LESSON 7 CASE STUDIES 3
Entrepreneurial experience of Rajeev Samant:
amant is one of the oracle’s youngest financial managers who earned master’s
degree in industrial engineering from Stanford in 1990. The news to ease trade barriers of India with the rest of the world motivate Rajeev to do his own business in India and finally it turns into as Sula Vineyard wine industry. The story begin from on his own land which is situated at gently rolling hills, a large lake and have rich clay soil. His first experiment with agriculture entailed planting and harvesting mangos followed by Thompson seedless grapes. Most of the grapes are used for making honey and other purpose. Nobody thinks to make wine from grapes. The idea came to him
table grapes would grow there why not grapes
for wine” then he
did extensive research on grapes needed to make wine. He did various analysis to establish the Sula vineyards industry. It remains a major challenge to be able to even maintain market share when the Indian wine industry is experiencing revenue growth at 30 percent per year and
beginning to export wines to North America and Western Europe. Merely to remain a “major player” in the Indian wine industry will be a challenge for Sula Vineyards. He made various
strategy to short out the challenges
and APEDA’S country wine promotion str
ategies included easing trade barriers and developing an awareness of Indian wine helped
wine to go globally. The five year financial data shows that the first two year the company are in lost as establishing industry require a lot of investment but due to the consistent improvement and by making partnership with other company it helps to earn net income after taxes in 2007 is $195,000
Driving global demand for Indian wine:
The Indian government showcase
of India” across the globe open the
opportunity to do business globally across the USA, France, Italy, Germany and the UK Singapore.
country wine promotion strategies included easing trade barriers and developing an awareness of Indian wine motivate Rajeev to expand his business
Regulation of Maharashtra promote the winemaking as a food processing industry, which deduce excise duty and tax from wine. The above all the factor have direct impact on the success of
industry. Sales are slow for six months. The original winery had a capacity of 150.000 liters per year. At the year of 2006 it
The Ginestet Case Study.
...THE GINESTET CASE STUDY. INTERNATIONALISATION AS A WAY TO RENEW BORDEAUX WINE ECONOMY’S ENTREPRISE SPIRIT (1978-2000) Christian Delpeuch, chief executive officer of Ginestet, Bordeaux, & Hubert Bonin, professor in contemporary economic history at Bordeaux Political Sciences Institute The Bordeaux wine economy endured a grave crisis at the beginning of the last quarter of the 20th century: most of its familial trade houses were submerged by losses and failed down. The renewal of bordeaux wine economy was due to new forms of capitalistic and commercial strategies. Large French financial groups (Suez, Paribas) linked to investment banks, or foreign French and alcohol and spirits groups (Bols, Seagram, Pernod-Ricard, Rémy-Cointreau) or wholesale traders (John Holt) took hold of Bordeaux wine houses. But this trend was brought to a halt at the very end of the century: specialists in wines and alcohols more and more prevailed. Multiregional wine sellers constituted groups which developed all over France dynamic policies to rebuild commercial networks. Whereas their strategy turned towards the internal mass market doesn’t matter here, their involvement in the reshaping of an international network and trademark will be the core of that case study. Whilst waiting for a large synthesis about Bordeaux trade at the end of the century1, we’ll concentrate our attention on a middle-size company, Ginestet, as a testimony about the requirements of internationalisation......
Words: 2263 - Pages: 10
...University of Phoenix Material Case Study Analysis Paper Prepare a 1,400 to 1,750-word case study analysis paper based on the University of Phoenix Material, “Case Study for Student Analysis,” located in Week Two of the COMM/215 page. Below is a detailed description explaining how to prepare a case study analysis paper. _____________________________________________________________________________ Typically written in narrative form, a case sets forth, in a factual manner, the events and organizational circumstances surrounding a particular managerial situation. Placing the reader at the scene of the action, the real events presented provide an opportunity to help evaluate alternative courses of action. Case analysis is used in academics to help you demonstrate your ability to evaluate situations critically, to apply concepts you have learned in a class, to solve problems, and to communicate your findings and conclusions. The purpose of this exercise is to introduce you to case studies and the analysis process, and to a proper format for writing the case study analysis report. Try not to worry about trying to find the "right answer" to a case. Usually, there is no single right answer. Most cases are intentionally ambiguous and can be viewed from many different perspectives. Several feasible solutions are usually available to any give case. The best solution is the one you can best support with thoughtful analysis, logical arguments, and substantiating evidence from......
Words: 539 - Pages: 3
...Question 1: The Indian wine industry presents some interesting characteristics that can be analysed using the Porter’s five forces framework to understand to what extent it is a profitable one, and why it is attractive or not. Let us get started with Rivalry: here it is important to differentiate between the Indian and the global market. In fact, at the time the case was written, the Indian market was expanding so rapidly (25/30% per year) that business opportunities were flourishing and all the existing participants could easily sell their products without the need to attack others’ customer base. However, if we broaden our point of view to the global industry, rivalry is way fiercer and exports are likely to be a less profitable business than the domestic one. Overall, LOW/MODERATE. Buyers’ power: in this industry, it is incredibly difficult to “lock in” a solid customer base made of individual consumers that face virtually zero switching costs and have different tastes for wine. Additionally, wholesalers and retailers can exert significant pressure on wine producers for what concerns shelf space and wine selection. Therefore, it seems that buyers’ power is HIGH compared to producers’, thus lowering profitability. Suppliers’ power: if we think in terms of the raw materials needed to produce wine, i.e. grapes and juice, we can state that, being them commodities, these are subject to the seasonal fluctuations in price, quantity and availability typical of agricultural......
Words: 1049 - Pages: 5
Case Study Case Study Case Study
...This case study is an excellent example of how different types of parties can be brought together in a large scale transaction and how the original energy of those early meetings can be lost over time. I imagine that when Anthony Athanas was purchasing those old piers back in the 1960s many, if not all, of his colleagues, friends, and family members told him that he was off his rocker. I’m sure Athanas was looking at this land as his family’s ticket to financial prosperity and somewhat of a legacy that he could leave to his descendants for years and years to come. One of the items I wish the case would have divulged is the amount of money that Athanas had invested in the properties. For me this information would have given an insight to his net worth and how much he had riding on this investment. I assume it was substantial given his actions later in the process. Twenty years later Athanas’ dreams came true and all those naysayers were more than likely green with envy. The amount of pride Athanas’ had in his investment at that moment had to have been insurmountable. Being approached by a big time real estate development company and their extremely wealthy client, Hyatt Corporation, must have made Athanas feel larger than life and made him feel like something he isn’t, which is a developer himself. The case doesn’t give much insight into whether Athanas had any representation or anyone consulting him throughout the process. From the beginning, I saw this as matchup...
Words: 1190 - Pages: 5
Maccloud Winery Case Study
...MacCloud Winery Case Study Due 11/17/13 1. Should the leased building be accounted for as an asset? No, the lease should be considered an operating lease. The building is the asset. The expense should be accrued on the building. The length of the lease should be less than 75% of the life of the asset leased. The lease is a ten year lease and the building has a 30-year economic life. Therefore this is an operating lease. The rental payments should be expensed as they are paid and offset by the cash used to make them. Should the agreement to pay lease rentals be recorded as a liability? No liabilities should be recorded because the future payments on the lease should be noted in the footnotes of the company’s financial statements. 2. Record the journal entries to account for the bank loan for all 3 years. Assume the loan was made at the beginning of the year and repaid at the end of year. Assume all interest payments are made on an annual basis. The $10,000 per year payment is to reduce the loan’s principal. Loan Issuance: DR Cash $180,000 CR Notes Payable $180,000 Year One Loan Repayment: DR Notes Payable $10,000 CR Cash $10,000 Year Two Loan Repayment: DR Notes Payable $10,000 CR Cash $10,000 Year Three Loan Repayment: DR Notes Payable $160,000 CR Cash $160,000 To record the interest payments annually (10% interest rate on $180,000 principal): DR Interest Payable $18,000 CR Cash $18,000 3. Applying the principals of accrual accounting,......
Words: 840 - Pages: 4
...012-IBE-CaseStudies.docx Academic Year 2011-2012 International Business Environment Jean-Guillaume DITTER, PhD Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne – Burgundy School of Business SUPPORT DOCUMENT I - CASE STUDIES The texts making-up this document review and emphasize significant issues covered during the sessions. The questions asked at the beginning of each set of texts are meant to help students identify the issues that they should pay attention to. Students will work in teams on one single case study (see class outline for number of students per team). Each team will produce a presentation slideshow of its case study (7-10 slides per presentation, depending on the size of the case). Slideshows will be presented orally during sessions, according to the class outline (1520mn per presentation). Each team member will actively participate in his/her team presentation. Page 1 of 35 012-IBE-CaseStudies.docx CONTENTS Case Study 1. Text 1. Text 2. Text 3. Case Study 2. Text 4. Case Study 3. Text 5. Text 6. Text 7. Case Study 4. Text 8. Text 9. Text 10. Text 11. Text 12. Text 13. Case Study 5. Text 14. Text 15. Text 16. Text 17. Text 18. Text 19. Case Study 6. Text 20. Text 21. Case Study 7. Text 22. Text 23. Text 24. Text 25. Chinese Mercantilism .................................................................................................... 3 Chinese New Year ............................................................................................................
Words: 18376 - Pages: 74
...A Case Study by any Other Name Cathy Foster Liberty University A Case Study by any other Name Researchers have different methods of observing their subjects. Among the most popular is the case study. Case studies are used a lot in psychology and one of the most famous psychologists that used case studies to detail the private lives of his patients was Sigmund Freud. What is a Case Study? “A case study is an observational method that provides a description of an individual” (Cozby & Bates, 2012). During a case study the individual is usually a person however that’s not always the situation. The case study can also be a setting, which can include a school, business, or neighborhood. A naturalistic observational study can sometimes be called a case study and these two studies can overlap (Cozby & Bates, 2012). Researchers report information from the individual or other situation, which is from a “real-life context and is in a truthful and unbiased manner” (Amerson, 2011). What are some Reasons for Using a Case Study Approach? There are different types of case studies. One reason to use a case study is when a researcher needs to explain the life of an individual. When an important historical figure’s life needs explaining this is called psychobiography (Cozby & Bates, 2012). The case study approach help answer the “how”, “what”, and “why” questions (Crowe, 2011). What are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to the Case Study Approach? Some......
Words: 548 - Pages: 3
Mondavi Case Study
...Robert Mondavi Wine Case Study Robet Mondavi Winery was created in 1966, in Napa Valley. At its debut the company “became one of America’s most innovative and high quality winemakers.” introducing many new techniques such as Stainless tanks or the use of small French oak barrels. Robert Mondavi “set out to educate American consumers and to enhance their appreciation of fine wine” and also became a promoter of the California wine industry. The wine industry is divided in 5 segments. RMW is has developped 16 different brands and is present in all segments except jug wine. Source image :http://image.slidesharecdn.com/robertmondaviandthewineindustrycase-130320190248-phpapp01/95/robert-mondavi-and-the-wine-industry-case-8-638.jpg?cb=1363824203 RMW bestselling wine is the Woodbridge which represented 76% of the company’s case and 57% of its revenue in 2001. But there is increasing competition in this segment with many important companies entering this segment. In the mid-90’s Mondavi launched 3 joint ventures with French, Italian and Chilean’s firms. “Mondavi owned and leased 9’700 acres of vineyards in California and the joint ventures controlled additional 1’600 acres in Chile, Italy, and California.” But these vineyards provide only 7% of the company’s total grape supply in 2001. Although the firm did invest a lot in the 80’s and 90’s, acquiring many wineries in California, the production could not keep up with increasing consumption, making the firm highly dependent on......
Words: 1698 - Pages: 7
...The Case Study Approach Linda P. Williams Liberty University Online Author Note Linda P. Williams, Department of Psychology, Liberty University Online Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Linda P. Williams, Department of Psychology, Liberty University Online, 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Case Study Approach Introduction At some point during the pursuit of a degree psychology, the time comes when a student must learn various research techniques. One of the many approaches is case study, which this paper will focus on. Areas of discussion include reasons for using a case study, advantages/disadvantages to the approach, and ways acquire information to perform a case study. The essence of a case study A case study is used to offer a mental accounting of a person, school, neighborhood, business, or group of individuals over the course of time, way of research. It is sometimes referred to as naturalistic observation, but does not always follow the same protocol. Mental accounting is done by means of observation of various behavior or mind sets operating in their natural environment. This is noteworthy, especially when participants have a distinct disorder worthy of being studied to further the cause of research and development. Depending on the purpose of the investigation, the case study may present the individual’s history, symptoms, characteristic behaviors, reactions to......
Words: 671 - Pages: 3
...Danny Baden’s Verde Vineyards in Oakville, California, produces three varieties of wine: Merlot, Viognier, and Pinot Noir. His winemaster, Russel Hansen, has identified the following activities as cost pools for accumulating overhead and assigning it to products. For each of Verde’s 15 activity cost pools, identify a probable cost driver that might be used to assign overhead costs to its three wine varieties. Acitivity cost pools Cost Driver 1. Culling and replanting. Dead or overcrowded vines are culled, and new vines are planted or relocated. (Separate vineyards by variety.) Number of CartfulsGallons of JuiceNumber of BoxesNumber of BottlesNumber of Gallons ProcessedNumber of ShipmentsGallons of Wine or Months of AgingLabor HoursGallons of ChemicalsNumber of Cartfuls or Labor Hours 2. Tying. The posts and wires are reset, and vines are tied to the wires for the dormant season. Labor HoursGallons of ChemicalsNumber of Cartfuls or Labor HoursNumber of Gallons ProcessedNumber of CartfulsNumber of BoxesNumber of ShipmentsGallons of JuiceGallons of Wine or Months of AgingNumber of Bottles 3. Trimming. At the end of the harvest the vines are cut and trimmed back in preparation for the next season. Number of BottlesNumber of ShipmentsGallons of Wine or Months of AgingNumber of Gallons ProcessedNumber of BoxesGallons of JuiceGallons of ChemicalsLabor HoursNumber of Cartfuls or Labor HoursNumber of Cartfuls 4. Spraying. The......
Words: 718 - Pages: 3
...Stella Harutyunyan Per. 1 Sula and Nel The 1920s was a time of racism, sexism and discrimination. No freedom compared to the one we have today and not many who were brave enough to create it. In Toni Morrison’s novel “Sula”, two girls named Sula and Nel dreamed of living their lives to the fullest since they were little, but as they grew older their lives separated into different paths. Sula decided to get out of town and live her life searching for freedom and Nel ended up living the typical town life marrying a man she barely knew if she loved. Sula demands and seeks freedom while Nel continues her life playing by the rules and misses out on freedom. Sula is really complex and hard to understand at times. We sometimes feel sorry for her, sometimes appreciate her courage, and sometimes hate her for being so insensitive to other people's feelings. She's anything but boring, and she challenges herself to earn her freedom. We first encounter Sula as a child living in a chaotic household run by some pretty strong-willed women. Because her surroundings are so noisy, messy, and busy, she prefers the quiet and neatness of Nel's house. We learn much about Sula through her relationship with Nel. However, as these two women mature, they begin to separate and each start to grow into different perspectives on the community in which they live. Growing up Sula witnesses a lot of events that shape her into becoming an adult. But unlike Nel, Sula decides to leave the Bottom and......
Words: 1066 - Pages: 5
...Case Study Complete Case History The patient in this case study reports being ‘sick with flu’ for 8 days. She has been vomiting, and cannot keep any liquids or food down. She also reports that she has been using antacids to help calm the nausea. After fainting at home, she was taken to the local hospital, severely dehydrated. Upon looking at her arterial blood gas result, it would appear that this patient would be suffering from metabolic alkalosis. This patient’s pH is greater than 7.45 (normal: 7.35-7.45) and her bicarbonate (HCO3) is greater than 26 (normal 22-26). Blood gases indicate that case study patient is suffering from hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis. Focused Assessment The case study patient reports being “sick with flu” for eight days. She reports vomiting several times a day and taking more the recommended dose of antacids. She reports that she fainted today at home and came to the hospital. The case study patient reports that this all started approximately eight days ago. The case study patient also reported taking excess amounts of antacids. Ingesting large amounts of this medication can cause metabolic alkalosis. When antacids are taken in large doses, the ions are unable to bind, and therefor the bicarbonate is reabsorbed and causes alkalosis (Lehne, 2013). Renal and Respiratory systems response Hypochloremic Metabolic alkalosis occurs when there is an acid loss due to prolonged vomiting which causes a decrease in the extracellular...
Words: 289 - Pages: 2
...Case studies Name: Tutor: Course: Institution: Date: Flying to the Auto Bailout on a Private Jet Basic problems In this case study, there is wastage of resources. The CEOs of the nation's three largest automobiles uses private jets to attend the corporate public relations congress. This is wastage of resources since they are using private jets to travel when their companies are struggling to stay afloat. Ignorance is another basic problem evident in this case study. These CEOs are very ignorant. They attend the corporate public relation congress in Washington unprepared and thus appear to know nothing about their problems. The three companies, GM, Ford and Chrysler, lack the concepts of public relations. The main issues American economy is melting down. Most of the workers are losing their jobs since the companies cannot handle many workers anymore. The companies have got inadequate cash. Bankruptcy is another main issue experienced in this case study. The General Motors Company and the Chrysler can no longer pay their debts. Key decisions * According to the case study, the leaders have to come up with a new public relations strategy. * The CEOs should correct any mistakes they have made before such as using private jets to travel. * Introduce innovation in products * The auto industry of the US should promote its products. * Ensure transparency in business operations. SWOT analysis Strengths * Availability of resources for the......
Words: 657 - Pages: 3
...ASSIGNMENT GUIDANCE – NRSG258 ASSESSMENT 1: CASE STUDY Dear students here are some guidelines to assist you in writing Assessment 1: Case Study. If, after reading through these, you still have questions please post on the relevant forum. If you are still unsure then please contact your campus specific lecturer to arrange to discuss your assignment. We ask that you bring these guidelines to any meeting and highlight the areas about which you are still unsure. In this case study you do not need an introduction or conclusion for this case study of 1500 WORDS ± 10% due by midnight 8th April Turnitin. Just answer the questions. Turnitin is located in your campus specific block. Although we suggest you do your background reading in the current textbooks for basic information, the case study also requires you to find current literature/research/articles to support your discussion throughout the case study. Do NOT use Better Health Channel, WedMed, dictionaries, encyclopaedias etc. These are NOT suitable academic sources. If you use these you will not meet the criteria for this question and you will lose marks. You must follow the APA referencing format as directed by ACU in your case study and in your reference list. The Library website has examples of how to do this referencing and you can find the correct format at the end of your lectures and tutorials as well as in the free Student Study Guide. This essay should have approximately 10 relevant sources.......
Words: 1111 - Pages: 5
Sula Vineyard Case Study
...prospects of growth for wine in India are high as the expanding domestic wine market is projected to grow 25 – 30 percent per year. In anticipation of this market growth, Sula Vineyard should improve its operational cash flows by efficient management of working capital to help increase net profit (retained earnings). Additional equity funding through external source of capital such as preferred stock can provide quick access to funds and reduce the risk of financing through long term and short term loans. The issuance of preferred stock also preserves the ownership of the company since it does not give the holder voting rights. Between year 2004 to 2007, Sula Vineyards has not been generating positive cash flow from operations (Exhibit 1). Cash shortage means the company is not operating profitably so it needs to secure new funds for the expansion of winery capacity and inventories. However, Sula Vineyards has not been able to generate sufficient operating income to cover interest expense so there is little room for taking extra debt (Exhibit 2). Upon close examination of the working capitals, Sula Vineyards’ negative cash flow is caused by unfavorable cash flows from inventories (Exhibit 3). The inventory turnover days have been increasing over the years as a result of change in product mix. On average, Sula Vineyards takes 475 days to sell its inventories. Hampered by the slow inventory turnover, the company cannot rely solely on internal source of capital generated......
Words: 372 - Pages: 2