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Compact case
Case
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Reference no. IMD-3-1868
Published by: Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Originally published in: 2007
Version: 12.12.2007
Length: 4 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This is the second of a two-case series (IMD-3-1867 and IMD-3-1868). By focusing on continual improvement of its core capabilities, CarMax successfully fought off Wayne Huizenga and began almost a decade of explosive growth. They are now worth significantly more than their parent, Circuit City. They are a particularly good example of a company that gets tremendous advantage from its IT (information technology) capabilities. This case can be used as an example of business model innovation, as an example of a company leveraging its distinctive capabilities in new markets, and as an example of strategic use of IT.
Location:
Industry:
Size:
USD6 billion
Other setting(s):
1999-2006

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Abstract

This is the second of a two-case series (IMD-3-1867 and IMD-3-1868). By focusing on continual improvement of its core capabilities, CarMax successfully fought off Wayne Huizenga and began almost a decade of explosive growth. They are now worth significantly more than their parent, Circuit City. They are a particularly good example of a company that gets tremendous advantage from its IT (information technology) capabilities. This case can be used as an example of business model innovation, as an example of a company leveraging its distinctive capabilities in new markets, and as an example of strategic use of IT.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
USD6 billion
Other setting(s):
1999-2006

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