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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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First National Bank: inspirational leadership in a South African context

The case intends to add to practical knowledge about the use and implementation of leadership programmes, but also to challenge theoretical understanding of inspirational leadership in Africa. The theoretical foundation related to the topic is weak. T

FirstRand: Finding its path into the Indian Market

In February 2008, eight months after FirstRand Limited sent Stephan Claassen to India to gather insights for a market-entry strategy into that country – the initial preference being to set up as a retail bank – Claassen presented a strategy to the

FNB METRO: WAKING UP TO CHANGE

It was June 2003 and just over a year-and-a-half since First National Bank (FNB) Metro (a division of FNB Retail) had completed the first stage of Vuka, an organisational transformation initiative aimed at changing FNB Metro's culture into one based o

FORGING A TEAM CULTURE AT MARATHON BANK

Marathon Bank faces the challenge of moving from a civil service to a dynamic private sector culture. The case describes the leader's effort to implant teamwork in the bank. The objectives of the case are (1) to make participants realise the need to g

From Lonrho to Lonmin (B): Restructuring a Conglomerate

In this supplement to Lonrho PLC (A): An African Conglomerate, product 9B05M067, Sir John Craven discusses his decision to accept the chairman position. It also looks at the general direction taken by Sir John, and how Lonrho had faired as it took thi

Garth Japhet (B): Soul City Institute for Health and Develepment communication: core business principles: performance management; organisational growth; South Africa’s transformation

Dr Garth Japhet is executive director of Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, a multi-media social change initiative that educates the public about health and positive lifestyle choices. Today, the organisation’s regional pr

Garth Japhet (C): Soul City Institute for Health and Develepment communication transformation

Dr Garth Japhet is executive director of Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, a multi-media social change initiative that educates the public about health and positive lifestyle choices. Today, the organisation’s regional pr

General De La Rey and the Blue Bulls

The Blue Bulls rugby team enjoyed a fanatical fan base and had been performing well in local and international competitions recently. As a leading South African rugby franchise, the Blue Bulls faced a social and political environment that emphasised r

Genetically modified food donations and the cost of neutrality: logistics response to the 2002 food crisis in Southern Africa

Set during the 2002 Southern Africa food crisis the case describes the design and implementation of a humanitarian logistics operation for the distribution of food donations in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). This complex operation a

Gilead Sciences: the Gilead access program for HIV drugs

Describes the initial considerations of Gilead Sciences as it designed a strategy for delivering its AIDS drug Viread to developing nations in Africa. In October 2001, Gilead Sciences received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for the

GLAXOSMITHKLINE AND AIDS DRUGS IN SOUTH AFRICA (A): THE FIGHT FOR LIVES AND PROFITS

This is the first of a four-case series (IMD-3-1496 to IMD-3-1499). The case describes the interactions among pharmaceutical companies, non- government organisations (NGO's), and governments in the context of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. Oxfam s

GLAXOSMITHKLINE AND AIDS DRUGS IN SOUTH AFRICA (B): THE SETTLEMENT

This is the second of a four-case series (IMD-3-1496 to IMD-3-1499). The (B) part of the series focuses on the outcome of the lawsuit against the South African government. But the demands from the non-government organisations (NGO's) keep on coming an

GLAXOSMITHKLINE AND AIDS DRUGS IN SOUTH AFRICA (C): THE FIGHT GOES ON

This is the third of a four-case series (IMD-3-1496 to IMD-3-1499). The (C) part of the series focuses on the actions GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) had to take after being pressured by the non-government organisations (NGO's). The company had been defeated an

GLAXOSMITHKLINE AND AIDS DRUGS IN SOUTH AFRICA (D): US DEVELOPMENTS

This is the fourth of a four-case series (IMD-3-1496 to IMD-3-1499). The (D) case focuses on the developments in the US markets. The AIDS drugs issue that had begun in South Africa was beginning to feed a 'perfect storm' in the US and GlaxoSmithKline

Glen Steyn: promoting non-violence and empowering youth

Glen Steyn is a social entrepreneur who has established an organisation to promote non-violence and empowerment for youth in impoverished communities. The case deals with issues of social entrepreneurship, social change, leadership, community developm

Goedehoop: When Social Issues Become Strategic

This case chronicles a change process to counteract the epidemic of HIV/AIDS on a coalmine in South Africa that impacts the sustainability of the organization. The case describes the business case for dealing with the problem and the sequence of event

Grant Thornton Kessel Feinstein Pretoria: a winning culture

Johan Blignaut, the Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Kessel Feinstein Pretoria (GTKF), (a mid-size auditing firm with seven partners), had worked hard to turn the partnership around and create a culture that was conducive to success. His efforts app

Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria: sustaining the vision and values through effective branding

The case is about a Nigerian Bank, the Guaranty Trust Bank, which has been established in Lagos on the basis of ethical decision making and high levels of customer service. After 14 years of innovative thinking and uncompromising integrity, the bank i

GUTAID - SOUTH AFRICA PART I

Gutaid is a product which, after successful life cycles in both the U.S. and the U.K., is launched in South Africa. Despite data suggesting the contrary, executives proceed with the launch only to have the product fail later.

Habitat for Humanity International in South Africa

In March 2006, Larry English, Director of Program Design and Innovation for Habitat for Humanity International Africa and the Middle East, was reflecting on a large development project in Durbin that had stalled. Notwithstanding global attention led b

Haggai Community Bank

Haggai Community Bank Limited is a fully licensed faith-based organisation operating in Nigeria. The future appears very bright for the bank: its diversification plans and an opportunity to participate in the government's newly-developed micro-finance

Hansa Pilsener: from niche to mainstream brand

South African Breweries (SAB) launched its first light beer in South Africa, Hansa Pilsener, at the end of 1975. While sales of Hansa were initially brisk, the brand's subsequent performance was disappointing, and despite repeated changes of emphasis

 

 

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