Case 13 Carona Beer

Case 13: Corona Beer: From a local Mexican player to a global brand BUS 599- Strategic Management Strayer University ??“ Chesapeake Identify and discuss the trends in the global beer markets. Grupo Modelo has the opportunity to use its Mexican roots to capture the large beer-drinking markets in Mexico and in the population of Mexican immigrants to the U.S. There is increasing popularity of light beverages and flavored alcoholic beverages, so it may be beneficial to invest in development of these alternative products. Also, Grupo Modelo may potentially benefit from partnership with Anheuser-Busch as it merges with InBev. This could allow them to continue to expand into other international markets, benefit from economies of scale and distribution networks, and benefit from strong brand recognition. Discuss how Modelo??™s international expansion was made possible through strategic partnerships with experienced distributors in local markets. By expanding internationally into the United States and Canada, Grupo Modelo has already responded to...
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Franklin Delano

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or FDR as almost the entirety of the United States knows him, is one of the best known figures in American politics and history. He has the distinct honor of being the only American president to ever be elected four separate times by the people - not only because of his almost unmatched ability to lead a country in times of crisis, but his also for his charisma and transformation of the presidential office. His New Deal plan jump started a country badly in need of a leader and helped make it what it is today. With our country today barely on its way out of an economic downturn, to say the least, I feel it??™s important to honor those who have helped get us out of the most serious of positions in the past, and FDR is near the very top of that list. Obama is often compared the FDR in terms...
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Case 21

Executive Summary Engineering Products PLC is considering the purchase of a new CNC milling machine costing ?240,000 and with a four-year life. Management??™s expectations are that the revenue generated by the new machine should cover the initial investment within a period of 3 years and with a 16% return on EBIDTA over investment. From the assessment using the metrics Payback, ROI, NPV and IRR, it indicates that the project has merits and should be pursued. A sensitivity analysis is also conducted on the two main contributors of cash flow, namely revenue and cost of goods sold. Case Evaluation Outline In evaluating the purchase of the CNC milling machine, we will first have to determine the relevant cash flows that is required for the investment. Brealey et al (2008) states some ground rules that will have to be noted. They are: 1. Only Cash Flow is relevant 2....
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Franklin River

In 1978, the Tasmanian Hydro Electric Commission announced the Franklin Dam project to flood the Franklin River and produce hydro electricity. However, the proposed dam was never constructed due to the non-violent protest campaign by the Tasmanian Wilderness Society, which first failed with the campaign against the building of dams on Lake Pedder in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The proposed dam sparked a lot of controversy between the Tasmanian government and the TWS and their supporters. The issue also polarized the community with about 70% supporting the dam. By December 1982, the site was occupied and protested, and had become a federal issue the following March. After the 1983 election and the new government, run under Bob Hawke who promised to stop the dam, led to a legal battle between the federal government and Tasmanian Government. As the issue grew bigger, the TWS, under activist Bob Brown, began to mount a public interest campaign to fight...
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Case 3.5 Goodner

February 17, 2011 Rory Knight Acctg 723 - Advance Auditing Prof. Arthur Dignam Cases 3.5 Goodner Brothers, Inc. Goodners Huntington sale office had no real internal control objectives. As stated in the case the controls were almost nonexistent and management was lax as it relates to controls. The objectives should have been in place by the company; 1. Reliable financial reporting ??“ the objective here is ensure that financial records, mainly accounts payable and accounts receivable, are correct and reliable ensuring that money is not being embezzled or posted to incorrect accounts. 2. Effective & Efficient operation ??“ the objective here is to have a minimum standard of operation that would provide a greater result in the end. Having more frequent performance reviews would aid in having a more efficient operation. 3. Compliance ??“ it should have been the objective of the company to see to it that all employees follow the rules...
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Franklin Township

How the Economy Has Affected Franklin Township Schools Loretta Renner COM/150 May 16, 2010 Tracey Schoonmaker How the Economy Has Affected Franklin Township Schools What is the future education of our children worth, school closings, budget cuts, ???pay to- participate??? athletic programs, and lawsuits Franklin Township Schools are on the southeast side of Marion County, Indiana. Franklin Township has experienced a steady growth in the last few years. There have been some changes in the eight years of living in Franklin Township. Some of the changes are they add two elementary schools, two intermediate schools, one middle school, and added on to the high school. There are seven elementary schools k- 4 grades, two intermediate schools 5- 6 grades, two middle schools 7- 8 grades, one high school 9- 12 grades. The school board was going to change some of the schools around with the closing of two schools. They are not...
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Case 8.14 Mohamed Salem El-Hadad, Internal Auditor

Case 8.14 Mohamed Salem El-Hadad, Internal Auditor 1. By definition a whistleblower is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government department, a public or private organization, or a company. One of the first laws to protect whistle blowers was the False Claim Act of 1863 which tried to combat fraud by suppliers of the United States government during the Civil War. The act encourages whistleblowers by promising them a percentage of the money recovered or damages won by the government and protects them from wrongful dismissal. 1 In the US there is a private group that provides funds to help whistle blowers they are National Whistleblowers Center. 2 The NWC was established in 1988, the NWC and attorneys associated with it have supported whistleblowers in the courts and before Congress and achieved victories for environmental protection, government contract fraud, nuclear safety and...
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Case Analysis 7-67

Mark Hancock is a self-employed attorney who operates his law practice as an unincorporated sole proprietorship. In 2012, the IRS disallowed several business deductions he took in 2009 and 2010. In addition to paying the deficiency and assessed penalties, he also pays $18,000 in interest on the tax owed. Can he deduct that interest in the current year In Kikalos v Comm., 84 AFTR 2d 99-5933 the petitioners Nick and Helen Kikalos were determined to have deficiencies and penalties in the tax years from 1990 ??“ 1992. They petitioned the court to ask if they could deduct an interest payment of $393,024 made in connection with their liability for deficiencies in the tax years of 1986 and 1987. The courts disallowed it alleging that it was the personal interest under section 1.163-9T for Temporary Income Tax Regulations. However Section 163 exempts the category of personal interest ???interest paid or accrued on indebtedness propery allocable to a trade or...
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Franz Ferdinand Newspaper Article

Early yesterday afternoon the Arch Duke and possible heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by the Black Hand terrorist group. Gavrilo Princip, 21, member of the Black Hand terrorist group was sitting in a restaurant in the early hours of yesterday afternoon when he saw the Archduke??™s car go past. He quickly ran out of the restaurant and shot the Archduke and his wife. It is said that the Archduke acted heroically, even though he had a bullet in the neck he nursed his wife who had also been shot- they both died shortly after they had been shot. It has been revealed in the early hours of this morning that there were five other conspirators, all of whom had tuberculosis. This made them the perfect men for the job as they are going to die no matter what happens as there is no treatment available for it in this present day. Earlier in the day there had...
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