The political and economic environment of business.
The case is suitable for students of MBA and equivalent courses; courses on the international business environment, international marketing and related subjects.
The case focuses on cross border acquisitions in the sub-Saharan economy of Zimbabwe. It discusses Essar Steel's attempt to acquire a stake in Zimbabwe Iron & Steel Company (ZISCO) with long term goals. However, recent political developments have led to the situation hanging by a thread. The case attempts to provide an overview of the complex business environment in Zimbabwe.
Expected learning outcomes
Students are expected to highlight the economic and political factors during the analysis of any country's business environment.
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Tripathi, G. and Durgamohan, M. (2012), "Uncertainties in business environment – political exigencies versus economic realities: the saga of Zimbabwe Iron & Steel Company (ZISCO)", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 2 No. 8. https://doi.org/10.1108/20450621211291789Download as .RIS
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