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  1. Business Development and Handover (BDH) - A Case of Spiritual Finance*

    AUTHOR(S) : Dr. Raghvendra Dwivedi, Faculty - I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad
    PUBLISHED DATE: 23/02/2016
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases - FLAME
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: ME-2-0022, ME-2-0022A
    CASE LENGTH: 4 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    Donating huge sums to the charitable trusts/organizations for social welfare has always been a tradition in India, after their retirement or fulfilling family liabilities, etc. Was the donated money used for the cause or was it misused for irrelevant miscellaneous purposes? Mrs. Kamlesh Dwivedi (Kamlesh) and Mr. P. N. Dwivedi (Dwivedi) settled in their village in the district Shahjahanpur (U.P) after retirement. Many charitable institutions approached her and her husband with a request for donating ...
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  2. Small Tea Cultivation in India and the Future Ahead: A Case Study from West Bengal Region*

    AUTHOR(S) : Nirmal Chandra Roy, Research Scholar, Dr. Debasish Biswas, Asst. Professor - Department of Business Administration, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal
    PUBLISHED DATE: 04/02/2016
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases - GSMC
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: ME-1-0024, ME-1-0024A
    CASE LENGTH: 9 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    Small Tea Grower (STG) segment accounts for almost 35% of the total tea production in India. The Tea Board of India defines 'STG' as a person who has a tea plantation area of up to 25 acres, but most of them own less than 2 acres of cultivated land. It provides ample avenues for self-employment generation of educated as well as uneducated youths besides engaging themselves into their family responsibilities. The high profitability coupled with the prospect of getting steady income with minimum effort ...
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  3. Natural Gas Pricing in India, 2014: Is the Hike Justified?*

    AUTHOR(S) : Ganesh Kumar Nidugala, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Indore and Abhinav Goel, Senior Director, India Ratings & Research Pvt. Ltd.
    PUBLISHED DATE: 01/02/2016
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases - GSMC
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: ME-1-0023, ME-1-0023A
    CASE LENGTH: 10 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This case study describes the decision of the Indian government to increase the price for natural gas in 2014. The Indian government wanted to attract private sector  investment into the sector. Attracting private investment required adequate return on investment which meant that gas price had to be closer to the market price. However, too high prices would affect the industries which are dependent on natural gas and in particular push up cost of power and fertilizers. In the backdrop of this ...
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  4. Portugal’s Banking Sector – Safe or Not*

    AUTHOR(S) : Professor Ganesh Kumar Nidugala, Indian Institute of Management, Indore and Rashmi Shukla, FPM Participant, Indian Institute of Management, Indore
    PUBLISHED DATE: 01/12/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases - GSMC
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: ME-1-0004, ME-1-0004A
    CASE LENGTH: 13 pages
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    In May 2014, Portugal, on its own political will, exited the 3-year EU-IMF supported bail-out programme. Portugal had to accept €78 billion EU-IMF-led bailout in 2011 to manage its public debt. The bailout required severe austerity measures leading to public disapproval and protests. Analysts raised doubts about the economic success during the bailout and were even more worried about the Portuguese economy post the bailout exit. Barely few months later, in August 2014, Portugal’s third ...
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  5. Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia - Indian Economic History

    Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia - Indian Economic History

    PUBLISHED DATE: 26/11/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    PRODUCT: CASE SUITE
    CASE LENGTH: 25.51 minutes

    Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India shares his perspectives on Indian Economic History

    DESCRIPTION:
    In this case suite, Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India shares his perspectives on Indian Economic History. Founded on a "mixed economy" fabric of managing a country's economy, the Indian economy's economic journey has largely been a slow and steady one. Undoubtedly, there are lessons that can be learnt from the way Indian economy has been managed through the decades? What are the lessons?
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  6. Rupee Dip Won't Spoil Holiday Plans

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 21/11/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASE FLYER
    CASE ID: ME-4-0020, ME-4-0020A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 pages
    DESCRIPTION:

    This case flyer, based on the article1 from The Economic Times, is meant to sensitize participants/students as to how either appreciation or depreciation of a currency affects an individual consumer. With relevant and related concepts - Exchange Rates, Exchange Rate determination, Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)/Law Of One Price (LOOP) and devaluation of a currency - this case flyer can be used to explain how macroeconomic variables affect a microeconomic unit i.e., individual consumer. While depreciation ...
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  7. Yuan Devaluation: What Lies Ahead?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 20/11/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASE FLYER
    CASE ID: ME-4-0021, ME-4-0021A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 pages
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    This Case Flyer attempts to analyze the reasons and the impact of China's devaluation of its currency (Yuan) on August 11th 2015. China devalued its currency against the US dollar by 1.9% sending shock waves across global markets and undoubtedly Indian markets too experienced the tremors. While it is intended for import- substitution and export-promotion, from China's point-of-view, how would China's devaluation of its currency affect the Indian economy? Which segments of Indian economy would ...
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  8. Big Mac Index: An Exchange Rate Exercise

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 20/11/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: ME-2-0019, ME-2-0019A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 pages
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    This caselet, based on The Economist's Hamburger Standard (April 21st 2001), introduces the participants/students to the concept and relevance of Big Mac Index. While the concept has been widely used in understanding whether a currency is overvalued or undervalued, its relevance has only been growing over the last three decades in the exchange rate discussions and deliberations. Introduced in 1986 by The Economist, Big Mac Index is based on the Theory of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)/ Law Of One ...
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  9. Sam Rodrigues’ Tryst with Price Discrimination (B): Single Monopoly vs Price Discrimination

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 15/10/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: ME-2-0018(b), ME-2-0018(b)A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 pages
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    This caselet extends the discussion on price discrimination initiated in Caselet (A): “Sam Rodrigues' Tryst with Price Discrimination (A): Degrees of Price Discrimination' It highlights Sam Rodrigues' another encounter with price discrimination when he visits his friend Dr. Roopesh Saikia (Roopesh) - an oncologist by profession - in Shillong, for a vacation. Roopesh shared with Sam his plan of starting a chain of Oncology-focused diagnostic centers in Northeastern India. Roopesh's aim was ...
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  10. Sam Rodrigues’ Tryst with Price Discrimination (A): Degrees of Price Discrimination

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 15/10/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: ME-2-0018(a), ME-2-0018(a)A
    CASE LENGTH: 6 pages
    DESCRIPTION:

    This caselet's purpose is to introduce the participants/students to the concept of price discrimination in the context of imperfect markets. Referred to as discriminating monopoly, price discrimination occurs when a seller charges different prices to the same/different buyers for the same good/commodity or service without any corresponding difference in cost. When Sam Rodrigues visits Mary Diagnostic Center for his health checkup, referred by the Consultant Physician at Varun Hospitals, the pricing ...
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  11. MAKS Services Limited (MSL): Manning with Monopoly?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 07/10/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: ME-2-0017, ME-2-0017A
    CASE LENGTH: 3 pages
    DESCRIPTION:

    This caselet helps introduce the students/participants to the concepts of imperfect competition and monopoly. MAKS Services Limited (MSL) is an organization setup by Nandu Kumar to cater to the market demand of semi-skilled or unskilled workers (domestic help/office attendants, etc.) in Karimnagar, Telangana in India. MSL registers semi-skilled and unskilled people who are on the lookout for employment, provides training and employment as domestic helps, office attendants, facility staff, etc., ...
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  12. Productivity Concerns at RKC: Production Function and Returns to Scale

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 06/10/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: ME-2-0016, ME-2-0016A
    CASE LENGTH: 4 pages
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    This caselet's purpose is to introduce the participants/students to the concepts of Isoquants (the Production Function), Returns to Scale/Law of Variable Proportions and Economies and Diseconomies of Scale, through the workforce productivity dilemma faced by RK Constructions (RKC). RKC, an upcoming construction company based out of Hyderabad (India) enlisted the services of skilled migrant workers to tide over the shortage of workforce and to bolster the productivity as several industry experts ...
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  13. Fruits and Vegetables Sourcing at SMHC: Benefiting from Perfect Competition?

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 15/09/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: ME-2-0015, ME-2-0015A
    CASE LENGTH: 6 pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This caselet aims to introduce the participants/students to the concept of perfect competition. An elusive, idealistic at best, the perfect competition challenges the market forces with its characteristics. While the sellers in a perfectly competitive market are price takers, they cannot make any abnormal/super normal profits given that  D=P=MR/AR. While the market clearing price plays a prominent role in perfect competition, it’s the costs (Average and Marginal Costs) that decide the quantum ...
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  14. Diminishing Demand for FineApps’ Canteen Food: Indifference or Incidental?

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 12/09/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: ME-2-0013, ME-2-0013A
    CASE LENGTH: 8 pages
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    This caselet's purpose is to introduce and illustrate the concept of indifference curves. FineApps' Pvt. Ltd. (FineApps), a Pune-based mobile apps development company, founded in April 2012, was quite an employee friendly company as was evident from the various perks and facilities offered to its employees. In April 2014, another new perk was offered to the employees - FineApps replaced the small cafeteria with a large canteen providing free oriental cuisine to all the employees. The new facility, ...
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  15. Service Tax Hike: Elasticity of Demand and Incidence of Tax

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 08/09/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: CASE FLYER
    CASE ID: ME-4-0012, ME-4-0012A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 pages
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    This case flyer introduces the participants/students to three types of Elasticity - Price, Income and Cross Elasticity - along with Incidence of Taxation. The base article1 from The Economic Times estimates how the newly imposed service tax of 14% would impact three different types of services - Luxuries, Basic Services and Financial Services. This case flyer lets the participants to understand how different types of services behave differently to changes in prices, income and the prices of related ...
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