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Case Title:

Kumar Construction Company: Bidding Decision Analysis

Publication Month and Year : July 2009

Authors: RagaSravanthi Vemulavada & R Muthukumar

Industry: Not Applicable

Region: India

Case Code: QM0018

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available


The case revolves around Kumar Construction Company, a construction company based in India. It is deliberating on whether it should bid for one or both the contracts, which are on offer from a government department of Andhra Pradesh for the construction of roads in Bowenpally area in Hyderabad. However, the company is worried about the profit it has to make if it bids for any of these contracts. The case explores on the use of Decision Tree Analysis in deciding whether it should bid for a single contract or both the contracts.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To understand the basics of Decision Tree Analysis
  • To explain different ways of calculating EMVs for different contracts.

Keywords : Quantitative Methods; Decision Science; Analysis; Statistics; Decision Dilemma; Decision Trees; Expected Monetary Value (EMV); MBA Course Case Mapping; Business Statistics; Quantitative Methods; Course Case Mapping


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