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. 2, March-April

A Tale of Two Airlines: WestJet and Canada 3000.(instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is concerned with the financial risks in the Canadian Airline Industry. Secondary issues examined include financial structures and utilization of capital within airline companies. The case...
Creating Customer Value at Rocky Mountain fiberboard.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns strategic planning, strategy formulation, and the alignment of functional strategies with the overall business strategy. Secondary issues examined include the incorporation of societal...
Kirkland's, Inc.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION In this case the authors tell the story of the founding and impressive growth of Kirkland's Incorporated. The story is one of niche marketing perfected through a deep understanding of product acquisition and merchandise display...
Letter from the Editors
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...
Mutual Funds' Before- and After-Tax Returns: The Case of Tax clientele.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the taxation of mutual funds. Secondary issues examined include the concept of tax clientele, basic differences in the taxation of capital gains and ordinary income, basic differences...
New Credit Program at the Discount window.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the effect of the new credit program at the discount window on the behavior of the federal funds rate. The objective is to teach students how the basic demand-and-supply framework...
Portfolio Pension Planning and Assessment process.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is to demonstrate an application of modern portfolio theory in construction and measurement of performance of an investment portfolio. The secondary subject matter concerns issues in performance...
Power Play in a Buyer-Seller Agreement: A Case of Extreme competition.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of the case concerns power asymmetries in negotiation. Secondary issues examined include the effect of customer demands on price, time constraints involved in the negotiation and the contrast between distributive...
Predicting a Bank's Failure: A Case Study of a Minority bank.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary objective of this case study is to identify indicators that can predict a bank's failure. The secondary objectives are to highlight strategies to restore the financial health of a bank and evaluate the strengths and...
St. Louis Chemical: The acquisition.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the business valuation process. Secondary issues examined include the challenges of valuing small, privately held businesses, the services provided by business brokers and issues...
The Seduction of Arthur Thompson: An Instructional Case on Ethics in the Accounting workplace.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION This case focuses on ethics in the workplace--principally on the types of ethical issues facing an employee dealing with the financial management of a business. It was designed to help the student realize the implications of decisions...
The Use of Building Moratoria to Control Growth in Rural communities.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns Business Law and Real Estate. Secondary issues examined include issues commonly experienced by local governments and real estate developers. The case is appropriate for junior level....
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