Case | HBS Case Collection | June 2007 (Revised June 2011)

TA Energy (Turkey): A Bundle of International Partnerships

by William R. Kerr, Daniel J. Isenberg and Ant Bozkaya


Stimulates discussion of entrepreneurship in emerging economies, especially for entrepreneurs returning to their home countries to start businesses with global technologies and partners. Focuses on the partnership tensions between global firms and local family-dominated conglomerates. Addresses new venture financing in an asset-intensive business through the assembly of strategic contrasts. More broadly, highlights the opportunities and challenges for returnee entrepreneurs.

Keywords: Family Business; Developing Countries and Economies; Entrepreneurship; Venture Capital; Globalized Firms and Management; Partners and Partnerships; Conflict and Resolution; Turkey;


Kerr, William R., Daniel J. Isenberg, and Ant Bozkaya. "TA Energy (Turkey): A Bundle of International Partnerships." Harvard Business School Case 807-175, June 2007. (Revised June 2011.) (This case replaces "Bundling the Contracts: TA-Energy", Harvard Business School Case 807-075, by Kerr and Bozkaya.)