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AldoMusacchio
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Featured HBS cases from my course

Globalization and Emerging Markets

 

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Here is the syllabus of my course Globalization and Emerging Markets (elective course of the MBA program at Harvard Business School). Feel free to take ideas from it. If you need teaching plans or any of the materials in the syllabus please write to me (amusacchio at hbs dot edu). Below are some selected cases and a quick summary of the main issue of the case.

 

 

On State Capitalism and Turnaround in State-Owned Enterprises:

"The IPO of Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) (A)." Harvard Business School Case 712-006. (What model of China do you need to sell to make the largest IPO on earth a success?)

"Dubai: Debt, Development, and Crisis (A), (B), and (C)." Harvard Business School Case 710-069. (On the debt crisis in Dubai and how investors got confused because they didnít understand the pyramidal structure of state-owned holding companies)

"Banco Ciudad (A) and (B): Who is the Owner?" Harvard Business School Case 712-029. (How to turnaround a state-owned bank with agency problems and that suffers from political intervention)

"Vale: Global Expansion in the Challenging World of Mining." Harvard Business School Case 710-054. (About how a company should have manage its relationship with the Brazilian government to avoid the ousting of its CEO)

"Brazil: Leading the BRICs?" Harvard Business School Case 711-024 (About how Brazil has successfully used the WTO in its favor and how it won the battle against Merck for the patent for Efavirenz)

 

"Petrobras in Ecuador (A) (B) and (C)

" Harvard Business School Case 309-107. (About the government of Ecuador expropriating Petrobras. Diplomacy vs. what minority shareholders want)

"Petrobras in Ecuador (C): Lula and Political Risk at Home." Harvard Business School Supplement 310-029. (On Petrosal, Lulaís virtual expropriation of oil deposits in the Pre-Salt area in Southeastern Brazil)

"Indian Railways: Building a Permanent Legacy?" Harvard Business School Case 710-008. (Case on the turnaround of the second largest company by employment in the world)

 

Recent Country Cases:

"Pakistan: Is Foreign Aid Helping or Hindering Development?" Harvard Business School Case 712-005.

 

ďMexico: Crisis and Competitiveness." Harvard Business School Case 710-058.

 

"Colombia: Strong Fundamentals, Global Risk." Harvard Business School Case 710-012.

 

"Iceland (A)." Harvard Business School Case 709-011.

 

Recent company cases

****These company can be taught using the institutional voids framework of Khanna and Palepu, Winning in Emerging Markets

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"Sherritt Goes to Cuba (A), (B), and (C): Political Risk in Unchartered Territory." Harvard Business School Case 711-001.

"Silver Lake and Private Equity in Brazil: Carnaval or Calamity?" Harvard Business School Case 712-004.

"Veracity Worldwide in Syria: Assessing Political Risk in a Volatile Environment." Harvard Business School Case 712-009.

 

Ideas to include some of my cases in your emerging markets course

 

Here is the syllabus of my course Globalization and Emerging Markets (elective course of the MBA program at Harvard Business School). Feel free to take ideas from it. If you need teaching plans or any of the materials in the syllabus please write to me (amusacchio at hbs dot edu)

 

*You can also assign Tarun Khanna and Krishna G. Palepu. "Spotting Institutional Voids in Emerging Markets." Harvard Business School Note 106-014 with any of the three company cases above. Also, you can follow their syllabus and add any of my cases (see their syllabus here).

 

 

 

 

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