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OEM After Sales Strategy

The case for innovation

With sales of new cars slowing and profit margins decreasing, after sales is becoming an increasing important source of revenue for many OEMs. But they face stiff competition in this arena from new players intent on seizing a share of the after sales market.

Microfinance on the Rise

A Socially Inpsired Business Model about to Emerge into an Asset Class

Microfinance has already reached millions of households worldwide. This practice of extending small loans to very poor people for self-employment projects does not limit itself to developing countries but can also be found increasingly in European countries. As a result of the unmet demand for...
Financial services

Online Gambling: All In?

How the Opening of the Online Gambling Market Across Europe Can Benefit Media and Telecom Companies

The online gambling market is progressively opening throughout Europe. Many telecom operators and media companies looking for new revenue opportunities have a card to play, thanks to their privileged access to customers. However, these players need to carefully elaborate an entry strategy...

Tourism industry in turbulent times

Identifying ways out of the global economic crisis

The economic crisis’ impact on the tourism industry has become apparent with a delay, but is currently putting existing business models under pressure. The set phrase that travel is the last thing consumers compromise on is no longer valid. Generally declining demand for travel in the leisure and...

Automotive After Sales 2015

Rapidly declining profit margins in the new car sales business together with the continuous extension of car life are making the after sales business increasingly important. At the same time, growing consolidation in the after sales market is putting OEMs’ market share at risk. In a comprehensive...

Islamic finance comes of age

With the recent announcement by the Saudi capital market of four IPOs in April 2009, Islamic finance is riding high. The traditional values of Islamic finance are growing in appeal for Western investors seeking a safe haven from the current financial storms. With capital market regulators in the...

Low Carbon London

Now is the time for action - and London leads the way! A Victorian terraced home with a twist, No.1 Lower Carbon Drive, opened on the 4th of December to provide Londoners with examples of ways in which they can alter their homes and domestic lifestyles to reduce the city’s CO2 emissions....

New Report: integrity + innovation = performance

The Sustainability Value Formula examines how leading companies are building long-term sustainable performance through an intense focus on integrity and innovation. This paper brings clarity to the issues of where and how corporate responsibility delivers value to the firm – issues that until now...

HSPA and mobile WiMax for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access

HSPA and mobile WiMax for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access.

The advent of mobile broadband access is accompanied by significant uncertainties over the likely future successes of the new technology choices that are becoming available. In particular, the relative commercial and technical advantages and disadvantages of operating HSPA vs. mobile WiMax remain...

Profitable Growth through Service

Profitable Growth through Service

Innovative service strategies offer a large potential for increasing growth and profitability in the investment goods industries as in these mature markets competitive pressure is rising continuously and differentiation through physical products becomes more and more difficult. In this situation...
Industrial goods & services