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Honey Care Africa (A): A Different Business Model

The founding entrepreneur of Honey Care Africa (Honey Care)revitalized Kenya's national honey industry by focusing on small-holder farmers across the country. Central to the success was an innovative business model: a synergistic partnership between t

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

A Model of Clean Energy Entrepreneurship in Africa: E+Co's Path to Scale

The founder and executive director of E+Co faces the challenge of ten-fold growth and reviews the core parts of the company's innovative business model, the changes in the energy markets around the world, and the rationale for local solutions to energ

Honey Care Africa: A Tripartite Model For Sustainable Beekeeping

The director and co-founder of Honey Care Africa (Honey Care) looks back over the six years of operations and describes the original business model and several sequential changes based on feedback from rural communities, partner organizations, and lea

Malawi Business Action Against Corruption

The founding executive director of the African Institute for Corporate Citizenship (AICC), felt very tense as he typed the last revisions to the speech he would be giving to a Llongwe merchants' association later in the week. He really enjoyed proudly

Rwanda & David Cechetto

Dr. David Cechetto, a University of Western Ontario (UWO) medical professor, left Rwanda after a distressing week. Having seen first-hand the impact of the 1994 genocide and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Cechetto committed himself to accept the request from

Human Resource Management in Multinational Banks in Tanzania

The case examines how the best practices of two banks were organized and managed to provide financial services to a small niche of foreign customers in the mining, tourism and construction sectors in Tanzania. The two banks claimed to be similar in ma

Phil Chan (B)

En route to Nigeria the decision maker learns that he is walking into a scam and must decide whether to show up for the scheduled meetings or to return home immediately. The case illustrates ways of being drawn into unethical situations, and the sever

Phil Chan (A)

The case deals with a scam that has been run out of Nigeria since 1990. In it, foreign companies are approached for their assistance in facilitating an international transfer of funds in order to receive a very large but unearned commission. In the ca

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

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

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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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

Microfinance and the Kipsigis of Southwest Kenya

A group of business students and their professor travel to rural Kenya to work with Free The Children (FTC), an in-situ, non-governmental organization (NGO) that is focused on generational social change through education for children. This Canadian NG

Deposita - Whether to Dominate the Value Chain or Not

Post-Apartheid South Africa has been characterized by high levels of crime, but also by sustained increases in the income levels of the previously disadvantaged black community. Cash is the preferred method of payment for new entrants into an economy,

Royal Dutch/Shell in Nigeria Stakeholder Simulation: The Ogoni

The goal of the simulation is to illustrate the challenges in anticipating points of common interest, and the difficulties of overcoming initial antagonistic framing in order to work together to develop novel positions. The simulation illustrates the

Royal Dutch/Shell in Nigeria Stakeholder Simulation: Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC)

The goal of the simulation is to illustrate the challenges in anticipating points of common interest, and the difficulties of overcoming initial antagonistic framing in order to work together to develop novel positions. The simulation illustrates the

Royal Dutch/Shell in Nigeria Stakeholder Simulation: Pengassan

The goal of the simulation is to illustrate the challenges in anticipating points of common interest, and the difficulties of overcoming initial antagonistic framing in order to work together to develop novel positions. The simulation illustrates the

Royal Dutch/Shell in Nigeria Stakeholder Simulation: The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)

The goal of the simulation is to illustrate the challenges in anticipating points of common interest, and the difficulties of overcoming initial antagonistic framing in order to work together to develop novel positions. The simulation illustrates the

Royal Dutch/Shell in Nigeria Stakeholder Simulation: Human Rights Watch

The goal of the simulation is to illustrate the challenges in anticipating points of common interest, and the difficulties of overcoming initial antagonistic framing in order to work together to develop novel positions. The simulation illustrates the

 

 

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