ERIC Number: ED212541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
1979 Decision-Making Casebook for Business and Economics.
Tedesco, Paul H., Ed.; And Others
These teacher developed case studies taken from the business world are presented to help secondary students develop an understanding of economics and of the decision-making process. The studies describe real business situations. All historical and current facts are provided, and students must analyze the data and make business decisions. Teacher directions are provided for each of the three case studies. In the first case students play the role of the chief executive officer of the Boston Gas Company. The student must make the decision to solve the immediate problems in the areas of public relations and meet the unprecedented demand to convert to gas. The second case which considers a number of options by which the cost of health care might be reduced is presented through memos from the Blue Cross president and treasurer. Students are asked to decide what plan they might think desirable and reasonable. The small business environment is the topic of the final case study. Students discuss how a small family corporation could expand into manufacturing while still maintaining their position in the distribution market. Also included in the publication is a discusssion of how to use case study materials in the classroom. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business History and Economic Life Program, Inc., Boston, MA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 133 280 and SO 013 864-869.