Assignments

The case write-ups should be brief, no more than 3 double-spaced pages. You may choose any 2 cases to analyze. Cases include both the traditional HBS cases and company/industry issues discussed in some of the readings. Write-ups are due before class on the day the case is to be discussed. They are intended to be analytic discussions of some issue central to the case. Please do not write a precis of the case or repeat case facts except to bolster your argument. Based on the information provided in the case materials, please be analytically judgmental and evaluative. You should propose alternate managerial views and action plans whenever appropriate and discuss the relevance and applicability of the frameworks proposed in the readings and lectures. In short, you should write what you think of the situation in the case and not merely what the author of the case says. Be original. These case write-ups are individual assignments.

Cases

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4 Vietor, Richard H. K., and Emily J. Thompson. "Singapore Inc." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-703-040, August 11, 2003.
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Huang, Yasheng. "Note on Conflict Diamonds: Why Are Civil Wars, Like Diamonds, Forever?" Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-702-027, January 09, 2002.

Alfaro, Laura, Vinati Dev, et el. "Botswana: A Diamond in The Rough." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-703-027, March 31, 2003.

6 Abdelal, Rawi, Laura Alfaro, et al. "Bombardier: Canada vs. Brazil at The WTO." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-703-022, February 20, 2003.
7 Bartlett, Nicholas, and Debora L. Spar. "Life, Death, and Property Rights: The Pharmaceutical Industry Faces AIDS in Africa." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-702-049, June 13, 2002.
9 Mure, Lane La, and Debora L. Spar. "The Burma Pipeline." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9-798-078, February 25, 1998.
10 Amazon logo Diermeier, Daniel. "Shell, Greenpeace and Brent Spar." In Business and Its Environment. 4th ed. Edited by David P. Baron. Prentice Hall, 2002, pp. 109–13. ISBN: 9780130470645.