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  • 1. Guidelines for Case Analysis By Mr. Pankaj Kumar
  • 2. What is Case Method?
    • A case is a description of a situation involving problems to be solved . It provides realism to one’s understanding. The case method involve a deep analysis of an actual organization event or series of event. Reading theories and concept is the beginning of knowledge; but in order to complete one’s education, it is useful to gain some insight into practical management problems and try to apply the theoretical concept in dealing with these problems.
  • 3. Objective of Case Study
    • To add realism to learner’s understanding of the subject.
    • To cause the student to integrate knowledge of various aspect of management and apply theoretical concepts in dealing with the management problems.
    • To improve the decision-making ability of the students.
    • To improve student’s communication and human relations skills.
  • 4. Attempting a Case Study
    • There are no right answers to a case problem. There are however, better answers . The quality of the answer can be judged by the student’s demonstrated knowledge of the subject-matter, analytical and applicative ability and logical consistency in the arguments given in support of his view or decision.
    • Students who make decisions on insufficient analysis usually come up with bad answers. It is the facts upon which decisions are made that are important, several acceptable solutions may be derived from the facts.
  • 5.
    • Varying degree of difficulty may be felt while attempting a case. Sometimes the specific problem or point in the case is obvious. At other times, it may be necessary to read, re-read and analyze the case in order to determine what is the major problem.
    • In any case student should demonstrate their knowledge of the subject as excellently as they can.
  • 6. Steps involved in Case Study Analysis:
    • Read the case carefully and become familiar with the situation
    • Re-read the case:
        • Summarise the information
        • Think of the question which have been asked
        • Try to find out clues to answer these question.
    • Establish a decision framework:
        • Identify the major area of concern (planning, communication, inter-personal relation, conflict, leadership, etc. Make use of your theoretical
  • 7.
    • understanding obtained from the books you have studied.
        • Analyze the factors which would influence your decision.
    • Examine the interrelationships of facts given in the case and what they mean in a practical as well as a theoretical sense. Interpret facts in the light of the decision framework. Make suitable assumptions.
    • Search for and delineate alternatives. If you have been asked question on a particular aspect, develop the response accordingly.
  • 8.
    • Choose the appropriate alternative and give your recommendations. And all such recommendations must be supported by proper reasoning.
    • Suggest ways to implement the recommended course of action.
  • 9. Thank You!!!!!