Search results for: 'Market analysis'
Fabric Softeners MK1-157-I-M
This multimedia case has been developed as an interactive single-player simulation. It presents a real life situation of how to use market research in a business context; in the specific case of revenue growth through an increase in consumption. The case covers all the steps within market research; secondary data analysis, the actual design of the market research, and the development of the marketing plan. The case is closely based around a consumer goods giant, however the details of the company have been disguised.
Through an interactive interface students will review the market research methodologies, analyze key qualitative insights and quantitative data; and more importantly experience first-hand the decision making process behind market research. All this under the intriguing framework of developing the Fabric Softener category in a number of developing countries (Mexico, Russia, Poland, Hungary, and The Philippines, among others).
By working through this case study, students will learn about market research and at the same time have the opportunity to put into practice their knowledge. They will understand how to use the information obtained from the research to guide investment choices, both in terms of selection of countries as well as specific marketing and promotional activities.
This simulation can be used as part of a marketing fundamentals course or in a more specialized market research course. It can be used in master programs such as MBA, Master in Management, Master in Marketing Research or degree/university level courses with students that have some previous knowledge in marketing issues and marketing research tools and methodologies. It can also be used in executive education programs.Academic Area:Marketing & Communications
To go or not to go: Internationalisation of Crowd2Fu … DE1-210-I
The case describes the Crowdfunding Industry in the UK and how one of its leading companies, Crowd2fund, is trying to establish sustainable competitive advantages. The case also covers the decision of Crowd2fund about whether to internationalize their operations in Spain.
It is an opportunity for learners to strategically analyze the company, its future, how to approach it through the lens of whether this is a Winner-Take-All market or not, and how its competitive advantages can be leveraged in the medium term to ensure its sustainability.
In general terms, the case can be used to address platforms, their network externalities and the sustainability of competitive advantages.
This case can be used in the second part of a Core Strategy course of the MBA once students have already seen the basics of Industry Analysis, Resources & Capabilities and traditional Generic StrategiesAcademic Area:Strategy
Managing capacity in the intermediate term: aggregat … DO2-003-I
“Notes and cases of operations often seem to be based on the analysis of operating systems in an unchanging environment. The emphasis is placed on understanding and evaluating basic characteristics of company’s operations, working under reasonably stable conditions in terms of demand and markets. However, business works differently in practice. Markets demand competition and strategic change. Operating systems should be adapted to new strategic needs. Even in situations where strategic and competitive framework is reasonably stable (where the convenience or otherwise making of changes in a coherently designed and well managed operating system could be questioned), demand does not usually remain stable in the course of time.”
This technical note related to strategy details planning and scheduling procedures to manage dynamic capacity.Academic Area:Operations & Supply Chain Management
The Housing Market in Spain EC1-138-I-M
Have house prices stopped falling? What is their natural resting place? The Housing Market in Spain provides a framework for analyzing and predicting house prices. The case study focusses on Spain, however, the analysis can be extrapolated to other countries. Students are presented with different information across six steps. In each step they must make a prediction, modifying their previous decision according to their analysis of the new information. The case takes a look at such topics as speculative bubbles, income trends, disposable income and income elasticity of demand.
A dedicated professor’s page, designed to be shown in the class session, allows for a full analysis of decisions in each of the steps. As well as seeing the tendency of the predictions for the whole class, the professor can highlight a specific student’s analysis and use this to encourage class discussion.
* This material will have personalized links for each student and the professor will have the ability to see individual and aggregate responses before and during the class session.Academic Area:Economic Environment & Public Affairs
white nights CG1-144-I
In this practical case, students are presented with the challenge of evaluating the financial viability of an event for an art exhibit. Students are asked to determine the viability of the event given data, perform a break even analysis, calculate the maximum profit that can be generated, and consider the impact of segmenting the market based on ticket prices. This case serves well for putting general management accounting concepts into practice and gives students the opportunity to interpret analysis in a meaningful way.Academic Area:Cost Accounting & Management Control
The Marketing Plan MK2-140-I-M
This multimedia tutorial will help students prepare a marketing plan for their business. With the help of a real example (Whisky DYC) the different parts of the marketing plan will be explained from the business mission and vision to the expected results and control mechanisms.
A game based on the mission and visions of different companies and an exercise on the action plan of Whisky DYC are also included in the tutorial.Academic Area:Marketing & Communications
Iberia Airlines DE1-161-I-M
This interactive case analyzes the dilemma that Iberia was facing in the year 2004 due to the entrance of low cost airlines into the Spanish market specifically in Barcelona. The case presents different options that students must evaluate.
It describes the history of the company until 2004 and makes a detailed comparison of the two business models: in network (the model used by Iberia) and the one that the low cost airlines use.
This case is designed for a Competitive Strategy course, especially for MBA. The case mainly serves to analyze the cost advantage, discuss the design of the strategy when the environment’s characteristics change and practice the identification and evaluation of strategic alternatives. It is a case that can be useful as a summary of the first part of the course on Competitive Strategy.Academic Area:Strategy
Entrepreneuring @ IE GE1-116-I
This case provides details about three different projects developed by IE students through the Venture Lab. Students are asked to evaluate each project and to look at the pros and cons of each project. Each project includes a section on the idea, target market, business model, industry analysis and team. Exhibits and annexes with charts and tables are also included to provide further information.Academic Area:Entrepreneurship
Carrera y Carrera: Glamour arrives to ERP SI1-123-I
The case examines the history of Carrera y Carrera (CYC), a Spanish company of artisan jewelers founded in 1885 which was faced with the dilemma of implementing an ERP system to cope with the growth and internationalization of their business. At that time, the company had gone through a phase of change having being bought by a group of investors led by another Spanish multinational, Lladró, and by the venture capital company 3i.
Given the high number of small Spanish companies, in traditional sectors, which face challenges arising from their internationalization, and using the three stages of the implementation process of an ERP system (selection, implementation and post-implementation) as a tool, the purpose of the case is to analyze the Axapta ERP implementation process and the factors contributing to the success of this implementation through the analysis of the experience of CYC during the period in which this process was carried out.
To do this, it will first be a matter of analyzing what the variables were that influenced the process of selection and subsequent implementation of ERP. Given that this competitive success is something dynamic that changes with time, it is necessary to also look at what challenges the company is faced with today and what strategies it ought to adopt in order to consolidate and increase growth both of the business and of the systems that support the strategy and the business.Academic Area:Digital Technologies & Data Science