After taking office, has South Africa’s new president, Nelson Mandela, to decide whether to dismantle or to support Armscor, South Africa’s state-owned arms company, which has a pillar of the apartheid regime. Complication is the fact that the South African arms industry leading exporter and manufacture was a major employer. When Mandela chooses to support Armscor, the company must develop a strategy to get a much larger share of a rapidly declining world market.

After taking office, has South Africa’s new president, Nelson Mandela, to decide whether to dismantle or to support Armscor, South Africa’s state-owned arms company, which has a pillar of the apartheid regime. Complication is the fact that the South African arms industry leading exporter and manufacture was a major employer. When Mandela chooses to support Armscor, the company must develop a strategy to get a much larger share of a rapidly declining world market.
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Michael J. Enright,
Stephan ground,
Benjamin Smith
Source: Harvard Business School
21 pages.
Publication Date: Jun 21, 1996. Prod #: 796 186 PDF-ENG
Armscor: Life After apartheid? HBR case solution

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