Western Cabinets – Building a Cabinet or Building a Transformation?

25 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2010

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Mark Elliott Klassen

University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business

Date Written: August 16, 2010

Abstract

Western Cabinets is a short in-class teaching case that challenges students to decide whether the firm's issues are strategy or strategy execution. The case offers diverse options for the instructor to analyze strategy such as Porter's low costs/differentiation model and value chain analysis. The case and teaching notes also offer the instructor an opportunity to explore the firm's strategy from a business model by analyzing the value logic of the firm. Instructors can operationalize the strategy execution discussion through Simons' Levers of Control framework or Kaplan and Norton's Balanced Scorecard.

Keywords: Strategy, management control systems, case

JEL Classification: A20

Suggested Citation

Klassen, Mark Elliott, Western Cabinets – Building a Cabinet or Building a Transformation? (August 16, 2010). AAA 2011 Management Accounting Section (MAS) Meeting Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1660006 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1660006

Mark Elliott Klassen (Contact Author)

University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business ( email )

College of Education
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A7
Canada

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