Resilience of Luxury Companies in Times of Change (Paperback)

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Resilience of Luxury Companies in Times of Change is a book for executives and Masters' level students taking courses in luxury management. It offers an insight into the current and emergent business models and strategies luxury companies apply to remain resilient in times of change. It explores a variety of business models answering the following key questions: What is each brand's value proposition used to attract a consumer's willingness to pay? What is each brand's target audience? How do brands navigate and expand their markets? And how do luxury companies organize their resources to design and develop products and services to continually sell to their customers? The answers to these questions provide the foundation of a luxury company's business strategy and, as a result, its brand architecture. The authors also explore the patterns that have emerged in the ownership, management and the manufacturing in luxury goods companies, where dominance is usually found in certain countries. This book focuses on six key industries in the luxury product sector: fashion, automotive, hospitality, furniture, cosmetics and jewellery. It provides an international perspective with examples drawn from Europe, USA, the Middle East, China and Japan. Through these examples and cases, the authors analyze how luxury companies are facing the challenges posed by external shocks and an extensive need for digitalization. Using concepts and theories from macroeconomics (such as globalisation) and corporate and business strategy, the book aims to connect the dots between theory and practice. Resilience of Luxury Companies in Times of Change provides perspectives of the past, present and future - how luxury companies have evolved over time and managed to stay resilient despite the challenges they have faced through the different eras.

About the Author

Gabriella Lojacono is Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Technology and Director of the Made in Italy Vertical, B4I, Bocconi University.She is a senior researcher of the Gucci Lab, Bocconi University. From January 2017 to December 2020, she was Faculty Deputy of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Knowledge Group. She has been the Director of the Executive Master EMiLux, SDA Bocconi since 2016. She has run several executive education open programs and custom initiatives with some of the leading companies in apparel and leather goods, design, jewelry, hospitality, F&B, automotive, eyewear, and cosmetics. Her research projects have focused on the international growth of the Made in Italy industries and companies as well as on luxury strategy and business models. She is the author of numerous books and articles on her topics of interest. Her works have been published in Economia & Management, Sloan Management Review, Long Range Planning, and International Business Review, among others. She has authored numerous case studies, filed in international databases, about multinational companies such as Farfetch, Starbucks, Davines, Inditex, Ferrari, Illy, Gucci, and Valentino.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783110723236
ISBN-10: 3110723239
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English