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Accounting Case Summaries

EXAMINING A POTENTIALLY ABUSIVE TAX SHELTER: THE CASE OF COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION
R. Loring Carlson, Western New England College
Thomas J. Vogel, Western New England College

FLAX POND CRANBERRY COMPANY
Tim Redmer, Regent University

GREENSPRING VILLAGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY – SPORTS BAR/BISTRO
Tim Redmer, Regent University

PARADISE FASHION BOUTIQUE: BREAKEVEN ANALYSIS
Gene Pike, University of Tampa
Karen Squires, University of Tampa

SOFTNET SYSTEMS – STRONG PERFORMANCE OR FINANCIAL STATEMENT FRAUD
Nana Amoah, Morgan State University

SUN STATE SOCCER: A CASE STUDY OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Oscar Harvin, University of North Florida
John Watler, University of North Florida
Jeffrey E. Michelman, University of North Florida
Bobby E. Waldrup, University of North Florida

YOUNG CAPITALIST ROOMATES: THE TAX TREATMENT OF RENTALS WHEN AN OWNER AND A TENANT ARE ROOMATES CAN PROVIDE INTERESTING TAX RELATED QUESTIONS
Nathan Oestreich, San Diego State University

 

Business & Society Summaries

CASCADES’ ENVIRONMENTAL STATEGY IN 2005: AT THE CROSSROADS
Pierre Batellier, HEC Montréal
Emmanuel Raufflet, HEC Montréal

CONTRIBUTIONS AND PUBLICITY: THE CASE OF JOHNSON & JOHNSON
Brian K. Burton, Western Washington University
Steven Globerman, Western Washington University
James McCafferty, Western Washington University

DEGUSSA AND THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL: A BUSINESS ETHICS CASE
Al Rosenbloom, Saint Xavier University
RuthAnn Althaus, Saint Xavier University

“DOES THE CAPTAIN GO DOWN WITH THE SHIP?” ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IN CRISIS SITUATIONS
Debra Hunter, Troy University

HEWLETT-PACKARD AND A COMMON SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
Anne T. Lawrence, San Jose State University

HOOKAH HAVEN: BOOTSTRAP OR BIG TIME?
Tom Hinthorne, Montana State University-Billings
Patricia Holman, Montana State University-Billings
Alexis Brill, Montana State University-Billings
Kevin Cremer, Montana State University-Billings
Troy Fix, Montana State University-Billings

INVERNESS NETWORKS
Aundrea Kay Guess, St. Edward’s University

MIDVALE VS. BEST BUY LIQUORS (A) & (B)
Sue Hanks, Colorado State University at Pueblo
H. Richard Eisenbeis, Colorado State University at Pueblo
Scott Cunningham, Colorado State University at Pueblo

MTI: SURVIVAL IN THE WAKE OF 9/11
Gerald M. Myers, Pacific Lutheran University
William W. Young, Pacific Lutheran University

TYCO INTERNATIONAL
Alison Volk, University of New Hampshire
Michael Merenda, University of New Hampshire
Allen Kaufman, University of New Hampshire

 

 

Business & Policy Summaries                           

ABB: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN A TURNAROUND SITUATION, A, B & C
Paul Strebel, IMD International
Ulrich Steger, IMD International
Wolfgang Amann, Henley Management College

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH: AN UPSCALE SPORTING GOODS RETAILER BECOMES A LEADER IN TRENDY APPAREL
Janet L. Rovenpor, Manhattan College

AMERICAN AIRLINES SINCE DEREGULATION: A TWENTY YEAR EXPERIENCE, 1978-2007
Isaac Cohen, San Jose State University

AMVIC INC. – BUILDING A BETTER TOMORROW
Carmel Branston, Wilfrid Laurier University
Michael Bodkin, Wilfrid Laurier University

COUNTING SLEEP?
Armand Gilinsky, Jr., Sonoma State University

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC.
Jyoti Bachani, University of Redlands

GOVERNING THE HOUSE OF THE MOUSE: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AT DISNEY, 1984 – 2006
Steve Gove, University of Dayton

HEWLETT PACKARD: RETHINKING THE RETHINKING OF HP
Steven Maranville, University of Houston-Downtown
Steven Coy, University of Houston-Downtown

IBM BARCELONA LAB: A STORY OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
Javier Busquets, ESADE Business School
Joan Ramón Mallart, ESADE Business School

IN THE GARDEN
Mark Meckler, University of Portland

KALADI BROTHERS COFFEE OF ALASKA- FROM SMALL TO LARGE ONE BEAN AT TIME
Joshua Marineau, University of Alaska Anchorage
Carlos J. Alsua, University of Alaska Anchorage

LEARNING TO MANAGE ON FOREIGN MARKETS: FRENCH RETAILERS IN POLAND (A & B)
Stephanie Hurt, Meredith College
Marcus Hurt, EDHEC Business School

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN ROLLING STOCK: THE CASE OF INDIAN RAILWAYS
Sanjeev Kishore, Management Development Institute
A. Sahay, Management Development Institute
M. Chaturvedi, Management Development Institute

PUMPKIN PATCH
Stephen Bowden, University of Waikato

TELECOM MOBILE: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK OR THE REVENGE OF THE JEDI?
Stephen Bowden, University of Waikato

TEXAS LONE STAR CONNECTIONS
Suzanne N. Cory, St. Mary’s University
Zaida L. Martinez, St. Mary’s University
Russell W. Kacer, Audiology Online

THE SANDVINE WAY
Detlev Nitsch, Wilfrid Laurier University
Josephine McMurray, Wilfrid Laurier University

TIFFANY & CO., 2006
Sarah Richardson, Maryville College
Mary Kay Sullivan, Maryville College

 

 

Education Case Summaries

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN THE CLASSROOM: MANAGING A HEATED DISCUSSION
Deborah R. Ettington, Penn State University

FREEDOM OF SPEECH?
David W. Rosenthal, Miami University
Linda Silver Coley, Miami University

IMMIGRATION: ASSESSING THE CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES
Cheri Heeren, Pettis County Community Partnership Audrey Wright, Worcester State College

LITERACY ASSESSMENT: A QUESTION OF CONTEXT
Audrey Wright, Worcester State College
Margaret Bouchard, Worcester State College

A MANAGERIAL DECISION-MAKING DILEMMA IN ACADEMIA
John J. Vitton, University of North Dakota

MIDWAY AY 2005-06: ON THE THRESHOLD
Marilyn Taylor, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Henry W. Bloch, University of Missouri at Kansas City
William Drake, Midway College
Lee Van Horn, Palomar Consulting Associates

 

 

Finance & Economics Case Summaries

AUTOPARTES VITTORIA
Jorge Grinberg & Gabriel Noussan IAE, Escuela de Dirección y Negocios, Universidad Austral

B/E AEROSPACE, INC. (A), (B), & (C) FINANCING STRATEGY DURING PERIOD OF REMARKABLE RECOVERY
Wesley W. Marple, Northeastern University

BARNETT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY (BIMCO)
Arthur C. Gudikunst, Christopher Newport University

COUNTY LINE MARKETS: WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Lou D’Antonio & Ron Rizzuto University of Denver

FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING AT JAZZTEL
Francisco J. López Lubián, Instituto de Empresa

IBA: SELLING THE FAMILY JEWELS
Ravi Sarathy & Luc DeBrouckere, Northeastern University

INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS TAKEOVER: PETER LEHMANN WINES
Adam Steen & Keith Turpie, Swinburne University of Technology

LORAL SPACE AND COMMUNICATIONS
Heather Crofford, The Boeing Company
Mary Shimp, FTI Capital Advisors
Susan White, University of Maryland

MILE HIGH TREE FARM COMPANY CASE
Hugh Grove & Tom Cook, University of Denver Darin Good, IBG Business Services, Inc.

NATIONAL WIND & WHOLESALE POWER
Jonathan B. Welch, Northeastern University

RED RIVER COOPERATIVE LTD.: THE DISTRIBUTION DECISION
Charles E. Mossman & Brian Oleson, University of Manitoba

TED’S TRAILER: WHEN TO SELL?—BUSINESS VALUATION CASE
Hugh Grove & Tom Cook, University of Denver
Darin Good, IBG Business Services, Inc.

THE PRIZE? THE PRICE?
Raymond H. Lopez, Pace University
Armand Gilinsky, Jr., Sonoma State University

WENATCHEE GROWERS
Lynda S. Livingston, University of Puget Sound

 

 

International Business Case Summaries

ARM PHARMACY: THE CHALLENGES OF PRIVATIZATION IN ARMENIA
Marlene M. Reed, Baylor University Fred N. Hendon, Samford University

FROM COMMUNISM TO GLOBAL CAPITALISM: THREE GENERATIONS OF A SERBIAN FAMILY BUSINESS
Barry Allen Gold, Pace University

I-FLEX SOLUTIONS LIMITED: WINNING UNCONVENTIONALLY
J. Ramachandran & Pranav Garg
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL LABORATORIES – GmbH
Tom Morris, University of San Diego
D. Michael Campbell, University of Southern California

MANOS DE VALDIVIA: CHILEAN CRAFTSWOMEN REACHING FOR THE GLOBAL MARKET
Lisa Johnson & Nila Wiese
University of Puget Sound

NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INTEGRATION CASE
Gaylen Bunker, Aric Krause, Michael Mamo, Nancy Panos Schmitt & Jerry VanOs
Westminster College

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS: TRITON MEXICALI
Alicia Buenrostroa, CETYS University
Susan Peters (faculty supervisor), California State Polytechnic University & CETYS University

OPTIMATION, INC. – 2006: WHICH COUNTRY MOST NEEDED HOLES DRILLED 10 TIMES SMALLER THAN THE HUMAN HAIR?
Harold Koch, The University of Utah

QUELLE PROBLEME
Marissa DeLeon, CETYS University
Susan Peters, California State Polytechnic University & CETYS University

STARBUCKS IN CHINA
Josep Franch, ESADE

SUPREMECORQ: A CORKING BUSINESS
Nila M. Wiese, University of Puget Sound

 

 

Marketing Case Summaries

AN AGING AUDIENCE: THE BROACH THEATRE
Sean R. McGinnis & Lew G. Brown (faculty supervisor)
University of North Carolina Greensboro

GROWING THE EUROPEAN MARKET FOR VSECURNICS
Audrey Brislin, Inspiration Software, Inc.
Beng Soo Ong, California State University, Fresno

HINDUSTAN LEVER (A) – LEAPING A MILLENNIUM
Wolfgang Amann, Ulrich Steger, Aileen Ionescu-Somers
IMD

THE KITCHEN SHOP DESIGN CENTER
Tom A. Buckles, Biola University
Lari Mobley, RetailBase Marketing, Inc.

PETROBRAS: ITS FIRST CHILD
Javier J. O. Silva, Fernando Zerboni, Esteban Coppolillo & Andres
Austral University

ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Michelle DeMoss, Stetson University

THE RIGHT ANGLE CAFÉ
David Rose & Lisa Giguere, Wilfrid Laurier University

VENUS SWIMWEAR: FASHION SWIMWEAR - IMPROVING PROFITABILITY IN A HIGHLY SEASONAL CATALOG BUSINESS
Adel I. El-Ansary, University of North Florida
David V. Rudd, Lebanon Valley College

WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS
Ram Subramanian, Montclair State University
Jaideep Motwani & John Rumery, Grand Valley State University

WITCH OF THE WOODS
Bruce C. Bailey, Otterbein College

 

 

Not-For-Profit Case Summaries

AOTEAROA CREDIT UNION: WITHOUT TRUST, SOCIETY’S FABRIC WOULD BEGIN TO UNRAVEL
Manisha Soma Patel, Doerthe Toepperwien & Ljiljana Erakovic (faculty supervisor)
The University of Auckland

PETER SNELL INSTITUTE OF SPORT: MANAGING GROWTH
Ljiljana Erakovic, The University of Auckland

 

 

Operations-Supply Chain Management Case Summaries

TRACK CHAIR:  Ram Subramanian, Grand Valley State University

 

BIO-DIESEL PLANT LOCATION DECISION
Scott Metlen, Doug Haines & Amanda McAlexander
University of Idaho

J.P. DONMOYER: TECHNOLOGY IN DRY BULK TRANSPORTATION
Richard R. Young & Joseph P. Eshun
The Pennsylvania State University

 

 

Organizational Behavior Case Summaries

CLEANING UP HOUSEKEEPING AT THE DAVIDSON HOTEL
Jay Gupte, Cheri A. Young & David L. Corsun
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

IN SEARCH FOR A NEW CAREER: TRADITION… TRADITION!
Tania Casado, Ana Carla Scalabrin & Cyndia Bressan
University of São Paulo

MOTIVATING VIETNAMESE EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS IN AN AMERICAN JOINT-VENTURE: WHAT A CHALLENGE!
Virginia Bodolica, University of Quebec in Outaouais
Marie Waxin, American University of Sharjah

PROCESS REDESIGN AT PARTNERS HEALTHCARE
Cynthia Ingols, Alyson Simonetta & Lisa Brem
Simmons College

THE REBUILDING OF SANDLER O’NEILL AFTER 9/11 (A) & (B)
Bambi Douma, Jeffrey P. Shay, Christin Foley & Klaus Uhlenbruck
University of Montana

VANESSA’S CHOICE
Tania Casado & Alessandra Quishida
University of São Paulo

WHAT’S COOKING AT ASP?
Kim Mangino, David L. Corsun & Cheri A. Young
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

YVETTE SMITH
Timothy W. Edlund & Erik Alexander
Morgan State University

 

 

Research Case Summaries

A LONGITUDINAL, CASE BASED ANALYSIS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL APPLICATIONS OF THE MILES AND SNOW TYPOLOGY: A PRELIMINARY STUDY
Michael Merenda & William Naumes
University of New Hampshire

CASE PROTAGONISTS: WHO GETS WRITTEN ABOUT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Cynthia Ingols, Simmons College
Margaret Naumes, University of New Hampshire

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DIVERSITY MODEL THROUGH CASE RESEARCH
Lynda Moore & Bonita Betters-Reed
Simmons College, School of Management

THE INTEGRATION PROCESS OF A TRANSNATIONAL MERGER. THE CASE OF ARLA FOODS
Mikael Søndergaard & Ole Ø. Madsen,
University of Aarhus

MANAGING EXPLOITATION & EXPLORATION IN THE CASE OF ABB 1988 - 1999.
Mikael Søndergaard, University of Aarhus

 

 

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Case Summaries

BANNER COATINGS COMPANY
John J. Lawrence & Lee Dillion
University of Idaho

COASTAL MILLWORKS: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Michael Miller & Ann Langlois, Palm Beach Atlantic University

DEATH ON WHEELS: 1-800-AUTOPSY
Stephen J.J. McGuire, California State University

EXECUTIVE AIR CHARTER
Raymond M. Kinnunen & Susan F. Sieloff
Northeastern University

EXPRESSO ESPRESSO
Calvin M. Bacon, Jr.
University of South Alabama

THE FUN GROUP
Ernie Contreras, Jessica Withrow & Joseph Kavanaugh (faculty supervisor)
Sam Houston State University

JOSEPH’S GOURMET PASTA & SAUCES (D)
Michael J. Merenda, William Naumes & Margaret J. Naumes
University of New Hampshire

MICHAEL PETROV
Stuart Rosenberg, Dowling College

NUVERA FUEL CELLS 2006
Rodney Kidder & William Naumes (faculty supervisor)
University of New Hampshire

THE OO-MEE STORY
Catherine Rich-Duval & Joseph Stasio
Merrimack College

TARIAN SOFTWARE: THE TROUBLE WITH TRIPLE-DIPS
Lukas Neville & Elspeth Murray, Queen’s University

 

 

Teaching with Cases Track Poster Sessions

CASES FOR THE GLOBAL ACADEMIC VILLAGE
Arieh A. Ullmann & Barbara E. Phiebig Ullmann
Binghamton University

THE MARRIAGE OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND CURRENT BUSINESS EVENTS
John J. Vitton & Lori A. Swinney
University of North Dakota

TEACHING ARCHITECTURE WITH CASES
Cristina Florencia Saborio Ortega
Universidad de Guadalajara

TRANSFORMING A DISCIPLINE: THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE CASE TEACHING APPROACH TO THE DISCIPLINE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
James Quinn, Oakland University

 

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