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Allied Business Academies (2013)
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in "Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies"
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Morocco is frequently envisioned as a mysterious and colorful place situated south of Spain on the African continent. It is a land rich in colors, cuisine, and culture - viewed by many Western tourists as a destination glimmering with sun and sand. The case examines another side of Morocco, which is capitalizing on the global demand for phosphate, an increasingly valuable natural resource. Approximately 85% of the world's phosphate reserves are found around Morocco, with much of it in Western Sahara, an occupied territory directly to its south. Morocco claims Western Sahara as its own, exerting dominance and control over this small impoverished no-mans-land. This case examines the economic, political, and ethical dimensions of the world's demand for phosphate.

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