Strategy

January 2016

easyCar (D): A New Beginning

By Michael Jacobides, Pascal Courty

In 1999, Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the easyGroup management team considered whether European car rental was a business worth entering. They had an enviable track record when it came to picking market opportunities. Could this be…

January 2016

easyCar (C): Reality Bites Back

By Michael Jacobides, Pascal Courty

In 1999, Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the easyGroup management team considered whether European car rental was a business worth entering. They had an enviable track record when it came to picking market opportunities. Could this be…

January 2016

easyCar (B): The Profile of a Strategic Innovator in 2000

By Michael Jacobides, Pascal Courty

In 1999, Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the easyGroup management team considered whether European car rental was a business worth entering. They had an enviable track record when it came to picking market opportunities. Could this be…

January 2016

easyCar (A)

By Michael Jacobides, Pascal Courty

In 1999, Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the easyGroup management team considered whether European car rental was a business worth entering. They had an enviable track record when it came to picking market opportunities. Could this be…

September 2018

David Pyott: The Battle for Allergan (A)

By Lisa Duke, Randall Peterson

This case series charts the evolution of the hostile battle for Allergan and its ultimate sale to a white knight, Actavis. David Pyott had been the CEO of Allergan since January 1998; only the third…

August 2013

Costa Coffee (B): Project Marlow

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…

September 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…

November 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…

July 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…

November 2010

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

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…