At the end of the exercise, students will be able to identify the type of entrepreneur, apply Big Five Personality Traits characteristics of the successful entrepreneur, use the Porter five forces to define the company’s attractiveness, describe David’s three-stage framework, use David’s (2015) strategy formulation framework to propose appropriate strategies for a company, explain the interdependencies of the nine key elements of a business model and create the business model canvas.
The case focuses on Posh Nail Beauty (POSH), one of the leading manicure and pedicure companies in Malaysia. The case concentrates on the discussion of business development, business strategies and challenges of POSH.
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The case study is suitable to be used by undergraduate students who are taking the courses such as entrepreneurship, business strategy and marketing related courses.
Teaching Notes are available for educators only. Please contact your library to gain login details or email email@example.com to request teaching notes. Pearce and Robinson (2013). Strategic management: Planning for domestic & global competition, (13th ed.). McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York. • Posh Nail Spa. (2017), available at www.poshnailspa.my/ • Posh! Nail Spa Presents The First Nail Art Fashion Show in Malaysia. (2016), available at http://femalemag.com.my/beauty/posh-nail-spa-presents-first-nail-art-fashion-show-malaysia/ • Scarborough and Cornwall (2015). Entrepreneurship and effective small business management, (11th ed.). Pearson, England. • Siaw (2015). “How to nail it: Plus the do’s and don’ts,” The Star, Malaysia. • This Local Nail Salon Is Going Beyond Mere Manicures. (2017), available at http://marieclaire.com.my/beauty/local-nail-salon-posh-nail-spa/ • Torlak and Şanal (2007). David’s strategy formulation framework in action: the example of Turkish Airlines on domestic air transportation. İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Dergisi, 6(12), 81-114. • David (2011). Strategic management (Concepts and cases)(Global Edition 13e). Pearson, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
CSS 3: Entrepreneurship.
Disclaimer. This case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to represent successful or unsuccessful managerial decision-making. The authors may have disguised names; financial and other recognizable information to protect confidentiality.
Ng, Y., Lai, K., Fong, C., Kuek, T., Tan, P. and Maludin, N. (2019), "POSH: can the lady captain shine and rise?", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 9 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-01-2019-0013Download as .RIS
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