Teaching Cases

  • TVAHelp.Com
    Asian Case Research Journal Vol 8, Issue 1, 79-106 (2004)
    © World Scientific Publishing Co.,
    TVAHelp.com is a small firm operating in the niche market of servicing laptop computers. After having a good run for the first four years – where the topline has grown eight times, they are facing problems in maintaining the profitability. In order to grow, the company has been examining various options. Some of these options are natural extensions of the current business and some require radically new way of doing business. One of the growth options considered by the company is to undertake software servicing on the net using a technology called Remote-Fix. However, the company, which has presence in only 4 cities in India, will have to roll out a radically new business model if it were to embrace this new product. Is this route to growth worth it?
  • Engineering Equipment and Electronics
    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmdeabad.
  • Footwear India Limited
    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Daizy Healthcare (B)
    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Daizy Healthcare (A)
    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Birla 3M Limited
    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • International Conference on Literature
    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Agricare Corp
    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Nagar Panchayat Hospital (B)
    Vikalpa , The Journal for Decision Makers, Vol. 26, No.1 January-March 2001. Ahmedabad: IIMA
    The case discusses the issues of autonomy and accountability in the healthcare division of a local self-government. It highlights the underlying tension between the elected representatives' need to control the division and the executive's need for autonomy. It raises questions on the concept of cost and responsibility centres in local self-governments and what happens when one of the responsibility centres starts generating revenue and becomes a truly profit centre. Since the basic nature of the service is more of a responsibility --- do the surpluses generated by the new profit centre get ploughed back to the same facility or should it get into the general pool of the Panchayat? If the argument is that it should be ploughed back to the responsibility centre to improve the overall facilities of the division, then should the objectives of the division be redefined and what should be the most appropriate institutional mechanism to grant autonomy for a division that is doing well? How would these mechanisms work in the long run? The case tries to sensitize the discussants to the issues and tensions that emerge in a well-managed division of a local-self-government. It also raises the larger issue of autonomy and accountability in democratic institutions
  • Accounts Ambiguity
    Business Today August 7-21, 1996.
  • Nagar Panchayat Hospital (A)(With Divya Jairath and Prashant Sinha)
    Vikalpa , the Journal for Decision Makers  Vol.20, No.4 October-December 1995 Ahmedabad: IIMA.
    The case is targeted to discuss the importance of accounting information in decision making process. While this information is available in standardized formats in corporates, the local self-government accounting is quite different.In trying to look at the desirability of detailed accounting information and accounting treatment of notional expenses such as depreciation, one generally tends to ignore the form of organization, its source of finances, and the objectives of information dissemination. The case tries to highlight and sensitize the discussants to accounting concepts as applied to local self-governments.
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