CASE 1: Pizza Hut CASE 2: General Motors Corporation Introduction The Value Chain Primary Activities Support Activities Pizza Industry Value Chain Primary Activities Support Activities Automobile Industry Value Chain Primary Activities Support Activities The Value Chain as Part of a Business System Pizza Hut General Motors Capability Drivers First-Mover Status Scale of Operation Experience Interrelationships Assessing Competitive Advantage First-Mover Advantages Scale and Experience Advantages The Growth of the Internet and Competitive Advantage Diagnosing Pizza Hut’s Capabilities First-...
The company that became Alfa Romeo was founded as Società Anonima Italiana Darracq (SAID) in 1906 by the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq, with some Italian investors. In the late 1909, the Italian Darracq cars were selling slowly and a new company was founded named A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, English: Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company), initially still in partnership with Darracq.
Modern-day smog is often referred to as ‘photochemical’ smog. It is produced by
complex, sunlight-stimulated chemical reactions among the components of automobile
exhaust. It is responsible for much of today's air pollution in cities such as Los Angeles
and Denver. Carbon monoxide from incomplete combustion of automobile engines,
particulate matter and NOx all react to generate the noxious brown haze.
An estimated 80% of smog today arises from vehicle exhausts. Not only does smog
smell bad and obstructs vision, but both short-term and long-term exposure to it may be
In two decades the Internet has become central to social and economic life and is, today, a mature and integral element of the U. S. national economy. It is not only vital infrastructure, it is a spur to entrepreneurship and social change. It has changed the way firms find customers, customers find information, and people manage social relationships. It contributes significant value to the U.S. economy by creating and maintaining jobs, facilitating the rapid flow of information, and generally enabling the growth and prosperity of businesses.
The ecology of ideas of which this book is a part started to emerge in
my head a long time ago. As time passed new ideas were added, some of
which fl ourished, while others were unable to secure a spot in the evolving
landscape. The particular combination of insights that forms the main
argument of this book started taking shape after 27 November 2004. On
that day our twin sons Daniel and Nestor were born. For quite some time
after that I spent a lot of time holding one of them asleep in my arms. The
only thing I could do in parallel was reading. So...
Chapter 6: Development of automotive industries in vietnam with improving the network capability. This survey focuses on the automotive industry, especially its manufacturing network and technological capabilities. The research will also identify the internal and external factors of motivation and hindering, and that firms need to implement regular innovation and upgrading.
Since it has been shown that car-sharing can contribute markedly to reducing the
burden of automobile traffic on the environment, the Swedish National Road
Administration considers it important that the establishment and growth of car-
sharing schemes be enouraged. There is a need of clarifying, however, just what
car-sharing is and what quality requirements should be met by car-sharing
groups in order for public benefits and support to be provided them.