Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 6, August

Adding Value at H & H Financial Services, LLC.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The case is a field-based, disguised case which describes the birth and continued growth of H & H Financial Services, LLC and how that growth has impacted work processes and procedures. The data for this case was gathered through...
Balancing the State College Budget: Why Must Tuition Increase and by How much?(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTON The primary subject matter of this case concerns (1) managerial responsibilities with respect to planning, budgeting, and controlling and (2) managerial decision making with the assistance of a decision support system. Secondary...
Con or Construction?: The Case of NYE contracting.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter for this case concerns the development of a communications strategy for a scenario where expectations have diverged between a contractor and a client concerning prior verbal and written agreements. Secondary...
FantasyNet Venture Capital Term Sheet negotiation.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION In this New Venture Finance case, Tim Bayliss, founder, CEO, and sole shareholder of FantasyNet, has received a term sheet from Ann Davenport, a General Partner in the venture capital firm of Chestnut Ridge Ventures (CRV), for an...
Leadership Crisis at Algood Press: A Case study.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is small family business management, specifically developing a strategy for leadership succession in a crisis situation. We also examine shared leadership or family top management teams that...
"Loss of Value" for Excessive Absenteeism: A Case study.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is arbitration in a company with a powerful union. Other issues include absenteeism, FMLA, documentation, arbitrator's decisions, "Loss of value" letters, and Last Chance letters. The case...
Mia Motors: The Arrival of an International Firm into the American economy.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the entry of a Korean multinational firm into the U.S. automobile industry and the development of their pioneering management challenge to not only exist and prosper but to explore...
Paper Airplanes, Inc.: Utilizing an In-Class Case to Demystify Process costing.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is the preparation of a basic process costing report using the weighted-average method. Secondary issues examined include understanding the physical flow of units in a processing environment,...
Rain Dance Property Solutions, Inc.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION When Porter Raulston, the CEO of Rain Dance Irrigation and Lighting Company, met with Jack Hatcher, the principal partner in Hatcher-Deerfield, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in organizational planning, development and governance,...
Richard Branson and Virgin, Inc.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This case focuses primarily on entrepreneurship and the problems facing entrepreneurs in today's volatile economic environment. The case is appropriate for courses in entrepreneurship, small business management, and strategic management....
The Good Ol' Boy System: Alive and Well at Laocoon Aeronautics Corporation.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this case is to present a dilemma regarding the actions that should be taken in response to incidences of sexual harassment at Laocoon Aeronautics Corporation. Averil Hughes, a high-ranking and well-respected director...
The Hippocratic Oath on trial.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns health care administration. Secondary issues examined include the code of conduct of physicians and health care professionals, leadership styles, the role of power and conflict resolution...
TZEN Boutique Jewelry: Brand Building for a Small business.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the challenges of establishing a brand within the jewelry industry where appropriate positioning of the business and establishing a credible brand are the main emphasis for new business...