Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, December 15

Accounting for Business Combinations and the Convergence of International Financial Reporting Standards with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles: A Case study.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns changes in accounting for business combinations and the convergence of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)....
Active Insurance, Inc.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION: The primary subject matter of this case is strategic management and the organizational decisions related to growth in small businesses. Secondary issues examined include: selecting a growth strategy (internal growth vs. external...
Cashless at Payday: Financial and Ethical Dilemmas of Cash advances.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is payday loans, which are cash advances on a customer's next paycheck. Payday loans are a large segment of the subprime lending industry. Students examine the industry model, characteristics...
Entering the Ice Cream Business: A Case Study of Kleinpeter Farms dairy.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is strategic management for small business, specifically developing a new product and entering into a new competitive arena for an established small family business. Secondary issues examined...
Federal Reserve Dilemma: 1974.(instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the dilemma facing the Federal Reserve in the mid 1970s when inflation and unemployment were reaching high levels simultaneously. From a historical perspective, the levels of both...
Gene Life S.A.-Paris.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case illustrates that management styles typically reflect the cultural values from which they evolve, and that management styles are not necessarily transferable across international boundaries....
Income Inflation: Absorption Costing vs. variable.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns income inflation opportunities when GAAP based absorption costing is used as compared to internally used variable costing when more inventory is produced than sold. Secondary issues...
MacPherson Manufacturing Company: Strategic Operations planning.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns operations management. The case can be used to explore the important connection between sales and operation al decisions in an operations management course. Students are asked to...
Project Management: Using Earned Value Analysis (EVA) to Monitor a Project's progress.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This case illustrates one of several important project monitoring and controlling techniques available for project manager use in construction and other related fields. The case highlights that the lack of proper project monitoring...
Stolen Data and Fraud: The Hannaford Brothers Data breach.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter in this case is an in-depth look at one of the most well known data breach victims of 2008: the Hannaford Brothers grocery chain. This case can be used as a short case illustrating how an organization...
The Shoppes at Riverside.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This case asks the students to recommend a decision to a group of individuals on whether or not to pursue purchasing The Shoppes at Riverside, even when the purchase price is minimal ($1). It is based on the actual experiences of...
The Tropical Fish Farm: Transitioning from Hobby to business.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary purpose of this case concerns the transformation of an interest and skill into a successful entrepreneurial enterprise in a competitive marketplace through effective use of the four Ps of the marketing mix. Secondary...
Thiel Machinery: The Case of the Disappearing LIFO.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This case requires the student to examine how a significant change in accounting principle will likely affect the financial condition and future funding situation of Thiel Machinery. Specifically, the student will examine how the...
Valuing a Turnaround Plan for a Company in the Restaurant Equipment business.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the valuation of a proposed turnaround plan using a discounted cash flow approach. Secondary issues examined include Spreadsheet modeling, sensitivity analysis and indentifying the...