Plante & Moran: All You Really Need to Know

by: Lynn Wooten

Publication Date: April 21, 2009
Length: 8 pages
Product ID#: 1-428-759

Core Disciplines: Ethics, Leadership/Organizational Behavior

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This short case is one of eight in a series of cases written for the Next Great Companies in Michigan project, which profiles great places to work in Michigan. Plante & Moran, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, is the nation’s eleventh largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm. The company has achieved success through a caring and collaborative culture and has been recognized for nine consecutive years on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The case describes Plante & Moran’s unique culture and success factors.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • describe appropriate business terms and principles approriate to this case,
  • apply critical concepts from earlier learning to define a solution to the case,
  • successfully articulate data and information in support of the solution proposed,
  • critically analyze and discuss other responses and solutions to the case,
  • draw lessons from the case analysis,
  • generalize the learnings of this case to other business challenges and decisions in organizations other than the one analyzed in this case study,
  • demonstrate leadership and scholarship in analysis.