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Over 500 African case studies are listed in the AABS case study database. The database shows the details of the case study and the abstract.  

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Chief Timothy Adeola Odutola and Nigeria's manufacturing sector

Chief Timothy Adeola Odutola was an important contributor to Nigeria's manufacturing sector, creating a multimillion-dollar conglomerate including three factories, a retail franchise, a cattle ranch, a 5,000-acre plantation, a sawmill, and an exportin

City Lodge Hotel Group: Redefining Segments and Brands

In 1985, the market regarded Hans Enderle as foolhardy when he resigned from the helm of one of South Africa’s leading hotel chains to launch a new concept in short-stay accommodation. However, by 1990, his City Lodge select service hotel concept bo

City Water Tanzania (A): Water Partnerships for Dar es Salaam

This case examines how the Tanzania government intends to address a pressing deterioration in the infrastructure and services of Dar es Salaam's Water and Sewage Authority. The decision process unfolds in the spring of 2002, on the heels of the Cochab

City Water Tanzania (B): Privatizing Dar es Salaam's Water Utility

This is a supplement to City Water Tanzania (A): Water Partnerships for Dar es Salaam, product #9B07M025. It details the terms of the lease contract with an international operator, Biwater, and discusses the alternatives that were considered and disca

City Water Tanzania (C): Striking a Deal

This is a supplement to City Water Tanzania (A): Water Partnerships for Dar es Salaam, product #9B07M025 and is a two-part role-play. In this part (B) role-play, students take the position of Cliff Stone, Biwater's former director of sales for Africa

City Water Tanzania (D): Things Fall Apart

This is a supplement to City Water Tanzania (A): Water Partnerships for Dar es Salaam, product #9B07M025. This case summarizes the decision of the negotiation: the break up of City Water Tanzania and its aftermath, including litigation and forgone opp

Clean Clothes Drycleaners: King Solomon has to go

When Stanley set up a dry cleaning service, besides himself, no other employee had a degree. Most of the staff had limited education and exposure to management. As the business grew, he saw the need to form a management team made up of university or p

Cleaning the diamond: De Beers' fifth C

De Beers, the world's largest diamond mining and trading company, has been criticised for trading diamonds from the conflict areas in Africa, and thus indirectly supporting the rebel groups in their wars against the legitimate governments, since the 1

CMC Connect: the challenge of realizing the company vision

CMC Connect has a very clear vision, to become the best public relations firm in West Africa. The Managing Director (MD), Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, uses every opportunity to share his vision with the employees: (1) meetings; (2) training programmes; (3) t

Coca-Cola’s MDCs: Distribution Effectiveness vs Social Responsibility?

By June 2010, The Coca-Cola Company’s (Coca-Cola) micro distribution centre (MDC) network in Africa had proven to be incredibly successful. Coca-Cola had built up the network to distribute its products through small, independent local entrepreneurs

Cocoa Agro Smallholder Approach to Sustainability

In today’s globalizing world, can agricultural growth still jump-start overall growth? And what are the essential policies to accelerate agricultural growth to fulfill its historic role? How would cocoa agro smallholder approach ensure sustainabilit

Communication in Groups -- Social-psychological studies of groups: A literature review

This technical note will review the research literature, highlighting the findings that constituted important steps forward in the knowledge and understanding of how people work in groups.

COMPASS SA: CHANGING THE RECIPE

In October 2002 contract food services group, Compass SA, was some way down the track in a process that aimed to transform the company into a learning organisation. Compass management had embarked on the process in the belief that it was only as a lea

Competing for Development (A): Fuel Efficient Stoves for Darfur

The new country director of CHF International (CHF), a U.S.-based organization that initiated operations in Sudan with USAID funding, must review the successes of CHF's early interventions, and its strategic interest in the fuel efficient stoves proje

Competing for Development (B1): The Intermediate Technology Development Group/Practical Action

This a role play supplement to Competing for Development (A): Fuel Efficient Stoves for Darfur, product # 9B08M061. The role plays feature additional background, motivations and decision priorities from the key local and international players in Darfu

Competing for Development (B2): The Berkeley Lab

This a role play supplement to Competing for Development (A): Fuel Efficient Stoves for Darfur, product # 9B08M061. The role plays feature additional background, motivations and decision priorities from the key local and international players in Darfu

Competing for Development (B3): Aprovecho

This a role play supplement to Competing for Development (A): Fuel Efficient Stoves for Darfur, product # 9B08M061. The role plays feature additional background, motivations and decision priorities from the key local and international players in Darfu

Competing for Development (B4): International Lifeline Fund

This a role play supplement to Competing for Development (A): Fuel Efficient Stoves for Darfur, product # 9B08M061. The role plays feature additional background, motivations and decision priorities from the key local and international players in Darfu

Competing for Development (B5): USAID

This a role play supplement to Competing for Development (A): Fuel Efficient Stoves for Darfur, product # 9B08M061. The role plays feature additional background, motivations and decision priorities from the key local and international players in Darfu

Competing for Development (B6): IDP Women Organizations

This a role play supplement to Competing for Development (A): Fuel Efficient Stoves for Darfur, product # 9B08M061. The role plays feature additional background, motivations and decision priorities from the key local and international players in Darfu

Competition Commission: 1999–2009

The Competition Act of 1998 came into force in South Africa on 1 September 1999, and enabled the establishment of three bodies: the Competition Commission (the Commission), The Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) and the Competition Appeal Court (CAC)

Competition Commission vs South African Airways (2005)

In July 2005, the BA/Comair (Comair) executives were eagerly awaiting the Competition Tribunal’s decision in the case brought by the Competition Commission against South African Airways (Pty) Ltd (SAA), South Africa’s dominant domestic airline. Th

Competition Commission vs South African Airways (2005)

2005 – The Tribunal’s Decision The Tribunal found SAA in contravention of the Act, that is that its incentive schemes had been exclusionary and that it had abused its dominant position in the market. The Tribunal also noted while it wasn’t nece

COMPUTECH Nigeria Limited

This case relates to the attempts of the leader of a computer/IT business to stimulate his staff to higher commitment and performance and his disappointment at his staff's reaction to various tangible and intangible rewards. The technical note '404-01

 

 

 

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