Learning Goal: I’m working on a management case study and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

Read the case study titled as Case Study: Is It Time to Exit Russia? by Nien-h Hsieh published in Harvard Business Review, and answer the following Questions:

  • Identify the main problem and subproblems of the case?
  • Identify the causes of problem based on the following techniques?
  • What information should you gather, that would be helpful to know before making decision?
  • Develop a mind map for decision making,
  • Write all the alternative choices of your decision.
  • As CEO of the Spark Pharma, what will be your decision to resolve this issue and why?
  • Weighing the alternatives
  • Write the conclusion and overall assessment.
  • Cause of the problem- 5 Why Technique
    • Why-1
    • Why-2
    • Why-3
    • Why-4
    • Why-5
  • Develop a Cause-and-Effect Diagram

When weighing the various alternatives, how well each alternative fulfills the variables to consider can be expressed as scores. A different rating scale will be used to assess each alternative:

+2 very suitable

+1 quite suitable

0 neither suitable nor unsuitable

-1 not quite suitable

-2 not suitable at all

Note: Positive numbers (+2 or +1) indicate that the alternative is able to fulfill the variables, whereas negative numbers (-2 or -1) denote the opposite.