Business Strategy

Case Studies in Business Strategy, Strategic Management. Various successful (and failed) business growth strategies adopted by companies to succeed globally are covered.

Whirlpool’s Problems in China

This case highlights Whirlpool’s problems in China during the 1990s and contrasts competitive advantage between global firms and local competition in the appliance industry. The case briefly discusses what went wrong in China for Whirlpool like not managing distribution channels, bribery problems, wrong product decisions, not understanding local competition and so on.

Ford – Global Mindset and Risk Assessment

This case study analyzes the global mindset at Ford Motor Company, a leading multinational manufacturer of cars and trucks. The case also discusses a number of potential risks and challenges that Ford faces or may face in future and how it is responding to it. Ford’s global strategic management and strategies like ONE Ford, Aligned Business Framework (ABF), and matched-pairs are also briefly discussed.

Dell in India

This management case study in PDF format (15 pages) gives an overview of Dell’s business and marketing strategy in India. It gives an insight into the challenges Dell faces in India and attempts to answer if Dell’s business model will be successful in India.

Lenovo in India

Lenovo,the world’s fourth-largest PC maker, has long dominated the Chinese market, the world’s second-largest. Lenovo had its worst year in FY 2009 globally and India was no different. Will Lenovo be able to successfully replicate its China business model in India?

Wal-Mart in India

Companies like Tata, Birla and Reliance have all attempted to enter food-and-grocery retailing in India with mixed success. Will Wal-Mart’s supply chain work in India? Download a case study (PDF file) on Wal-Mart in India.

Glocalization Examples – Think Globally and Act Locally

This article illustrates the concept of Glocalization – Think Globally and Act Locally. Examples on companies like Dell, Mcdonald’s, Starbucks, KFC, Unilever and Tesco taking a local approach in International markets are given.

Business Strategy Case Studies

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The adidas-Reebok Merger

This management case study discusses the merger between Adidas and Reebok. Will Adidas’ $3.7 billion takeover of Reebok in 2005 be successful or is it hampering the German sportswear-maker’s performance?

Topshop in U.S. – Will London street style work in the U.S.?

The focus of this case study is the entry strategy of UK’s successful fast-fashion retailer Topshop in the U.S. This case briefly discusses Topshop’s business strategy, its early years and its success in UK fashion market. Can Topshop replicate its success in the U.S. market?

McDonald’s – Business Strategy in India

This case study discusses reasons for McDonald’s success in India, it’s business strategy and efforts to get more out of its stores in India. The case briefly discusses how McDonald’s adapted to local culture in India, its localization and entry strategy, its strong supply chain and pricing strategy.

The Crossword Story – Innovative Strategies in Book Retailing

Download Management Case Study on Crossword Bookstores, Innovative Strategies in Book Retailing (PDF file format). This case discusses the constant innovations brought about by the bookstore and how it has brought international standards of book retailing to Indian customers.

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) in Japan – Hit or Mistake?

This management case study discusses H&M’s entry and strategy in Japan. In September 2008, Stockholm-based Swedish fast fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) opened its first flagship store in Japan. Will H&M be a Hit or is it commiting a Mistake in Japan?

eBay in Japan

This management case study on leading internet auctioneer eBay discusses eBay’s entry strategy in Japan and reasons for its failure in Japan. Will its return to Japan (combining with Yahoo) be successful? The case also covers the early years of eBay (how Pierre Omidyar founded eBay) and its international expansion.

Restructuring at Unilever – Path to Growth Strategy

Download Business Strategy Case Study on Restructuring at Unilever – Path to Growth Strategy (PDF). Case Study resources in Business Strategy and other Management Education Subjects.

Case Study on Ryanair, the biggest low-cost European Airline

Case Study on Ryanair, the biggest low-cost European Airline. Case Study contents include Ryanair’s history, competitive position, competition from other low cost airlines like EasyJet and Ryanair’s Low Fares Strategy and Standardized Operational Model

Nokia’s Business Strategy in India

This case study summarizes Nokia’s business strategies in India. Download pdf file of this case. Case Study resources in Business Strategy and other Management Education Subjects.

Nokia’s three-way strategy to capture the mobile music segment

Launching devices with advanced multimedia capabilities and that stimulate consumers’ imagination. Using the Internet, adding value to devices with innovative services like the Music Store and Comes with Music. These services offer the best possible mobile music experience to the customer. Providing the customer with the best updated/dynamic local content with suitable partnerships.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and McDonald’s

The chief electoral office of Delhi, India decided to launch a series of advertisements in April 2009 at McDonald’s retail outlets to encourage young voters for the Lok Sabha elections – the largest ever democratic process in the world. McDonald’s which has around 155 restaurants in India (including 35 in Delhi) is keen on the(…)