Asia business library update
Network Management Strategies for F&B Services
Network Management Strategies for F&B Services In a world of rising urbanization and middle-class consumption, the ability of food-and-beverage (F&B) stores to not only expand their presence to strategic locations but also to achieve the right synergy between stores is critical to business success. In this article we highligh the most-often sought out strategies used … Continue reading Network Management Strategies for F&B Services
Joint Ventures between Thai and Japanese Developers – The Changing Competitive Landscape in the Thai Condominium Market –
Over the past decade, the condominium market in Thailand has been growing at a rapid pace, especially in Bangkok. While condominiums in Thailand only account for 2.4% of Thai households (NSO Census, 2010), they are the by far the fastest growing category of residential property in Thailand. According to AP, Thailand’s leading property developer, despite … Continue reading Joint Ventures between Thai and Japanese Developers – The Changing Competitive Landscape in the Thai Condominium Market –
Strengths and Challenges of the Asian family businesses
－Discussion with Associate Prof. Yupana at National University of Singapore Business School－
We had an opportunity to discuss the above topic with Yupana Wiwattanakantang, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore Business School. We discussed the need for Thai family businesses to evolve, while at the same time I gained insight to the nature of family businesses in Japan. (October 2016)
Vietnam at the Gate of TPP – A Strategy Perspective
TPP was one of the most spoken buzzwords within Vietnam’s business circle in 2015. As the nation with the lowest level of income among the members, Vietnam is said to benefit the most while at the same time face the greatest hurdles if it wants to truly integrate into such a comprehensive economic agreement. There have been much discussions in the press about shifting production bases, rules of origins or necessary reforms of SOEs but we believe these content while being too broad are not detailed and relevant enough for business managers.
Vietnam’s financial system and some consideration on SOE reform
The evening in Vietnam is all about beer. In the blazing heat of a tropical night, you can expect to see the sights of many people sitting in plastic chairs on the side of the street drinking beer. As a can of beer (350ml) costs less than a dollar, it is so easy to order “one more” and end up drinking too much.
With such a low level of prices, one might think beer companies are not making much profits. …