Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 6, 2014

Bearkat Games' Corporate Tattoo: A Case for Persuasion
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns the strategy for composing and delivering a written persuasive message in a business environment. Secondary issues examined include conducting primary and secondary research and employing...
Cirque Du Soleil: An Innovative Culture of Entertainment
CASE DESCRIPTIONCirque du Soleil (French for Circus of the Sun) has remained one of the most successful theatrical producers in the history of the entertainment industry. It is a hybrid of circus, acrobatics, and dance performance. Today, the organization...
Custom Circuitry International
INSTRUCTORS' NOTESThe control chart for proportion defective does not provide any clear evidence (outliers, trends, cycles) of problems (NOTE: more rigorous tests for patterns could be conducted). Since other evidence (complaints, returns, rework, defect...
Eb03 Bank of Nigeria
CASE OVERVIEWThis case invites students to play the role of Mr. Edi Agbam, a Nigerian who worked for many years at EB03 Bank of Nigeria (EB03 Bank is the disguised name of a real bank in Nigeria). At one time, EB03 Bank of Nigeria was the market leader...
Ecampus.com: Sitting in the Catbird Seat
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns the current trends in the college rental textbook market. After studying this case, students should be able to (1) understand the competitive dynamics and emerging trends of the college...
Executive Express
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns how focusing on excellence in customer service can drive success and profits. But success in a service business does not stem from a lot of "feel-good" exhortations about serving customers....
Family Feud at John Blaine Trucking Company, Inc
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns family business estate and succession planning for a small oilfield trucking company. Secondary issues examined include sibling rivalry, conflict management, and the integration of family...
Managerial Carrots and Sticks: Encouraging Strategy Implementation
CASE DESCRIPTIONThis case addresses many strategic management issues. Selected issues related to the formulation and implementation of both low cost and differentiation strategies are illustrated. The importance of lower level managers embracing their...
New Product Innovation at Chet's Fan Manufacturing, Inc. (Cfm)
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns the application of target costing, an accounting approach applied during product or process design. Secondary issues examined include using activity based costing data during product and...
Speedy DSL Corporation
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns the pricing decision of a service firm, and the use of the appropriate economic model to analyze that decision. A comparison of price-elasticity and cross-elasticity of demand highlights...
Tecs Time Keeping Fraud
CASE OBJECTIVES AND USEThis case illustrates two separate fraud schemes perpetrated by the time keepers at a construction company. Students are introduced to the case through the eyes of the CEO of the company, who has just been informed of the fraud....
The Growth and Decline of the New Revival Pentecostal Church
INSTRUCTORS' NOTESRECOMMENDATIONS FOR TEACHING APPROACHESThe objectives of the case are to help students understand (a) organizational and taxation issues that could impact nonprofit organizations, and (b) the importance of corporate governance and specifically,...
The Southeastern Theater Company
CASE DESCRIPTIONThe case concerns planning job/staffing needs and schedules for employees and management for a medium-size movie theater. The students are required to: (1) analyze the amount of time required to perform work activities; (2) recognize...
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