Case Studies

This listing contains abstracts and ordering information for case studies written and published by faculty at Stanford GSB.

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Donald Kennedy, Debra Schifrin
2013

“Natural Gas and Its Role in the New Energy Dynamics” presents a comprehensive look at new natural gas extraction technology (hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” and horizontal drilling), as well as the economic and climate effects...

|P81
Steven Callander, David Hoyt
2012

Uber, which began operations in 2010, provided a service that allowed customers to call for a limousine using their mobile device. A car would arrive within minutes, and the fee for the trip (including gratuity)...

|P78B
Saumitra Jha, Debra Schifrin
2012

Managing Local Political Risk: Parking the Tata Nano highlights the role of political geography in shaping risks to businesses. The case has three parts: an (A) case, (B) case, and (C) case. The (A) case...

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Saumitra Jha, Debra Schifrin
2012

Managing Local Political Risk: Parking the Tata Nano highlights the role of political geography in shaping risks to businesses. The case has three parts: an (A) case, (B) case, and (C) case. The (A) case...

|P78A
Saumitra Jha, Debra Schifrin
2012

Managing Local Political Risk: Parking the Tata Nano highlights the role of political geography in shaping risks to businesses. The case has three parts: an (A) case, (B) case, and (C) case. The (A) case...

|P79A
Saumitra Jha
2012

In 1985, M.C. Mehta, a lawyer and head of his own environmental NGO, filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court of India to enforce the 1981 Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution)...

|P79B
Saumitra Jha
2012

In 1985, M.C. Mehta, a lawyer and head of his own environmental NGO, filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court of India to enforce the 1981 Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution)...

|P79C
Saumitra Jha
2012

In 1985, M.C. Mehta, a lawyer and head of his own environmental NGO, filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court of India to enforce the 1981 Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution)...

|P73
Ken Shotts, David Hoyt, Ashish Jhina
2012

A reliable, safe, supply of drinking water is essential to the survival of communities. In many places the water supply is under stress—a condition that is expected to get progressively more challenging in the future....

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David Baron
2011

Goldman Sachs was a bank, but it did not take deposits, issue credit cards, make mortgage loans, or interact with consumers. For most of its history Goldman was organized as a partnership and operated as...

|P74
Alexander Hirsch, Ken Shotts
2011

Comprehensive health care insurance reform was a perennial goal of the Democratic Party. Although reform efforts had persistently ended in failure, proponents of reform saw a new window of opportunity after the 2008 Presidential election....

|P75
Cameron Bell, Theo Milonopoulos, Charles Nicas, Condoleezza Rice, Daniel Slate
2011

The United States has pursued a number of punitive economic sanctions – through executive orders, acts of Congress, and multilateral U.N. Security Council resolutions – to isolate the Islamic Republic of Iran for its refusal...

|P76
David Baron
2010

Despite concerns about censorship and putting users in jeopardy, Google decided to launch Google.cn in 2006. Google stated that it would monitor conditions in China and even reconsider its approach to China if warranted.

Three...

|GS72
Condoleezza Rice, William Barnett, Cameron Bell
2009

Examining the relationship between the Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom and the countries of the European Union, this case explores the interaction between geopolitics and business.

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Condoleezza Rice, William Barnett, Cecilia Hyunjung Mo
2009

Examining the impact of domestic politics on international business contracts, this case explores the controversy surrounding the 2005 attempt by DP World to take a stake in U.S. port operations.

|P60A
Nathan Blair, Saumitra Jha
2009

Jet Airways (A) is the case of a formerly rapidly growing, highly successful Indian airline that is now faced with the need to reduce expenses, namely in the form of salary cost reductions. The case...

|P72
Daniel Kessler, Sara Leslie
2009

In 2002, the Bush Administration launched the Hospital Quality Initiative, which was intended to improve quality through accountability and public disclosure and to “empower consumers with quality of care information to make more informed decisions...

|GS67
Hau Lee, Maria Shao
2009

The European Recycling Platform was the only pan-European recycling organization created in response to the European Union’s groundbreaking directive to promote recycling of electronic waste. Braun, Electrolux, Hewlett-Packard and Sony established ERP in 2002 as...

|P69
David Baron
2008

In 2005, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Requip (Ropinirole) for Restless Leg Syndrome. Requip had already been approved for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Prior the FDA’s...

|P60B
Nathan Blair, Saumitra Jha
2008

Jet Airways (B) is the follow-up case to Jet Airways (A). The case describes the employee cost reduction strategy undertaken by Jet Airways – the termination of trainee flight attendants – and the resulting media...