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. 7, October

Alibaba: Changing the Way Business Is Conducted in the Information Economy
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the changing nature of international business. Secondary issues examined include unique business strategies and issues of corporate governance. The case is written at a difficulty...
An International Acquisition for Hologen Inc
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is the valuation of an international acquisition. Secondary issues examined include assessing exchange rate risk and performing sensitivity analysis. The case requires students to have an...
Apple Inc.: Product Portfolio Analysis
CASE DESCRIPTION This case assesses a company's product line mix relative to two marketing environmental factors and explores four product line growth strategies using a product portfolio analysis approach. The case provides a history of the Apple...
A Systems Analysis, Design, and Development Case Study: Williams Bros. Appliances Inventory & Point-of-Sale System
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is Systems Analysis, Design, and Development. For Systems Analysis and Design students, this case provides a realistic, and fairly common, scenario that will require developing process and...
Changing Auditors-The Case of Callaway Golf Company and Its Four Different Auditors in One Year
CASE DESCRIPTION This case examines a proposed new auditor who is considering accepting a new audit client. The student then searches the professional literature regarding auditor changes. In particular, students are required to research Generally...
Determining the Value of the Coca Cola Company-A Case Analysis
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns finance related topics and uses actual financial data to assess the rationale for why and when various models can be used to determine the stock price performance of the Coca Cola...
Ethical Issues in Professional Tax Practice
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the pressure placed upon today's tax professional by both the client and the firm to minimize tax liabilities through aggressive tax positions. Secondary issues include the competitive...
Floating Island International
CASE DESCRIPTION This case is about a small entrepreneurial firm, Floating Island International (FII), that used principles of biomimicry to develop a new product and, potentially, a new industry. The founder, Bruce Kania, invented BioHavens, which...
Foreign Direct Investment in Argentina and Uruguay
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns the financial analysis of real estate investments both for apartments in an urban area (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and raw developable land in a rural setting (Colonia Province, Uruguay)....
Lehman Trikes: A Story within a Story
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is strategic alliances. Secondary issues include business strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing. The case explores the dynamics of an alliance between Harley-Davidson and a small, entrepreneurial,...
Letter from the Editors
Welcome to the Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies. The editorial content of this journal is under the control of the Allied Academies, Inc., a non profit association of scholars whose purpose is to encourage and support the advancement...
Omega Geophysical Corporation
CASE DESCRIPTION The OMEGA Geophysical Corporation (OMEGA) case was originally designed as a commercial lending case. The case is centered around a loan request from OMEGA to Third National Bank of San Luis Obispo. Company representatives gave the...
Small Towns Don't Always Have Small Problems: Ashville Case Study
CASE DESCRIPTION The essence of this case is the evaluation of the impact of organizational structure on the efficiency of small municipal governments. The methodology used is that of Organizational Analysis (OA), which is a type of internal business...
The Investment
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns viatical settlements. This case may be used as a student assignment in a variety of college classes: (a) individual income tax, (b) tax research, (c) financial principles, (d) investments,...
The Tale of Two Banks: Societe Generale and Barings
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case concerns stories of financial fraud involving two rogue traders: Nick Leeson whose trading caused a 200 year-old institution, Barings Bank PLC, to lose almost $1 billion and go bankrupt in...
Transforming the Texas Plant
CASE DESCRIPTION The primary subject matter of this case is organizational transformation, along with the leadership and management theories that are necessary for success. The setting is a Texas plant that builds good products but has many personnel...
Women Consumers in the China Cosmetic Surgery Market
CASE DESCRIPTION The case is designed for a marketing research course or a general marketing management course. It has the difficulty level of 5 (appropriate for first year graduate level) and 6 (appropriate for second year graduate level). The...
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