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. 4, May

A Day at the spa.(Instructor's Note)
INSTRUCTORS' NOTES CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns business law and statistical analysis. Secondary issues involve negligence vs. negligence per se; duty; breach of duty; causation; contributory vs. comparative...
Audit versus Review: A Case Study of a Chamber of Commerce.[Instructor's Note]
CASE SYNOPSIS The passage of Sarbanes Oxley specified greater transparency for public companies. In the process, demands for governance and assurance have spread to other non-public entities. The bar for assurance to stakeholders has been raised...
Bright-Aid Pharmacy: Human Resource Forecasting and Staff budgeting.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The context of this case is a retail pharmacy in a large national drug store chain and requires students to forecast a staffing plan and calculate a labor budget to fit an operating schedule. It is specifically written for students...
Changing the Game at Cherokee Nation entertainment.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns building, communicating, and implementing a vision that will drive change in an organization. Secondary issues examined include overcoming resistance to change, building support in...
Linear Systems: The Re-Invention of an Organization-The Digital Imaging future.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION Organizations dominate the landscape of our lives; their survival in this competitive world is very crucial. This case is about an organization (i.e. Linear Systems) that, as a result of the competitive nature of its industry, transformed...
Modine Manufacturing: Pricing Strategies for a Global OEM market.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is pricing strategy within the context of an international global company that manufactures and sells thermal management products and systems to global OEM's in the passenger, commercial and...
Sometimes a Simple Change Isn't So simple.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns change management. Secondary issues examined include planning for change, empowerment, training, implementation, and political resistance to change. The case has a difficulty level...
Teaching Note Which Retirement Plan Is Best for Ann Smith?(Instructor's Note)
BACKGROUND Ann Smith had just started a new position as a junior executive at Fowler Inc. five weeks ago. She was finally well settled into her new job and was now focused on sifting through all the details of the retirement plan options available...
The Not-So-Subtle Art of Persuasion: The Case of Atlantis Spa products.(Instructor's Note)
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter for this case involves the sales approach of a kiosk vendor, selling nail and skin care products, in a suburban American mall. The dialogue contains diverse persuasive appeals and customer responses. This...