International

April 2024

From hype to disillusionment: Metaverse’s rise, apparent fall and green shoots

By Michael Jacobides, Katie Round, Francois Candelon

This case study critically examines the evolution of the metaverse, interrogating its ascendancy, its perceived decline and the nascent indicators of its resurgence. Beginning with the concept’s origins in science fiction, it tracks the metaverse’s evolution through advancements in gaming and th...

April 2024

Ros Atkins and the 50:50 Project at the BBC (C)

By Siri Chilazi, Aneeta Rattan, Oriane Georgeac

In the summer of 2022, the 50:50 Project leadership was taking stock after three tumultuous years. It wasn’t just the Covid-19 pandemic; leadership transitions, organisational structure changes, and questions about mission and scope were adding up for 50:50 and the BBC as a whole. The 50:50 Projec...

February 2024

Flakk Group Case A. Hexagon Purus: Fuelling the future

By Ioannis Ioannou, Nick Mickshik

In May 2018 the Norwegian Government introduced new requirements for emissions-free entry into the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord fjords, a UNESCO World Heritage site, making them the world’s first zero-emission zones at sea. For Knut Flakk, CEO and owner of Norway’s Flakk Group, it was a water...

February 2024

Flakk Group Case B: Norwegian Hydrogen

By Ioannis Ioannou, Nick Mickshik

In May 2018 the Norwegian Government introduced new requirements for emissions-free entry into the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord fjords, a UNESCO World Heritage site, making them the world’s first zero-emission zones at sea. For Knut Flakk, CEO and owner of Norway’s Flakk Group, it was a water...

October 2023

De Beers: Reverse-disrupting the Diamond Industry

By Stefano Turconi, Thomas Horton, Minerva Rojanapenkul

Set in September 2018, the case describes De Beers’ attempt to halt the escalating disruption to its core business posed by diamonds grown in laboratories. Since its inception over a century ago, De Beers had created and nurtured the perception of diamonds as rare objects and exclusive symbols of ...

October 2023

Gucci in the Metaverse

By Stefano Turconi, Umberto Lobina

Set in April 2022, the case chronicles how Kering-owned luxury-fashion house Gucci underwent a comprehensive creative and cultural transformation, making it more inclusive, agile and digital. Faced with the emergence of the metaverse, Gucci decided to take the lead, bargaining that a test-and-learn ...

May 2024

Red Bull Spreads its Wiiings (Russian language)

By Nader Tavassoli

Thirty-five years after its founding, the Red Bull energy drinks business continued to show strong growth globally. Over the years, the company had expanded its product line with different variants, such as sugar-free and flavoured Editions. More recently, the company had launched a sub-branded The ...

March 2023

Finance for Entrepreneurial Companies: Financing Instruments – Technical Note (Spanish language)

By John Mullins, Robert M Johnson, Steve Pesenti

Brand valuation is the process of estimating the financial value of a brand. The valuation of brands as intangible assets emerged in the 1980s, when brands were first capitalized on post-M&A balance sheets. Brands are also valued for non-reporting purposes...

October 2022

The Strategic Transformation of Royal Philips

By Freek Vermeulen, Ronald de Jong

In April 2011, Dutch multinational Royal Philips, one of the most iconic companies in the country, decided to disrupt itself and transform from a diversified industrial conglomerate to a focused player in Health Technology. The case describes the first decade (2011-2021) of the strategic transformat...

September 2022

Red Bull Spreads its Wiiings

By Nader Tavassoli

Thirty-five years after its founding, the Red Bull energy drinks business continued to show strong growth globally. Over the years, the company had expanded its product line with different variants, such as sugar-free and flavoured Editions. More recently, the company had launched a sub-branded The ...