I’m trying to learn for my Business Law class and I’m stuck. Can you help?
The topic of this case analysis should be related to Chapter 8 Airline Liability. If you would like to conduct your analysis on some aspect of the Montreal Convention that would be perfectly ok. It is essential that the subject matter of chapter eight is apparent in your analysis. Once you have found an issue/problem related to Airline Liability or the Montreal Convention, let Hamilton and Nilsson assist with your analysis.
You are limited to no more than four pages: The first page should be the Title page (page 1), the second and third pages should be the analysis (pages 2 and 3), and the fourth page should be the reference list (page 4).
Be sure to submit your analysis as a Word document attached to an email message that you send to me through Canvas.
I recommend three to five sentences for each section, with exception of section four, Alternative Actions. That typically requires more than five sentences. However, be advised that the table format that I provided in the Case Analysis Guidelines and Expectations Announcement is a very useful alternative to reveal your alternative actions. Several students have used it with good success.
Here are some lessons learned from Case Analysis One, Two, and Three:
1. Use the case analysis template that I provided: it is set up with running head, page numbers, format, reference list, etc. There is no need to change anything as far as the format is concerned. You may need to adjust spacing so that you are within the allocated page count, single spacing is ok.
2. Be sure in-text citations are properly aligned with reference list entries and that reference list entries appear in the text of your analysis. You probably don’t need more than three to four sources. You should have one in-text citation for each section. They do not have to be different sources. You can use one source several times. All sources must be cited in accordance with the APA, 7th edition. You must bring the textbook into your analysis. There are several reference list entries in the example. I did that so you could see how various sources are formatted. You really should not need more than three sources.
3. The introduction sets the foundation for your analysis. It should tell me the who, what, where, when, how, why of your analysis.
4. The problem statement should be stated right up front. Don’t expect me to figure out what your problem is, tell me: “The problem is….” This is as important for you as it is for me. If the problem is unmanageable, drop it.
5. The problem statement becomes the central theme of your analysis. Everything must be attached to it.
6. After “The problem is…” everything else in the problem statement should tell me what caused the problem and/or what contributes to it. Tell me what caused the problem and/or what contributes to its existence. What led up to the problem? After each sentence ask yourself, “Did this cause the problem or does it contribute to the problem” if not, drop it and come up with something that does cause the problem or contributes to it.
7. Significance of the problem is the result of the problem. If the problem is not corrected what will result. What are the consequences of not fixing the problem? Will the company go bankrupt? Will a pilot lose qualification? Here again, after each sentence ask yourself, “is this a result or is this a consequence of the problem,” if not drop it and come up with something that is a direct result or consequence of your problem.
8. Alternative actions, are corrective actions, what you would do to correct the problem. Tell me the reason for your alternatives and then provide two advantages and two disadvantages. Make sure your alternatives address your problem.
9. The recommendation is your chance to fix the problem if you had unlimited resources. If you were Jeff Besos what would you do? Provide your recommendation, with rationale, one advantage, and one disadvantage. The recommendation must be separate and distinctly different than either alternative action.
10. Each section should have at least one in-text citation. However, one source may be used numerous times. You should consider two to three sources maximum.
11. Then, make sure your reference list is representative of your work. Compose your in-text citations and your reference list manually. Do not use any digital media to compose your in-text citations and reference list entries. They are frequently wrong.