Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2008 (Revised November 2008)

Databank in Africa

by Jordan Siegel and Yi Kwan Chu


This case tackles issues of regional strategy and strategic institutional arbitrage. Databank is a financial services firm designing its regional strategy for Africa and seeking to benefit from institutional arbitrage.

Keywords: Developing Countries and Economies; Local Range; Emerging Markets; Service Operations; Business Strategy; Financial Services Industry; Africa;


Siegel, Jordan, and Yi Kwan Chu. "Databank in Africa." Harvard Business School Case 708-478, March 2008. (Revised November 2008.)