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SAM Wins Again

Aug 11, 2010
by Staff

Society for Advancement of Management team earns ninth national title

The case: help one of the world’s leading digital mapping companies navigate the growing, but treacherous landscape of personal GPS systems.

That’s what Flagler’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) did to win its ninth Management Case Competition title in April.

The team was given eight weeks – with no outside assistance – to review TomTom GPS, conduct a financial analysis and then come up with four strategic actions. The focus of this year’s competition was “Global Agility.”

Members of Flagler’s case team included Kaitlin Gardiner, Amy Robinson, Arlin Zajmi and Michael Marino, and their adviser is associate professor of business administration Paula Holanchock.

“What is most prestigious to me about our win is the different universities that actually competed — including international universities — and the panel of judges,” Holanchock said.

The team already holds the record for SAM national title wins; no other SAM team has won more than three national titles. Flagler’s team swept every award they qualified for in the undergraduate division.

Flagler also landed several other honors, including its ninth Campus Chapter Performance Program national title, which recognizes the best SAM chapter in the country.

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