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. 2, 2014

Creativity and Culture at Pixar and Disney: A Comparison
INSTRUCTOR'S NOTESCASE DESCRIPTIONThis case studies the leadership and organizational dynamics of the Disney and Pixar companies and the events leading up to Disney CEO Robert Iger's offer to purchase Pixar. After analyzing the comparative histories...
Koch Ranches: "Where's the Beef?!"
INSTRUCTORS' NOTESCASE DESCRIPTIONA wave of concern is sweeping small businesses, such as Koch Ranches (K-R), as their current customers ' age and new markets, such as the Millennials (See Appendix A), grow into their next life cycles of careers and...
South Carolina Department of Revenue: Mother of Government Dysfunction
CASE DESCRIPTIONThis case describes a successful spear phishing attack, the factors that precipitated it and the response to the crisis by top management. The primary issues concern the mismanagement of information systems security by top management,...
Sweet Peas Stichery: A Case of a Start-Up Merchandiser- Part A
CASE DESCRIPTIONSweet Peas Stitchery is an entrepreneurial venture in its infancy. The case describes how the company developed, its challenges, and realities. Abby Adams and Beth Rossi began the business on a shoestring, very under-capitalized, but...
There Is Room at the Inn! : Instructor's Notes
DISCUSSION QUESTIONMake a recommendation to Mr. Shah regarding his next course of action. Should he stick to his current strategy of being a franchisee motel? Should he turn the place into an Assisted Living? Should he convert it into a student housing...
The Rise and Fall of Netflix: What Happened and Where Will It Go from Here?
INSTRUCTORS' NOTESCASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case concerns company analysis. Secondary issues include financial statement analysis, corporate strategy and international expansion. The case has a difficulty level of three and should...
The Trilateral Mba: An Approach to International Exchange of Students
INSTRUCTOR NOTESCASE DESCRIPTIONThe primary subject matter of this case is the development and implementation of a joint graduate program involving schools from multiple countries. Secondary issues examined include funding, business models, and evaluation...
The Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: An American Dream That Touched the World
Throughout my career, I've always emphasized performance. And I'm really proud of the performance of our team around the world and the results Wal-Mart delivered for fiscal year 2010 in a year challenged by a difficult economy in all of our markets....
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