Search results for: 'finanzas'
JANE SE UNE AL CLUB: DIVERSIDAD Y GOBERNANZA CORPOR … CO1-280
How to make an effective contribution to a closely-knit board run by a longtime and rigid chair, and how to do so as the only woman? This is the predicament this fictional case study presents Jane Pruitt, a 54-year-old CFO coming in from another company under shareholder pressure. She is striving to make a much-needed impact on a privately-held formerly family-run metalworking machinery and equipment manufacturer overseen by five male board members (and financially interconnected friends) all about 70 years of age.
Jane begins to suspect that the intellectual, generational and gender diversity she was hired to provide was brought on board only for public show.
The case raises important questions about the value of diversity in a team environment and will engage any student who has been an outsider on an insular, club-like team.
This case presents several challenges that are relevant for organizations today. First, it explores a newcomer’s perspective on being an outsider in an insider-dominated setting. Second, the case presents a number of common board/team practices that undercut effectiveness. Finally, it gives students the opportunity to think and talk about board diversity, its merits and challenges, and possible paths forward to success.
Within that setting, several instructional objectives can be met:
Academic Area:Organisational Behaviour | Human Resources | Innovation
- Diversity: The experience of the outsider, and the deep frustrations of not fitting in.
- Board Process: Board effectiveness requires both the right board composition and the right board process.
- Leadership: The next leader is often already at the table but may not match the stereotype of the old one.
Capital Privado y Creación de Valor: El Caso Donalds … DF1-220
Ignacio Vercesi was analyzing the information he had of Donaldson, S.A., potential target for acquisition of the private equity company where he was founding parnter.
Donaldson S.A. was a small Spanish firm in retail, with reknown and traditional brands. It was going through difficulties as a consequence of the changes in the new consumption tendencies and the recent economic crisis.
Even though the company was in what Mr. Vercesi considered was an unsustainable situation, the owners of Donaldson with whom he had been in contact considered unacceptable any offer below book value. The mayority of Donaldson's capital was owned by a family, and the company wasn't public.Academic Area:Finance
Flujos de caja diferenciales DF2-226
This material explains the application of discounted cash flows in the valuation of investment projects. It is explained in a brief and concise manner so the concept is made clear and is well defined for the student.Academic Area:Financial Accounting | Finance
Caso Japón EC1-134-M
This interactive case study combines data that is publicly available in Google Data with questions for the students so they can reflect on the policies of Japan that affect their economic development.
The idea is that students can understand the liquidity trap (how low interest rates end up making the monetary policy useless), what can be expected of growth when it is based on debt, some of the structural limits to growth (like aging population and technology) and the importance of political stability in the growth process.
The context for the case is a meeting where the finance ministry of Japan calls on the class (who role play as consultants) to help them understand the situation. The information offered includes embedded content from google data that the students can navigate through different graphs organized to depict many of the main economic variables and relevant relations between them, and is combined with research questions to ensure active student participation. It also has a professor's page that will include additional information on several events related to social, economic and political events that affect the aforementioned variables, as well as a place to display the student's answers, that may be hand-picked if desired.
An advantage of using Google Data for this case is the fact that the information is kept permanently up-to-dateAcademic Area:Economic Environment & Public Affairs
Valoración de empresas, un enfoque gráfico DF2-221-M
This interactive tutorial describes in a very simple manner the four valuation methods: accounting method liquidation method discounting of cash flows and ratios. Using animations and graphs it shows what each of these methods measures focusing on the balance sheet.
The last section of this tutorial is an exercise where students have to apply the four valuation methods for a fictitious company. The objective is for them to see a graphical comparison of the different values obtained under each one of the methods.
This tutorial has been used successfully in undergraduate, graduate (in particular MBA, Masters in Finance and Masters in Management courses) and executive education level finance courses, both in online/blended and face-to-face formats.Academic Area:Finance
This case explains what rating is, which purposes it serves and who may find it useful. A very concise technical note, it is key for any student to have a clear idea of this concept which is so highly utilized in the world of finances.Academic Area:Financial Accounting | Finance
La importancia del cash-flow en la gestión financier … DF2-167
Cash flow is the most rigorous financial tool used in today's corporate world. It is rigorous by itself, as it is not subject to influences that give different results under each interpretation. The statement of cash flows has reached vital importance nowadays in corporate finance. It is important to manage cash flow almost daily using efficient tools like cash pooling. On the other hand, it is also important to remember that there are different types of cash flows to be used depending on the objective you are after.Academic Area:Finance
Contabilidad y finanzas DF2-138-M
This tutorial questions the validity of profits as a financial measurement preferring instead the analysis of cash flows as a more precise measurement of the health of a company. The cash variance statement is presented to students and serves to develop key definitions such as the free cash flow from operations amongst others.
The material includes a variety of interactive exercises as well as a simulation where the investment and financing decisions of a company are analyzed. Professor Javier Vega provides an introduction to the material through videos and helps to clarify the main concepts.Academic Area:Finance