Business ethics, sustainability and economic development.
This case is suitable for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The case presents a pioneering initiative run by the Egyptian General Authority for Investment (GAFI) to mitigate the implications of the 25th of January revolution on SMEs. The case describes the “Business Clinic” program that was designed to provide SMEs with world class consultancy services through the CSR programs of large local and multinational consultancy firms.
Expected learning outcomes
The case should help students in: defining corporate social responsibility and describing its importance; describing the role of SMEs in economic development; identifying the different growth obstacles that face SMEs; relating theories in different managerial fields that could be linked to CSR and development; investigating the Arab Spring and describing its repercussions on economic development and sustainability; and illustrating CSR role in solving SME problems.
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Aziz, H. and Darrag, M. (2013), "Employing CSR in SME development to survive Arab Spring fluctuations – the case of Egypt: General Authority for Investment (GAFI)", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 3 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-02-2013-0018Download as .RIS
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