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  • Thomas, A.O. (Amos Owen)
Thursday, 13 July 2017
The in-coming Social Democrat-Green coalition government in Sweden cancelled a decades-long arms treaty with the Saudi Arabia, on the grounds of the latter’s questionable human rights record. While the decision was applauded by civil society at home and abroad, it caused consternation in the…
Langkomm Sweden: Traversing Middle East Politics cover
  • Hoffman, A.N. (Alan)
  • Gold, N. (Natalia)
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Skechers was the number one walking and work shoe brand and the second largest athletic footwear company in the US in 2016. Its advantage from the company’s point of view was that it did 'not compete directly with any single company with respect to its entire range of products' because it was both a…
Skechers USA, Inc. ‘Big Bang Disruption’ in the Footwear Industry cover
  • Van Eer, O. (Owen)
  • Struijk, K. (Koen)
  • Meijer, M. (Mirjam)
  • Witteveen, Y. (Yoshua)
  • De Haart, M (Mart)
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
The ways in which cars are being used are undergoing drastic changes in the market and businesses are constantly challenged with keeping their business models relevant. This case considers Greenwheels, a Dutch company that was one of the first in the car-sharing industry. Whilst the industry grows…
Greenwheels: Self-Driving Cars - Should Greenwheels Enter the Market? cover
  • Van Egmond, D (Daan)
  • Podgorska, I (Iga)
  • Wies, K (Koen)
  • De Haart, M (Mart)
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
This case illustrates the investment decision the Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij (NLE), a utilities company offering electricity and gas, was facing. Was it going to invest in a smart-home as value-added service or not? And if so, would it invest in the development of an own product or would a…
NLE: Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij cover
  • Kreijkes, O (Olivier)
  • Stel, M (Mauro)
  • Wytrzyszczewska, J (Joanna)
  • Noordegraaf-Eelens, L.H.J. (Liesbeth)
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
This case illustrates the impact the emergence and widespread use of the Internet can have on a business, in particular on news companies. Students are made familiar with a current problem experienced by news organizations across the globe - being the struggle to retain young readers or viewers as…
NOS & NRC: How Do NOS and NRC Retain Their Young Audience cover
  • Vodegal, D. (Daan)
  • Bellavitis, N. (Niccolo)
  • De Haart, M (Mart)
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
This case aims at illustrating the main steps and issues that arise during the process of a successful management buyout (MBO) from the point of view of a capital advisory team. In 2013, the Capitalisation Advisory team of NIBC was hired in order to help the management team of Dutch cheese Company…
NIBC: The Management Buyout of a Cheese Company - How to Fund and Structure an MBO? cover
  • Yue, T. (Tao)
  • Beuken, M. (Melanie)
  • Roelofsen, E.M. (Erik)
Friday, 24 February 2017
In 2012, the Dutch construction company Royal Imtech was the stock markets’ darling. Its results were rocksteady and the company recorded consistent growth, mainly through acquisitions. The CEO and CFO formed a close duo that kept repeating their mantra: the secret to the success of Royal Imtech was…
Autonomy and Control: The Collapse of Royal Imtech cover
  • Hoffman, A.N. (Alan)
  • Gold, N. (Natalia)
Monday, 5 December 2016
T-Mobile competes in the red sea of telecom market. As a low cost price leader, T-Mobile invested heavily in the customer experience and service that paid off: It is ranked number one in customer satisfaction and how consumers valued the company. While T-Mobile chalked up success after success,…
T-Mobile "The Un-Carrier": Good Strategy Despite Ethical Concerns cover
  • Hoffman, A.N. (Alan)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
The da Vinci Surgical System, which performs urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, and general operations less invasively and more effectively than traditional procedures, is the flagship product of Intuitive Surgical, a US-based global technology leader in robotic surgery. As a prime mover of…
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.: How Long Can Their Monopoly Last? cover
  • Heimeriks, K.H. (Koen)
  • Geenen, R (Ruud)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Philips’ new venture integration (NVI) department is aware of the fact that many acquisitions turn into “deals from hell” instead of “deals from heaven.” Its post-merger integration specialists have learned that cost synergies are far easier to realize than sales (or growth) synergies. Stimulated by…
Philips-Indal: The Deal from Heaven? (A) cover