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China’s focus on Innovation, not Imitation

Monday, April 07, 2014

Macroeconomic moves in China

Friday, March 28, 2014

China – has the “domino effect” begun?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Can WhatsApp help Facebook get into China? No! But LinkedIn seems to have found a way.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BUSS4 China - Cathay Pacific China Business awards

Globalisation Takes Another Step as McDonald’s Opens in Vietnam

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Lenovo Takes on Samsung and Apple in the Global Smartphone Market

Sunday, February 02, 2014

China and Western Multinationals - End of the Gold Rush?

Anti-Corruption Drive in China - Bad News for Luxury Brands?

OUP, Youtube, ebooks and PDFs

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Retrenchment in China for Global Cosmetics Brands

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Apple (Finally) Signs the Deal with China Mobile - 700 Million New Potential Customers!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Bring Him Home - UK Manufacturing Turns to Onshoring

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Five Biggest Challenges to Doing Business in China

Saturday, November 02, 2013

BUSS4 China - Osborne and Johnson in China

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Glocalisation: Would Ansoff Classify it as Diversification or Market development?

Hong Kong - the Great Mall of China

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Investing in China’s Urbanisation Opportunities - KKR Takes a Stake in Haier

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Onshoring - Is China Losing its Competitiveness as a Low-Cost Location for Manufacturing

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Xiaomi - The Apple of China?

Starbucks’ Long-term Investment in Leadership of the Chinese Coffee Shop Market

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Abandoned Shopping Carts: Why did Tesco and Best Buy Fail in China?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Alibaba Beats Amazon to the E-Commerce Prize in China

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Why Localisation Is Important for Success in China – Yum! Brands and the Rapid Growth of KFC

GSK Under Fire Again For Alleged Corruption in China

More Trouble in China for Danone?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Emerging Markets - If You Want Growth - Go Where The Growth Is…

Monday, September 16, 2013

Competing in Emerging Markets: Adidas Goes West in China

Monday, September 02, 2013

Growing a Business: Cath Kidston’s International Success

Sunday, September 01, 2013

The ‘Biggest’ Firm - is it also the best?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Emerging Markets Strategy - JCB Exploits the International Opportunity

Monday, May 13, 2013

3 Businesses That Have Thrived during the Economic Downturn

Strategy: Ikea Diversifies into Hotels

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Strategy: Ikea’s Global Brand & Local Knowledge Drives Expansion into Emerging Markets

Monday, April 22, 2013

Luxury Cars and Emerging Markets = a Winning Product

Can Healthy Fast Food be Turned into a Global Success?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Chinese Suppliers Who Make Discount Retailing Possible in the UK

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Is the return of Pot Noodle further evidence of the decline of outsourcing?!

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Pound ‘falls in value’ - what does this mean for firms?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Samsung - the World’s Biggest Diversified Company?

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Is outsourcing about to go into decline?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dreamliner or nightmare

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ansoff and Tesco - What Went Wrong with Fresh and Easy?

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Turnaround in Tesco’s overseas strategy

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Exporting - a Case Study in How to Do It

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Deal or No Deal

Monday, October 08, 2012

The Collaborators

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

BAE EADS - Will the merger stall or take off?

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Culture & Long-term Business Success - Keeping It in the Family Japanese Style

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Up Up and Away

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Niche segmentation - a bullet-proof idea?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NPD and Emerging Markets Drive Organic Growth at JLR

Friday, August 10, 2012

Starbucks closer to launch in India

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Retrenchment in Greece - Carrefour sells out for one euro

Saturday, June 16, 2012

AQA BUSS4 Revision Presentations

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Contingency planning and the break-up of the Euro

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

BMW and a business location activity

Mazda make light of formal tie up with Fiat

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Takeovers and Mergers - one that went badly wrong (BMW and Rover)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Exchange rate: £1 above €1.20

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

BUSS4 - Three Ways to Evaluate Emerging Markets

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Predictions of a dramatic change in the way goods are produced - and how it may change business

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Flaws in Tesco’s strategy

A detailed look inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vodafone takes over Cable and Wireless Worldwide

Monday, April 23, 2012

Competitiveness and organisational structure - a great example of delayering

Friday, April 20, 2012

Strategy - How Nokia was overtaken by Apple and Samsung

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Revision Presentation - Emerging Markets

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Move over Apple, Samsung, Sony & Nokia. Here Comes China’s Huawei

BUSS4 M&A - the Benefits of Foreign Takeovers of UK Firms

Walmart targets leadership of the online shopping market in China

Friday, April 06, 2012

Starbucks acquisition provides the base for entry into the juice bar market

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Starbucks chooses strategic alliance in bid to enter the Indian market

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tata & Jaguar Land Rover - Culture and Strategy

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Can we learn lessons in business organisation from the mittelstand model

Thursday, March 08, 2012

International expansion and culture - doing business in the UAE

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Pub landlady wins TV football court case: a crucial insight into EU law

Friday, February 24, 2012

Barriers to entry for business expansion to Brazil

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tata and the rise of Jaguar Land Rover

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video case study - finding success in an engineering niche

Private equity buyouts - Sunday Times supplement

Monday, February 06, 2012

Glenstrata - Glencore proposes merger with Xstrata

Friday, February 03, 2012

Integration, integration, integration

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

How to turn threats into an opportunity at Ryanair

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Leadership in a multinational business - what leadership style works best?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Manufacturing strategy: Is China losing its competitiveness?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

External influences: the threat that is China

Monday, January 23, 2012

What’s gone wrong for Kodak?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tesco’s Big Price Drop - on the Stock Market, or, Porter and Ansoff in action

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tesco takes it ‘easy’, controlling costs in its US operations

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Revision Presentation - Business Location

Monday, January 02, 2012

German works councils enforce VW’s work-life balance!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Boston Matrix, whisky and booming exports

Friday, December 02, 2011

International operations decisions - Adidas trainers for $1?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Olympus Epic Fail

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Corporate Irresponsibility at Olympus

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Location Location Location

Friday, October 28, 2011

A level playing field for football on TV

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Lesson activity - the Dyson Debate

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who is Britain’s biggest manufacturer?  The answer may surprise…

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Strategies for success on the beleaguered high street

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Skype CEO on Aims, Growth, Risks and Motivation

Monday, September 05, 2011

Tesco pulls out of Japan

Sunday, September 04, 2011

The world’s biggest car market

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Taking Italian to the Chinese - Pizza Express Expansion Strategy

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Marketing to the elderly

Tesco adapts to the South Korean market

Monday, August 08, 2011

Fresh doubts about outsourcing

The Irresistible (?) Rise of the Super Rich

Thursday, June 23, 2011

British manufacturer exploiting a niche

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Evan Davis ‘Made in Britain’ - and a new trade data tool to play with

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The rise of Asia - some comparative data to play with

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Economic environment: Emerging Markets

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Luxury goods giant Prada looks east to cash in on Asian boom

ResearchBuster: Organic Growth

Secrets of the Superbrands

Thursday, May 26, 2011

An end to outsourcing?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jaguar goes for NPD investment with £5bn plan

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tesco’s overseas strategy: next steps

Economic environment: Exchange Rates

CSR and Business Legislation - The Bribery Act comes to town

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Private firms that grow big!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tesco -  The right strategy in the US?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Triumph - A Classic Case of Niche Export Success

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Export or Not?  Cheesemaker in a Pickle

Monday, March 28, 2011

Japanese earthquake – business aftershocks

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Barbie’s expansion problem

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Which is bigger – McDonalds or Subway?

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Sources of finance for an export-led strategy

Sunday, March 06, 2011

What are the secrets of IKEA’s success?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

British exports - what does the government do to help?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Exporting - No Thanks - We’re British

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Business Strategy: next steps for the budget airline industry

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Corporate Social Responsibility priority? Increase profits…

Burberry bounce back from a damaged brand

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More UK product recalls: why?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How to find an export market

What strategy should HMV employ next?

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Small firms are embracing exporting - but still put off by “red tape”

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Video case study - Harris Tweed prospers through innovation and international expansion

Q&A - Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of international expansion options

Business ethics: tax evasion

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Schultz on Starbucks Growth Strategy and the China Opportunity

Friday, December 03, 2010

Outsourcing and offshoring explained

Productivity calculations in the car industry

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Globalisation and Indian Coffee Houses

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The foods that make billions

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Raising finance:  GM in colossal sale of shares

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Unilever and the ‘Sustainability’ agenda

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Strategy at M+S

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What does Britain export?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Betting on babies: a smart bit of demographic analysis

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Insights from an Entrepreneur - Will King (CEO King of Shaves)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Location and retail rents

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Best Global Brands 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Recession Strategy - Manufacturing Emerges Leaner and Fitter

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The technological wave in television - who will win the 3D battle?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Does Nokia’s Strategy Need An Upgraded CEO?

Betting firm cries fowl and turns to offshoring

Monday, July 26, 2010

Emerging markets fuel the fast-food growth for Yum! Brands

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tyrrells Entrepreneur Does it Again - with Vodka!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Marketing Mix Challenge in reaching the Muslim Market

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rising industrial unrest in China

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

AQA BUSS4 Section B Practice Question - Starbucks

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Alliances - benefits of scale without the risks?

The Tesco Question: the boss steps down

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Is the mega-merger falling out of fashion?

Monday, June 07, 2010

Strategy in Action - the Return of External Growth

Friday, May 28, 2010

BUSS4 - Dyson’s Success is a Great Example to Use in Section A Essays

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Strategic planning in action - M&S clothing supplier looks to the long-term

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Strategy Case Study - Vauxhall/Opel restructuring

Corruption in Russia makes it a Tough Emerging Market for International Brands

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Howard Schultz on Starbuck’s Growth Prospects in China

Container shipping: the greatest business innovation of the 20th Century?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More volcanic impacts as airspace re-opens

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Volcanic impact on business

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Corus chief calls for more government funds for the economy

Thursday, April 08, 2010

A business that really takes acquisitions and disposals seriously

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Global technology giants are hoarding their cash

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ireland asks for your help on St Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Entrepreneurial success - Cath Kidston bucks the recession

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cultural diversity – a tough issue for international business

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

AQA BUSS4 Section B Practice Question - Dyson

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Quality at Toyota and the huge cost of a product recall

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Strategic Planning and the World Economy – two great (free) data sources from The Economist

Friday, January 29, 2010

Video case study - New Balance quality in a successful UK factory

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Will outsourcing slow as the pound falls in value?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Teaching strategy - Starbucks revisited

Sunday, January 24, 2010

BRICS - Economic Growth in the Emerging Markets (Interactive Guide)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Q&A - What methods can a business can use to expand into international markets?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Emerging Markets - How NOT to set up a business in China

Monday, January 11, 2010

A successful family business strategy - go to Specsavers

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Video case study - competition drives down prices in India

Monday, December 28, 2009

Video Case Study - Twinings Offshores Tea Production

Monday, December 14, 2009

Emerging Markets Case Study - Mothercare International Expansion

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Emerging Markets - Strategies for Doing Business in China

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Emerging Markets - 10 Tips on Successful Market Entry Strategy

Tesco in Korea - a classic case study in international expansion

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Video case study - EU legislation impact on business

Thursday, May 28, 2009

International trade in action - on board the container ship

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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