Palladium Hotel Group, una empresa familiar que comenzó en la pequeña isla de Ibiza, España, ha disfrutado de beneficios y crecimiento saludables desde sus inicios. Sin embargo, en 2017, la globalización había cambiado la forma en que los viajeros se comportaban. La junta había identificado el mercado de América del Norte como una clave para lograr los objetivos estratégicos del grupo y un alto margen. El grupo hotelero ahora necesitaba maximizar la lealtad, las tarifas diarias promedio, la ocupación calificada y la experiencia del huésped. ¿Cómo iban a hacer esto?
Crowd2Fund in the Crowdfunding market of the UK DE1-218-I-M
This interactive case study analyses the crowdfunding market situation in the UK, and the current strategy of the company Crowd2Fund within this market.
The learner will have the possibility to analyze this high growth industry through the lens of the recently founded crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund. In the interactive case, Crowd2Fund's CEO explains his views on the market as well as his views on the company's current strategy, where he analyzes the sector and its future and shows how his company was able to arrive at where it's currently at.
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 study can be used in the second part of a core strategy course of an MBA once students have already seen the basics of industry analysis, resources & capabilities and traditional generic strategies.
Ontier: A global law firm with a local spirit DE1-211-I
This case describes the internationalization strategy of the law firm Ontier. Its international value proposition lies in offering its clients the best local legal knowledge as well as a uniform, quality service in all the countries where it has a presence. This value proposition is different than that offered by Spanish law firms, which typically use a network of alliances with local firms to offer their clients the best local legal knowledge. However, the quality of their services is not always uniform in all countries. This case study describes how using a joint venture entry mode helped the company achieve its value proposition and how implementing this strategy required changes in management systems and the company’s structure.
This case study was designed to promote discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the different entry modes within an “international strategy” or “corporate strategy” module where other related cases are also discussed. However, it can also be used alone in strategy programs where just one session is dedicated to international strategy since it promotes discussion about important strategy issues such as (a) creating a competitive global advantage, (b) choosing a country to enter, (c) choosing an entry mode or (d) implementing international strategy.
Expanding into new theme park markets: The case of … DE1-225-I
In 2005, Ferrari signed an agreement to build the first Ferrari-inspired theme park in the world. The park was built on Das Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Hence, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the first theme park entirely devoted to the legendary carmaker Ferrari, came to existence. The success of the park attracted new players who requested licenses from Ferrari to open new parks. In response to this demand, Luca Fuso, the head of Ferrari Brand, must make decisions:
Should Ferrari sell any licenses or simply only allow Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to exist?
If new Ferrari parks do open, should they be located in developing or developed countries/regions?
How do the answers to the above questions affect Ferrari’s long-standing view that the demand for Ferrari products should never be fully satisfied?
The case is designed for use in courses on international management for MBA students and upper-division undergraduate business students. The focus on international business makes it useful for audiences from cross-culture management courses. The students would benefit the most if they have taken in the past courses in topics such as Global Business Environment and Leadership.
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