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July 2018

Dollar Shave Club: Disrupting the Shaving Industry (Japanese language)

By Nader Tavassoli, Karin Kollenz-Quétard, Jamie Anderson

The case describes how Dollar Shave Club proved to be a disruptive force in the shaving industry, one dominated by Gillette for over a Century. It did so without a single patent to its name, and with a direct-to-consumer subscription and a content-based customer engagement model that was new to the ...

May 2024

Avon International: Imagining a Refill Program in Turkey

By Ioannis Ioannou, Ken Mark, Lisa Duke

The case explores the role of sustainability initiatives in Avon's business strategy and how they align with its mission of empowering women. It also discusses the potential financial and operational implications of the yet-to-be implemented idea of a refill program, including changes to supply chai...

May 2024

The HASSLACHER Group: The Capital Equipment Decision

By Ioannis Ioannou, Ken Mark

A visitor to Sachsenburg, a quiet village nestled in the Austrian Alps, might not know that it was the headquarters of the Hasslacher Group, Europe’s largest producer of glued laminated timber. It was early May 2022 and Christoph Kulterer, CEO of the Hasslacher Group, wanted to decide what to do w...

April 2024

The Transformation of Digital China: Harnessing the Potential of Data, Cloud and AI

By Julian Birkinshaw, Dickie Liang-Hong Ke

The case, set in 2024, describes the transformation of Digital China, a large IT services company in China that had grown proactively and ambitiously into new digital services, including artificial intelligence (AI). The case briefly describes the company’s background so we can see how it has evol...

April 2024

Up in the air: Dubai’s air-taxi service

By Aharon Cohen Mohliver, Nick Mickshik

The case describes the air-taxi industry at the end of 2023 as many companies vied to join the “eVTOL revolution”: in January 2022 the Vertical Flight Society listed 600 designs from nearly 350 companies and innovators worldwide, although only about two dozen of the 600 concepts had made it to t...