Psych Me Out

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Leadership (Communication, Power, Motivation) Characters: Bob, Managing Partner Jerry, Partner; Leandra, Stacy’s Supervisor Stacy, Junior Accountant The Psychologist   Stacy is a recently hired employee of a growing local CPA firm. The partners of this firm have high expectations for Stacy, mainly because he scored near the top of his graduating…

Pump It Up

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Obligations to Shareholders (investment banking) Characters: Henrietta Bluefish, investment banker at Tremper and Co.   Henrietta Bluefish has been an investment banker with Tremper and Co. for four years. Since Henrietta had an undergraduate degree in biomechanical engineering and an M.B.A, degree, she was the ideal candidate to assist medal supplies…

Damage Expense

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Violations of Internal Control Characters: Chris, New Distribution Supervisor at a large candy manufacturer Bob, Inventory Control Manager, Chris’ s immediate boss   Chris has been recently hired as the Distribution Supervisor for an international candy company. The plant is in a rural area and is about to begin a major…

ZZ Cinema

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Internal Control (Segregation of Duties) Characters: John, Manager of Theatre Franchise; William, Assistant Manager of Theatre Diana, Staff Accountant of Franchise Jodi, Ticket seller and cashier Bob, Doorman   Diana is a college graduate with accounting as her major and is planning to take the CPA exam. She recently accepted the…

Family Plans

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Staffing Characters: Barbara, the controller of Atex, Inc., a small manufacturing company Sam, the controller of Smith, Inc., a small manufacturing company   Barbara is a controller of Atex, Inc., a small regional manufacturing company. During her four years of employment at Atex, she has worked her way up through the…

Might Makes Right

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Taking Credit for Work Characters: Janice, chief of research and development John, Janice’s underpaid assistant   Janice is a highly educated top executive in charge of research and development. John is her underpaid assistant, struggling to support his family. His performance evaluations have always been more than adequate. As one of…

Sexual Harassment

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Human Resource Management/Sexual Harassment Characters: Paula, Management trainee in the Production Department of a medium-sized company Steve, Vice President of Production and Paula’s Manager Richard, Paula’s coworker and a Manager in Production   Paula, a recent college graduate, is a newly hired manager in the Production Department of a medium-sized US.…