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    competitive business environment. This paper addresses the failure in leadership of Eastman Kodak Company and how these failures were resolved. Background of Eastman Kodak Company Eastman Kodak Company is a technology company based in America. Its headquarter is in Rochester in New York. It was founded by George Eastman in 1888. It focuses on the production of imaging products. Kodak offers functional printing, packaging, graphic communication and professional business worldwide. However, it concentrates on Enterprise and Graphics, Digital Printing, commercial films and Entertainment. In late 1976 in United States Kodak commanded 90% and 85% of films and…

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    Performance Analysis Kodak

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    Innovative Performance Overview of Eastman Kodak Kodak was founded in 1888 and it dates 128 years on its timeline. George Eastman, the company’s founder, who was a pioneer entrepreneur, had a lively and innovative mind, invented the roll film allowing photography to evolve into a hobby of the masses. For almost one century Kodak was known for its pioneering technology and revolutionary marketing as until the 1990s Kodak was ranked as one of the world’s five most valuable brands. Unfortunately,…

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    At the turn of the century, a battle against painting was forged in the form of a photograph. Threatened by the new artform, painters prepared for the end of their profession. A couple decades later, both still exist side by side. In Dominique de Font-Reaulx’s chapter “Portraiture” in his Painting and Photography, he uses portraits as a measure of the effectiveness of the mediums. In 1936, two artists decided to capture two separate portraits with completely different subjects. During the…

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    George Eastman experienced many hardships throughout his life. His father, George Washington Eastman, moved the family from Waterville, New York, to Rochester to start the Eastman Commercial College (George Eastman). Tragedy struck two years after they moved, Eastman’s father died and the college went bankrupt. This horrible turn of events left George to take care of his mother, Maria Kilbourn, and two sisters (About George Eastman). One of which had polio (Hofkes). At age fourteen, he dropped…

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    Next, we will recommend a strategy for Kodak. From surveys, people started to think films as commodities, but buyers often select films depend on price only. Even though pretty high percent of films are sold by private label, Kodak can’t sell film on a private label basis because of 1921 consent decree still in…

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    organizations must dedicate themselves to nurturing and growing their competencies to ensure they continue to be effective and profitable. Unfortunately, initial or prolonged success is not enough to maintain an organization’s continued profitability. Many organizations fail to perform the introspection and environmental analysis needed to develop and institute changes to keep the company current; ultimately, this can lead to organizational decline and even death, if not corrected (Jones, 2012,…

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    medium, especially amongst women. In order to capitalise on this, George Eastman set up an advertising department in the late 1880s, acquiring space in popular magazines for the promotion of his products. Recognising the reluctance of women to handle mechanical equipment, Eastman ensured that these advertisements would stress the simplicity of the Kodak process in order to attract the wealthy, middle class woman. This woman, Gover concludes, is personified by the Kodak Girl: a woman who is…

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    Globalization Of Kodak

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    organizations strategic decisions. The near death of Eastman Kodak company is a direct result of the company failing to respond quickly enough to the evolving world of technology and societies demands to shift from film to digital photography. For Kodak, the advent of digital photography was ruinous (Hardy, 2015). Once a powerhouse in the film industry, the company is now just a mere shadow of what it once was. At the peak of its season, the Kodak company was a household name with as much as $19…

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    George Lois was born in Bronx New York. After a brief stint at an ad agency he left the “establishment” and started working at Doyle Dane Bernbach. Which was the hot agency of the time. He worked on various campaign while at DDB for one year, After one year he left to start his own agency, Papert Koenig Lois, where he started the “creative revolution.” Or the golden age of advertising, he along with many advertisers of the 60s created ads that connected with the public. We picked George Lois…

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    Before the camera was invented it was really difficult to record an image. You had to stand very still for a long time for the picture to be taken. If you moved just a little bit the picture would turn out blurry. In the year of 1881 George Eastman started making dry plates (Dry plates were round disks that were used instead of film). Then in 1883, George Eastman created a thin strip of paper covered in gelatin emulsion and silver balide, which is what we call film. Finally, he invented the…

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