Case Studies

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

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|P93A
Steven Callander, Josh Richman, Cameron Lehman
2018

In 2015, the Nevada Public Utility Commission (PUC) passed a ruling that essentially eliminated net metering, dramatically reducing the compensation rate for home solar owners selling excess electricity back to the utility company. As a...

|P93B
Steven Callander, Cameron Lehman
2018

In 2015, the Nevada Public Utility Commission (PUC) passed a ruling that essentially eliminated net metering, dramatically reducing the compensation rate for home solar owners selling excess electricity back to the utility company. As a...

|SM257
Stefan Reichelstein, Donna Bebb
2016

In 2015, Generation Investment Management celebrated the successful 10-year track record of its flagship Global Equity Fund, which outperformed its benchmark index by over 500 basis points per year. A mainstream investment firm whose founders...

|SM234
Stefan Reichelstein, Christos Makridis
2014

This case illustrates the tragedy of the commons through an interactive game to be played by students. At a United Nations world climate conference, students are divided into 10 regional blocs. With less than a...

|E427
Stefan Reichelstein, Sara Rosenthal, Anshuman Sahoo
2013

In 2012, KiOR was in the process of starting biofuels production at its first plant in Columbus, Mississippi. This initial plant was to provide a commercial scale proof-of-concept of KiOR’s production technology, and the company...

|A209
Maureen McNichols, Anne Casscells, Jaclyn Foroughi
2013

Amid worldwide market and economic uncertainty, Tesla debuted its stock in June 2010 on the NASDAQ Stock Market (Ticker Symbol: TSLA). The stock price jumped over 40 percent in its first day of trading to...

|F285
Michael Kennedy, Debra McCoy, William Meehan III, Paul Pfleiderer
2013

The Global Environment Fund (GEF) is a private equity fund focused on investments in environmental and energy solutions in both developed and developing markets. The fund is currently examining the strategy of one of its...

|IB102
Charles Nicas, Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart
2012

When the Iraqi Oil Ministry held its first licensing round after the fall of Saddam Hussein, more known oil reserves were put up for bid than at any other moment in history. Allured by the...

|IB101
Astasia Myers, Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart
2012

This case explores how to manage the political risks of using a controversial energy extraction technology in the European Union. San Leon Energy, an Irish energy firm, was committed to developing large unconventional shale gas...

|BE17
David Hoyt, Stefan Reichelstein
2011

In 2010, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) considered adding photovoltaic solar panels to the roofs of some of its facilities. This was driven by both financial and environmental considerations. In 2008, the company had added solar...