Posts Tagged ‘ execution & control ’

Industry Clusters and the Individual Offer

March 24, 2011
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Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: In light of this month’s research section article on Aerotropolis, investigate the role of the airport in your region. How is your region developing relative to the airport? What business clusters are close to your airport? Take one business cluster…

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March ’11 – EC

March 24, 2011
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Suzanne Hertz evokes the possibility of domino effects in the development of highly integrated supply chains in a 2001 research article*. In looking at the development of international Aerotropoleis this month, it occurred to me that the integrated supply chain is already a reality in the transportation industry that clusters around international airports. The reverse…

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DutyFreeAmericas―Playing with the Big Boys

March 24, 2011
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DutyFreeAmericas―Playing with the Big Boys

Founded in 1983, DFA was purchased by brothers Simon, Jerome and Leon Falic in October 2001 for $21 million. The Falic Group, a privately-held family business, originally made its reputation in the grey market retail perfume business through the retail chain, Perfumania, which is now owned by Perfumania Holdings Inc., a publicly-traded company. The DFA…

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Generation-Research Travel Retail Statistics

March 24, 2011
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One of the first industries to populate airports is the duty free and travel retail cluster. This $39 billion industry, as reported by industry research specialist Generation Research, increased by 13% in 2010, demonstrating growing consumer confidence in the world economy. Statistics by product group showed the increases to be in Wines & Spirits (+10.9%),…

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February ’11 – EC

February 22, 2011
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A recent Prezi presentation by Derek Bruff of Vanderbilt University, Dwayne Harapnuik of Abilene Christian University, and Jim Julius of San Diego State University discusses the relationship between social technologies and teaching pedagogy over time. They contend that the greatest challenge of the oral information age was accessing information; of the print information age was…

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Davos World Economic Forum – “Shared Norms for the New Reality”

February 22, 2011
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Davos World Economic Forum – “Shared Norms for the New Reality”

One of the year’s important world forums for economic advisors, political leaders, social glitterati and business trendsetters, just completed its annual conference. While the Davos World Economic Forum does not have formal policy power, by virtue of the international attendee list, the informal gatherings that occur do lead to world changes, or at least trends…

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Choices for E-Training Services Diminish as Needs Increases

February 18, 2011
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Over the past year, the e-learning industry consolidated through a steady stream of merger/acquisition activity. End-user choices for infrastructure (learning management software), content developers (serious games and virtual content), and deployment services (conferencing and asynchronous communication) are now in the hands of companies such as Blackboard, SAIC, Kaplan IT Learning, Hybrid Learning, Taleo, SumTotal, and…

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Facebook on the Asia-Prowl

February 18, 2011
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Facebook on the Asia-Prowl

Facebook announced the opening of its advertising sales office in Hong Kong, following the September opening of its Singapore office. Mainland China may be closed to the social media giant, but Asian companies are realizing the significance of accessibility to Facebook’s vast network of users. Taiwan and Hong Kong users represent a huge audience that…

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Trader Joe’s – Growth Strategy

February 18, 2011
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Trader Joe’s – Growth Strategy

Started as a neighborhood convenience store in 1967 in Pasadena, California, Trader Joes’s has grown to 344 stores across the US. Still a privately-held company, their $8 billion annual sales rival those of their closest competitor, Whole Foods. The owners of Trader Joes are the Albrecht family of Germany, who also own the Aldi Nord…

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Fresh & Easy – Growth Strategy

February 18, 2011
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Fresh & Easy – Growth Strategy

Tesco plc., one of the top three world players in grocery and general retail merchandising, entered the US market in late 2007, with the first of an intended 500 Fresh & Easy neighborhood grocery stores. Focusing on energy efficient store design, standardized pre-packaging of all products (for easy handling), and branded labeling, Fresh & Easy…

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