About the Center

El Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC) was founded in 2007 as part of the American University in Cairo School of Business, through a grant from AUC alumnus Hisham El Khazindar. The center’s primary activity is to support the development of world-class case studies and other educational services by offering outstanding participant-centered learning tools for students. KCC strives to help businesses in the MENA region to improve their performance. The center’s services are dedicated to developing top-caliber students and contributing to the betterment of society through academic research and practical applications, ultimately bridging the gap between theory and practice.


​​​​​​​To serve as a resource for faculty members from the School of Business and the region whilst building capacity within the development of quality case studies in areas related to business in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the center promotes the use of case studies as learning tools to provide students with opportunities to integrate and apply skills and techniques learned in the classroom to real-world situations and to prepare graduates for successful careers as business leaders in the region.


To become the leading case development center in the MENA region and the primary link between academic research and practical applications.


  • Hosts conferences to present cases and discuss management issues in the region.
  • Organizes and support students in case solving competitions and trains them on case analysis to help develop their case solving skills.
  • Publishes and disseminate regional business case studies through different local, regional and international publication venues.
  • Offers workshops to faculty members and trainers on the effective use of cases in the classroom