Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Journal publishing classroom teaching cases on any subject taught in a business school.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 6, 2005

China Automotive Systems, Inc.: The Case for Reverse Mergers
CASE DESCRIPTIONThis case concerns a" reverse merger" by which a Chinese corporation obtains publicly traded status in the United States. The objective is to familiarize students with this alternative to an initial public offering, the more widely known...
Green Enterprises, Inc
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns strategic planning. Secondary issues include financing, working capital analysis, cash flow estimation, and break-even analysis. In this field-researched case, Toppy Green, the CEO of Green...
Hole in One Bagels
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns the purchase of an established bagel business during a period of economic recession and industry consolidation. The case focuses on the examination of financial strategies with an emphasis...
Letter from the Editor
Welcome to the Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, Special Instructors' Edition. The International Academy for Case Studies is an affiliate of the Allied Academies, Inc., a non profit association of scholars whose purpose is to encourage...
Lines at Loaf N' Latte
CASE DESCRIPTIONThis case applies queuing theory in a small business. Students gain an appreciation for the usefulness as well as the difficulties of producing appropriate data and analyses rather than working text problems that contain only summary...
Motivational Issues and Safety Regulations in Arabia: A Case Study in a Multinational Oil Company
CASE DESCRIPTIONThis case primarily deals with the consulting process within a multinational oil company in the Arabian Gulf peninsula. It brings to the fore the underlying cultural dimensions pertaining to communication, perceptions, and organizational...
Mountain Skin Care
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case is entrepreneurship, including the topics of industry analysis, legal structure, patents, raw material suppliers, and growth strategies. The case has a difficulty level of three, appropriate for...
Nunivak Island Mekoryuk Alaska (Nima) Corporation: An Examination of a Native Village Corporation's Strategy Development
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case involves developing a strategy for NIMA to determine which ventures to accept with specific attention to developing a strategic framework to examine the viability of entering various markets based...
Reit Valuation: The Case of Equity Office Properties
CASE DESCRIPTIONThis case will require the student to value the equity of Equity Office Properties, Incorporated (NYSE: EOP) and make a buy or sell recommendation as an independent analyst. The data given should be examined to determine whether or not...
Rfp, Colorful Origami Turtles for Dr. Wright's Decorating Debris, Inc.: An Experiential Case Study
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe focus of this case is to determine the manufacturing cost of an origami product in order to respond to a request for proposal (RFP). Specifically, the case requires students to utilize concepts of cycle time, line balancing, work...
Stepping out of the Box at Northern Box Company: Parts a & B
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe overall purpose of this case is to examine the managerial and organizational nuances associated with supervising a dysfunctional high level and loyal employee. Students obtain a "real-world" feel for the overall business setting,...
The Galactica Suv1
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe purpose of this case is to provide an intercultural/international negotiation exercise that tests the ability of students to overcome cultural obstacles and think outside the box in order to structure a creative deal. The case has...
Using APB Opinion 21 and Irc Sec. 1274 to Evaluate Accounting and Tax Issues for an Unusual Loan
CASE DESCRIPTIONThis case considers the financial accounting and tax issues associated with a loan made by a manufacturing company to the Atlanta Braves baseball team. The case has a difficulty level of four/five and is appropriate for an upper level...