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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
DETERMINING THE OPTIMAL CAPITAL STRUCTURE FOR A FIRM DF2-220-I
The aim of this technical note is to provide the tools necessary to determine a firm’s optimal capital structure so that the financing function of the company contributes to creating value for shareholders. Finally, it summarizes the factors that should guide finance directors during the transition from their current financial structure to an optimal one.Academic Area:Finance
The Balance Sheet CF2-112-I-M
The Balance Sheet is an interactive tutorial which describes the different parts of this important financial statement.
An infographic shows the different parts of the balance sheet in a step-by-step manner whilst two exercises with various questions and short explicatory animations complete the introduction.Academic Area:Financial Accounting