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  1. Rosa Vañó y Castillo de Canena CO1-259-M

    This case study tells the story of the gourmet olive oil company Castillo de Canena highlighting the professional career developments of its protagonists. It focuses on Rosa Vañó who just before her 40th birthday left an executive role at Coca-Cola to manage a new family business line in the olive oil company with her brother. She had given up what promised to be a brilliant career to take up a new professional challenge in a small company that is fast becoming her personal dream. It shows the dilemmas of such a decision and details the first successes and failures.

    The case puts the student into the picture with graphs and audiovisuals in depth interviews of the transformation of the company the people and their future challenges. It also includes the description of the strategy formulation process followed by the Vañó siblings as well as of their first strategic plan. It concludes with Rosa and Francisco Vañó reflecting on the future of the company. The economic crisis and the proliferation of new products have made it more difficult to achieve success through a differentiation strategy. In this context they have received an offer to buy the company which has both strategic and personal implications: Should they sell the company? Should they make the career shift from owners to managers?

    This case study can be taught as part of core MBA subjects like Organizational Behavior about career management and career transition. The case has been particularly useful in Organizational Behavior modules designed for experienced audiences, since they are more likely to be receptive to the career transition story described in the case.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Innovation
  2. AEDAS AR1-006-I-M

    This interactive multimedia case describes Aedas a leading architectural firm which has developed a strong research culture. This has led to the creation of specialist groups within the firm for the main R&D fields at stake.

    The case touches different aspects such as innovation ROI knowledge management business-IT alignment inside a professional services firm and includes several rich graphic elements such as videos of the company’s protagonists and a decision tool where students have to think about the new setup of a research project at AEDAS.

    The case study is designed to be discussed in one session with the support and guidance of the professor in areas such as Innovation Management, Project Management and Information Systems and Technology.

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management | Innovation
  3. Business Intelligence SI1-131-M

    The main objective of this material is for students to understand both the structure of the business intelligence system and what it is used for through interactive graphs and animations. It covers the topics of Data warehouses and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) within Business Intelligence systems.

    Given the multidimensional component of OLAP systems it is a difficult concept for students to understand and these interactive graphs and animations help them to fully understand these concepts in an entertaining way. Finally students will be able to see the effect of these systems on real businesses.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  4. Mango SI1-129-I-M

    Multimedia case that analyzes the online sales strategy of Mango. This case covers the strategy since the company started the e-commerce campaign in 2000 up until 2008.

    This case contains a series of interactive graphs that explain what e-commerce is and the impact it can have on the P&L of a company especially in the retail sector. It also includes a &quotdid you know?&quot that describes the use of e-commerce platforms in different sectors.

    Videos of Mango managers discussing the decisions they took before and after the implementation of the online strategy complement the material.

    The case can be used in different areas (Information Systems & Technologies, Strategy, Marketing, Operations) as well as specialized electives such as e-commerce. It is used to provide an overview and introduction on the steps before defining a strategy and e-commerce with international reach as well as a first approximation to the areas included in this strategy and the efforts required for optimal development.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  5. Business Intelligence SI1-131-I-M

    The main objective of this material is for students to understand both the structure of the business intelligence system and what it is used for through interactive graphs and animations. It covers the topics of Data warehouses and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) within Business Intelligence systems.

    Given the multidimensional component of OLAP systems it is a difficult concept for students to understand and these interactive graphs and animations help them to fully understand these concepts in an entertaining way. Finally students will be able to see the effect of these systems on real businesses.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  6. Mango SI1-129-M

    Multimedia case that analyzes the online sales strategy of Mango. This case covers the strategy since the company started the e-commerce campaign in 2000 up until 2008.

    This case contains a series of interactive graphs that explain what e-commerce is and the impact it can have on the P&L of a company especially in the retail sector. It also includes a &quotdid you know?&quot that describes the use of e-commerce platforms in different sectors.

    Videos of Mango managers discussing the decisions they took before and after the implementation of the online strategy complement the material.

    The case can be used in different areas (Information Systems & Technologies, Strategy, Marketing, Operations) as well as specialized electives such as e-commerce. It is used to provide an overview and introduction on the steps before defining a strategy and e-commerce with international reach as well as a first approximation to the areas included in this strategy and the efforts required for optimal development.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  7. Carrera y Carrera SI1-123-I-M

    Carrera y Carrera is an interactive case about the implementation of an ERP system in a company devoted to traditional jewelry and involved in a process of modernization and internationalization. The case describes the steps of an ERP implementation showing the production process of a piece of jewelry by means of videos and allows the student to simulate the decision making process during an ERP implementation in an interactive exercise.

    The case targets MBA students in the subject of Information Systems & Technologies, related to ERPs, professionals of Information Systems and Technology Programs, as well as students of Programs of the Luxury Sector or Family Business.v

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  8. BBVA SI1-126-M

    BBVA – The Web 2.0 Innovation (Re)-Evolution provides details of the bank’s Innovation and Transformation journey that began in 2007. This case focuses specifically on the Web 2.0 applications that BBVA developed during this period and the part they played in the company's strategy.

    This case is organized through a timeline with video interviews which allow students to review the situation of the company before the Innovation and Transformation journey as well as to consider the challenges that this plan may bring in the future.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science | Innovation
  9. BBVA SI1-126-I-M

    BBVA – The Web 2.0 Innovation (Re)-Evolution provides details of the bank’s Innovation and Transformation journey that began in 2007. This case focuses specifically on the Web 2.0 applications that BBVA developed during this period and the part they played in the company's strategy.

    This case is organized through a timeline with video interviews which allow students to review the situation of the company before the Innovation and Transformation journey as well as to consider the challenges that this plan may bring in the future.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science | Innovation
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