aimed at introducing students to the main concepts of Big Data. The material includes videos interactive exercises supplementary material and elements of gamification. Students will learn about the origins of the Big Data concept its definition and characteristics the technologies used and when Big Data is suitable for business.

    In addition students will have a chance at putting into practice their knowledge and to consider the latest trends surrounding this technology. All of this intertwined with elements that will keep students entertained throughout their learning. For example badges can be won along the way recognizing the knowledge acquired while helping to increase engagement with content.

    This material can be used in undergraduate and graduate programs (especially MBA and other management programs) as well as in executive education courses where topics such as technology management and digital business are incorporated.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  9. Big Data SI2-107-I-M

    This tutorial is aimed at introducing students to the main concepts of Big Data. The material includes videos interactive exercises supplementary material and elements of gamification. Students will learn about the origins of the Big Data concept its definition and characteristics the technologies used and when Big Data is suitable for business.

    In addition students will have a chance at putting into practice their knowledge and to consider the latest trends surrounding this technology. All of this intertwined with elements that will keep students entertained throughout their learning. For example badges can be won along the way recognizing the knowledge acquired while helping to increase engagement with content.

    This material can be used in undergraduate and graduate programs (especially MBA and other management programs) as well as in executive education courses where topics such as technology management and digital business are incorporated.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
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