The rebirth of Skoda

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This case study looks at the turn-round in the fortunes of Skoda which has come about through investment in new technology, management training, product development and effective marketing. The Skoda company began back in 1895 when Czech entrepreneurs, Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement began making bicycles in the Czech town of Mlada Boleslav. They very soon expanded into motorcycle manufacture and by 1905 had made their first motor cars. In the early days the vehicles were quite grand and were as stylish and innovative as…

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