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Tradition-based innovation for strategic Change in B … DF1-216-I
In 1993 Bank Muscat was among the smallest banks in the Sultanate of Oman but over the last decade has grown to be the largest with a 40% market share in 2013. This increase in terms of market relevance has been driven by both organic growth and external factors. In 2014 Franco Álvarez a foreign consultant is trying to help Bank Muscat build a comprehensive innovation model. His first step is focused on understanding the current state of innovation within the bank. The ´Ibda (Innovation) competition organized by the bank offers him a first glance of how internal innovation could be fostered in the bank.
The case provides insight into the innovation process in the Middle Eastern financial sector, focusing on Bank Muscat in Oman. It describes how an international consultant tries to help create an innovative model for the bank by asking top management questions and delving into the bank’s strategy. Through the questions he asks, readers learn about the history of the bank, the business culture and banking industry in Oman and Islamic banking. They also hear about an Ibda competition that ends up being a big inspiration for innovation at the bank.Academic Area:Finance | Innovation
Supermercados Isleños, S.A. DF1-217-I
In a rainy day of February, Antonio Gómez, General Manager and shareholder of Supermercados Isleños, S.A. (SISA) was trying to organize his ideas, develop arguments and draw conclusions to be able to defend his new and ambitious strategy for the company at the next meeting of the Board of Directors. While he stared at the rain beating down against his windowpane he tried to concentrate on the facts.... This case study describes, from the point of view of the General Manager, the alternatives SISA is facing in order to ensure its survival.Academic Area:Finance
¿La estrategia crea valor? Isofotón y el desafío Gri … DF1-198
Isofotón, a company based in Málaga, Spain established in 1981, specializes in the production and development of solar photovoltaic energy projects. Initially, the company had few competitors and the sector saw much growth. However, increasing competition, subsidized rates and Spain’s economic crisis all affected Isofotón, and in June 2010 the Affirma group acquired 100% of the company. Now it was up to Angel Luis Serrano, the new CEO, to pursue the company’s new vision of coupling a global market strategy with significant improvement in costs and efficiency. In this case, the student will investigate how, in a global sector with so much surplus capacity and growing price competition, strategy within a company can create value.Academic Area:Strategy | Finance