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…

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…

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…

Metropolitan City Teachers’ Retirement Fund Performance Appraisal

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Pension  Funding Characters: John Spence, portfolio analyst for Metropolitan City Teachers’ Retirement Fund; Mary Trenkler, newly hired investment director Bill Fredericks, external stock portfolio manager   John Spence is a portfolio analyst for Metropolitan City Teachers’ Retirement Fund (MCTRF), where he works under the newly hired investment director, Mary Trenkler. MCTRF…

California Wood Harvesting Co.

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Environmental  vs. Economic Concerns Characters: Bob Thomas, company president, George Hollis, Vice President of Marketing, John Davidson, assistant to Vice President of Marketing   The California Wood Harvesting Company has been clear-cutting for over 50 years in Northern California. The company has always complied with governmental regulations and actively replants the…

To Spray or Not to Spray

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Product (Harmful Ecological Impact) Characters: Robert Whitney, product manager at Crocodile Cleansers   Crocodile Cleansers, a small company in the southeast, markets a variety of cleaning products. Although the company competes with major national brands, it has had a strong local following, especially among the working class. One of its principal…

Sticky Fingers

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Due Process Characters: Susan, Human Resources Manager in a large retail store, one year of service Mike, Loss Prevention/Security Manager in the same store, ten years of service; Todd, a salesman in the jewelry department, three years of service   One month has now passed since a diamond-studded watch was noticed…

To Go or Not To Go

CaseKey teaching notesCase Topic: Staffing/Training and Development Characters: Boris Zvernisky, senior accountant at a large accounting firm Julie Corradino, partner at an accounting firm   Boris Zvernisky, a senior accountant, has just completed his third year at a large accounting firm. During this time, Boris has been consistently evaluated as an above average performer and…