Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2004 (Revised August 2006)

Brcko and the Arizona Market

by Bruce R. Scott and Edward Murphy


Explores the role of the U.S. military in facilitating the establishment of a spectacularly successful free trade area in one of the most devastated areas of Bosnia. NATO's imposition of law and order, plus protection from local political protection rackets, led to spontaneous growth of a market with over $100 million in annual sales.

Keywords: Developing Countries and Economies; Trade; Economic Growth; Industry Growth; Government Legislation; Emerging Markets; Bosnia and Hercegovina; United States;


Scott, Bruce R., and Edward Murphy. "Brcko and the Arizona Market." Harvard Business School Case 905-411, December 2004. (Revised August 2006.)