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2017

Capitec Bank – Redefining Retail Banking: Innovation Through Elimination

By Freek Vermeulen

The consumer banking industry is notoriously hard to enter. Customers rarely switch banks (switching costs are high) and there are considerable barriers to entry to new players. Traditionally, banking products can be complex, often accompanied…

2011

Changing the Fortunes of E.ON’s Corporate Customer Business (A)

By Michael Jacobides, Adrian Merrick

This case details UK energy supplier E.ON’s business turnaround from 2008. The company operated generation, distribution and retail businesses, with separately run sales and customer service operations. Following the departure of the heads of the…

2019

Christian Lacroix: A King Without a Kingdom

By Stefano Turconi

Set in 2009, this case chronicles the key stages in the development of the Christian Lacroix Company, the fashion house founded by the eponymous designer with the financial backing of Bernard Arnault (LVMH). Lacroix’s opulent…

2015

citizenM: Radical innovation in the hotel industry

By Freek Vermeulen

In 2008, a group of five entrepreneurs and executives teamed up to launch an innovative hotel chain into what seemed like a highly competitive industry. Rattan Chadha, the founder of fashion company MEXX and Michael…

2019

Clarasys: Born Agile by Taking Groups Seriously

By Randall Peterson

In March 2015, London-based management consultancy Clarasys found itself in crisis. Established in 2011, the company had experienced consistent growth since foundation and had expanded staffing levels to service new business accordingly. But it was…

2018

Commercial International Bank: Leading Transformation in Turbulent Times Empowering People, Winning With Data

By Randall Peterson

In 2011, Cairo became the cradle of the Egyptian revolution. Transport workers, ambulance drivers and bank employees called for the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. With a backdrop of volatility, Commercial International Bank (CIB),…

2013

Costa Coffee (A): A Proposal to Build the Next Generation Self-serve Espresso Bar

By Julian Birkinshaw

This is part of a case series. The case focuses on how a senior executive assesses the opportunity to drive innovation in his division. Jim Slater, Managing Director of Costa Enterprises, is thinking about a…