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XSTRATA Y LA REFORMA FISCAL DEL SECTOR MINERO AUSTRA … (A) DE1-202-A
In 2010, the Australian Government announced a proposed overhaul of the taxation regime governing its large mining sector. The announcement came at a time when Australia’s mining industry was booming but concerns were also growing about how to distribute the gains of the mining boom between mining companies and the Australian people, and how to harness the success in the mining sector to promote long term sustainable economic growth across Australia. It was partly to address these concerns, as well as to improve the efficiency of the way in which mining was taxed, that the tax reform proposal was developed. At the heart of the proposal was a shift from a volume based royalty system of taxation to a system based on mining companies’ profits.
Focusing on Xstrata, the largest foreign mining company operating in Australia, the case charts how the mining industry acted collectively to conduct a wide-ranging and aggressive public and private lobbying campaign against the tax. Central to this campaign was the use of traditional and new media – newspapers, radio, television, internet, and social networking sites – to try and turn public opinion against the tax. This campaign successfully sowed doubts into the minds of many and attracted support from the political opposition, and other business groups outside of the mining sectorAcademic Area:Organisational Behaviour | Strategy
El sector de comunicaciones móviles DE1-190
The case delves the students into the mobile communications sector while distinguishing between the multiple competing areas where companies do their decision-making. It encourages the analysis of the sector from a strategic point of view and encourages the learner to use its own experience in the sector as a user. The case analyses all the agents in the ecosystem.
The case ends with the challenges of the sector in the future, emphasizing telephone operators and asking if they will be able to overcome the current situation, including problems of growth (for the operators) like "net neutrality".Academic Area:Strategy
Healthy Energy Instrucciones confidenciales para Pet … (A) NG1-119-A
This case narrates the experience of Peter Sonner, co-founder and partner of Healthy Energy, with his co-founder and friend John Spencer. This roleplay is intended to be a negotiation for a dispute that these two have over the company.Academic Area:Entrepreneurship | Others | Negotiation
Healthy Energy Instrucciones confidenciales para Joh … (B) NG1-119-B
This case narrates the experience of John Spencer, cofounder and partner of Healthy Energy, with his cofounder and friend Peter Sonner. This roleplay is intended to be a negotiation for a dispute that these two have over the company.Academic Area:Entrepreneurship | Others | Negotiation
EL COSTE DE CAPITAL DF2-141
This material focuses on determining the rate of return that will satisfy shareholders’ expectations and how to achieve it. It explains how to find the discount rate that represents the cost of the resources that will finance future investments and how to figure out the cost, or the WACC, by weighting the cost of debt and equity as a function of their relative importance in the company’s capital structure. In addition, it covers how to calculate the cost of debt based on the Gordon-Shapiro share pricing model and based on Sharpe’s asset valuation model using real-life examples and historical data. The case stresses that the manager must know how to add value to the investment; shareholders are entrusting the manager with their investment and expecting a higher rate of return than they could get without him. It wraps up by including an FAQ on WACC.Academic Area:Finance
Invertir con talento DF2-123-M
This interactive tutorial demonstrates the concept of time value of money and how it is applied in the evaluation of investment opportunities. Two basic tools that rely on this concept the Net Present Value (NPV) and the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) are described and compared to each other and to some more intuitive alternative methods.
These numerical techniques are explained in an easily-understood visual manner through a series of interactive graphs and animations. Questions and numerical exercises throughout allow students to apply these concepts and reinforce the learning objectives.
This interactive tool has been designed to complement the paper based tutorial also included which provides a more in depth discussion of the concepts and their application.Academic Area:Finance
Alianzas: cómo las empresas pueden hacer más y ganar … DO2-123
This technical note does an overview of alliances. It goes into its characteristics, phases, creation process and the advantages obtained from these.Academic Area:Operations & Supply Chain Management
Valoración económica de los activos intangibles DF2-163
This technical note covers the valuation of intangible assets through the theory and methods to do such valuation.
Some of the assets, like artwork, are relatively easy to valuate, others however, actually most of the intangible assets of a company, require special treatment. Even though a value will be assigned, this value will always be an approximation.Academic Area:Finance
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 "did you know?" 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:Information Systems & Technologies