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Case Studies by Claudia Gehlen

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published: 14 Oct 2016

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Retail
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
The case series on the Mass Retailing Industry in Asia discusses the applicability of the hypermarkets and supermarkets business models in Asian contexts. The case A illustrates the industry evolution, the economic model and the globalisation trends of mass retailing and describes the key characteristics of various Asian markets with a particular emphasis on China and Japan. The case B presents some of the major international players in this industry: Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Tesco, Metro, Makro, Dairy Farm, Ito-Yokado and Aeon. A more detailed individual cases: Carrefour in Asia and Wal-Mart in Asia provide a deeper analysis of those two firms’ strategies in the region.

Keywords:
Asia Pacific, Globalisation, Entry Strategy, Competitive Advantages, Industry Analysis, Country Risks, Country Attractiveness, China

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published: 14 Oct 2016

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Retail
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
The case series on the Mass Retailing Industry in Asia discusses the applicability of the hypermarkets and supermarkets business models in Asian contexts. The case A illustrates the industry evolution, the economic model and the globalisation trends of mass retailing and describes the key characteristics of various Asian markets with a particular emphasis on China and Japan. The case B presents some of the major international players in this industry: Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Tesco, Metro, Makro, Dairy Farm, Ito-Yokado and Aeon. A more detailed individual cases: Carrefour in Asia and Wal-Mart in Asia provide a deeper analysis of those two firms’ strategies in the region.

Keywords:
Asia Pacific, Globalisation, Entry Strategy, Competitive Advantages, Industry Analysis, Country Risks, Country Attractiveness, China

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published: 23 Sep 2016

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Retail
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
The case series on the Mass Retailing Industry in Asia discusses the applicability of the hypermarkets and supermarkets business models in Asian contexts. The case A illustrates the industry evolution, the economic model and the globalisation trends of mass retailing and describes the key characteristics of various Asian markets with a particular emphasis on China and Japan. The case B presents some of the major international players in this industry: Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Tesco, Metro, Makro, Dairy Farm, Ito-Yokado and Aeon. A more detailed individual cases: Carrefour in Asia and Wal-Mart in Asia provide a deeper analysis of those two firms’ strategies in the region.

Keywords:
Asia Pacific, Globalisation, Entry Strategy, Competitive Advantages, Industry Analysis, Country Risks, Country Attractiveness, China

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published: 23 Sep 2016

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Retail
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
The case series on the Mass Retailing Industry in Asia discusses the applicability of the hypermarkets and supermarkets business models in Asian contexts. The case A illustrates the industry evolution, the economic model and the globalisation trends of mass retailing and describes the key characteristics of various Asian markets with a particular emphasis on China and Japan. The case B presents some of the major international players in this industry: Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Tesco, Metro, Makro, Dairy Farm, Ito-Yokado and Aeon. A more detailed individual cases: Carrefour in Asia and Wal-Mart in Asia provide a deeper analysis of those two firms’ strategies in the region.

Keywords:
Asia Pacific, Globalisation, Entry Strategy, Competitive Advantages, Industry Analysis, Country Risks, Country Attractiveness, China

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published: 22 Jul 2016

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This two-party case is designed to teach negotiation within the context of turnaround management, stakeholder management, change management or public sector negotiation. The negotiation between Sudhir Kumar, Officer on Special Duty to the Minister of Railways, and Gaurav Malik, Chief Engineer, is about how to maximise revenues for the ailing Indian Railways, notably by increasing rolling stock axle loads without compromising safety. The case emphasizes the tension between commercial gains and social needs, but also lends itself to discussions about safety, corruption, government and business in India.

Pedagogical Objectives:
• Mapping out stakeholder engagement negotiations • Change management in power-distributed organizations • Negotiating under suspicion • Using negotiation to go from novice to expert • Negotiating corruption • Cross-cultural negotiations, but not cross-border or international • Negotiating conflicting financial and social goals

Keywords:
Negotiation, Turnaround in Power-Distributed Organizations, Stakeholder Management, Change Management, Suspicion, Corruption, Public Sector, Railway, Rolling Stock, Train, Cross-Cultural Negotiation, Conflict of Interests, Internal Negotiations, Internal Negotiations, Power Asymmetry, From Novice to Expert, Gpei, Gpei-Case

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published: 22 Jul 2016

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This two-party case is designed to teach negotiation within the context of turnaround management, stakeholder management, change management or public sector negotiation. The negotiation between Sudhir Kumar, Officer on Special Duty to the Minister of Railways, and Gaurav Malik, Chief Engineer, is about how to maximise revenues for the ailing Indian Railways, notably by increasing rolling stock axle loads without compromising safety. The case emphasizes the tension between commercial gains and social needs, but also lends itself to discussions about safety, corruption, government and business in India.

Pedagogical Objectives:
• Mapping out stakeholder engagement negotiations • Change management in power-distributed organizations • Negotiating under suspicion • Using negotiation to go from novice to expert • Negotiating corruption • Cross-cultural negotiations, but not cross-border or international • Negotiating conflicting financial and social goals

Keywords:
Negotiation, Turnaround in Power-Distributed Organizations, Stakeholder Management, Change Management, Suspicion, Corruption, Public Sector, Railway, Rolling Stock, Train, Cross-Cultural Negotiation, Conflict of Interests, Internal Negotiations, Internal Negotiations, Power Asymmetry, From Novice to Expert, Gpei, Gpei-Case

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published: 01 Feb 2014

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Retailing
  • Region: Asia

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Carrefour, the second largest mass retailer in the world, has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific egion and competing head-on with Wal-Mart and other Western and Asian mass retailers to capture a significant position in the region. The case retraces the historical development of the expansion, starting with an entry into Taiwan in the late 1980’s. Carrefour’s approach to internationalisaion is described as well as its presence in the various countries of the Asia pacific region. A more detailed presentation of the China strategy is presented.

Keywords:
Globalisation, Global Strategy, Strategy for Asia Pacific, Mass Retailing, Competitive Strategy, Competitive Advantage, Internationalisation, China

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published: 15 Sep 2009

  • Topic: Entrepreneurship
  • Industry: Turnaround in Transportation/ Railways
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
The case describes the transformation of Indian Railways, the world's largest employer with over 1.4 million employees, from near-bankruptcy to a profitable and viable business. We follow Sudhir Kumar, Officer on Special Duty to the Minister of Railways, as he deals with the various constituencies in this highly successful turnaround of a government-run institution.

Pedagogical Objectives:
- Highlight the importance of managing stakeholders in a turnaround process - Delivering results in a highly political environment

Keywords:
Turnaround and Transformation in Corporations, Negotiating with Stakeholders, Managing Stakeholders in a Turnaround Situation, Financial Distress, Gpei, Gpei-Case

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published: 18 Jun 2007

  • Topic: Economics & Finance
  • Industry: Health care
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
The case portrays the effort made by the German Grand Coalition (Christian and Social Democratic) government to change the country's notoriously reform-resistant statutory health insurance system and thus contain rising non-wage labour costs.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The objective of the case is to identify the variables that typically shape domestic policy decisions in Germany and to explore to what extent a Grand Coalition government comprising the country's two biggest political parties can circumvent the obstacles that generally make radical changes in German public policy difficult if not impossible.

Keywords:
European Competitiveness, Europe, Iaf

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published: 18 Jun 2007

  • Topic: Economics & Finance
  • Region: Europe

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Abstract:
This case portrays the conflict that developed in France in spring 2006 after the moderate right Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced a proposal to make it easier for firms to fire young employees during the first two years after their recruitment and ended in the proposal being abandoned.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The case is designed to facilitate an analysis of patterns of government-interest group relations in France and the obstacles facing governments that try to reform the French welfare state and liberalize labour market law.

Keywords:
France, Dominique De Villepin, Student Movement, Trade Unions, Labour Market, Youth Unemployment, Protests, Nicolas Sarkozy, European Competitiveness, Europe

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