Peter Williamson

This case updates the earlier series (A through C) that described Kodak's strategy for using acquisitions to consolidate a fragmented industry in China and position themselves as the dominant player. Immediate actions post acquisition are discussed. Subsequent strategies to build distribution and the Kodak brand in China are described.

Published 01 Jun 2006

Reference 4881

Topic Strategy

Industry Photography

Region Asia

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Please refer to part A for the abstract

Published 01 Sep 2005

Reference 5111

Topic Strategy

Region Asia

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By early 1999, NTL was the third-largest and fastest-growing cable TV and telephony company in the UK, measured by homes under franchise; only Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Telewest were larger. CWC's parent wanted to exit the industry, and was in advanced negotiations with Telewest.

Published 01 Mar 2005

Reference 5267

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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Please refer to part A for the abstract.

Published 03 Jan 2005

Reference 5267

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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This case describes Banyan Tree Resorts & Hotel’s rapid growth starting from a single resort converted from a disused tin mine in Phuket, Thailand, to become an international resort operator and one of Asia’s top 20 brands.

Published 01 Feb 2003

Reference 5087

Topic Strategy

Region Asia

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Thailand's CP Group became Asia's largest agro-industrial company through the development and geographic expansion of its vertically integrated system. CP leveraged alliances and joint ventures to become a world-class player and is now expanding its core business into processed foods in a bid to become the 'Kitchen of the World'.

Published 01 Jan 2003

Reference 4994

Topic Strategy

Region Asia

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This case series traces the evolution of the Otis Elevator business in China from its re-entry into the market in 1983 through until 2001. It explores the way in which the company has had to evolve its strategy and structures in China to keep pace with a fast-developing environment and the managerial challenges in implementing those changes.

Published 01 Jan 2003

Reference 5111

Topic Strategy

Region Asia

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Against tight financial constraints and a small market base, SK Telecom (SKT), South Korea’s largest mobile telecoms company, was offering some of the world’s most innovative, leading-edge wireless services, by the end of 2001. Earlier that year, the company had developed its long-term strategic vision, identifying globalisation as the ultimate aim.

Published 06 Dec 2002

Reference 5025

Topic Strategy

Region Asia

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The case traces the development of ARM and its innovative business model, based on partnering, to become the de facto standard for RISC chips used in mobile phones, storage devices, automotive, set-top boxes, etc.

Published 29 Oct 2002

Reference 5053

Topic Strategy

Region Global

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Strategic Innovation, Entry Strategies