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Cases by Havovi Joshi

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Thien Long Group Corporation: Stationery Success in Vietnam, Dynamic Ambition Beyond

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This case is set in 2017, when Co Gia Tho, Chairman of the Board at Thien Long Group Corporation (“TLG”), a Vietnam-based manufacturer and supplier of writing instruments and stationery products, is considering further international expansion. While Vietnam already had over 65,000 points of sale...
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Zara in China and India

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In 2016, Inditex as a group with worldwide sales of US$24.9 billion, and Zara, as its flagship retail concept store, had recorded significant year-on-year growth in net sales at 11.5% and 13% respectively. However, despite a presence across 93 countries, Inditex’s regional sales contributions were...
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Syntellix: Disrupting the Medical Implant Titans with a Screw that Disappears

Set in early October 2017, this case follows Utz Claassen, the founder and chairman of Syntellix – a medical parts company that specialised in the research, development and sales of bio-absorbable, metallic implants. Syntellix was founded in 2008 as a spin-off from the special research division at...
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Paris Baguette: Quintessentially French with Love from Korea

This case is set in February 2016, when Paris Baguette (PB) has just been declared the winner at the, touted as the most prestigious baking competition in the world held each year in Paris.PB had started operations in 1945 with a small bakery in North Korea. By 2014, it boasted of 3,200 outlets in...
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Japan Airlines: Turning Around to Take Off Again

Set in 2013, this case discusses the challenges faced and overcome by JAL to turn around successfully from a situation of bankruptcy in 2009-2010. In 2009, JAL, Asia's largest airline by revenue and an icon of Japan Inc., was besieged by a severe cash crunch crisis. A skewed cost structure with too...
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Rahzi’s Dilemma: Decision-Making at Samudera Pharma Corporation - (A), (B) And (C)

This is a three-part case. Case A introduces Rahzi Putera, a product manager at Samudera Pharma Corporation (SPC), one of Indonesia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of generic pharmaceuticals. SPC had earlier that year entered into an agreement with Braxton Biotech Corporation (Braxton) in...
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A Corporate Governance Breach at SingPost

This case is set in May 2016, and discusses the unfolding of a corporate governance saga at Singapore Post Limited (“SingPost”), Singapore's designated Public Postal Licensee. The narrative begins in December 2015, when SingPost announces that due to an ‘administrative oversight’, it had, in an SGX...
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Unilever’s Lifebuoy in Myanmar: Soap Suds for Social Good?

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This case has been set in June 2015, ten months after Unilever had re-launched Lifebuoy soap in Myanmar. The brand had performed exceedingly well, particularly in the metro and urban areas of Myanmar, and Unilever was on-target to achieve its goal of changing the handwashing behaviour of 20 million...
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BPI Globe BanKO: Reshaping the Philippines Rural Banking System

This case is set in December 2014, and discusses the business model and challenges facing BPI Globe BanKO (“BanKO”). Established in 2009, BanKO is the Philippine’s first mobile phone-based, microfinance-focused savings bank. At that time, statistics showed that eight out of ten Filipinos did not...
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Coca-Cola’s ‘eKOCool’ Solar Cooler: Innovation to Empower Women Retailers in Rural India

In 2011, Coca-Cola India recognised the opportunity to access the rural and remote markets of India in a more effective manner by launching the ‘eKOCool’, a solar power operated cooler. This innovation had the potential to expand the hitherto underserved and hard to penetrate Indian rural market,...
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