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Unformatted text preview: s in many respects the most important part of the entire case analysis. This section describes how the organization should go about making the recommendation happen. This section needs to be described in as much detail as possible given the constraints in the case—when you are missing specific data, fill in using sound business judgment. Items to include (this is not necessarily a complete list): a) Description of specific activities that need to be undertaken b) Assignation of responsibilities c) Costs of each activity d) Time frames for each activity e) Measures of success/failure for each activity f) Possible coordination issues g) Possible obstacles/impediments that need to be considered/dealt with to successfully implement the recommendation 5) A Financial Analysis on a separate appendix page (1 page). The financial analysis should be approximately 1 page of textual analysis long, given the constraints of the financial information available in the case. All case analyses must have a financial analysis, no matter how brief the financial information is presented in the case. Failure to include a financial analysis will automatically result in a 2-letter grade (20 points) deduction from the case grade. The financial analysis should be an analysis, not a simple statement of facts. For example, it is not an analysis to simply state “The debt-to-equity ratio has been increasing during the past three years” [simple statement of fact]. Nor is it an analysis to state “The debt-to-equity ratio has been increasing during the past three years, which means that the company has been using more debt than equity to finance its operations” [definition as discussion]. Rather, a good analysis would be something like: “The company’s debt to equity ratio has risen from 1.1 to ______________________________________________________________________ GEB Guide to Conducting Case Analyses—Spring Page of 6.4 from 1997 to 1999. This is caused by the company’s vigorous plant building during the past three years and because man...
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