7.4 – Case Study Analysis Paper (PLG1)

Case Study Analysis
This is your second Case Study Analysis for this course. Please take a moment to read over the Case Study Analysis Guidelines as well as the attached rubric. Conducting a case study analysis should be done in a thoughtful manner and clear guidelines have been provided. In any industry, in every market, and in all environments, there is the need to think critically, apply your knowledge, and make actionable choices. This includes both experience-based knowledge and academic knowledge. Conducting a case study analysis is an excellent opportunity for you to apply some of your recently acquired know-how and to gain insight into real-world issues.

Conducting a case study analysis requires you to investigate a business problem or issue, examine possible solutions, and propose an effective action based recommendation. Answers to case study analysis write-ups are not black and white, cases are specifically designed for critical thought, further investigation, and proactive solution building. No two papers will be alike nor will this case study analysis be the same as the one assigned in Module 4.

For this assignment, please read the following case (note: the actual case begins on page three (3) of the document): Employment Versus Environment: The Complexities of Managing the Interests of Northern Pulp’s Multiple Stakeholders (Sagepub/Hunt Library). (Links to an external site.)

Once you have completed your Case Study Analysis, take the time to read it through. Reading aloud may help you identify any grammatical errors. You may find it helpful to ask yourself:

Does your analysis include your knowledge base? This includes experience-based knowledge as well as knowledge from the textbook reading and presentation.
Is the paper in the current APA style?
After reading the analysis, does it align with the Case Study Analysis Guidelines?
Note: Please refer to the Writing Style Guide page for information on writing assignments.

Research, Analyze, and Solve
Read the case thoroughly and note the following:
Key concerns
What do you need to know further about the organization?
Analyze the case and answer the following:
What are the main issues?
Why do these issues exist?
How are these issues impacting the organization?
When did the issues begin/arise?
Who is responsible?
Critique alternative solutions. Reach into your course learnings to answer the following:
What frameworks can be applied?
What options exist for solutions?
Have you personally experienced any of these? If so, what processes did you use to solve the issues?
Are there real-world examples of companies that went through a similar situation?
Make a judgment on the best solution.
Consider the alternatives you researched.
Identify which solution is the most effective, efficient (think costs, impacts, and value), and realistic.