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, November-December

China Automotive Systems, Inc.: The Case for Reverse mergers.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This 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...
Green Enterprises, Inc.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The 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...
Hole in One Bagels
CASE DESCRIPTION The 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...
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.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This 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.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This 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.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The 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...
Nunivak Island Mekoryuk Alaska (NIMA) Corporation: An Examination of a Native Village Corporation's Strategy development.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The 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...
Reit Valuation: The Case of Equity Office properties.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This 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...
RFP, Colorful Origami Turtles for Dr. Wright's Decorating Debris, Inc.: An Experiential Case study.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The 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,...
Stepping out of the Box at Northern Box Company: Parts A & B.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The 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 SUV (1)
CASE DESCRIPTION The 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...
Using APB Opinion 21 and IRC Sec. 1274 to Evaluate Accounting and Tax Issues for an Unusual loan.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This 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...