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|Title:||Namibia's Damara culture center: a case study|
|Author(s):||Norman Wright (Dean, at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA), Douglas Miller (Professor at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA)|
|Citation:||Norman Wright, Douglas Miller, "Namibia's Damara culture center: a case study", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection, (2011)|
|Keywords:||Emerging markets, Entrepreneurialsm, Namibia, Tourism development|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/20450621111125432 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||Disclaimer. This case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to represent successful or unsuccessful managerial decision making. The author/s may have disguised names; financial and other recognizable information to protect confidentiality.|
Subject area – Tourism development, emerging market entrepreneurship.
Study level/applicability – This case may be used in lower or upper division courses. Lower division courses may want to focus on the elementary issues of project planning, business plan development, and marketing. Upper division courses will find opportunities to enhance the discussion with ethical dilemmas and more advanced business plan development.
Case overview – The case takes place in a nature conservancy in Namibia. A local villager wants to open an attraction portraying local customs, traditions, art, and dance for tourists. This case can be used as an introductory strategy case study in at least three types of classes, strategic management, entrepreneurship, or hospitality management. The case presents many opportunities for students to analyze various business topics, including start-up financing, competitive and industry analysis, questions of pricing, product, and promotion, government relations, tourism development, and ethics. It is designed to be taught in either a 1 hour class or a 1.5 hour class with student preparation taking between 2 and 3 hours depending on the questions assigned. If students are asked to complete a business plan the preparation and discussion time will be longer.
Expected learning outcomes – Students will demonstrate ability to prepare a business plan, conduct market research, and evaluate potential business idea using Porter's five forces. Students will also demonstrate depth of understanding ethical dilemmas in an emerging and foreign market.
Supplementary materials – Teaching note.
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