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Discovering business opportunities in South Korea

20 March 2018 — South Korea has been known as a rapidly growing prosperous economy, home to global conglomerates called chaebols. However, the actual opportunities and challenges of the South Korean market remain unknown to most foreign companies. Here we discuss recent developments in the South Korean economy what the mean in terms of opportunities for market entry.

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Reddal Talks: Convincing storytelling for startups and corporate accelerators

28 December 2017 — A convincing storyline is important for startups when communicating with investors. This video talks about how to do it right. We also discuss corporate accelerators. These can drive innovation, but only if customers are actively involved along the process.

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Reddal Talks: Breaking out of a gridlocked industry

6 November 2017 — Companies in traditional industries often face a gridlock with low growth and a saturated market. Unless decisive moves are taken by the management, breaking out of this cycle is challenging.

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Reddal Talks: The potential of the Iranian market

1 November 2017 — Iran is a controversial market, fairly unfamiliar for many. Often portrayed in a biased light by Western media, it is in reality developing rapidly. We share some experiences and insights about this market, gained during the past five years of our work in Iran.

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Reddal Talks: Outlook on Vietnam

1 November 2017 — FDI attraction, export growth and a thriving consumer market have been characteristics of the Vietnamese growth story but what is next for this emerging market in South-East Asia? We discuss the prospect of the Vietnamese economy, possible setbacks and potential remedies.

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Vietnam Investment Review: PE's industrial moment may be here

20 September 2017 — We continue our series of publications on the role of private equity in driving Vietnam’s economic growth. In this article contributed to Vietnam Investment Review, we analyze value creation opportunities in the Vietnamese manufacturing sector.

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DEALSTREETASIA: Vietnam's PE landscape improves, SOE opportunities uncertain

18 September 2017 — Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc's (DEALSTREETASIA) report on the state of Vietnam’s PE landscape in 2017 features our on-going work on the role of private equity in Vietnam’s economic growth. The market shows signs of improvement with much more potential to capture.

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Driving Vietnam’s economic growth – the role of private equity

25 May 2017 — Reddal was invited as a speaker to “AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum Vietnam 2017” in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam on May 25, 2017. We presented results from our on-going work on how venture capital and private equity is affecting growth in various countries.

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Learnings from the Peter Pan Syndrome

22 December 2016 — South Korea has long been hailed as the growth miracle of the east. Yet, currently its economy is weak, and its industrial titans seem to be unable to carry the burden of the nation’s growth. The shadow of chaebols also lies heavily on the SME sector.

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Defining Iran’s path for growth – the role of private equity

7 December 2016 — Reddal was invited as a keynote speaker to “the 6th international conference on management of technology”, organized by IRAMOT and held in Tehran, Iran, on December 6-8, 2016. We presented results from our on-going work on how venture capital and private equity is affecting growth in various countries.

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Capturing the private equity value creation opportunity among mid-cap SMEs

31 August 2016 — We present some early results from our recent study into Korean private equity, and in particular the mid-cap SME sector. The Korean economy needs to find a new path to growth, and SMEs must play a major role.

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Ensuring strategy implementation through competence management in blue-collar industries

19 December 2014 — The full potential of competence management is not often exploited when seeing it as only being relevant for knowledge-intensive work and for people in managerial positions. In this article, we argue that managing the competences of blue collar workers is crucial for many service and manufacturing companies to ensure effective strategy implementation and sufficient operational performance.

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Lessons learned from policy support for academic-industry collaborative startups in Finland

23 July 2014 — We review lessons learned from the development of Finland’s venture capital and private equity ecosystem development, and what insights this could provide to South Korean government.

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Securing strategy implementation through iterative operating model design

21 September 2012 — One of the most common debates in management literature is whether the strategy or the operating model should deserve more focus. The answer is usually something in between – strategy alone does not determine a successful company, but an operating model does not do that either. The trick lies in designing the equilibrium between these two; ensuring that the strategy is implemented through a good operating model design.

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