Carefully read the “case study” (linked at the top) and type a report that details your specific analysis and recommendations about how problems presented in the case might be approached and solved. Make sure your analysis and report answers the questions raised. Your report should be 3-4 pages in length, single spaced, and use APA for citations (a minimum of 3 are required). This is a formal document and should be written as a letter to the company who brought you on as a consultant(s). There should be a brief introduction paragraph that previews the letter, the body where the following steps are discussed, and a conclusion paragraph that recaps the letter and reinforces your relationship. I will be grading your individual case study on your ability to follow the format and your ability to address and respond to the following five steps. Submit your report to Canvas on the date noted in the syllabus. 100 Points.
Guide to Analyze the case study
presents a structured framework to help you analyze such cases as well as the case studies in this text. Knowing how to analyze a case will help you attack virtually any business problem. A case study helps students learn by immersing them in a real-world business scenario where they can act as problem-solvers and decision-makers. The case presents facts about a particular organization. Students are asked to analyze the case by focusing on the most important facts and using this information to determine the opportunities and problems facing that organization. Students are then asked to identify alternative courses of action to deal with the problems they identify. A case study analysis must not merely summarize the case. It should identify key issues and problems, outline and assess alternative courses of action, and draw appropriate conclusions. The case study analysis should be broken down into the following steps:
Your individual and group case study must discuss the following five steps. I recommend you use these as the main points for the body of your case study. You can take these steps and modify them to make headings for your case study following a letter format.
- Identify the most important facts surrounding the case.
- Identify the key issue or issues.
- Specify alternative courses of action.
- Evaluate each course of action.
- Recommend the best course of action (supported by research, minimum of 3 sources in APA).