Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, 2009

Accounting for Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans and the Use of Accounting Estimates and Changes in Estimates: An Ethical Perspective
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns ethical dilemmas accountants and other executives may face when selecting required estimates in accounting for and reporting of defined benefit pensions and other postretirement benefit...
Acme Electronics
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns business law and statistical analysis. Secondary issues examine negligence vs. negligence per se; cause in fact; contributory vs. comparative negligence; statute of limitations; and statistical...
Better Factories Cambodia: Building a Country Void of Sweatshops
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns overseas manufacturing and the conditions under which employees work. Secondary issues examined include economic development, social responsibility, and strategic management. The case has...
Developing a Performance Management System at the Community Outreach Agency: A Case Study
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns developing, implementing, and making operational a performance management system at a small non-profit public agency. This includes the role that strategic management, the management process,...
E-Tailing Office Furniture: Too Many Claims at Ofc
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns an audit of claims processing for an on-line retailer. Secondary issues examined include process analysis, database analysis, and statistical quality control. The case has a difficulty...
Going to Market with a New Product: St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns the evaluation of alternative channels of distribution for a proposed new business. Secondary issues that can be examined include pricing through channels, the marketing concept and real...
Hdtv Systems
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of HDTV Systems is capital budgeting within a mid-size electronics firm, and analysis of a possible merger with a large firm of international scale. HDTV Systems is recommended for students who have already...
Hedging with Foreign Currency Options at Pearson Inc
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case is hedging foreign currency exchange rate risk using foreign currency options. Secondary issues examined include evaluating financial risk and comparing hedging techniques to effectively manage...
Indian Motorcycle Company: Strategy for Market Reentry
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns strategic management. Secondary issues examined include entrepreneurship. The case has a difficulty level of four, appropriate for senior level courses. The case is designed to be taught...
McDOLLAR'S IN MOTHERLAND
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe purpose of this case is to provide an international negotiation exercise, derived from a specific setting adapted from a real situation, that tests the ability of students to overcome narrow thinking and cultural obstacles and structure...
Smith's All-Needs Convenience Stores, Inc
CASE OVERVIEWThis case challenges students to consider how Jamie Taylor, a recent university graduate and now the new manager of the Smith's All-Needs Convenience Store in Abilene, Noklohoma, can increase the revenues generated by his store and (in so...
Southwest Airlines 2007
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns Southwest Airlines. A secondary issue concerns the appropriateness of modifying a Generic Strategy that has lead to thirty five years of uninterrupted growth and profitability. The case...
The Big Stink at Darius D'amore's Fragrances, Inc
CASE DESCRIPTIONThis is a field-based disguised case which describes treatment of employees within Darius D'Amore's Financial Administration Division. The case describes a brief history of several employees who filed a lawsuit against the firm claiming...
Use of a Job Cost Simulation to Engage Gen Y Students
CASE DESCRIPTIONMeeting the educational needs of the current generation of students, referred to as Gen Y students, is a pedagogical challenge. Research suggests that Gen Y students learn most effectively in environments where they are actively engaged...
What Is the Right Thing to Do? the Case of Rural Banking
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns some of the real-world difficulties associated with overinvestment in negative NPV projects (or underinvestment in positive NPV projects) when capital budgeting valuation is close to $0.00...