Case of the Abandoned Partner
This case deals primarily with management. The difficulty level of this case is three. The case is designed to be taught in approximately 2-4 class periods (the equivalent of 2 to 4 hours) depending on whether or not the instructor wishes to complete the live interview section. This case may or may not require outside preparation; this decision will be left up to the instructor. If the instructor decides to allow the live interview portion, then students should be prepared to discuss the legal issues related to discrimination in employment and questions that are appropriate and allowed versus those questions not permissible in an interview situation. This additional preparation would require outside research into the interview process. Depending on the depth of the content covered in class; an instructor may choose to have students research 1-2 hours prior to preparing interview questions and participating in the live interview portion.
Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, Volume 20, Number 4, 2014, 77-85.