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Going Viral on Social Media: Not Always a Good Thing
This case presents the conundrum of an entrepreneur, Tahir Basra, who faced a major hurdle due to social media virality.
Supply Chain Management for The Future
A firm's supply chain risk is defined as a combination of likelihood and impact associated with the disruption of supply, internal-manufacturing, and delivery operations, i.e., the entire set of supply chain activities.
Happiness, Hope & Compassion: Transforming Lives in Pakistan
This case discusses challenges in the performance evaluation and impact assessment in the context of a leading non-profit organisation, Akhuwat. Founded in 2001, this microfinance organisation provides financial capital to the poor in the form of interest-free loans.
Your UPS May Be Causing Load Shedding
Widespread electricity shortage has been a major challenge for Pakistan; at its peak, this amounted to over a 7 GW supply-demand gap and caused the electricity grid to be offline for vast swathes of population for many hours daily.
Banking from Your Palm
Usage of mobile applications has dramatically grown in the last five years, leading to technology enabled transformation of financial services (or Fintech).
PASSING THE BATON: THE GFC FAMILY
The GFC group is in the process of transforming from a sibling partnership to a cousin consortium. The CEO, M. Ilyas, is confronted with many of the difficult decisions that family businesses undergoing such transformations in Pakistan face.
Asian Journal of Management Cases
BrightSoft: Sustaining the Information Technology Agenda
Many organizations in Asian countries are struggling to sustain the Information Technology (IT) agenda beyond basic enterprise systems (like Enterprise Resource Planning [ERP] implementation).
NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited (NSPCL): Born or Bound to Succeed?
The case presents an evaluation by the management of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in the year 2001 for a joint venture with the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) in captive power generation.
Portfolio Selection—The Asset Optimization Dilemma
Krishna Sinha, a fund manager with around 10 years of investment experience, was looking at the returns of indexed stocks. He was currently investing big funds in index equity Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) with a growth objective.
Public Service Motivation: A Conflict Triangle of Compassion, Self-sacrifice and Work–Family Life Balance
This case discusses the situation of a novice scholar, Dr Maryam Ali, who has to decide between accepting an attractive job offer in a different city or staying in her current position to work on a community project aimed at empowering poor women in a small town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
Striving for Self-sustainability: Case of a Pakistani NGO
Towards the end of 2013, Edwin Samson, the Chief Coordinator of Adult Basic Education Society Teacher Empowerment Centre (ABES-TEC), a non-profit, non-sectarian NGO promoting quality education in the private and the public schools of Pakistan, began to reflect in earnest over ways to make the organization self-sustainable.
Growth Strategy of a Contract Automobile Manufacturer in Turkey during the 2008–2009 Financial Crisis
The financial crisis of 2008–2009 was devastating for most of the car manufacturers around the world. Many of them lost their competency and market position in the global car market with unprecedentedly low sales volumes and negative financial performances.