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Top 40 Bestselling Case Authors 2019/20

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No. 31 Bestselling Case Author 2019/20
D Satish

D Satish
Professor and MDP Coordinator
ICFAI Business School (IBS)

D Satish's top bestselling cases

Cases Apple's Battle with the FBI: Privacy vs National Security
Apple Inc (Apple), the world's biggest tech company updated its privacy policy and security features during the launch of the iOS 8 in 2014. In order to protect its customer's data privacy, Apple refused to provide information to FBI from a phone used by a terrorist involved in San Bernardino terrorist attack in December 2015. However, FBI accessed data from terrorist's iPhone with the help of professional hackers. This news brought new challenges for Cook and his team to find and fix the flaw that had allowed hackers to crack the passcode and protect customers' privacy. The case provides information for not only discussing the future of Apple's privacy strategy but also the ethical issues behind Apple's decision.

Financial Statement Analysis of Unilever Plc
Despite a reduction in sales for the financial year 2014, the performance of Unilever plc was good. The company concentrated on improving its operational efficiencies and this resulted in cost savings and additional cash flows which increased the net profit of the company compared to financial year 2013. The case study analyses the financial results of Unilever plc using Ratio analysis, DuPont analysis, Common-size financial statements and Common-base financial statements.

Ambuja Cements: Weighted Average Cost of Capital
This case was written primarily to explain one of the core concepts of finance - the cost of capital. Though there are many methods to calculate the cost of capital, weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is widely used. The case brings the concept of WACC through a discussion between a professor and his students. It further explains the importance of estimating the cost of capital and capital mix. It further helps students to know the intricacies of estimating the cost of equity, the cost of debt and deciding on the appropriate weights with Ambuja Cements - one of India's biggest cement manufacturers, as the backdrop.

Meet D Satish

BiographyD Satish is a Professor and MDP Coordinator at ICFAI Business School (IBS) in Hyderabad, where he has worked since 2006. Prior to this he was an Associate Editor at ICFAI University Press.

His teaching areas include Financial Risk Management, Financial Management and Treasury Management. He has published a wide variety of cases and journal articles on his research interests of Firm Performance and Sustainable Finance. His cases are among some of The Case Centre’s best selling cases and have also frequently won prizes at the oikos Case Writing Competition.

Key quote

“I am overwhelmed to be amongst the 40 bestselling case authors. It is humbling to be a part of this exclusive list of world-renowned professors. I am happy to be a part of this incredible IBS journey envisioned by our founder where case studies and case pedagogy is core to our DNA."

~ D Satish


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