Case Study Analysis – New Century Financial Corporation
Knowing how to analyze a case will help you attack virtually any business problem. A case study helps you learn by immersing you in a real­world business issues — and makes you a decision­maker. A case presents facts about a particular organization and you must focus on the most important facts and use the information to determine the best (of multiple alternatives) course(s) of action to deal with the problems you identify.
A case study analysis must not just summarize the case. It should identify key
issues and problems, and outline and assess alternative courses of action.
In this Assignment, you will assess the controls related to our topic this week at the New Century Financial Corporation. Case: Palepu, K., Srinivasan, S., & Sesia, A. (2008). New Century
Financial Corporation. Harvard Business School. Provide a 4–6 page case study analysis using the following format:
Format: Must include these headers
1. Title page
2. Company and Situation: Describe the Company and Situation To begin your case study analysis, discuss the critical incidents that
have contributed to the current position of the company. Here you
must identify the most important facts surrounding the case . Does the problem or challenge facing the company come from a
changing environment, new opportunity, a declining market share, or
inefficient internal or external business processes? 3. Strengths, Weaknesses, and Alternatives: Identify Strengths and
Weaknesses as well as Alternatives Examine the value creation functions of the company and specify
alternative courses of action. List the courses of action the company can take to solve its problem
or meet the challenge it faces. What changes to organizational
processes would be required by each alternative? What
management policy would be required to implement each
alternative? Remember, there is a difference between what an organization “should do” and what that organization actually “can do.” Some solutions are too expensive or operationally difficult to implement, and you should avoid solutions that are beyond the organization’s resources. Important: Identify the constraints that will limit the solutions available. Is each alternative executable given these constraints?
4. Implementations: Analyze ImplementationsThis portion of the case study
analysis requires that you identify and analyze the structure and control
systems that the company is using to implement its business strategies.
Evaluate organizational change, levels of hierarchy, employee rewards,
conflicts, and other issues that are important to the company you are
5. Recommendations: Make RecommendationsThe final part of your case
study analysis should include your recommendations for the company. Every
recommendation you make should be based on and supported by the context
of your case study analysis, e.g., what you have already written.
6. References: Reference page
Access the case study template.
The case analysis should be a minimum of 4 pages, double­spaced. Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. Citations should use APA style.
Your analysis of this case and your written submission should reflect an understanding of the critical issues of the case; integrate the material covered
in the text and present concise and well­reasoned justifications for the stance that you take.
Make sure your document includes: Your Name Date Course Name and Section Number Unit Number Case Name Page Numbers Directions for Submitting your Assignment Compose your Assignment in a Microsoft Word document and save it as Username­AC553 Assignment 1­Unit#.doc (Example: TAllen­AC553 Assignment 1 Unit 3.doc). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 3: Assignment 1 Dropbox by the end of Unit 3.