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How Apple’s Corporate Strategy Drove High Growth

Published 31 Jul 2012
Reference 5860
Topic Strategy
Region North America
Summary

This case accompanies 1) a collection of business press articles; 2) two video clips; 3) a teaching note; 4) lecture slides. While the case and articles will be assigned as pre-reading, the video clips and lecture slides will be shown in the classroom by the instructor.

Teaching objectives

This case shows how a series of blue ocean strategic moves by Apple Inc. has transformed it from a computer manufacturer into a consumer electronics giant. The aim here is to illustrate how blue ocean strategy concepts, tools, and methodologies are applied in the context of managing business portfolios at the corporate level.

Keywords
  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Value Innovation
  • Apple
  • Corporate Portfolio Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Growth
  • Transformation
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Q41112
  • Corporate Governance
  • Value Creation, Strategy and Implementation