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Franchising strategy

May 1, 2015
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Franchising strategy

Entrepreneur magazine’s 36th annual Franchise 500® reveals the strategy secrets of the top ten franchises.  Alignment of stakeholder expectations and company mission put Hampton Hotels in the first position.  The customer stakeholder desires good hospitality and Hampton infuses its culture with “Hamptonality.” Room conveniences like multiple electric outlets and clean beds, combined with friendly service,…

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Jaguar Land Rover opens innovation incubator in Portland

May 1, 2015
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Jaguar Land Rover opens innovation incubator in Portland

British company, Jaguar Land Rover, recently opened its first outside of the UK facility in Portland, Oregon.  Calling it the innovation incubator, the operation focuses on prototyping the future customer experience in order to assist it in creating new offers.  The company partners with universities,…

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JIT at Toyota Industries Corporation

May 1, 2015
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JIT at Toyota Industries Corporation

Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) consists of four units dedicated to automotive, material handling, textile machinery and electronics. The Toyota Production System (TPS) improves quality through improving processes.  This is at the heart of all of Toyota’s organization. This video clip explains how JIT production works…

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Enriching the discussion through protocols

May 1, 2015
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Enriching the discussion through protocols

Discussions, whether online or in face to face classrooms, are important teaching tools in strategy courses.  Structuring these discussions so that learning expectations are achieved and can be assessed is…

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May classroom―environments, business models and leadership

May 1, 2015
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May classroom―environments, business models and leadership

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.  Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online…

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Pinning for geeks

May 1, 2015
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Pinning for geeks

Keeping up with the plethora of new mobile apps, websites, hardware projects and tech creations is the business of Product Hunt. This curating site lets members submit, vote, comment and…

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