4. List all issues, concerns, areas for improvement, or contradictions that you noted.
5. Develop any Exhibits you may need to help you support your arguments.
6. Answer the assigned questions.
After you have
the case based on steps 1 through 6 above, you can now
Write up a rough draft of your ideas and develop exhibits.
your ideas, and pay attention to the following: long sentences with too many
adjectives; restatements of the case; multiple sentences that say the same thing; are all
exhibits you developed clearly referred to in the text (e.g., Model 1. illustrates the
critical issues…., or Figure 2. points to key areas of concern…, etc.); too much
: your analysis should clearly present your view of the strategic
issues at hand and your exhibits should support your ideas stated in the written section
of your document.
Grading of the Case Report:
Below are some basic guidelines I will use to evaluate your case
analysis (total =100 points):
Summary of Critical Issues
(i.e., information from the case is
identification of key issues) – 25 points
(i.e., appropriate use of strategic management concepts & analysis
frameworks) – 25 points
Arguments and Recommendations
(i.e., quality and support of the arguments presented)
– 25 points
(clarity of ideas; use of exhibits; clarity of writing; formal writing style as well as
grammar, spelling, punctuation) – 25 points
***SPECIFIC QUESTIONS YOU MUST ADDRESS IN YOUR CASE ANALYSIS***
Discuss the circumstances under which Satyam's fraud was exposed. What do you think were
the reasons for the fraud? Could this fraud have been prevented? (HINT: the failure of the
Maytas deal started to unravel the fraud)
Critically evaluate the corporate governance mechanisms of Satyam. (HINT: consider
ownership structure, board composition, board committees, disclosures and transparency)
Do you think that making industry regulatory changes would help in preventing such fraud?
(HINT: Take a position and provide supporting evidence for your answer.)