Media attribution is a critical issue for marketers. Digital media provides marketers access to fine-grained data about consumer interactions with brands, but identifying the contribution of different media channels to the acquisition and retention of customers is very challenging. Marketers use attribution modeling to identify the value of each media channel. This allows companies to attribute ap
A couple wants to start a small flight charter company to serve the mining, oil, scientific, and wilderness adventure clients of northern Canada but worry that their thin financial base necessitates a sizable scale of flight operations during their first year. If a substantial revenue stream was slow to develop, or expenses were too high, their first year might be their last year?they had no finan
The primary purpose of this case is to provide students with an opportunity to practice the implementation of a simple activity-based costing (ABC) system. In doing so, students are asked to review several possible allocation bases and ascertain the best base by which to allocate plant administration costs. In addition, students are expected to calculate and compare traditional volume-based or dir
Annalisa McGann, chair of London's prestigious Clarence Hall University, together with the university's board, must make a decision about whether to return a large monetary donation from the Natour Charitable Foundation, which was founded and run by a recent graduate who was also the son of the leader of a corrupt, authoritarian regime in an oil-rich region. Almost two-thirds of the money had alre
The Strategist's Toolkit is designed for anyone needing to engage in any kind of strategic planning exercise: basic or advanced. Paired with case studies, the toolkit trains adherents to think strategically by developing a mechanized way to think through problems. With practice, readers will develop a seamless process for analyzing strategic problems and presenting coherent solutions. Arranged in
The Beer Game is a competitive supply chain simulation that improves on the learning outcomes of the classic Beer Game developed at MIT. Students still assume one of four supply chain positions, but in the second game, profile participants can have full visibility of the entire supply chain (information regarding inventory on hand, incoming shipments, and demand), and each member of the supply cha
Effective, persuasive analytical writing is a critical management skill. This note trains students to write to the needs and expectations of their readers with objectivity and efficiency, whether they are writing memos, emails, research reports, technical briefings, position papers, or recommendations for action.
Britannia Chemicals was under pressure from investors to improve its financial performance because of the accumulation of the firm’s common shares by a well-known corporate raider. Earnings had fallen to 180 pence per share at the end of 2017 from around 250 pence per share at the end of 2016. The manager of Merseyside Works, a production plant owned by Britannia Chemicals, thus believed the time