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Teaching materials

  • Fula & Style - The Case Centre Collection

    Iqbal Quadir and Richard Luecke

    Kane’s affinity for style and her work experience opened her eyes to a business opportunity that no one else seemed to have noticed: supplying affordable, fashionable, and climate-appropriate clothing for Africa’s growing number of professional and office workers.

  • Gallina Blanca Star- Africa

    Bianca Szecowka and Lluís G. Renart

    The case provides scope for analysis of a set of marketing strategy issues in Africa, with a product aimed at the "base of the pyramid," while also taking corporate social responsibility considerations into account.

  • Global Business Strategy and Society

    Fabio Petroni ALTIS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

    The module aims at providing the class with an overview of the emerging economies (emerging and BRICS countries) under different perspectives (macroeconomic, political, social, business), both from a general and global perspective and focusing on some countries in particular is concerned.

  • Global Entrepreneurship and Social Development: Theories and Practice

    Jay Mitra University of Essex

    This compulsory module is concerned with enabling students to acquire information, knowledge and a critical understanding of economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of enterprise creation and development and how they apply in practice in the world of business and other organisations. The focus is on the formation of new businesses, innovative growth, and their impact on economic and social development in different environments.

  • Global Fund for Women - The Case Centre Collection

    Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Victoria Chang

    An overview of the Global Fund for Women's operations and the strategic and organizational changes introduced to build a more efficient grant-making institution.

  • Global Value Chains: Investment and Trade for Development (WIR 2013)

    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    The objectives of UNCTAD’s report are to demonstrate how GVCs constitute the nexus between investment and trade, to show the importance of GVCs in today’s global economy and especially their weight in developing countries, to provide evidence for the impact of GVC participation in developing countries, and to make concrete recommendations to help policymakers maximize the benefits of GVC participation for economic growth and development while minimizing the associated risks.

  • Globalisation

    Khalil Hamdani Lahore School of Economics

    Introduction to globalisation and development

  • Green Foreign Direct Investment Programme

    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    UNCTAD's “Building National Capacities for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment in Green and Other Growth Sectors” is a multiyear programme aiming at strengthening the capacity of developing countries in attracting and benefitting from FDI in green industries and other growth sectors in order to create employment, promote agricultural development and reduce poverty.

  • HIV in Thailand: The 100% Condom Program - The Case Centre Collection

    Sarun Charumilind, Sachin H Jain and Joseph Rhatigan

    A case that explores how public health interventions are designed, refined and implemented, using Thailand's 100% Condom Program as example.

  • Heaven Kigali – Narratives & Realities of a Woman Business Owner

    Nnamdi Madichie London School of Business and Management

    This study highlights the story of Heaven Restaurant & Bar in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, owned and managed by Alissa Ruxin, an American woman who has been doing business in a foreign country since 2006. The study develops a teaching case using the narratives of Alissa who sought to overcome the liability of foreignness as a minority entrepreneur.

  • IKEA and the ‘Better Cotton Initiative’ - The Oikos Collection

    Stefano Pogutz

    The purpose of this case study is to discuss the relation between management and sustainability, paying specific attention to the issue of supply chain and innovation.

  • ISEA-BPI Foundation Course on Social Enterprise Financial Management and SROI

    Marie Lisa Dacanay Ateneo School of Government

    The three-day course is one of the major outputs of a project called Social Enterprise Capacity Development on Financial Management and Social Return on Investment (SROI). It was a joint project between the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA) and the Bank of the Philippine Islands (PBI) Foundation undertaken from November 2011-June 2014. The project included a training needs assessment, the development of the course design and learning materials, development of the Training Handbook and the pilot delivery of the course to leaders and managers of social enterprises in the Philippines. The pilot run of the course, delivered in three batches reached 86 social enterprise leaders and managers in the Philippines. The participants gave an overall average rating of 4.54 to the course on a scale of 1-5 (1 lowest and 5 highest). The course has been incorporated as one of the modules under the Executive Courses Leading to a Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship jointly offered by ISEA and Ateneo School of Government in the Philippines. ISEA also partners with institutions to deliver a customized version of the course to various audiences.

  • ISEA-OXFAM Poverty Reduction and Women Economic Leadership: Roles, Potentials and Challenges of Social Enterprises in Developing Countries in Asia (PREWEL-SE) Report

    An integrative report based on the research initiated by ISEA in 4 countries - Bangladesh and India in South Asia, and the Philippines and Indonesia in Southeast Asia. It explores the roles, potentials and challenges faced by the emerging social enterprise sector as a key player in accelerating poverty reduction and women‘s economic leadership in Asia.

  • Impact of Transnational Corporation Participation on Host Developing Countries (WIR 2008)

    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    Given the participation of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the infrastructure industries of a growing number of developing countries, and the significance of infrastructure for sustainable development, the implications of TNC involvement are of considerable importance for host countries. Their involvement raises some crucial questions. How does TNC involvement affect the size of investment and performance of infrastructure industries and the provision of infrastructure services, including to the more vulnerable segments of society? In what ways are performance gains derived from TNC involvement better or worse than those engendered by domestic enterprises, and are there any negative impacts to consider? What are the wider effects of TNC participation in infrastructure on the host economy and society?

  • Instituto Semeia - Construindo as Bases para Investimentos de Impacto nas Unidades de Conservação Brasileiras

    Sérgio G. Lazzarini, Andrea Maria A. F. Minardi & Leandro S. Pongeluppe (Insper)

    O estudo de caso permite discutir o desenho de parcerias público-privadas (PPPs) e a sua possível atração de diferentes tipos de investidores, incluindo os chamados investidores de impacto, que são preocupados com retorno socioambiental além de retorno financeiro.

  • Integration of Developing Countries in the Global Supply Chain

    Ronald Berenbeim and Mallika Shakaya

    The nature of trade has been radically altered in the past few decades by the emergence of global production networks, and the rise of inter- and intra-firm trade within these networks. The challenges faced by developing countries from this development are daunting, not least because global competition is intensifying and international trade is taking new forms, which is making it more difficult than ever to break into new markets. This working paper explores Global Value Chain integration using nine developing country case studies in development-linked sectors.

  • International Business and Economic Development

    Michael Wendelboe Hansen and Peter Ørberg Jensen

    The aim of this course is to provide the student with a comprehensive theoretical and empirical understanding of the complex interface between the strategies of multinational corporations (MNCs) and host country development strategy, emphasizing MNC strategies in emerging markets and developing countries. One of the most significant economic developments of recent decades is the economic globalization process as reflected in the rapid growth in international trade and the surge in foreign direct investment (FDI). This process is driven by MNCs. A growing share of MNC trade and investment activities are conducted with non-OECD countries, that is with emerging markets and developing countries. Evidently, MNCs are seeking to exploit the vast but also precarious market and resource potentials of these countries. Simultaneously, emerging markets and developing countries are increasingly embarking on economic development strategies aimed at attracting MNC investment as a means to access technology, capital, organizational and marketing know-how, etc.

  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship Course

    Marie Lisa Dacanay

    The course introduces the student the the evolving theories of social entrepreneurship that is responsive to the content of the Philippines, where poverty and underdevelopment have deep systemic and historical roots.

  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship Course

    Marie Lisa Dacanay Ateneo School of Government

    The course introduces the student to evolving theories of social entrepreneurship in the context of the Philippines, where poverty and underdevelopment have deep systemic and historical roots.

  • Investing in the Sustainable Economy

    Principles for Responsible Investment

    A collection of case studies examining how PRI signatories are contributing to the development of a sustainable economy by investing in projects with positive environmental and social impacts.

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