JCRI Case Studies


A TURBAN AND A KIRPAN: THE STORY OF A SIKH IN AMERICA, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 3: 126-145 (2017). By Issam Ghazzawi and Tahil Sharma. Key words: human resource management, ethics, justice, training and developing employees, Sikhs, Sikhism, management of diversity, culture challenges.

ALEXANDRIA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: PROMOTING WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EGYPT, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 1: 88-110 (2015). By Juliet Abdeljawad & Chalmer Labig. Key words: Entrepreneur, microfinance/credit, female empowerment, international social entrepreneurship, gender issues in management, microcredit Non-Governmental Organizations, Egypt.

ATIKOKAN IN CRISIS: A COMMUNITY STRATEGIC DECISION, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 2: 53-82 (2016). By A. Scott Carson, Erica Young & Jeffrey A. Dixon. Key words: Community development, cluster, biomass, green energy, strategy.

BHEL HARIDWAR: THE MAKING OF A WORLD-CLASS INDIAN PUBLIC ENTERPRISE, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 3: 105-125 (2017). By Balvir Talwar and Sat Parshar. Key words: total quality management, quality, world class excellence, leadership, change management, public enterprise, public sector undertakings, emerging economy.

DOES ELON MUSK RANK? LEADERSHIP, CREATIVITY, AND STAKEHOLDER IMPACT, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 4: 65-83 (2018). By Benjamin N. Alexander, Jean-Fran├žois Coget and Patricia C. Dahm. Key words: Leadership, creativity, stakeholder impact.

GEO LISTENING AT THE GLENDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 3: 188-215 (2017). By Stephen J.J. McGuire, Yang Zhang, Cathy Jin, Manika Tiwari, Niyati Gosalia, Sofyan Dowiri and Venkata Bhamidipati. Key words: Geo Listening, Glendale Unified School District, GUSD, social media monitoring, student rights, free speech, 1st Amendment, 4th Amendment, privacy, public schools, bullying.

GETMA ACADEMY AND GROUP-PRICE DIFFERENTIATION, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 3: 90-104 (2017). By Karla Borja, Christopher Miller and Christopher Wettengel. Key words: pricing strategy, group-price differentiation, third-degree price discrimination, Tae Kwon Do, martial arts, market demand, marketing.

GRAVITY PAYMENTS: SETTING THE WORLD OR ITSELF ON FIRE? Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 3: 13-27 (2017). By Scott Bryant and Kenman Wong. Key words: compensation, pay equity, pay equality, pay justice, employee motivation. HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES: REDEFINING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 4: 17-47 (2018). By R. Duncan M. Pelly, Yang Zhang and Stephen J.J. McGuire. Key words: Homeboy Industries, social responsibility, social entrepreneurship.

HOOTERS OF AMERICA: FIGHTING THE BREASTAURANT WARS, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 2: 106-138 (2016). By Stephen J.J. McGuire & Nina O'Brien. Key words: Strategy, competitive advantage, equal employment opportunity, Title VII, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, change management.

HUY FONG FOODS' SRIRACHA: IRWINDALE TURNS UP THE HEAT, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 3: 47-89 (2017). By Ellen A. Drost, Stephen J.J. McGuire, Kern Kwong, Yang Zhang, Neda Abousaidi, Natsuki Tamekuni, Catherine Gandara, Jackie Shinn, Philip Sanchez and Tommie Gray. Key words: hot sauce, public nuisance, smell pollution, strategy, marketing.

KPMG CANADA'S ISLE OF MAN OFFSHORE COMPANY TAX STRATEGY, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 4: 48-64 (2018). By Gretchen Lawrie and Yang Zhang. Key words: Tax, Canada, Isle of Man, tax shelter.

LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT: DIVERSITY IGNITES DISCRIMINATION, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 4: 130-158 (2018). By Stephen J.J. McGuire, Jeewhan Yoon, Patricia Robbins, Oshin Babaian, Fernando Iniguez, Vardui Koshkaryan, Maribel Pelayo and Taguhi Sogomonyan. Key words: Fire department, discrimination, sexual harassment, consent decree, human resource management.

MOUAT'S TRADING COMPANY, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 1: 11-24 (2015). By Tony Bell & Andrew Fergus. Key words: Succession planning, family business, board of directors, corporate governance.

NEGLIGENT ADMISSION: WAS IT UNETHICAL TO RECRUIT MARCUS JOHNSON?, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 4: 12-16 (2018). By Michael Conklin. Key words: Negligent admission, university, illiteracy, ethics, athletics, college sports.

PEPSICO: WILL THE COMPANY SPIN OFF CARBONATED BEVERAGES, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 4: 84-116 (2018). By Issam Ghazzawi. Key words: PepsiCo, Pepsi-Cola, strategy, diversified companies, divestiture, mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs.

PRINCE GEORGE PUBLIC LIBRARY: FEE-BASED INFORMATION SERVICE, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 1: 64-87 (2015). By John Shepard & Allan Wilson. Key words: Library, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, funding, Canada.

RISING FROM THE ASHES, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 4: 117-129 (2018). By Douglas Lyon and Stephanie Owings. Key words: Restaurant, employees, business interruption.

STARTER CLOTHING COMPANY: A PROFILE CASE STUDY OF NOSTALGIA, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 2: 28-52 (2016). By Brian P. Soebbing, Chad Seifried, Adam G. Pfleegor & Khirey Walker. Key words: Starter Clothing, marketing, nostalgia, apparel, sport, brand, brand loyalty.

STAYING FIT WITH PI-YO, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 3: 146-161 (2017). By Elaine Labach. Key words: Pilates, yoga, entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, pricing, market segmentation.

SUCCESSFUL METLIFE INTEGRATION: A 3 YEAR PROJECT COMPLETED WITHIN 7 MONTHS, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 1: 43-63 (2015). By Alan Maltz & Haoyu Gao. Key words: Leadership, HR management, project management, information technology, corporate integrations, risk management, phase-gate review, success factors, integration, scope.

SWOOSHING THE COST OF CAPITAL PRESENTATION, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 3: 216-235 (2017). By Marco Pagani, Benjamin Anderson and George Whaley. Key words: Nike, finance, capital structure, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), lease recognition.

THE GAME: SOUTHWEST TRANE'S REWARDS TO SUCCESS, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 3: 28-46 (2017). By Michael E. Valdez, Elaine Labach and Gary Treat. Key words: great game of business, employee motivation, incentives, compensation.

THE TEMPLE OF DAWN IN TRANSITION, Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 1: 111-132 (2015). By Judhaphan Padunchewit. Key words: Organizational communication, non-profit, temple, tourism, Thailand, Buddhism.

THE TWIN BUTTES DEVELOPMENT: SMART GROWTH OR NO GROWTH? Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 1: 25-42 (2015). By Deborah Walker & Douglas W. Lyon. Key words: Public policy, smart growth, tax base, fiscal impact, economic impact, annexation.

TRANSFORMING PINE STREAM LIBRARY: BECOMING THE BEST LITTLE LIBRARY IN THE U.S., Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 2: 9-27 (2016). By Elaine Labach & Michael E. Valdez. Key words: Service management, Library administration, service marketing, non-profit management, change management.

WHAT IS THE BEST PUBLIC RELATIONS STRATEGY TO REVERSE MONSANTO'S REPUTATION AS AN EVIL CORPORATION? Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, 2: 83-105 (2016). By George L. Whaley. Key words: Public relations, product marketing, strategic management, entrepreneurship, ethics, biotechnology management.