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SKS Microfinance: The Sour Taste of Success

Author: Sunderasan, Srinivasan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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The initial public offer of SKS Microfinance shares was seen as the initiation of a conflict between the interests of the company’s shareholders and the poor rural borrowers it was expected to serve. The provincial government brought out an ordinance effectively curbing microfinance lending and recovery operations, and the Reserve Bank of India issued a notification placing caps on interest rates, margins and specifying minimum tenures for relatively larger loan sizes. Was this the end of the road for the microfinance movement in India?

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ESOPs

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Butcher Joseph Hayes
Publication Year: 2012

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ESOPs are a unique combination of a benefit plan and a tool of corporate finance. The value of the plan, as an employee benefit, is directly related to the performance of the company, creating an effective incentive for management and employees to perform well.

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KKR: Leveraging Sustainability

Authors: Eccles, Robert G.; Serafeim, George; Clay, Tiffany A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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The case describes KKR's Green Portfolio Program, one of the firm's environmental initiatives, which has achieved $160 million in cost savings. While pleased with its progress in achieving greater energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions, the firm is looking for other ways to expand its sustainability initiatives, such as in its supply chain and incorporating sustainability into its due diligence and deal making processes.

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Groupon and the SEC

Authors: Radcliffe, Vaughan; Stein, Mitchell; Gottschalk, Alexis
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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Groupon's financial statements attracted a great deal of controversy due to revenue recognition policies that produced very substantially higher revenues for the corporation, as well as non GAAP earnings measures, especially ACSOI, an invention of the firm that served to exclude certain marketing expenses from the calculation of profit. Groupon backed down on both revenue recognition and the use of ACSOI following SEC queries as to the corporation's accounting policies.

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Islamic Banking Lessons for the Financial Sector

Authors: Ribera, Alberto; Etzold, Veit M.; Wackerbeck, Philipp
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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As they try to strengthen their capital and reduce their risk operations, whom should governments, regulators and financial bosses turn to for inspiration? A good place to start would be to study those banks that have performed best since the crisis...

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Seeing Profitability Through a Banking Lens

Authors: Prior, Francesc; Santomá, Javier
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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The two things that emerging markets lack -- access to finance and the extension of credit -- are the two basic factors considered as key drivers of economic growth. Yet, for banks, the lack of access to financial services and money transfer facilities in these markets represents a huge business opportunity, especially among low-income segments and small and medium-sized enterprises...

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Airport Express Metro Line: Infrastructure Project Financing and Implementation Through Public Private Partnership

Authors: Chaudhary, Hukam Singh; Kumar, Sushil; Aggarwal, Vijay; Bajaj, Gita
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case describes the delivery of an urban public transportation project through a public private partnership in Delhi. In the recent past in India, the public private partnership model of infrastructure development had emerged as a dominant model due to its certain desirable characteristics.

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Longtop Financial Technologies (A, B, C)

Authors: Hawkins, David F.; Lobb, Annelena; Sesia, Aldo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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It was April 2011, and Wall Street had its eyes on China. A flurry of Chinese companies had listed on U.S. exchanges in the previous years, with investors cheering them on and snapping up shares. But some of the companies were starting to have serious problems...

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Lehman Brothers

Authors: Nicholas, Tom; Chen, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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In 2008, the U.S. financial system was in a state of crisis and Lehman Brothers went from a major Wall Street investment bank to an insolvent institution...

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How to Establish and Manage a Social Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid: The Case of OSRAM in Africa

Author: von Nell, Pia Sophie
Product Type: Cases
Source: WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management
Publication Year: 2011

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Since September 2008 OSRAM runs a social business following the triple bottom line, which means that it has to be socially, environmentally and financially sustainable. The project, which provides light to regions that do not have power supply systems, was initiated at the Lake Victoria in Kenya. Using the latest technology and a totally new business model OSRAM is able to satisfy the needs of the poor, people who live at the bottom of the pyramid.

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