From the monthly archives:

February 2012

The Global Poverty Project

February 28, 2012

The Global Poverty Project is an international education and advocacy organisation working to catalyse the movement to end extreme poverty. The Project was founded by Hugh Evans and Simon Moss and aims to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty. They launched a new initiative that will raise awareness […]

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Innovation Management for the luxury goods industry

February 23, 2012

Today Magnus Penker, Jörgen Eriksson and Richard Shaw from Bearing gave a seminar in innovation management for the luxury goods industry for the Luxury goods stream in the MBA class at the International University of Monaco. If you are interested, the presentation is available below.

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The Current Regulatory Ecosystem

February 21, 2012

Driven by the credit crunch and financial crises in the banking sector, a number of new regulations have been introduced in recent years. Some of them originate from Europe, some from United States and in the hyper-competitive market they are all more or less applicable globally. In Bearing, we help our clients analyze the impact of […]

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SEPA end-date regulation – a strong driver for payment innovation

February 18, 2012

When the European Parliament passed the “single Euro payments area” legislation on Tuesday, it was an important milestone in creating a unified, European, payment market. The, somewhat, voluntary implementation of SEPA Credit Transfers, SCT, and SEPA Direct Debits, SDD, by the European banks was a corner stone, but the slow adaptation of the new products […]

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Promising Trends in Global Tourism and Destination Branding

February 11, 2012

Global mass tourism used to be dominated by tour operators offering low-cost, standardized package tours to destinations ideal for “sea, sun and sand” vacations. However, tourism consumption patterns do seem to change and according to the World Tourism Organization, tourism demand trends since the mid-80’s reflect the increasing diversity of interests of the late-modern leisure society […]

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Values are created on the outer edges – The reason for Kodak’s bankruptcy

February 5, 2012

INNOVATED INNOVATION Constant, incremental innovation of products or services has become a hygiene factor. This innovation is often easy to copy and consequently it does not create any strategic values. So how are strategic values being created today? Already in 1975, Kodak developed their first digital camera but did not dare to challenge their business […]

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