Low-capacity utilization and little product differentiation reduced Electrolux’s competitiveness against low-price rivals during the economic recession. How can Electrolux identify and strengthen its weaker strategic business units in order to maintain its competitive advantage?
China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, benefited from setting up an innovative platform where complementary ventures formed a network to cross-market and cross-sell each other’s services.
How can the US community bank Wells Fargo succeed in the increasingly regulated yet highly competitive banking industry? How can the company continue to employ its successful diversification strategy while reducing its exposure to new risks in the industry?
Li Ning, the biggest Chinese sportswear firm, must deal with the dilemma between committing resources to international expansion and maintaining a leading position in an increasingly competitive domestic market.
When Independer evolved from a financial product comparison website into a financial intermediary, it urgently needed a new business model that could, on the one hand, retain existing customers, while on the other, attract new ones.
As a growing US mobile communication firm operated in Latin America, NII Holdings needed to increase its market share in this target market with its key iDEN technology.
As the global market leader in robotic surgical appliances, Intuitive Surgical had to safeguard its market share in a complex social, economic, and political environment.
Dow Chemicals, a seasoned serial acquirer, succeeded in maintaining the unique qualities of a medium-sized target, Wolff Walsrode, by combining cost-efficiency with flexibility during the integration phase of the acquisition.
A Dutch entrepreneur carved out a lucrative niche by focusing on the up-market in the cost-competitive horticultural sector. With the ambition to expand, he sought to enter the mass consumer market.