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How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution

Author: Isenberg, Daniel J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2010

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Studies from around the globe consistently link entrepreneurship with rapid job creation, GDP growth, and long-term productivity increases. That's why the new holy grail for governments in both emerging and developed countries is to create an environment that nurtures and sustains entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, many governments take a misguided approach to building entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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Pepsi-BASIX Partnership

Authors: Bajaj, Gita; Bhullar, Neelu
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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BASIX was a microfinance company with livelihood promotion as its key agenda. In 2005, PepsiCo entered an agreement with BASIX for promoting contract farming of potatoes in Jharkhand. The collaboration was successful in the first year and the project witnessed a very high growth in the second year. The second year results, however, were not as encouraging as the first year. The case is poised at this juncture...

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Danimal in South Africa: Management Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Authors: Hawarden, Verity; Barnard, Helena
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case focuses on management innovation in the South African dairy industry, describing how an innovative new yoghurt product, Danimal, was created specifically for the market at the base of the pyramid. It explains how management of the product line embodied the various innovation opportunities and challenges presented.

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Dubai: Debt, Development, and Crisis (A, B, C)

Authors: Musacchio, Aldo; Goodman, Andrew; Qureshi, Claire
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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On November 25, 2009, the city state of Dubai stunned markets by announcing that Dubai World, its flagship state holding company, would seek a six-month "standstill" on at least $4 billion U.S. dollars of its $26 billion in debt obligations. This case describes Dubai's development strategy in detail and narrates how, as part of that strategy, a series of state-owned holding companies accumulated billions of dollars in debt.

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North American Free Trade Agreement

Free For Whom?

Authors: Shapiro, Helen; Dininio, Phyllis
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1994

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Mexico, the United States, and Canada have negotiated a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that would create the largest free trade zone in the world. The union would build on the three-year-old Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada. Proponents claim that NAFTA is a "win-win-win" situation, but its detractors argue that it would reduce wages, create unemployment, and generate environmental problems.

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India

The Road to Inclusive Growth

Authors: Iyer, Lakshmi; Schlefer, Jonathan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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In 2010, India faced the challenge of achieving the twin goals of double digit GDP growth and inclusive development. Would the Congress party, which won a strong electoral mandate in 2009, be able to achieve these goals in a context of rising internal conflict, fiscal constraints, regional instability and a global economic slowdown?

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The Indego Africa Project

Authors: McGinn, Kathleen L.; Gordon, Rachel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Indego connects cooperatives to the international retail market for handmade artisan products, helps those cooperatives build their business capacity, and develops and delivers classroom training in life and business skills for cooperative members.

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East of Africa (and West of China): Chinese Business in Africa

Authors: Schuetz, Marcus; Ramon-Berjano, Carola
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2010

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This case discusses China's growing business ventures in the African continent. It allows for a discussion about applying business models and strategies in different countries, as well as the risks entailed. This is more relevant in the presence of weak governance, corruption and human rights issues. Issues such as food safety, land outsourcing, and local employment generation versus imported workforce are discussed.

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Stakeholders and Corporate Environmental Decision Making: The BP Whiting Refinery Controversy

Author: Stinchfield, Bryan
Product Type: Cases
Source: The CASE Journal
Publication Year: 2010

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In 2007, BP (British Petroleum) sought and received regulatory approval to expand operations at its Whiting Refinery in northwest Indiana. Had the project gone forward as planned, the refinery would have discharged significantly higher levels of pollutants into Lake Michigan, but would have also contributed to economic development in the region.

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ApproTEC Kenya

Technologies to Fight Poverty and Create Wealth

Author: Rangan, V. Kasturi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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ApproTEC markets a range of technologies to improve the income of subsistence farmers and other small-scale entrepreneurs in East Africa. Having achieved considerable success in its first eight years, the two founders/entrepreneurs are seeking ways to scale the impact of its operations across Eastern and Southern Africa. The question is, what should they do to accomplish this?

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