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Case Study: Hypercompetition in E-retail: Flipkart.com

Agnihotri, Arpita and Bhattacharya, Saurabh (2014) Case Study: Hypercompetition in E-retail: Flipkart.com. In: UNSPECIFIED Ivey Publishing.

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Abstract

Flipkart faced many challenges since its inception due to the hypercompetitive nature of its industry. The company preferred the route of profitless growth in the emerging e-retail industry in India - sacrificing profits for size and growth. Venture capitalists also supported this strategy by providing five rounds of funding. Nevertheless, Flipkart encountered intense competition from local players, who were quickly imitating its competitive and growth strategies. It responded to competition and enhanced its efficiency by rationalizing its product mix, opting for acquisitions and refurbishing its supply chain. Soon, however, Amazon announced its entry into the Indian e-retailing market. Amazon's entry posed a major threat to Flipkart, mainly because of its financial strength. Flipkart responded by using a three-pronged strategy of technology, human resource management and supply chain investment. However, venture capitalists were still left wondering whether Flipkart would be able to report a profit or would be acquired by Amazon.

Item Type: Case Study
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD59-59.9 Marketing and Publicity
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD59-59.9 Marketing and Publicity > HD59.3 Retailing Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions: Fakultas Bisnis > Program Studi Magister Manajemen Teknologi
Depositing User: mr admin umn
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 03:05
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2021 08:33
URI: http://kc.umn.ac.id/id/eprint/15634

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