Posts Tagged ‘competitive market structure’

  • shoes, status signals and property rights

    What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

    Sep 4, 12 • 333 Views • 1 Comment

    During a panel discussion, my students were told by a business woman not to wear sandals or even open-toed shoes for a job interview. But, does a shoe really send that much of message? Focusing on the accuracy of the first impression a shoe creates,...  [read more]

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    Did Radiohead Change the Music Industry?

    Aug 19, 12 • 1088 Views • No Comments

    “The fact of the matter is that popular music is one of the industries of the country. It’s all completely tied up with capitalism. It’s stupid to separate it.”                                                     ...  [read more]

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    What Spaghetti Sauce Teaches Us

    Jul 15, 12 • 439 Views • No Comments

    Henry Ford once said that: “If I’d have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse.’ ” Similarly, asked about spaghetti sauce during the 1980s, consumers primarily knew about Ragu’s...  [read more]

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    Your Airfare and Airline Profits

    Jul 1, 12 • 339 Views • No Comments

    What does your airline ticket pay for? In order of size, these represent the expenses for a US Airways flight according to WSJ journalist Scott McCartney: Fuel (close to 30%) Salaries (maybe 20%) Buying and leasing planes (16%) Federal taxes (14%) Total...  [read more]

  • The Sugary Beverage Debate

    Coke and Pepsi

    Jul 3, 11 • 929 Views • No Comments

    Pepsi has discovered that “fun for you” (chips and soda) increases revenue more than “good for you” (oatmeal, fruit juice, Gatorade). According to the WSJ, with Pepsi losing market share to Coke, they will focus more advertising...  [read more]