Unit VII Case Study

In this unit, you will complete the case study of the Coca Cola you chose in Unit II and have been researching throughout the course. Respond to the four writing prompts below.

Create a case study summary of the company you have chosen, including a general overview of the company, its external environment, and a list of its current strategies and objectives.

  1. If the company continues with its present strategies and objectives, where will it be in five years?
  2. If you were the CEO of the company, what strategies would you recommend, and why?
  3. Describe the competitive strategies used by the company’s main competitors. Which of these strategies are the most effective? How can your company combat these strategies? Support your answers.

If you paraphrase, quote, or use ideas from any source, you should cite your sources using APA guidelines. Your case study should be at least three pages in length, excluding a cover page and references page.

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Unit VII Case Study

To read the case study below, you must first log into the myCSU Student Portal and access the Business Source Complete database found in the CSU Online Library.

Read the case study indicated below, and answer the following questions:

Marianne, J. L. (2010). Accounting for business combinations and the convergence of International Financial Reporting Standards with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles: A case study. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 16(1), 95-108.

1. What key financial ratios will be affected by the adoption of FAS 141R and FAS 160? What will be the likely effect?

2. Could any of the recent and forthcoming changes affect the company’s acquisition strategies and potentially its growth?

3. What were FASB’s primary reasons for issuing FAS 141R and FAS 160?

4. What are qualifying SPEs? Do they exist under IFRS? What is the effect of FAS 166 eliminating the concept of

qualifying SPEs on the convergence of accounting standards?

5. If the company adopts IFRS, what changes should management be aware of?

6. What are the principle differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP?

Your submission should be a minimum of three pages in length in APA style; however, a title page, a running head, and an abstract are not required. Be sure to cite and reference all quoted or paraphrased material appropriately in APA style.