Determine which financial metrics reveal typical industry characteristics.
The Data Detective project
spans four topics and focuses on the ways in which financial data
provide clues about a company’s strategy. To build your analytic skills,
your sleuthing is due on Thursdays in a series of Endeavour activities
(if you understand the references, you obviously watch PBS Masterpiece).
Your detecting concludes in an executive summary reporting your
findings.
We are using the Data Detective simulation (Narayanan &
Srinivasan, 2018) as a series of increasingly complex opportunities for
you to match companies with their financial data. This will test your
abilities to
• Determine which financial metrics reveal typical industry characteristics
• Create and describe the rationales for your decisions based on your knowledge and reasoning.
Please read the assignment instructions in their entirety before beginning this project.