CaseWorks: Case Study
Spring 2015

Urban Outfitters: Shareholder Advocacy and the Hipster Hyper-Capitalist

John Wilson

Can Urban Outfitters be persuaded to join other manufacturers in establishing best practices for its factories in developing countries?

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Summer 2015

Kate Spade New York: Will Expansion Deepen or Dilute the Brand?

Keith Wilcox
Eva Ascarza

What growth strategy will best support Kate Spade New York’s carefully crafted brand identity?

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Spring 2015

Stanford Dumps Coal

Andrew Ang
Bruce Usher

What will be the longer term impact of Stanford University’s decision to divest its endowment’s holdings in companies that produce coal?

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Fall 2014

Starbucks in the New Millennium

Oded Netzer

Would Starbucks new initiatives—those launched during the new millennium—continue to fuel growth?

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Fall 2014

AfricInvest’s Stake in Nouvelair (A and B)

Kamel Jedidi
Meriem Kebiri

Can Tunisian PE firm AfricInvest circumvent the malevolent actions of a corrupt ruling family?

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Spring 2015

Greening Goliath: Developing a Shareholder Engagement Strategy for Emerson Electric

John Wilson

Can Emerson Electric shareholders impact the company’s policy on sustainability reporting?

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Fall 2014

A-List Education: Building on Initial Success

John Walker

How should a provider of educational materials for test preparation—a commercial business with a social mission— finance its expansion into technology-based products?

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Fall 2015

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Merger

Michael Morris
Eric Anicich

What cultural issues arose in the Bank of America acquisition of Merrill Lynch and what strategy might address these problems?

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CaseWorks: Case Study
Spring 2014

Apple vs. Samsung: The $2 Billion Case

Oded Netzer
Rajan Sambandam

How did conjoint analysis support Apple’s $2 billion lawsuit against Samsung?

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Fall 2014

Sunrise Inc.: A Tale of Two Term Sheets

Morten Sorensen

What should entrepreneurs look for in a term sheet when deciding between multiple VC offers?

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