Luiz Alberto Campos Filho

JBS is a Brazil-based producer and exporter of fresh and processed meat. The case presents the company's production chain, the competitive landscape of the global beef industry, and the challenges of international expansion. Should JBS continue expanding or be satisfied with “digesting” acquisitions made and take time to reduce its debt burden?

Published 25 Jan 2016

Reference 5758

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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The case analyses Weg's internationalization strategy and its knowledge management process following a series of acquisitions in 2010 and 2011. The company, which started out in the electric motor segment in Brazil and then aggressively internationalized, faces new challenges in industrial and commercial automation, uninterrupted power supply systems and wind power.

Published 27 Feb 2012

Reference 5857

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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The case analyses Weg's internationalization strategy and its knowledge management process following a series of acquisitions in 2010 and 2011. The company, which started out in the electric motor segment in Brazil and then aggressively internationalized, faces new challenges in industrial and commercial automation, uninterrupted power supply systems and wind power.

Published 27 Feb 2012

Reference 5857

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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The ‘Brazilian Market for Replacement Tyres’ is an evaluation case. The study discusses the impact of new environmental legislation adopted by the Brazilian government on the various companies that participate in this market (importers, exporters and retailers). Those that suffered most were importers of used tyres, who had to stop doing so because of the regulatory changes.

Published 16 Dec 2011

Reference 5855

Topic Strategy

Region South America

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This case analyses the internationalization process of Cosan, the Brazilian leader in the ethanol industry. It analyses Cosan's international development and its approach to global growth through joint ventures and acquisitions.

Published 16 Dec 2011

Reference 5854

Topic Strategy

Region South America

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This industry note analyses the sugar and ethanol industry in Brazil and in the world. The note analyses the birth and expansion of this industry between 1975 and 2011. It also looks at the impact of biofuels in the oil and the car industry and the role of public research institutions like Embrapa in Brazil in fostering innovation and increase in productivity in the agricultural sector in Brazil.

Published 16 Dec 2011

Reference 5856

Topic Strategy

Region South America

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This case analyzes the internationalization process of Marcopolo, the leading manufacturer of buses in Brazil, tracking the company's international development and its approach to global growth. In the process it signs various strategic alliances with local partners in the different countries it tries to enter.

Published 28 Sep 2011

Reference 5826

Topic Strategy

Region South America

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This industry note analyzes the global oil and gas industry with a particular focus on Brazil and Latin America. It analyzes the expansion of this industry between 1997 and 2010, when oil prices and production expanded tremendously. It also looks at the petroleum industry value chain as well as the market for chemical treatment products and services for the industry.

Published 28 Sep 2011

Reference 5835

Topic Economics & Finance

Region South America

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This case analyzes the internationalization of Poland Química, a Brazilian medium-size supplier to the oil industry which competes with the big multinationals in the sector. It analyzes Poland's international development and its approach to global growth. In the process the company tries to move away from relying on a single customer, Petrobras.

Published 28 Sep 2011

Reference 5780

Topic Strategy

Region South America

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