Key components in developing a Harvard Business School Case

Choose 5 of the following topics for your exam. Write a short essay for each (4-5 paragraphs). Be sure to use each essay as an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the core concepts covered during our class.

Here are the 5 I want to write about:

Question 1

HBS Case Method 1. What are the key components in developing a Harvard Business School case analysis? Briefly explain each section.

Information:Step 1= an analysis of the entire situation. This includes a SWOT analysis

Step 2 = identification of the core marketing problem as YOU see it.

Step 3 = analysis the internal and external environmental forces that caused this problem to emerge

Step = 4 generate three separate and fully detailed alternative solutions of your own design which could solve the problem identified in step two

Step 5 = choose the one BEST solution from the three you created in step four and describe WHY it’s the best one.

Step 6 = detail the step by step action plan to operationalize that plan.

Question 2:

You are about to eat at a friend’s house for dinner. However, your friend is from a foreign country and you are sure that his family will have prepared an ethnic meal for you. Explain how your self-reference criterion (SRC) might cause you problems with your upcoming new experience. What should do about this?


Question 3:

Support or refute each of the various arguments commonly used in support of tariffs. Many arguments are commonly used in support of tariffs: Infant industry, Protection of the home market, Keep money at home, Capital accumulation, Standard of living and real wage, Conservation of natural resources, Industrialization of low wage nation, Maintain employment and reduce unemployment, National defense, Increase business size, Retaliation and bargaining.

Question 4:

Suggest ways in which persons might prepare themselves to handle unique business customs that may be encountered in a trip abroad. “A businessman should…”

Question 5:

Differentiate between conciliation, arbitration and litigation.