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Building a ‘Dream Team’: Cross-Cultural Entrepreneurship at QuikForce

It was May 2016, and Desmond Lim, CEO and co-founder of QuikForce, a moving and logistics company based in Boston, U.S., had just concluded a five-hour long meeting with his team. QuikForce had been founded to simplify the stressful moving process for both the customer and movers, by acting as an...
S$6.00

Learning How to Learn: The Story of SMU-X

In 2015, Arnoud De Meyer, President of Singapore Management University initiated SMU-X. This unique programme made experiential learning accessible to undergraduate students, allowing them to gain exposure to real life work experience that could help improve their critical thinking, analytical and...
S$6.00

The United Nations’ Oil-For-Food Programme in Iraq: Good Intentions that Went Awry?

After the Gulf War of 1991, the UN Security Council imposes economic sanctions on Iraq. To alleviate the crippling effects of the sanctions, the council establishes the Oil-for-Food programme in 1995 – allowing Iraq to sell its oil and use the revenue to buy food, medicine and other humanitarian...
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Building the Singapore Sports Hub through a Public-Private Partnership

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The Singapore government wanted to develop the local sports industry and upgrade the old national stadium. Mark Rathbone, partner of global advisory firm PwC, was appointed to consult and manage the procurement issues for the project. The government decided to finance the Sports Hub through a...
S$6.00

Skyscanner: Globalising a Business Model for a One-Stop Shop Travel Portal

The case is set in May 2015 in Singapore, the regional headquarters of the UK-based travel metasearch firm, Skyscanner. After a successful launch as a start-up followed by a period of rapid expansion, the company is now facing the challenge of growth in Asia.
In 2011, Skyscanner opened its regional...
S$6.00

Student Hacking into University’s Learning Management System to Save His Grades: A Cautionary Tale

It was 18 February 2016 and Loo Wee Ling, Practice Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University, had just received a communication about a case of cheating in the School of Law where she taught. GK, a 32-year-old Russian national, was mid-way through his final year of the Doctor of...
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Data Analytics at Alexandra Health System: A New Journey in the Healthcare Industry

The case is set in June 2014, when Lau Wing Chew, Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) at Alexandra Health System (AHS) in Singapore was highlighting the achievements of the data analytics initiative made by the Health Analytics Unit (HAU) at AHS to his management team. Although the initiative was...
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Privatising the Pakistani Power Sector

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This case is set in 2010. It is a retrospective case that examines a 1994 policy reform and incentive framework meant to attract private sector investment for power generation in Pakistan. Inadequate power generation and distribution were long-standing development hurdles for the country – and...
S$6.00

UltraRope: Crafting a Go-To-Market Strategy for Kone’s Innovative ‘UltraRope’ Hoisting Cable

In any industry, companies must keep their mission, vision and values as the guiding aspects, as well as the determinants, of their market position. Kone, one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry, was founded in 1910. Kone has always held the core belief that the elevator...
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Data Analytics at DBS Group Audit: The Future of Auditing is Auditing the Future

The case is set in January 2014 and reveals the data analytics initiatives at DBS Group Audit. Group Audit was used to assess the riskiness of the bank’s branches based on seven attributes derived from the auditors’ collective wisdom. The results could sometimes be misleading and inaccurate. To...
S$6.00

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