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. 4, 2005

A Subcontractor's Dilemma: Ready for Prime Time?
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe case illustrates the difficulty of a small business strategy dependent upon government contracting. Based on field research of a "disadvantaged, small business enterprise " that has since failed, the business is examined at a pivotal...
Beauty and Honesty at Aerospace Designs' Marketing Department
CASE DESCRIPTIONThis case concerns a female employee, Lola Meyer, and the problems that occurred when Lola received a less than satisfactory assessment on her annual performance evaluation, one that was delivered over four months after it was due and...
Create-a-Candle, Inc.: A Conceptual Approach to Financing Feedback
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary focus of this case concerns the borrowing needs of a start-up business, taking into account the financing feedback associated with interest expense. Instead of using the traditional iterative method for debt determination,...
Easycar.com: Strategic Service System Design
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns concepts relating to operations strategy and service system design. Secondary issues examined include the application of production line approaches to service, service quality concepts,...
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...
Nta Executive Retreats, Inc.: A Case Study
CASE DESCRIPTIONIn this case the authors tell the story of a small business startup and the difficulties faced when environment is not considered. This case would be most suitable for undergraduate courses in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management....
St. Louis Chemical: The Investment Decision
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns the issues surrounding evaluation of capital expenditures. Case provides a systematic approach to evaluating capital expenditures including a review of alternative capital budgeting methods...
Tahitian Black Pearls: A Family Business Strategy Case
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns the decision of a small, Pacific Island entrepreneur on how to enter the black pearl market. The issues examined are largely strategic and include Porter's five forces model, value chain...
The Missouri Department of Economic Development
CASE OVERVIEWThis case challenges students to consider how David Seamon (newly-appointed Director for Business Development & Trade of the Missouri Department of Economic Development) can double (within three years) the annual number of firms from...
The Short but Happy Life of Dyersburg Fabrics
CASE DESCRIPTIONIn this case the authors tell the story of the early years of Dyersburg Cotton Products, later Dyersburg Fabrics, in a way that highlights the difficulties the company had of surviving in an industry beset with so many labor and import...
The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Title Ix: The Challenge of Compliance
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe purpose of this case is to present the dilemma many universities face as they attempt to ensure gender equity within their athletic programs. The case allows students the opportunity to examine the operating budget for a Division...
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