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139 cases found.
 
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12/509RN Future of China・s Manufacturing: The Woes & Triumphs

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 26 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2012

Driving China's rapid economic growth were the country's exports, valued at US$1,897 billion in 2011, a solid 26% of the country's gross domestic product ("GDP"). Between 2001 and 2011, China's GDP ha...

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Ali Farhoomand
Josephine Lau
08/398RN Forum on "From Creative Industries to Creative Economy: The Role of Education"

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 5 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

This report explores the role of education in boosting Creativity and Innovation in Hong Kong for the city to retain edge against regional and global competition. References are made to national succe...

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Ali Farhoomand
Ricky Lai
08/397RN From Creative Industries to Creative Economy: The Role of Education

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 48 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

This report explores the role of education in boosting Creativity and Innovation in Hong Kong for the city to retain edge against regional and global competition. References are made to national succe...

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Ali Farhoomand
Ricky Lai
05/260RN Cyberport: Realisation of an IT Park through a Public-Private Partnership

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

As Hong Kong emerged from the Asian recession in March 1999, a landmark real estate development was announced. The US$2 billion development known as "Cyberport" was intended to create a strategic clus...

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Ali Farhoomand
Jeroen van den Berg
05/258RN The Competitiveness of the Chinese Produce Industry

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 33 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

The case examines the produce industry in China. Particular attention is given to the expansion of manufacturing, infrastructure investment and increased productivity. Concepts studied include Analysi...

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Ali Farhoomand
Joy Ma
05/255RN Post-WTO Regulation of China's Telecommunications Sector: Boom or Bust?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 19 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

China's WTO accession promised to open up its booming mobile and fixed-line telecommunications market. Although steps have been taken in that general direction, full and true compliance is still and i...

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M. Bushehri
Kasra Mottahedeh
05/250RN China Cosmetics Industry 2005

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Marketing, Strategy & General Management
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

With a population of 1.3 billion people and a booming economy, China's cosmetic industry is one of the most promising worldwide. This emerging market is especially attractive for foreign investors dea...

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Zhigang Tao
Li Dongya
05/240RN The New Macau Concept: From Gaming to Total Economic Development

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 34 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

In late 2004, Macau, a gaming and tourism Mecca in Asia, caught the attention of investors and casino operators around the world. From a wider perspective, the city's new casinos and resort projects a...

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Frederik Pretorius
Mary Ho
05/237RN National Innovation Systems of China and the Asian Newly Industrialised Economies: A Comparative Analysis

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

The Asian Newly Industrialised Economies (ANIEs), Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, have become masters and creators of advanced technologies despite various economic challenges since the ...

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Ali Farhoomand
Samuel Tsang
05/225RN China's Home Appliances Industry 2004

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Marketing, Strategy & General Management
Length: 26 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This industry note describes the landscape of China's home appliances industry and its competitive environment in 2004. It depicts the industry characteristics and new developments in various aspects,...

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Ali Farhoomand
Zhigang Tao
Leyu Yang, Thomas
05/224RN Restructuring of China's Automobile Industry after Entry into WTO

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

On November 10, 2001, China finally became a member state of the World Trade Organization (WTO). For China・s economy, the accession to WTO not only represented significant opportunities but also chall...

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Zhigang Tao
Li Dongya
Lu yi
05/222RN China Beer Industry 2004

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Marketing, Strategy & General Management
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This industry note describes the landscape of China's beer industry and its competitive environment in 2004. It depicts the industry characteristics (i.e. demand, products, sales channels, segmented m...

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Zhigang Tao
Li Dongya
05/221RN Developments in China's Mobile Handset Industry

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 19 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

The market share of China's domestic handset enterprises increased dramatically in the domestic market in 2003. However, the market share has started to decrease from the beginning of 2004. What are r...

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Ali Farhoomand
Zhigang Tao
Jiangyong Lu
Li Jing
05/220RN China's Telecommunication Industry in 2004

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

The Industry Note introduces the reform and development of China's telecommunication industry in the past ten years, which led to the current situation with six major players in the market. By discuss...

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Ali Farhoomand
Zhigang Tao
Jiang Ying
Liu Tian Xiang
04/213RN Safe-Guarding the Interest of Hong Kong's Electricity Consumers

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2004

This research note describes the monopolistic nature of Hong Kong's power industry and evaluates the fairness of electricity prices in Hong Kong through international price comparison, general price l...

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Ali Farhoomand
Iris Wang
16/576C Opec Plastics: Growing with Vietnam

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 23 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2016

At the end of 2013, the leadership of Opec Plastics was pleased with their young company・s growth to nearly $200 million in revenues.  They had goals to double that in two more years, but were uncerta...

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Jack Suyderhoud
Tram T.H. Nguyen
13/534C Abenomics of Japan: What Was It? Could This Conquer Japan・s Decade-Long Deflation?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2013

The economic policies advocated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, dubbed Abenomics, have weakened the yen and given new life to Japan・s stock market. There are three components of Abenomics: mone...

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Mitsuru Misawa
13/532C Bank of Japan (2): The Meeting on April 4, 2013 (Doubling Japan・s Monetary Base Via Government Bond Purchases)

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2013

Shinzo Abe, the current prime minister of Japan, has been promoting various economic stimulus measuresXdubbed :Abenomics;Xsince taking office in December 2012. So far, his relentless pressure on the B...

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Mitsuru Misawa
12/515C Tetra Pak versus Greatview: the Battle Beyond China

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 19 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2013

Tetra Pak, the world・s largest manufacturer of aseptic packaging materials, is a typical market leader that faces growing challengers around the world and runs the risk of becoming embroiled in antitr...

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Zhigang Tao
Rebecca Chung
12/505C Zero-Fee Tours: An Irresistible Bargain or a Sinkhole?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 27 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2012

In early 2003, an outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong led to a plunge in inbound travel to the city. Many local travel agencies started hosting below-cost inbound tours, dubbed "zero-fee tours", for mainlan...

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Wen Zhou
Penelope Chan
11/500C China Plays Heavy Metal: Rare Earth Elements and the US Defence Industry

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2011

In 2010, 97% of the world's supply of rare earth elements (REE) came from mines in China. Global demand tripled from 40,000 tonnes to 120,000 tonnes between 2000 and 2010 while China steadily cut its ...

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Marcus Schuetz
Carola Ramon-Berjano
11/499C China's Challenge to Feed Its People

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2011

With the world's population estimated to grow by 40% by 2050, an additional supply of grains, meat and dairy products would be required. Concerns over the global food supply have increased. Also, with...

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Marcus Schuetz
Carola Ramon-Berjano
11/480C The Indian Tiger Prowls in Africa: Bharti Airtel's Acquisition of Zain Africa

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 30 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2011

On 8 June 2010, India's leading integrated telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel Ltd ("Airtel"), completed its acquisition of the mobile operations of Kuwaiti company Zain in 15 countries throughout...

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Indranil Bose
Nikhil Celly
Havovi Joshi
10/475C Corporate Governance Failure at Satyam

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Economics & Business Policy, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 23 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2010

This case is about a US$1.4 billion corporate governance fraud at India's fourth-largest information technology company: Satyam Computer Services. The company offered IT outsourcing services to around...

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Vanita Yadav
C.V. Baxi
10/471C East of Africa (and West of China): Chinese Business in Africa

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2010

Trade between China and Africa was estimated to have quadrupled between 2000 and 2008, with China becoming Africa's third-largest trading partner and second-largest export destination. Trade relations...

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Marcus Schuetz
Carola Ramon-Berjano
10/464C European Airline Industry, 1993 V 2009: Flying into Turbulence (A)

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 38 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2010

This case illustrates the evolving structure of the airline industry in Europe and the competitive determinants in the industry. This case initially outlines the context of the airline industry prior ...

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Venkat Subramanian
Samuel Tsang
09/440C China's Migrant Workforce and the Reform of Its Housing Registration System

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

This case discusses the housing registration system that was implemented in China in the late 1950s and categorised individuals into two groups: urban and rural. This was a status that individuals wer...

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Marcus Schuetz
Carola Ramon-Berjano
09/429C Keidanren: Foreign Political Contributions in Japan

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

In Japan, there has been increased scrutiny of companies' participation in the political process in general, and of their political campaign contributions in particular. Over the past decade, Japan ha...

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Mitsuru Misawa
09/412C Citibank's Co-Operative Strategy in China: The Renminbi Debit Card

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 11 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

The strategy of Citibank (China) Co. Ltd ("Citi") in China has evolved as the business environment has changed. Since the start of its operations in China in 1902, the global banking giant has preferr...

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Stephen Ko
Havovi Joshi
09/407C Thailand: An Imbalance of Payments

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 19 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

In June 1997, Thailand's currency became the object of intense speculation as the country's balance of payments was in tatters. Amidst the government's efforts to turn things around, finance minister ...

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James Newton
Michael J. Enright
Elyssa Tran
Mary Ho
Ricky Lai
08/379C Big City, Small Pay: Minimum Wage for Hong Kong?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

Unlike most developed economies around the world, Hong Kong did not have a minimum wage law to protect workers' livelihoods. Attempts by the Legislative Council to motion for legislation governing min...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Ricky Lai
08/370C The Philippines' Rising Bioethanol Industry

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Production & Operations Management, Strategy & General Management
Length: 27 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

In 2007, the Philippines passed the Biofuels Act stipulating that by 2008 all gasoline sold in the country must contain at least 5% ethanol by volume. The law's objectives are to reduce Philippine dep...

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Ari Luis C. Halos

Ari Luis C. Halos
07/352C China's Renminbi: "Our Currency, Your Problem"?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

The Chinese currency, the renminbi, has been a subject of controversy between China and its trade partners (especially the US), which accuse China of manipulating its exchange rate to make its exports...

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K.C. Fung
Ka-Fu Wong
Ricky Lai
07/344C China Telecom: WTO Obligations to Regulate Mobile Communications Standards in China

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 8 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2007

The rise of China Telecom,s Xiaolingtong mobile technology has given rise to a regulatory debate. Xiaolingtong behaves like a mobile phone (users can roam from city to city and their wireless handsets...

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M. Bushehri
Kasra Mottahedeh
07/343C China versus Japan: On the Verge of a Trade War

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 16 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2007

In April 2001 Japan curbed imports on three Chinese farm products - fresh shiitake mushrooms, rushes for grass mats and Chinese onions. In retaliation, in June 2001 China imposed a 100% punitive tarif...

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Hitomi Iizaka
Ka-Fu Wong
Carola Ramon-Berjano
07/342C Road Building or Road Pricing?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 28 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2007

Hong Kong was facing problems from traffic congestion in the northern part of the island. To solve this issue, the government proposed building a new road. But the plan was strongly opposed, in partic...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Timothy D. Hau
06/322C Oil Refining in China

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

A strategic planner for an international oil and gas firm, Ed Chen was tasked with reviewing China's petroleum refining industry to seek out potential investment opportunities. Globally, demand for tr...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Mark Stimson
06/306C Urban Renewal of Wan Chai : A Collision of People & Policy

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 8 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

Wan Chai, one of the oldest districts in Hong Kong, has been appointed as one of the urban redevelopment areas in Hong Kong in 1998. The government had laid out various redevelopment plans in various ...

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P.S.Tso
Emily Ho
06/305C Ina Food Industry: A New Management Philosophy for Japanese Businesses

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Production & Operations Management, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

Ina Food Industry Co. Ltd was situated in Ina, Nagano Prefecture, and surrounded by the soaring mountains of Japan's Alps. Amidst this idyllic setting, Mr. Hiroshi Tsukakoshi, Ina Food's 68-year-old c...

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Mitsuru Misawa
06/304C Long Lines, Lost Profits: China's Regulated Fuels Market

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

Hong Kong-based investment banking analyst Steven Chan travelled to the mainland province of Guangdong late in the summer of 2005 to tour new service stations built by a ChineseVWestern oil joint vent...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Mark Stimson
06/301C Bank of Japan's Meeting in March 2006: An End to the Quantitative Easing Policy?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

The BOJ policy board convened for a two-day meeting starting March 8th 2006. It was expected the BOJs Policy Board would decided to end its five-year super-loose monetary stance. Mainly because a set ...

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Mitsuru Misawa
06/299C Interconnectivity in China's Telecoms Market

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 13 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

China's accession to the WTO obligated it to ensure full and fair-priced interconnection in the telecommunications market. The case evaluates the government's efforts to implement interconnection thro...

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M. Bushehri
Kasra Mottahedeh
06/296C Unocal Corporation: China's Unwelcome Bid

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 28 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

Shareholders of Unocal, a mid-sized American oil and gas firm, watched the value of their stock rise ever since rumours of a takeover surfaced early in 2005. Trading in the low US$40s at the beginning...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Mark Stimson
06/295C A Cost for Cleaner Air: Hong Kong's LPG Vehicle Scheme

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 16 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

This case studies a Hong Kong government environmental mandate to replace the territory's diesel-powered taxicab fleet with liquefied petroleum gas powered vehicles. In order to encourage the transiti...

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Chester Chan
Ka-Fu Wong
Mark Stimson
06/294C Nireco Co., Japan: Introduction of the Poison Pill

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 26 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

Japanese corporations faced the looming threat of hostile takeovers because of the rapid dissolution of cross-shareholdings that began in the 1990s, in particular, between creditor banks and corporate...

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Mitsuru Misawa
06/283C Who Runs China Unicom?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 12 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

China's accession to the WTO entailed the creation of an independent telecommunications market regulator. Implied in this commitment was that Chinese regulators would allow an undistorted functioning ...

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M. Bushehri
Kasra Mottahedeh
06/281C Tokyo Disneyland and the DisneySea Park: Corporate Governance and Differences in Capital Budgeting Concepts and Methods between American and Japanese Companies

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments, Strategy & General Management
Length: 26 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

In 1997, building upon their earlier success with Tokyo Disneyland, Oriental Land Corp. (OL) Japan and the Walt Disney Company (WD) discussed the possibility of a new joint project known as the Tokyo ...

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Mitsuru Misawa
05/271C Japanese Banking: Crisis and Reform

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 31 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

The Japanese banking industry entered a major crisis in the 1990s, as massive non-performing loans threatened the survival of even the largest banks. This was a far cry from Japan's stellar growth fro...

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James Newton
Michael J. Enright
Elyssa Tran
05/264C China Goes Global: the New Taste of Chinese Companies for Foreign Assets

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments, Strategy & General Management
Length: 19 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

Chinese companies have recently acquired or attempted to acquire famous firms such as Unocal, Maytag or IBM's PC business in western markets, which raised strong interest and sometimes resistance. Wha...

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Michael J. Enright
Arnaud Vagner
05/263C Foreign Direct Investment in China

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

The case discusses the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China as a major driver for the high growth observed in the country since 1978....

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Michael J. Enright
Arnaud Vagner
05/262C China's Exports: an Unstoppable Competitor?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 25 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

The growth of China's exports has been a remarkable trend and many fear that the country will dominate in almost all categories of goods. But what are the reasons behind China's competitiveness? And, ...

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Michael J. Enright
Arnaud Vagner
05/261C China and its Neighbours in 2005

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 23 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

"China and Its Neighbours" explores the interactions between China and its neighbours, and considers how those interactions will change as China emerges on the world economic stage in the coming years...

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Michael J. Enright
Arnaud Vagner
05/259C Penny Wise, Pound Foolish: Hong Kong・s Penny Stock Incident

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

In 2002, the HKEx released a consultation paper with proposals for continued listing eligibility for :penny; stocks. A panic sell-off ensued as investors believed that they were about to lose both the...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Jennifer Lee
05/254C Tokyo Disneyland: Licensing vs. Joint Venture

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments, Strategy & General Management
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

Building on the success of Tokyo Disneyland, the Walt Disney (WD) Company looked to partner once again with Oriental Land Corporation (OL) of Japan on a second venture, Tokyo Disney Sea Park. In their...

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Mitsuru Misawa
05/249C Anheuser-Busch Versus SABMiller: Bidding War in China・s Beer Industry

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Marketing, Strategy & General Management
Length: 17 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

An unprecedented bidding war for the Chinese 4th-largest beer maker, Haerbin Brewery, broke out between the world top two breweries, Anherser-Busch and SABMiller. The case reflects the different strat...

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Zhigang Tao
Li Dongya
05/248C China's Insurance Industry: The Road less Travelled

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 16 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

The Case examines the impact of market liberalisation on the Mainland insurance industry following China's WTO accession. While a handful of Chinese insurance companies continue to dominate the market...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Jennifer Lee
05/247C The Whistle had Blown: How should Tetra Pak Respond to China's Imminent Antitrust Law?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 11 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

Tetra Pak, the world's largest liquid food processor and packaging manufacturer, is among the multinational companies accused by the Chinese government of anti-competitive activities. Concurrently, th...

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Zhigang Tao
Emily Ho
05/245C The Lack of Coordination in Management of the Three Cross Harbour Tunnels in Hong Kong

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 7 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

In Hong Kong, the government allows private companies to build and operate tunnels and manage the tunnels for 30 years. After 30 years, the company would return management duties to the government. Th...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Carola Ramon-Berjano
05/243C The Rise of the Direct Subsidy Scheme: Primary Schooling in Hong Kong

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 9 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

In 2000, the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) gave government schools the freedom to design their own curricula and decide on student admission processes. Under the terms of the DSS, schools would charge f...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Carola Ramon-Berjano
05/242C Liberalising the Postal Service in Hongkong Post

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 13 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

Postal services throughout the world are undergoing a process of liberalisation and privatisation. The traditional letter market is shrinking in the wake of a plethora of more competitive alternatives...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Carola Ramon-Berjano
05/241C Legality of Privatising Public Assets: Link REIT

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 4 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have proven to be popular investment vehicles in countries including the US, Australia, Singapore and Japan. They work by using the pooled capital of investors to...

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P.S.Tso
Samuel Tsang
05/238C The Market of Exchanges: HKEx and the New Beauty Parade

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

Consensus holds that competition between stock exchanges and other types of market participants is beneficial: keeping the price of transaction, clearing and listing services offered low, and providin...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Jennifer Lee
05/235C Jumping the Line? Scalping in Hong Kong's Property Market

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 5 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This case analyses the sale of properties in Hong Kong and the existence of speculators or "scalpers" in the housing market. A small number of developers dominate the property market in Hong Kong, and...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Carola Ramon-Berjano
05/234C Bottlenecks in Housing Supply: Government or Developers to Blame?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 17 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

In Hong Kong, the government owns all rights to land and releases plots when supply is considered low. To aggravate the situation, developers (upon obtaining land from the government) hold onto land i...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Carola Ramon-Berjano
05/232C Trade Restrictions and Hong Kong・s Textiles and Clothing Industry

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

Since 1974, the Multifibre Arrangement had been the systematic means for developed countries to restrict textiles and clothing imports from developing countries, which did not conform to the GATT/WTO ...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Richard Wong
Andrew Lee
05/231C Open Skies: Allocation of Landing Slots at Hong Kong Airport

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 10 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This case examines the allocation of airport slots. Well-established airlines have historically determined rights to these slots, which limits the possibilities for new entrants to enter the market. I...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Carola Ramon-Berjano
05/230C License to Build: Town Planning Legislation in Hong Kong?

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This Case investigates the government・s decision-making process in revising the Town Planning Amendment Bill 2003. Aimed at striking a balance between streamlining procedures and enhancing public part...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Alexandra Yiu
Carola Ramon-Berjano
05/226C To Tax or Not To Tax: Hong Kong's Waste Problem

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 28 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This case investigates solid waste management in Hong Kong. In April 2005, landfill charges were implemented in Hong Kong in an attempt to offset the shortage of landfill capacity. Since the construct...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Carola Ramon-Berjano
05/218C Conflicting Interests in the Taxi Fare Regulation

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This Case investigates the Hong Kong Government's decision-making process in relation to the 2003 New Territories Taxi Fare Reduction Scheme. Under the scheme, the Government first decided to cut fare...

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Ka-Fu Wong
Richard Wong
Carola Ramon-Berjano
05/217C Competition in the Taxi Industry: Taxi Branding in Hong Kong

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

Bound by fixed fares and licence quotas set by the government, it is difficult to compete either on price or service in the Hong Kong taxi industry. This case highlights different modes of competition...

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Richard Wong
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05/216C Trade Liberalisation: The Case of the Rice Market in Hong Kong

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This case investigates the effects of liberalisation on the Hong Kong rice market in 2003 (ending forty-eight years of regulation). Prior to liberalisation, the government imposed import restrictions ...

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05/210C Competition in the Hong Kong Banking Sector: Interest Rate Wars

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This case investigates the effects of the Interest Rate Rules (IRRs) on banks in Hong Kong, as well as on depositors. With the IRRs, the Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) acted as a cartel to set ...

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Richard Wong
Alexandra Yiu
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05/209C IDD Connection between a Reform-in-Progress China and a Deregulated Hong Kong

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This case investigates the challenges of IDD connection when there is policy asymmetry between two regions/countries. Specifically, the case highlights the consequences of unilateral interconnection f...

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Pun Lee Lam
Alexandra Yiu
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05/208C A Fishery Tale: Wholesale Fish Marketing in Hong Kong

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This case investigates the role of Fish Marketing Organisation (FMO) in wholesale fish marketing in Hong Kong. The statutory requirement for the fishermen to sell their harvests through the FMO, a leg...

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Alexandra Yiu
Jennifer Lee
04/202C Issues Facing SMEs in Hong Kong: A Conceptual Framework

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 16 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2004

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are recognized to be mainstays of the economy in almost every market in the world. It is equally recognized that their performance cannot be measured with the...

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Kavita Sethi
Phoebe Ho
05/200C Rent Seeking Behaviour in the Power Market

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This case investigates the role of Scheme of Control (SOC) in governing the return of power companies in Hong Kong. In 2002, faced with contractual agreements with the two power companies (CLP and HEC...

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Pun Lee Lam
Alexandra Yiu
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05/199C A Tale of Two Cities: Water Supply in Hong Kong and Macau

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 17 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

This case investigates private sector's role in improving water utility. Specifically, the case compares the productivity of Hong Kong's Water Supply Department (WSD) and Macau's Water Supply Company,...

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Pun Lee Lam
Yue Cheong Chan
Alexandra Yiu
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04/197C The Shanghai Property Market and Hong Kong Developers

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 33 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2004

Once considered Asia's most important economic city, Shanghai had by 2003 re-emerged as a vibrant and vital metropolis. It had become the leading centre for commerce, finance and transportation in the...

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04/196C Safety Regulation and the Rise of Towngas in Hong Kong

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 17 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2004

Kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and towngas were the three major forms of heating fuels used in Hong Kong before 1980. Numerous accidents caused by the use of LPG that occurred in the years p...

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Richard Wong
Andrew Lee
04/194C Regional Development in the Chinese Mainland

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 23 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2004

China's economic rise became one of the most important stories in the world economy once the Chinese economy began to open to the rest of the world in 1979. However, this rise was not evenly distribut...

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05/190C Land Market Contestability in Hong Kong: Sold to the Highest Bidder!

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

Under Hong Kong's land tenure system, land is leased to private developers through five channels, with public auction being the most prominent. Given significant outlays of time and capital required f...

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Yuming Fu
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03/186C Mainland China's Travel Liberalisation and Hong Kong's SMEs in late 2003

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 16 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

From March to May 2003, Hong Kong's tourism industry underwent a serious downturn upon the outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the territory, which caused 1,755 cases in Hong K...

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03/185C Nin Jiom: Selling Traditional Chinese Medicine in Modern Hong Kong

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Marketing
Length: 10 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

The Hong Kong brand Nin Jiom was popularly known in the territory by its flagship product "Pei Pa Koa Cough Syrup". It was through the profitable mass-selling of such an over-the-counter traditional C...

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03/184C Fat Angelo's Restaurant: Entrepreneurial Growth

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 12 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

Launched in 1998, Fat Angelo's Restaurant was the brainchild of three entrepreneurs who seized an opportunity to bring "family-style" Italian restaurants to Hong Kong. By the end of 2002, Fat Angelo's...

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03/181C Financial Crises and Firm Performance

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

Financial crises could happen anywhere, although emerging markets tended to be more seriously afflicted in recent times. Debilitating and massive shocks to bank liquidity, payments systems, and solven...

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03/180C Hong Kong's Container Truckers: The Mid-stream Fee Dispute

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 11 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

In November 2000, the eight-member Hong Kong mid-stream Operators Association (HKMOA), which controlled 90 per cent of the mid-stream container handling business in Hong Kong, announced that they woul...

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03/179C Leccotech: The "Whole Product" Concept in Export Marketing

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems, Marketing, Strategy & General Management
Length: 8 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

LECCO Technology Ltd. (LECCOTECH), a Hong Kong-based SME company, developed a unique technology that could potentially revolutionise the management and efficiency of corporate databases in all industr...

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Pauline Ng
03/177C Hong Kong's Trading Industry: Challenges from Mainland China

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

The import-export trading industry had long been one of the leading industries in Hong Kong. The sector, with about 500,000 people working for 100,000 companies, accounted for roughly 20 per cent of H...

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03/175C Proactive Medicare Enterprise (HK) Limited: Providing Healthcare in Mainland China

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management, Strategy & General Management
Length: 9 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

After successfully starting a joint venture with a prestigious hospital in Shanghai, Proactive Medicare (a Hong Kong-based SME) intended to replicate its success in Beijing. The case chronicles the de...

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03/174C Toyland Rubber Manufacturing: Building a New Factory in Shanghai

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 8 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

Hong Kong-based Toyland Rubber Manufacturing produced high quality rubber rollers for machinery used in the paper mills, textile dyeing, and printing factories. In the mid-1990s as factories migrated ...

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Monica Wong
03/171C Go2xpert Limited: Finding the Right China Strategy

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Marketing, Strategy & General Management
Length: 5 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

In January 2000 when the internet boom swept through Hong Kong, Nelson Siu and a few friends started a recruitment website called Go2xpert. After the internet bubble burst, Siu and his colleagues were...

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Vincent Mak
03/166C Australia Post: Towards the Online Economy with netPOS

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems, Strategy & General Management
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

This case is about how the "old economy" of the traditional postal service has changed over time and how Australia Post is adapting to the many pressures that threaten its existence. With increasing a...

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Peter Viola
Rens Scheepers
Pauline Ng
03/165C Lung Cheong International: How to Survive in a Changing Business Landscape

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 7 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

Lung Cheong International Holding Limited was founded in 1979 as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of toys in Hong Kong. As the Mainland Chinese economy took off in the 1980s and 1990s, China b...

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03/164C Taking Stock of Hong Kong's Human Resources

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management
Length: 16 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

This case discusses Hong Kong's transformation from a pure manufacturing economy to a knowledge-based service economy. The case highlights the mismatch between the skills of the workforce and the need...

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03/163C Hong Kong Teachers' Language Benchmark Assessment

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management
Length: 12 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

In 2000, the Hong Kong Government introduced the Language Benchmark Assessment for all teachers in Hong Kong. As part of its education reform, the government required all teachers' English language pr...

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03/162C Buyer-Supplier Relationships

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Production & Operations Management, Strategy & General Management
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to buyer-supplier relationships and supply chain management in general. Views of buyer-supplier relationships have evolved from the old school of th...

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03/160C DispatchPro System: Leveraging Government-initiated IT Infrastructure

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems
Length: 3 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2003

In early 2000, Info Mapping (Hong Kong) Limited, a Hong Kong-based technology SME with an interest in developing logistics applications for local businesses, spotted a growing demand among Hong Kong c...

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03/155C Sun Toys Motor: How to Put a Start-up on Track

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management, Strategy & General Management
Length: 3 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2004

In 1983, Simon Shi Kai-Biu, a 28-year-old Hong Kong entrepreneur, started a toy motor manufacturing firm called Sun Toys Motor Ltd. He had some experience in managing motor factories and small start-u...

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02/145C Multi-jurisdictional Compliance: Yahoo! Inc.

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems
Length: 3 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2002

Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo) operated a number of Websites, including an auction site, a search engine directory at Yahoo.com (written in English) and a regional site at Yahoo.fr (written in French). On Yahoo'...

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Bryan Wong
Marissa McCauley
Mary Ho
02/142C Business Competition in China: Beer, PCs, Steel, TV Sets

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2002

China's economic reform program has had many important impacts on business competition in the nation. In many industries, foreign competitors entered, making "strategic investments" that they believed...

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02/140C Anti-trust and Competitive Issues in B2B Trading Exchanges: Covisint, Inc.

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems, Production & Operations Management
Length: 3 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2002

In February 2000, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Co. jointly announced plans to combine efforts and form a global on-line business-to-business (B2B) exchange. The goal of the e...

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02/139C Digital Certificates and Signatures: Microsoft Corporation

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems
Length: 3 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2002

On 22 March, 2001, the Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") warned computer users that an individual posing electronically as a company representative had fooled VeriSign Inc., the leading digital cert...

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01/129C CSFB's China Unicom Incident

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2002

In August 2001, Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), a major international investment bank, was removed from the foreign underwriting team that would handle a pending share offering for China Unicom Gro...

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01/127C BondsinAsia: Trading Bonds on a Global Franchised e-Platform

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems
Length: 13 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2002

One of the most frustrating part of trading bonds in Asia today is that prior to placing a trade, buyers and sellers must spend hours phoning dealers to get quotes and aggregating market research. In ...

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Francois Roy
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01/126C PetroChina: International Corporate Governance with Chinese Characteristics

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2002

PetroChina, the largest oil and gas company in China, was made a showcase for sound corporate governance in China's SOEs. Its initial public offering (IPO) was part of the government's plan to lay the...

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01/125C Mortgage Securitisation in Hong Kong and Asia

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

While mortgage securitisation was old-hat in the United States and Europe, it had not really caught on in Asia. Past experience in Hong Kong suggested that efforts by individual institutions to securi...

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01/122C Preparing for China's Entry to the WTO: Mainland Securities Company Limited

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 16 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2002

China's accession to the WTO in November 2001 was likely to have significant impacts on China's immature securities industry. The Sino-US bilateral WTO agreement states that foreigners will be allowed...

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Mary Ho
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01/121C Airport Privatisation in Australia

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 26 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

In March 2001, the Australian Transport department announced the government's intention to privatise Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport. This was seen as the culmination of a long-standing program to re...

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01/120C Airport Privatisation

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

With continued growth of global air traffic expected to continue into the 21st century, governments around the world are showing increased interest in the option of privatising airport operations. Thi...

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01/118C Preparing for China's Entry to the WTO: China's Airline Industry

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 12 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2002

On 27 April, 2001, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced the merger of nine airlines under its direct administration into three giants known as China Southern Airlines Group, Chi...

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Pauline Ng
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01/113C Replacing Hong Kong's ID Card: (B) Debating the Options

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems
Length: 13 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

This case relates to the plans of the Hong Kong Government (the "Government") to seek approval of its proposal to replace the current Hong Kong identity ("ID") card with a smart ID card. The approval ...

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01/112C Replacing Hong Kong's ID Card: (A) Fighting Identity Theft

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems
Length: 4 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

This case relates to the plans of the Hong Kong Government (the "Government") to seek approval of its proposal to replace the current Hong Kong identity ("ID") card with a smart ID card. The approval ...

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01/111C China and its Neighbours

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 23 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

The emergence of China was one of the most important features of the world economy in the last quarter of the 20th century. At the dawn of the new millennium, most observers believe its subsequent dev...

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01/107C Extending an Electronic Trade Network to Sustain Competitive Advantage

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems, Marketing, Strategy & General Management
Length: 8 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

Discusses Tradelink's strategy for extending its electronic trade network to neighboring countries. Focuses on building alliance strategy, identifying the value added that can be generated through int...

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Michelle Ng
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01/106C The Asean Free Trade Area(AFTA) and the Malaysian National Car Project

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 28 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

At the October 2000 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Malaysian delegation proposed an extension to the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA...

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01/105C Daewoo and the Korean Chaebol

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 30 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

Daewoo Motors, South Korea's second largest carmaker was on the verge of bankruptcy in September 2000. The once-proud Daewoo Group (the parent company of Daewoo Motors) has been charged of not just be...

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01/104C Managing a New State-owned Enterprise: A Daring Experiment by the Beijing Capital Group

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

The Beijing Capital Group was one of the most profitable and successful state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China. Since its foundation, the Group had been making unrelenting efforts in promoting reform...

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Scarlet Chan
Mary Ho
00/100C Privatisation of the MTR Corporation

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 26 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

On 3 March, 1999, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong announced in his budget speech that the Government planned to partially privatise the MTR Corporation ("MTRC") through the sale and listing of a ...

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00/97C Hong Kong as Asia's World City

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 42 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

In May 2001, Hong Kong launched a campaign to promote Hong Kong as Asia's Word City at the Fortune Global Forum, which was attended by more than 500 of the world's most influential business leaders, C...

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Michael J. Enright
Andrew Lee
Elyssa Tran
98/07RN The Hong Kong Property Industry in 1997

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 1999

Hong Kong's property sector saw dramatic increases in prices in the 1990s. Shortly after taking office as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong after the return of the territory to China, Tung Chee-h...

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Christine Luk
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00/71C Healthcare Reforms in Hong Kong: From the Scott Report to the Harvard Report

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 19 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

This case traces the development of the healthcare system in Hong Kong, and the factors building up towards the assignment of the Harvard Team to review the system. It also takes a brief look at the c...

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K. K. Tan
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00/70C From Consultation to Partnership: The Case of Haeco's Works Consultative Committee (B)

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management, Strategy & General Management
Length: 5 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

Case A (99/34C), set in late 1998, traces the development of HAECO's Works Consultative Committee (WCC) and the factors that contributed to its smooth development, making it a demonstration case to il...

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K. K. Tan
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99/66C China and the Sino-US WTO Agreement

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 33 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

The United States and China signed a historic agreement on 15 November, 1999 that would pave way for China to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO). While both sides trumpeted the agreement, it woul...

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99/60C Australia's Investment 2000 Proposition

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 25 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2001

Shortly after Sydney was declared as the site of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, a public-private investment promotion partnership initiative, Investment 2000, was introduced to promote Australia as a ...

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99/59C The Japanese Facsimile Industry in 1998

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Strategy & General Management
Length: 9 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

Throughout the 1990s, Japanese manufacturers had dominated the global market of fax machines. By 1998, alternative forms of messaging like Internet Fax and PC Fax had been gaining grounds, and global ...

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99/57C FedEx Corp: Structural Transformation through e-Business

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems, Production & Operations Management, Strategy & General Management
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

Set in 2000, the case provides a comprehensive analysis of transportation logistics and FedEx's internal integrated logistics applications. FedEx demonstrates the shift from "physical" to "information...

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99/53C Dell: Selling Directly, Globally

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems, Marketing, Strategy & General Management
Length: 28 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

One of the first companies to practice the highly-touted business-to-consumer internet business model, Dell entered the PC market with a force and shook up the industry with its revolutionary, custome...

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99/50C The Hong Kong Property Industry in 1999

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 12 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

:The Hong Kong Property Industry in 1999?is a companion to :The Hong Kong Property Industry in 1997?(Ref No. 98/07C). The 1999 case recounts the circumstances in the Hong Kong property industry from t...

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99/49C Pudong New Area of Shanghai

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 27 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

In 1990, Shanghai received the official approval and support from the central government to develop the Pudong New Area into the new focus of economic development. At the heart of the Pudong developme...

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99/47C Multi-Jurisdictional Compliance in Cyberspace

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

Law, by definition was jurisdictional, yet in cyberspace it had become increasingly questionable whether laws regulating the physical marketplace were able to be superimposed onto this new marketspace...

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Peter Lovelock
Vanessa Clark
99/41C Singapore: Committee on Singapore's Competitiveness

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 1999

In October 1998, the Committee on Singapore's Competitiveness issued its final report to Prime Minister Goh. The report outlined a series of proposals to see Singapore through the Asian Economic Crisi...

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99/39C Hong Kong's Financial Crisis 1997-1998

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 1999

The Asian miracle turned into a nightmare in 1997. Thailand triggered the region's free-fall when the baht was delinked from the US dollar in July. This sent other Asian currencies tumbling as specula...

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99/38C Taiwan's ARPOC Programme

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management, Management of Information Systems
Length: 28 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 1999

In 1995, Taiwan announced its Asia Pacific Regional Operations Center programme. This program was designed to help Taiwan deal with the rapid transformation of its economy, drastic changes in the glob...

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99/34C From Consultation to Partnership: The Case of Haeco's Works Consultative Committee (A)

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management, Strategy & General Management
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 1999

The chairman's statement on the 1998 interim report of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (HAECO) was grim. The squeeze on the airline industry's profits had a rippling effect on the aircraft eng...

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99/32C Hong Kong as a Media Hub: The 1998 Review of Television Policy

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 19 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 1999

In September 1998, the Hong Kong Government undertook the unusual step of simultaneously releasing policy review documents for public consultation, for both the broadcast media and telecommunication s...

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99/31C Fighting 21st Century Pirates: The Business Software Alliance In Hong Kong

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Management of Information Systems, Strategy & General Management
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

For computer software firms, software piracy represented a large loss of potential revenues. In response to the trade in pirated software, computer software companies banded together into an internati...

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Katherine Lo
Peter Lovelock
98/12C The Asian Financial Crisis: Indonesia and the Currency Board Proposal

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 26 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2000

Indonesia was hit hard by the Asian economic crisis. By 8 October, 1997, its currency, the rupiah, was down 60 per cent from its pre-floatation value. The rupiah fell to an historic low of 16,500 agai...

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98/11C Crisis Communication: The Asian Bird Flu

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management, Strategy & General Management
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 1999

The Bird Flu virus (H5N1) was first detected in the New Territories of Hong Kong in early 1997. This strain of virus had been previously known to infect only birds but had now crossed the species barr...

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98/06C Singapore: The Lion City in The Asian Economic Crisis

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy
Length: 30 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 1999

This case, set in 1998, explores the impact of the Asian Economic Crisis on the economy of Singapore. By 1998, Singapore's economy has become increasingly reliant on economic activities that take plac...

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