Case Studies

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

Publicly available cases in this collection are distributed by Harvard Business Publishing and The Case Centre.

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|SM166
Robert Burgelman, Sara Leslie
2008

The case describes the strategic situation facing Carlos Ghosn and the Renault-Nissan Alliance in 2008 and beyond. One set of strategic issues concerns how to exploit to a greater extent the potential of the novel...

|M317A
Arar Han, Wesley Hartmann
2008

American Securities Capital (AS), a private equity firm based in New York City, seeks to research and analyze the Chinese foodservice market, to assess opportunities for AS portfolio restaurant chains and identify additional restaurant related...

|SI108
Glenn Carroll, Victoria Chang
2008

In 1999, the nonprofit Fair Labor Association (FLA) was launched to monitor factories around the world for sweatshop-related infractions. Another key nonprofit player, the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), was launched in 2000.

The two organizations...

|GS61
Hau Lee, Jennie Tung
2008

PCH International started out as a sourcing agent of low-priced electronic components from Taiwan and China to the Western world in the mid 1990s, it had evolved to become a provider of comprehensive supply chain...

|GS62
Hau Lee, Amanda Silverman
2008

Operations network design is about where to locate your supply sources and manufacturing and distribution operations, as well as the deployment of such operations, i.e., who should be supplying whom. With the emergence of global...

|IB68
Annalisa Mastri, R. McKern
2007

Despite its humble beginnings as a small, family-run enterprise headquartered in rural central Italy, by the end of 2005 the Indesit Company (known until January 2005 as Merloni Elettrodomestici SpA) had grown into one of...

|IB67D
Leandro Cuccioli, Steve de Bonvoisin, Raquel Gonzalez-Dalmau, Gustavo Lopes, R. McKern
2007

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, American Colonial Heritage, Inc. (ACH) was a top-ten U.S. furniture manufacturer focused on the upper end of the indoor home furniture market. The head of the International Division had just...

|IB67A
Leandro Cuccioli, Steve de Bonvoisin, Raquel Gonzalez-Dalmau Lopes Gustavo, McKern R.
2007

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, American Colonial Heritage, Inc. (ACH) was a top-ten U.S. furniture manufacturer focused on the upper end of the indoor home furniture market. Founded in 1926, ACH had $517 million in...

|IB67G
Leandro Cuccioli, Steve de Bonvoisin, Raquel Gonzalez-Dalmau, Gustavo Lopes, R. McKern
2007

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, American Colonial Heritage, Inc. (ACH) was a top-ten U.S. furniture manufacturer focused on the upper end of the indoor home furniture market. Alexandra Jones, who had earned her MBA a...

|IB72A
R. McKern
2007

Dougal Simpson, an experienced Australian manager who had 20 years of experience with Industrial Products AG (IPAG), a large Swiss-based company in the field of industrial chemicals and plastics, accepted the position of managing director,...

|IB72B
R. McKern
2007

Dougal Simpson, an experienced Australian manager who had 20 years of experience with Industrial Products AG (IPAG), a large Swiss-based company in the field of industrial chemicals and plastics, accepted the position of managing director,...

|GS48
Barchi Peleg, Hau Lee
2007

Esquel Group is one of the world’s leading producers of premium cotton shirts, and among the most dynamic and progressive global-scale textile and apparel manufacturers. The company was founded in 1978 in Hong Kong. Over...

|IB66
Leandro Cuccioli, R. McKern
2006

This case study is concerned with the challenges posed for companies in emerging markets that seek to expand their operations beyond their borders, while maintaining leadership in their industry. The case deals with Arcor, an...

|IB65
R. McKern, Marisol Vidal Palma
2006

In 2006, the confectionery industry was one of the most dynamic and innovative sectors within the food industry. Although its fragmented nature across the globe allowed the entrance of new competitors, consumers favored established brands...

|GS40
Hau Lee, Seungjin Whang
2006

Founded in 1987, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was the world’s first pure foundry, focused solely on the manufacturing of semiconductors. Operating in the cyclical semiconductor market, the company managed to grow rapidly and to...

|IB58
Lyn Denend, R. McKern
2005

When India gained its independence in 1947, the country embarked on a journey to establish a democracy and representative government, define a plan for economic development, and build a society within which its large, diverse,...

|IB57
Lyn Denend, R. McKern
2004

China is one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world, with organized society existing for more than 10,000 years. While the country had a complex and dynamic past, the scope and pace of change...

|IB95
Lyn Denend, R. McKern
2004

This note provides an overview of China’s IT industry, using Michael’s Porter’s “Diamond of National Advantage” framework. Specifically, it assesses how China uses its factor conditions, demand conditions, related and supporting industries, and the context...

|IB34
R. McKern, Margot Sutherland
2004

In March 2002, Singapore Airlines (SIA), recognized internationally for quality, profitability and management, was faced with the most difficult operating conditions it had ever had to face. Dr. Cheong Choong Kong, deputy chairman and CEO,...

|E146
George Foster, Alicia Seiger
2003

The case begins with an overview of hearing loss, current treatments and a detailed description and cost/ benefit analysis of cochlear implants as a solution for sufferers of profound to severe hearing loss. The thrust...