Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2012 (Revised March 2015)

Egypt: Turbulence, and Transition?

by Diego Comin, Mohamed Heikal and Adam Said


The case goes over the evolution of politics and institutions in Egypt over the last 50 years. The case provides new insights on the reasons for violent political transitions and also explores the effects of political instability on productivity and competitiveness.

Keywords: institutional change; military; competitiveness; democracy; revolution; productivity; History; Transition; Economic Systems; Competition; War; Performance Productivity; Organizations; Government and Politics; Volatility; Egypt;


Comin, Diego, Mohamed Heikal, and Adam Said. "Egypt: Turbulence, and Transition?" Harvard Business School Case 713-014, August 2012. (Revised March 2015.)