by Suraj Srinivasan and Ian McKown, Cornell
The case relates to accounting quality analysis conducted by the leading research firm Center for Financial Research and Analysis (CFRA) on companies in the solar industry with a focus on First Solar Inc. The case provides students with background information on the solar power industry, First Solar, data from CFRA research, and First Solar’s quarterly reports and the earnings conference call to analyze and draw conclusions about First Solar’s accounting practices and strength as a company. Students have to decide whether CFRA should flag First Solar as a concern and add it to CFRA’s “Biggest Concerns” list.
Edited by Professor Rebecca M. Henderson and Richard G. Newell
An investigation of innovation and the role of public policy in four sectors of the U.S. economy: agriculture, chemicals, life sciences, and information technology.
07 Apr 2014Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.: Taking on seasonal starvation in Latin Americaby Christopher Marquis and Zoe Yang
20 Feb 2014Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.: Safety, Environment and Healthby John A. Quelch and Margaret L. Rodriguez
08 Jan 2014CleanSpritzby John A. Quelch and Alisa Zalosh
Course Modules are designed by top HBS faculty to outline strategies for teaching courses related to business and environment. Course Modules help instructors select and sequence material for use as part of a course. Each module represents the thinking of subject matter experts about the best materials to assign and how to organize them to facilitate learning.
In addition, the Baker Library Business and Environment Research Guide points to suggested resources available to the HBS community and is a great starting place for research on environmental issues for business.
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