Posts Tagged ‘ value chain ’

World Trade in 2013―the WTO report

September 1, 2013
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World Trade in 2013―the WTO report

Pascal Lamy, former DG of the WTO, presents his last report on world trade, shortly before turning over leadership of the organization to Roberto Azevêdo of Brazil.  This important study on the future of world trade and the global trading system, challenges governments and business organizations to see the importance of trade for world development. …

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March classroom activities―dominant design and competitiveness strategy

March 11, 2013
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March classroom activities―dominant design and competitiveness strategy

Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Examine an industry that is centered on a dominant design.  Review the historical underpinnings that lead to the initial success of the company that forged the dominant design strategy.  Examine the competitors and their evolution.  Has the configuration of competitive…

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February classroom activities―innovation as competitiveness necessity

February 5, 2013
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February classroom activities―innovation as competitiveness necessity

Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Choose two countries listed on the Big Mac index discussed in this month’s Tech Tips.  Conduct a PESTEL analysis of the factors relevant to the fast food industry in each country.  Does the Big Mac index provide any insight?  Explain.…

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Cooperative selling business model

August 1, 2012
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Cooperative selling business model

Michael Golden, co-founder and former CEO of Shoprunner, discusses the Shoprunner business model.  Based upon consolidation of back-office activities, Shoprunner’s multichannel retail collaboration program brings together a consortium of retailers on one website to which consumers subscribe for access to cross- shopping and delivery.  Recently, Golden was replaced by former Yahoo! CEO, Scott Thompson.  The…

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Staying competitive in Chinese manufacturing

April 28, 2012
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Staying competitive in Chinese manufacturing

As China becomes more sophisticated in its business manufacturing processes and management of its international presence, the type and sophistication of products being produced is evolving.  Moving toward more high-end profit producing activities as well as into niche markets is beginning to pay off.  This video clip exposes the changes in the Chinese manufacturing landscape.…

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The Deli Summit ― can the Jewish deli be saved?

February 13, 2012
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The Deli Summit ― can the Jewish deli be saved?

  In May of 2011, four deli owners from Brooklyn, Portland, San Francisco and Berkeley gathered at the Berkeley, CA Jewish Community Center to discuss the future of the sustainable delicatessen.  In a world of faded memories of what used to be, the modern deli struggles with its consumers over what is authentic, historic and…

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