Select one case to analyze individually. The case write-up should be no more than ten pages (double-spaced, 12-point Arial font) in length, with a maximum of seven exhibits (pages for exhibits can exceed seven, if necessary). The student should write the case assignment from the perspective of the main character in the case whose business issue requires a solution. The case-writing tools presented in class, in the text, and delivered on OWL as supplementary readings should be used to “crack the case”. The case assignment should include the following: Identify the main character in the case and their strategic business issue(s) Summarize the key case “question(s)” from the perspective of the main character, asking the question “what needs to be done now, soon, this year, in 3 years, in 10 years”?
Using the casebook, course tools, and supplementary tools and information, conduct an analysis of the firm, its competitors, market, products, finances, people, operations, innovativeness, culture, and other business areas, to determine the root causes of the case issue(s) and identify potential short and long-run solutions Go beyond the case facts in theorizing what the industry might look like in 2030 and 2050, and what the organization can do to stay relevant, growing current customers and acquiring new ones; ask what this company is doing/can do to become sustainable, create uncontested market space, develop wealth for stakeholders, and enhance profitability/other objective measurements Ensure that a sustainability strategy is well articulated Propose a solution(s) to the business problem(s). Create a detailed plan of action for the character/company to execute in order to solve their problem, enhance their competitiveness, and “win in the marketplace”, including the 5 W’s of how to execute on the plan