KANSAS CITY ZEPHYRS BASEBALL CLUB: A BASEBALL ACCOUNTING DISPUTE. This case is used to illustrate some basic accounting issues in a. Describes a dispute between the owners of the major league baseball teams and the players’ union about the profitability of the baseball teams. The issue is. Kansas City Zephyrs Baseball Club, Inc. case study. Krishna G. Palepu. Save; Share. Save; Share.
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Palepu and Joseph P. Describes a dispute between the owners of the major league baseball teams and the players’ union about the profitability of the baseball teams. The issue is important because of the ongoing collective bargaining negotiations.
A consultant is brought in to decide whether a representative team, the Kansas City Zephyrs, is making or losing money. He has to settle a number of accounting disputes about roster depreciation, signing bonuses, deferred compensation, and stadium costs. Palepu, and Joseph P.
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Palepu and Sarah Mehta. Palepu and Anthony Bsseball. Business and Environment Business History Entrepreneurship. Finance Globalization Health Care. Finance General Management Marketing. Technology and Operations Management. Palepu This case centers around a dispute between the owners and the players regarding the profitability of professional baseball teams in connection with the negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.
The case describes the zsphyrs statements of the baseball club Kansas City Zephyrs and discusses several items whose accounting treatment is under dispute between owners and players. Students are asked to resolve these disagreements and determine the team’s “true” profitability. The discussion reveals the tensions in basebalk measurement and illustrates the fundamental issues in accrual accounting.
The case is best used as an introductory case in a course on financial reporting or performance measurement.
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