Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 5, July

An Accounting Change at American Rock Salt Company
CASE DESCRIPTION This case explores the events of an accounting change. The case involves American Rock Salt Co.'s (ARSC) accounting change as documented in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Students examine the process...
An Element of Concern in North Africa: The Case of Morocco's Phosphate Industry
CASE DESCRIPTION This case explores the geopolitical and human rights issues involved in the phosphate industry in Morocco. With an increasing global demand for phosphate, and the growing concentration of the industry in favor of Morocco, concerns...
Demand Media, Inc
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the corporate financial reporting policy of a company as it approaches its initial public stock offering. The case has a difficulty level of three: appropriate for college juniors...
Design Prototypes Inc. Project Management (A): Selection of the Project Team
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns project management. A secondary issue examined is office politics. This case can be used in Project Management, Operations Management, or Quality Management courses. The case has...
Dog Eat Dog World: Challenges of an Entrepreneurial Start-Up
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the stresses and challenges of an entrepreneurial start-up. Specifically, the case shows how start-ups often do not go as planned and how entrepreneurs must be resourceful in overcoming...
Entrepreneurs and the Federal Deficit Gap (Making the Case for Expenditure Cuts And/or Tax Increases.)
CASE DESCRIPTION This case allows students, to assume the role of an owner/operator of a family owned construction company. From this vantage point, students will analyze and provide workable solutions for closing the United States Federal deficit...
Hedging with Foreign Currency Futures at Transcend Inc
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is hedging foreign currency exchange rate risk using foreign currency futures contracts. Secondary issues examined include assessing transaction exposure and estimating profit margin exposure....
New York Department of Revenue vs. Quality Markets of America
CASE DESCRIPTION This case was written to be useful in finance, accounting, or taxation courses at Levels 2, 3, or 4 in the undergraduate curriculum. It is also appropriate for Level 5 graduate accounting, tax, or finance courses. The rigor and...
Pandora Investments Wurundi, Inc
CASE DESCRIPTION Ever wished you had a case to sensitize students to some of the legal and/or ethical challenges faced by multinational businesses and businesspeople in developing markets like the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China)? While...
Paymore or Paylater: Inventory Valuation and Materiality
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the accounting treatment of vendor rebates. Secondary issues examined include materiality, auditor's independence and audit risk. Addressing the primary and secondary issues require...
Vonage: An Opportunity in the Telecommunication Industry
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the opportunities and challenges faced by one of the largest Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, Vonage. Both the internal, external and SWOT analysis from the case help...