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Basic Economic Models for the Digital Economy 

Date: 22/06/2018 Author(s): Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Technical Note This short document introduces five fundamental concepts of the digital economy that will help managers evaluate the possibilities, and dangers, of digital transformation. It does not aim to replace a more in-depth analysis for each of the topics described. Such analysis can be undertaken by following the references provided in different parts of the ... More information Read related article

Google 2017 

Date: 24/02/2017 Author(s): Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Case John Cardinal, a senior partner at the investment firm Maccarron, was worried. One of the largest clients he personally managed - who was also a personal friend - had asked Cardinal to buy $1 million of Google shares, a large proportion of the man's family savings. Cardinal thought he owed it to his friend, and himself, to analyze Google in greater ... More information

Nokia: Rebirth of the Phoenix 

Date: 12/01/2017 Author(s): Calvo, Eduard; Valor Sabatier, Josep; Tatarinov, Katherine Document type: Case In January 2016, Risto Siilasmaa, the Chairman of Nokia¿s board since 2012, re-read the burning platform memo written by Elop in 2011 and reflected on all that had happened to the Finnish powerhouse. Stephen Elop, who had moved from Microsoft to join Nokia in 2010 as CEO, drafted the memo to rally the troops at Nokia to prepare for the clean-up that ... More information

Social Media in Baix Llobregat Hospital 

Date: 29/05/2012 Author(s): Farré, Marçal; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Case Mr. Sánchez, manager of Baix Llobregat Hospital (HBLL), must make a decision regarding a colleague's proposal. It considers the use of new tools to enable interaction between patients and practitioners through online communities. Mr. Sánchez, as manager of the institution, is the person who has the authority to push through an initiative such as this. ... More information

Healthcare and Social Networks 

Date: 11/05/2012 Author(s): Farré, Marçal; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Technical Note Web 2.0 and social networks are changing the nature of communication, and healthcare is not an exception. In this report some of the experiences about peer-to-peer online groups and about online communications are explained, illustrating the changes that healthcare is living. More information

Economic Evaluation of Information Systems: Sort Hospital 

Date: 02/05/2012 Author(s): Farré, Marçal; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Case This case examines the evaluation of IT investments in healthcare organizations. The case is meant to serve as a basis for discussion on how these technologies impact healthcare providers, what their associated costs and benefits are, what methodologies are used to assess them and how these assessments should be weighed by decision-makers considering ... More information

Implementing Tablets at the ACME Food Supplies, Ltd. Sales Department 

Date: 24/04/2012 Author(s): Sieber, Sandra; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Case ACME Food Supplies, Ltd. is a company working in the catering supplies sector. It competes in a mature and fragmented sector, and part of its strategy has always been based on technological innovation. In January 2012, it had just completed the implementation of tablets with Internet connection in its sales department, replacing former PDAs that were ... More information

TiVo 2011 

Date: 25/05/2011 Author(s): Tonijuan, Gemma; Comín, Marta; Valor Sabatier, Josep; Nueno, José Luis Document type: Case TiVo is a digital video recorder, developed and marketed by TiVo, Inc. and introduced in 1999. TiVo provides an electronic television programming schedule, whose features include "Season Pass" schedules which record every new episode of a series, and "WishList" searches which allow users to find and record shows that match their interests by title, ... More information

Apple's iPhone: Calling Europe or Europe Calling (Abridged) 

Date: 23/11/2009 Author(s): Mitchell, Jordan; Sieber, Sandra; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Case Abridged version of SI-167-E case. Apple needs little introduction. After the launch of the highly successful iPod in 2001, Apple has been on an aggressive growth path (revenues have increased by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31% and net income surged ahead at a CAGR of 128%). In 2007, Apple declared that they would once change yet another ... More information

The Fall and Return of Pokémon 

Date: 23/11/2009 Author(s): Sanz, Eulàlia; Nueno, José Luis; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Case In 2000, the Pokémon franchise saw its glory begin to fade. Gone was the idea that Pokémon would become a classic toy rivalling the likes of Barbie and Donald Duck. Those responsible for the franchise were forced to rethink their strategy to re-enter the child and teenager universe. More information
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