W. Chan Kim

Professor of Strategy and International Management
The case explains how the French fintech Compte-Nickel found a blue ocean in the crowded French retail banking sector by identifying noncustomers and developing a strategy to attract them.

Published 06 May 2021

Reference 6235

Topic Strategy

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This case describes how the Chinese internet healthcare company Ping An Good Doctor created a nondisruptive solution for addressing a key challenge in China’s healthcare industry: Seeking healthcare was difficult for many Chinese people due to the relative scarcity and uneven distribution of high-quality healthcare services.

Published 25 Feb 2021

Reference 6654

Topic Strategy

Industry Health, Wellness and Fitness

Region Asia

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The case helps participants explore and understand the difference between value innovation, the creation of a leap in value, and technology innovation, the creation of breakthrough technology. It teaches students to identify value innovation offerings, how value innovation differs from technology innovation and their commercial consequences.

Published 04 Feb 2021

Reference 6643

Topic Strategy

Region North America

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The notion that innovation is tied to creative destruction is embedded in the psyche of innovators and entrepreneurs, which is why individuals and companies instinctively focus on disruption in pursuit of innovation and growth. But is disruption the only way to innovate and create new markets? And is it the best way?

Published 15 Jan 2021

Reference 6634

Topic Strategy

Industry Computer Games Computer Software Entertainment

Region Global

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Retail had always fascinated Katrina Lake, the youngest woman CEO to ever lead a US initial public offering. But she couldn’t help noticing that the age-old industry never changed. Brick-and-mortar retailers still competed on variety and touch-and-feel, while online competitors sought to differentiate through low prices and fast shipping.

Published 17 Dec 2019

Reference 6540

Topic Strategy

Industry Retail Building Materials

Region North America

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In the year 2000, only 2% of women in India used menstrual hygiene products. Almost a quarter-billion relied on cloth rags and many rural women were banished to a hut during their monthly cycle. In these unsanitary conditions, 62.4% had experienced at least one reproductive tract infection, with the result that teenage hysterectomies were not uncommon.

Published 29 Nov 2019

Reference 6521

Topic Strategy

Industry Consumer Goods Health, Wellness and Fitness

Region Asia

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The case describes how three INSEAD alumni founded a fintech company called Prodigy Finance and created a new market of international student loans by solving a long unaddressed problem in the finance industry.

Published 12 Nov 2019

Reference 6523

Topic Strategy

Industry Financial Services

Region Global

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The background notes accompany the free online case “Indian Premier League: Innovation Without Disruption”, a self-paced, interactive case that lets readers analyze the strategic logic behind the launch of Indian Premier League (IPL) using blue ocean analytical tools and frameworks.

Published 28 Aug 2019

Reference 6515

Topic Strategy

Industry Entertainment Sports

Region Asia

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The Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB), the Private University of Bolivia, was founded in 1993. Not long after, in the late 1990s, civil unrest erupted with coca growers battling police in the streets outside the campus. Students and faculty fled, the prior President retired, and the University was functionally insolvent.

Published 22 May 2019

Reference 6460

Topic Strategy

Industry Education Management

Region South America

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The Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB), the Private University of Bolivia, was founded in 1993. Not long after, in the late 1990s, civil unrest erupted with coca growers battling police in the streets outside the campus. Students and faculty fled, the prior President retired, and the University was functionally insolvent.

Published 22 May 2019

Reference 6460

Topic Strategy

Industry Education Management

Region South America

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Disciplinary Research: Reconstructionist Theory, Procedural Justice