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AMF (A)

This background case traces the origin and growth of this leisure conglomerate through the point when it was the victim of a hostile takeover by Irwin Jacobs. The case covers the mechanics and termino ...

AMF (B): The Purchasing of AMF Bowling

This companion case to "AMF (A)" (OM-0637) covers the leveraged buyout of AMF Bowling by Commonwealth Venture Partners in late 1986. It contains a description of the bowling industry and related trend ...

AMF (C): The Turnaround Of AMF Bowling

This case follows OM-0637 and OM-0638. After the leveraged buyout of AMF Bowling is complete, management has to develop a plan for improving cash flow in order to repay loans. The case outlines area-m ...

AMF (D): The Decentralization of AMF Bowling

Once short-term cash flow has improved (see OM-0637, OM-0638, and OM-0639), management at AMF is able to focus on long-term strategy. Four distinct technologies within the company suggest decentraliza ...

Automated Design, Inc. (B)

Automated Design, Inc., is the leading producer of equipment used in engineering and manufacturing companies to improve process speed and quality. Automated Design is the market leader and is growing ...

AVID Medical, Inc.

This case describes the rapid growth of a start-up company which benefited from the identification of a specific market niche. The company, over a short time, became positive in EBITDA and then PAT. T ...

Chesapeake and Shorewood Hostile Bids: A Tale of Two Boards (A)

The purpose of this case is to present a series of strategic issues faced by a $1/B company. The situation called for a major restructuring immediately followed by a hostile takeover bid. The company ...

Chesapeake and Shorewood Hostile Bids: A Tale of Two Boards (B)

The purpose of this case is to present a series of strategic issues faced by a $1/B company. The situation called for a major restructuring immediately followed by a hostile takeover bid. The company ...

Corporate Governance: The Jack Wright Series (1) Jack Wright, Director

This is the first case study of 12 in the Jack Wright series of cases on corporate governance. This first case describes the process by which Wright came to be asked to join the board of Mega Corporat ...

Corporate Governance: The Jack Wright Series (10)?Dealing with External Pressures

This case finds Jack Wright, now chairman of the Mega Corporation board, having to deal with an offer from a director to buy the company, in either a friendly or unfriendly fashion. This case is taugh ...

Corporate Governance: The Jack Wright Series (11) How Directors Get Into Trouble?Interlocking Directors

This case finds Jack Wright and the Mega Corporation board having to deal with a conflict situation involving a director and a "sticky situation" that has emerged from another board on which the direc ...

Corporate Governance: The Jack Wright Series (12) How Directors Get into Trouble

This brief case provides for a summary discussion of the ways Mega Corporation's board found itself in trouble and the actions that might have been taken to prevent the troubles. ...
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