Case Guidelines There are three cases in this class, and you are required to read, prepare, and participate in all case discussions. Cases are based on actual situations in real companies. The case attempts to describe the situation in sufficient detail to facilitate class discussion. You should thoroughly prepare the case to ensure quality class discussion. A few tips: How should you prepare a case? Just reading a case is not enough. After an initial reading, you should go back through the case to study it thoroughly and develop your understanding. Identify the major problems and key relationships. Generate alternative solutions to the problem and the advantages and disadvantages. Arrive at a recommendation (don’t waffle). Highlight important information (including the exhibits and appendices, not just the text) that informs your views. Don’t be surprised if you feel that the case lacks some facts that you need in order make a good decision. Management decisions must often be made on the basis of incomplete information. Don’t look for “the answer” to the case in class. Business situations are complex and seldom have a single ideal solution. Instead, there are often a number of alternative possible solutions, each involving different degrees of risk, cost, and simplicity of execution.
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