REAM DEFERRED: THE STORY OF A HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEUR IN A LOW-TECH WORLD
Monique Maddy was the founder and CEO of Adesemi Communications International, an American startup in Africa. In her paper, a?Dream Deferred: The Story of a High-Tech Entrepreneur in a Low-Tech WorldMaddy explained the reasons why Adesemi has failed.
1. (30 points) Briefly discuss the merit of the lessons she describes in the paper.
2. (70 points) ased on the lessons learnt from the Celtel, Infosys, and Journey to Sakhalin: Royal Dutch/Shell in Russia, please identify and explain key elements that have contributed to the success in these businesses but were or may have been missing in the case of Adesemi?
PART II: Essay Questions
1.(50 points) Since the global financial crisis of 2007-08 originated by the subprime debacle in the US, there is a regained interest in the global financial market stability and some voices have advocated regulating the global financial markets. In light of your understanding on the Case Study of the Tequila crisis, and the classroom discussions on policy reforms and financial crises in emerging markets, what are the determinants of the actions of global investors such as Peter Monaco? What are the common explanations of these crises in emerging markets? How one should address the risks of economic contagion, currency and debt crises, and other dangers to global financial stability? What could be the nature and merits of such regulations, if any, in an evolving globalized market economy?
2. (50 points)Referring to the Case a?Making China Beautiful: Shiseido and the China Marketa?, there is a clear evidence that Shiseido had an early vision of a?globalizationa? Identify and explain the major obstacles Shiseido was facing in its attempt to implement a globalization strategy, How would you characterize Shiseidoas international organization and its actual strategy to expand its market globally.