ABCD Analysis as Research Methodology in Company Case Studies

International Journal of Management, Technology, and Social Sciences (IJMTS), 2(2), 40-54

15 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2017

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P. S. Aithal

Srinivas Institute of Management Studies

Date Written: September 15, 2017

Abstract

Company analysis is a type of Case Study method among many types of Case study based Research Methods. While developing a Company Case study based on various issues in Management, the researcher can choose any company of any industry to study an issue or to solve a problem. Usually, a case analysis ends up with the observation of new performance pattern, interpretation of issues in the form of new information, or development of new suggestions to improve the system or to solve the problems optimally. Company analysis is considered to be a most powerful method to study new lessons required to identify, understand, and solve the problems in the process of managing and leading the organizations. Analysing business issues related to a company provides an opportunity to researchers to identify the kinds of situations, decisions, and dilemmas managers facing every day. Company analysis is a powerful tool in developing both research case study and teaching case study in business management subject. In this paper, we have discussed how ABCD Analysis as Research Methodology in company case analysis procedures in order to help the budding researchers while developing and analysing Company analysis as a Case study. In this paper, we have checked whether ABCD (Advantages, Benefits, Constraints, and Disadvantages) analysis framework can be used while analysing a company, how to consider various determinant issues of a company, selecting various affecting factors under these issues and identifying constituent critical elements for each construct using its elemental analysis technique, and the reasons to recommend the ABCD analysis framework in any kind of company analysis.

Keywords: Company analysis frameworks, ABCD analysis framework, Company issue analysis, Factor analysis, Elementary analysis, ABCD constructs.

Suggested Citation

Aithal, P. S., ABCD Analysis as Research Methodology in Company Case Studies (September 15, 2017). International Journal of Management, Technology, and Social Sciences (IJMTS), 2(2), 40-54. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3037309

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