HBS Case: Botswana: A Diamond in the Rough
Is Botswana a success story?
What accounts for the country's performance? 3.
Is this performance sustainable?
What are the implications for Botswana in the context of globalization?
Thunderbird case: Dealing with Governments in Emerging Markets: The Crude Oil (OCP) in Ecuador
1. What conflicts must foreign oil companies resolve in deciding whether or not to invest in Ecuador? 2. Is there a strategy that makes sense for a firm (Texaco/Occidental or smaller firm) to continue to pursue upstream oil business in Ecuador? What would you - as an “external consultant” - recommend? Map out an action plan(s). 3. What objectives and whose interests appear to be carrying the most weight in this case? Which should dominate? 4. Is there a way that oil companies can play a constructive role in developing commercial properties in environmentally unique and sensitive habitats? Or, should oil companies be barred from any oil exploration and development in such areas
Darden Case: Ben And Jerry’s And Unilever: The Bohemian And The Behemoth
Why did Unilever acquire Ben & Jerry’s? How does it fit in their portfolio? 2.
How do Ben & Jerry’s culture and values create competitive advantage? 3.
What challenge confronts Mr. Couette? 4.
How should Couette address B&J’s international expansion (case Exhibit 4)? How can/should B& J’s values be exported?
HBS case: Marketing Chateau Margaux
How does the Bordeaux wine distribution system work? Who benefits and how? 2.
What role does a writer like Robert Parker play? 3.
Is Chateau Margaux a luxury brand or a connoisseur’s brand? 4.
What problems does Corinne...
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