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Case Debate

Case Debate

CASE DEBATE is a prelude to the CASE STUDY. In that, it aims to prepare the participants for case study process through ideating, articulating, discussing and debating. Case Debates are positioned to be used before the participants are introduced to the case method of teaching. As Case Debates are based on very general topics – relating to societal, cultural, civic, entertainment, sports issues, etc – they are meant to introduce the participants to the nuances of case study discussion and analysis. While the case discussion and analysis expect the participants to limit their arguments to the case facts, case debate allows them to express their opinions based on their general understanding. However the case debates are to be conducted purely in an objective way without blurring the lines on either polarization or in a bipartisan manner

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  1. Why Rename States, Cities, Airports, Buildings and Streets?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 31/08/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: BRAND MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: BM-9-0021, BM-9-0021A
    CASE LENGTH: 15 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    A famous quote by Shakespeare had once raised the question, "What's in a name?" If the Indian history of renaming cities be considered, it could have been concluded that 'Name' would be a reminder of the glorious past, connect to the regional vernacular, the trauma of the colonial rule, the sacrifices of people during the freedom struggle, patriotism, and so on. Re-visiting and attempting to wipe out the past is common in any post-colonial country. Ever since the British left India in 1947, many cities, ...
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  2. How to Stop Fake News?

    AUTHOR(S) : Bala Bharathi Yelamanchi and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 07/08/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: CSR-9-0014, CSR-9-0014A
    CASE LENGTH: 7 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    On July 13th 2018, a man was beaten to death by a mob of villagers from Murki in Karnataka's Bidar district on suspicion that he was a child-lifter. 32-year old Azam died on the way to hospital while three of his friends accompanying him were injured when the villagers descended on them with sticks and stones. What was the reason? A video that was circulated with the suspicion that these men were child-lifters. While 30 persons were arrested, is this mob violence justified based on a "suspected" video? ...
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  3. Should an Indian's Patriotism be Judged Based on His/Her Adherence to a Mandated Practice During a Film's Screening?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 06/08/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0073, OB-9-0073A
    CASE LENGTH: 10 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This Case Debate can help understand the reasons and consequences behind the Supreme Court's mandate of playing the Indian National Anthem before the screening of a feature film in theatres. On November 30th 2016, India's Supreme Court had ordered all the cinema halls to play the National Anthem before the screening of the movies and all those present should stand as a mark of respect for the anthem and the country. The bench of judges felt that people should show respect to the National Anthem and ...
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  4. How to Prevent Workplace Toxicity?

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 04/08/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0072, OB-9-0072A
    CASE LENGTH: 8 Pages
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    What makes a workplace a toxic workplace? What are the signs of a toxic workplace? How does toxicity manifest in a workplace? While it's a hard thing to admit workplace toxicity, it can lead to cantankerous work culture too quickly. In an article titled, "How a toxic workplace could, literally, destroy your health", author Jan Bruce (Jan) writes that, "I don't have first-hand knowledge of Amazon, but as CEO of a growing digital health business I do'know first-hand that our nation's most elite, innovative ...
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  5. Why Employee Bonding Matters?

    AUTHOR(S) : Bala Bharathi Yelamanchi and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 01/08/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: HRM-9-0080, HRM-9-0080A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 Pages
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    If office is the 'second' home for any employee, how happy should an employee be to go to office every day and deliver exceptionally well? All the successful teams - may they be from Companies, NGOs, Sports, Governments, PSUs, Religious Order, Brands, etc. - demonstrate one common ingredient. Commitment from each of the team members' is that ubiquitous ingredient. What makes any team member committed to the cause/purpose? Of the myriad reasons, bonding is at the bedrock of the commitment drive. The ...
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  6. Do Multiple Screens Make You More Productive?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 01/08/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MARKETING MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: MKTG-9-0075, MKTG-9-0075A
    CASE LENGTH: 10 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This Case Debate's purpose is to engage the participants in an interesting debate on whether an employee's constant engagement with multiple screens - smartphones, tablets, laptop/desktop, smart watches and TV - increases productivity. What do these screens covertly and overtly promote? Do they enable increased productivity? Are they stress busters or are they stress stimulants? It wouldn't be exaggerating to state that nearly 75% of a person's time is spent on crisscrossing these 5 screens. 90% of ...
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  7. Who Should Decide a Student’s Career Choice? Parents’ Diktat or Self-Calling?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 27/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0071, OB-9-0071A
    CASE LENGTH: 7 Pages
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    Who decided what you should study and what career to pursue? Was it you or parents? Many a times, the students end up pursuing a 'forced' stream due to parental and societal pressure. This Case Debate is meant to help the participants understand the importance of choosing one's career and its decision-making process. Its purpose is to generate a debate in the class whether should students make their own career choice or follow the choice of their parents, friends and relatives? Most importantly, should ...
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  8. Is Working from Home a Boon or a Bane?

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 27/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: HRM-9-0079, HRM-9-0079A
    CASE LENGTH: 7 Pages
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    Is working-from-home a fad or a new normal? Why working-from-home only for white-collar employees? What does working-from-home mean for blue-collar employees? Is working-from-home a boon or a bane for either of the parties - the employees and the employers? This Case Debate's purpose is to indulge the participants in discussing about the growing popularity of working-from-home and the pros and cons of the same. Globally, around 20% of the workers execute their work or some part for their work from ...
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  9. Should Uniform be made Compulsory for College and University Students?

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 25/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0070, OB-9-0070A
    CASE LENGTH: 4 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    In an online poll, when students were asked whether uniform be made compulsory for all the College/University students, 46% said yes, while 54% said no.1 The heated debate on whether Colleges/Universities too should enforce uniform policies has been divided by strong supporting evidence on both sides. While a clear majority of schools in India mandate compulsory uniforms, whether the same should be extended to College and University students has been a raging debate. With recent disturbing and agonizing ...
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  10. Should Screen Time be Reduced for Kids?

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 25/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0068, OB-9-0068A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    For any new parent, this might be the most nagging question in his/her mind with no definitive answers. How much screen time is good for kids? Is there any correlation between kids' screen time and their social behavior and physiological growth? Should parents control, if at all, the screen time of their kids? The new generation - Gen Z and Millennials - grow in a high-tech, low-touch and high pitch world taking to the electronic gadgets as naturally as toys. Given the ubiquitous presence of the gadgets ...
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  11. How to Improve India’s Competitiveness Ranking?

    AUTHOR(S) : Bala Bharathi Yelamanchi and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 20/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: ME-9-0028, ME-9-0028A
    CASE LENGTH: 7 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This Case Debate is meant to trigger an animated debate on how to improve India's Competitiveness Ranking. India is ranked 44th in the International Institute for Management Development's (IMD) World Competitiveness Ranking 2018, faring poorer than a few Asian and Middle Eastern countries like China (13), Malaysia (22), Thailand (30), Saudi Arabia (39). While US took the pole position, Hong Kong, Singapore, Netherlands and Switzerland stood at 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively. The IMD ...
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  12. How to Promote Civic Sense Amongst Indians?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 20/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0069, OB-9-0069A
    CASE LENGTH: 6 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This Case Debate can help understand the lack of civic sense amongst Indians, the reasons thereof and throws opens a debate in the classroom. It is meant to sensitize the students on the need and importance of inculcating a higher order of civic sense amongst Indians. It allows an interesting debate why most of the Indians lack civic sense and what it takes for civic authorities to inculcate proactive and progressive civic sense amongst Indians. A recent incident, in June 2018, highlights the typical ...
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  13. Can Bollywood Go the Hollywood Way?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 20/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: MARKETING MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: MKTG-9-0074, MKTG-9-0074A
    CASE LENGTH: 7 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This Case Debate can help understand the current positions of Hollywood and Bollywood (Hindi film industry based in Mumbai) in the global film industry and explore the possibilities of Bollywood reaching the standards of Hollywood in the years to come. Bollywood is the world’s largest film industry in terms of number of films produced per year and the number of tickets sold per year. However, it lags in terms of revenue generation and occupies third position behind Hollywood and Chinese film ...
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  14. Why do People Buy/Prefer iPhones?

    AUTHOR(S) : Bala Bharathi Yelamanchi and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 19/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: BRAND MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: BM-9-0020, BM-9-0020A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    Haven't you aspired for an iPhone or any of the Apple's products? Like you, aren't millions of people across the globe devoutly waiting to buy an Apple product? Haven't you heard of people waiting in queues, even during peak winters, to buy their first iPhone? Who are these people and what distinguishes these people from others? Are they brand advocates or Apple's apostles? Or are they stupid? Since the first-generation iPhone was launched on June 29th 2007, nearly 1.2 billion iPhones have been sold ...
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  15. Why India Lags in Happiness Index Rankings?

    AUTHOR(S) : Y. Bala Bharathi and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 28/05/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: HRM-9-0078, HRM-9-0078A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This Case Debate enables an animated discussion and debate on India's ranking in the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network's (SDSN) World Happiness Report 2018. The 2018 report, which is sixth in the series, ranked 156 countries according to six parameters such as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption. The World Happiness Index 2018, which measures countries in terms of happiness, has placed India in the 133rd ...
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