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Case Studies by Natalia Montuori

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published: 25 Jan 2016

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Read a related Knowledge article " Brazil’s X Factor " by Felipe Monteiro.

Case A explores the career trajectory of Eike Batista, CEO and founder of EBX, a Brazilian conglomerate focused on mining, oil & gas, shipping and other industries, who is already looking to expand into new markets while his existing businesses are only just moving into an operational phase. His success comes from his strength in exploiting the institutional void in Brazil to uncover new market opportunities; operationalizing these new businesses is quite another challenge.

Pedagogical Objectives:
1. Institutional voids and the ability of firms to exploit such voids for new business opportunities. 2. Organizational ambidexterity: the challenge of exploiting existing business opportunities while exploring new ones. 3. Time compression diseconomies in building a large conglomerate in an emerging market.

Keywords:
Mining, Oil & Gas, Diversified Conglomerates, Emerging Markets, Brazil, Institutional Voids, Entrepreneurship, South America

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published: 19 Dec 2014

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Household Audio and Video Equipment
  • Region: Global

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The focus is on the flat-screen television industry from the early 2000s to the early 2010s. Aspects considered include consumer purchase behaviour and the role of retailers, diverse approaches taken by TV manufacturers, examples of entry and exit, and changing sourcing arrangements, which supports discussion of the industry structure and dynamics.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The focus is on industry structure and dynamics to illustrate key frameworks and enable consideration of their strengths and limitations. After an initial broad view of industry trends and the value chain, the case examines the shift in competitive forces over time, which is then contrasted with an ecosystem perspective.

Keywords:
Industry Dynamics, Rivarly, Entry, Television, Global, Value Chain, Ecosystem

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