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Case Studies by Narayan Pant

2 case studies

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published: 28 Sep 2011

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Agribusiness
  • Region: Other Regions

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Abstract:
The case tracks Singapore-based Olam's development, from exporting cotton products from Nigeria mainly to India in 1989 to becoming a leading global agribusiness supply chain manager in 2010, spanning 20 agricultural products, 60 countries and over 10,000 customers. It ends by considering the acquisition of plantations and farms.

Pedagogical Objectives:
The case considers the development of a corporate strategy through growth and diversification vertically along the value chain and horizontally across related product lines, first organic and then by M and A. Building on this, the case raises the challenge of M and A that substantially extends the scope.

Keywords:
Growth, Diversification, Synergies, Multinational, M and A, Emerging Markets, Agribusiness, Food

published: 17 Aug 2007

  • Topic: Strategy
  • Industry: Healthcare
  • Region: Asia

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Abstract:
The case describes the changing structural features of the healthcare industry in Singapore from the eyes of a principal private provider of healthcare. Readers are invited to examine the impact of changes in regulation, user needs and provider issues to chart a course of action for the protagonist.

Pedagogical Objectives:
Industry structural analysis; anticipating changes in industry structure due to regulatory changes; identifying advantageous competitive position in highly regulated industries; examining how solutions for social needs such as healthcare need to evolve in rapidly developing economies.

Keywords:
Industry Analysis, Health Care, Competitive Position, Asia, Singapore, Private-Public Competition, Regulatory Change, Health Care Providers

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