Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2012 (Revised October 2012)

Malaysia: Standing on a Single Leaf

by Diego Comin, Maurice Kuykendoll and Monne Williams


The case discusses the development of palm oil in Malaysia. This experience provides important insights about when and how government intervention can be successful in developing new sectors in the economy.

Keywords: Malaysia; industrial policy; Agriculture; palm oil; innovation; plantations; Plant-Based Agribusiness; Business and Government Relations; Innovation and Invention; Agriculture and Agribusiness Industry; Malaysia;


Comin, Diego, Maurice Kuykendoll, and Monne Williams. "Malaysia: Standing on a Single Leaf." Harvard Business School Case 713-007, October 2012. (Revised October 2012.)