Seven lessons from Tencent’s Pony Ma

Seven lessons from Tencent’s Pony Ma

This article discusses how Pony Ma (founder, chairman and chief executive of Tencent) uses ‘Seven Principles’ to guide product creation.

  • Publication Date: 01/05/2018
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 4
Caso Glovo: ¿Ha llegado la agilidad estratégica para quedarse?

Caso Glovo: ¿Ha llegado la agilidad estratégica para quedarse?

This article introduces the topic of strategic agility and shows how the Spanish company Glovo has followed this approach since inception

  • Publication Date: 1/6/2021
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 9
¿Qué factores hacen que una empresa familiar sea estratégicamente ágil?

¿Qué factores hacen que una empresa familiar sea estratégicamente ágil?

This article provides an overview of those factors that family businesses employ to achieve strategic agility

  • Publication Date: 1/10/2022
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 3
The Long Process Toward Specialization in the Catalan Leather Industry

The Long Process Toward Specialization in the Catalan Leather Industry

The case examines the situation of the leader industry in Catalonia (Spain) and can be used to teach the basics of clusters. The case is split into case A (describing the historical situation) and case B (deepening in the later years – 2005 onward)

  • Publication Date: 4/11/2013
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 8 (including cases A and B)
Iceland: From Financial Meltdown to Geothermal Energy

Iceland: From Financial Meltdown to Geothermal Energy

This case describes the origins of a cluster initiative in the geothermal energy industry in Iceland and its initial steps in 2010. It then describes the actions undertaken by Gekon, the company that is leading the cluster initiative.

  • Publication Date: 4/11/2013
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 14
New Strategic Direction and Restructuring: The NH Hotel Group Case

New Strategic Direction and Restructuring: The NH Hotel Group Case

This article provides an in-depth study of NH Hotel Group since its establishment until 2016. Specifically it shows the strategic plan that the company pursued to move from a challenging situation driven both internally and externally.

  • Publication Date: 17/11/2016
  • Language: English & Spanish
  • Pages: 54
Empirical study of national technological innovation capability in Africa

Empirical study of national technological innovation capability in Africa

This paper performs an analysis of the technological innovation capability in 30 African countries

  • Publication Date: 20/11/2012
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 24
IKEA enters Spain

IKEA enters Spain

This short case provides an update of the Catalan furniture industry, describing the entry and success of IKEA and the closure of half of the Catalan furniture companies. It addresses the question of why the Catalan companies did not follow IKEA’s model and stresses the different configuration of the value chain.

  • Publication Date: 4/11/2013
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 4
Agilidad estratégica en Glovo

Agilidad estratégica en Glovo

The case examines the launch of Glovo in 2015, and the incorporation of several features in an agile way until 2018. The case also illustrates some of the main financial, strategic and legal, legal challenges that the company faced.

  • Publication Date: 4/12/2019
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 18
WeChat: behind the scenes at China’s most successful app

WeChat: behind the scenes at China’s most successful app

In this article authors provide an analysis of WeChat’s internal innovation process, how it created the original product, how it stays abreast of user needs and how it remains innovative and agile even though it has more than 2,000 employees.

The article is based on exclusive interviews with Allen Zhang and ten other senior executives, as well as extensive desk research.