New at CasePlace

Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Year: 2014

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Are you looking for engaging and thought-provoking material that is new to CasePlace.org? If so, you've come to the right place. Here you will find a selection of content recently added to the site. The week's (08/18/14–08/22/14) newest additions are listed below. Enjoy!

Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet, and Profits in a New Green Economy [Book]
The vast majority of today's CEOs consider sustainability essential to their company's success, yet most do not know how to embed it into their company and its culture. This book guides firms of all types and sizes—from those organizations just starting their journey to sustainability, to those seeking to accelerate their positive impact on people, reduce their negative environmental impact, and improve their bottom line.

How Increasing Income Inequality Is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth, and Possible Ways to Change the Tide [Report]
The topic of income inequality and its effects has been the subject of countless analysis stretching back generations and crossing geopolitical boundaries. Despite the tendency to speak about this issue in moral terms, the central questions are economic ones: Would the U.S. economy be better off with a narrower income gap? And, if an unequal distribution of income hinders growth, which solutions could do more harm than good, and which could make the economic pie bigger for all?

Shared Entrepreneurship: A Path to Engaged Employee Ownership [Book]
In many ways the persistent top-down command and control theme that supports established leadership thought and practice prevents organizations from fully tapping into their human resources, in turn limiting their flexibility to meet the challenges of increasingly dynamic, complex, and competitive environments. Shared Entrepreneurship replaces the top-down approaches of the past with a new framework that draws strengths and innovation from collaboration and sharing. 

Is 'Shareholder Value' Bad for Business? [Article]
Critics say that the pursuit of "shareholder value" can actually hurt corporations and profits and argue for a broader view of the purpose of business...

Leading Employees through Major Organizational Change [Article] 
I took over as CEO of Sanofi Canada in May 2012 when the healthcare organization was preparing for major change. We were about to move hundreds of employees to a new corporate headquarters, a challenging operation at the best of times...

* From the CasePlace Archives, the role of history and politics in Russia’s largest natural gas producer: Gazprom (A, B, C): Energy and Strategy in Russian History.


Listed below is last week's (08/11/14–08/15/14) material.

Barrick Gold Corporation: Perfect Storm at Pascua Lama [Case]
This case is about a gold mining company that seeks to practice 'responsible mining' by addressing environmental and stakeholder concerns, but which nevertheless attracts protests...

Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises [Book]
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama’s secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, from boom to bust to rescue to recovery. In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, he takes readers behind the scenes of the crisis, explaining the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions he made to repair a broken financial system and prevent the collapse of the Main Street economy. This is the inside story of how a small group of policy makers—in a thick fog of uncertainty, with unimaginably high stakes—helped avoid a second depression but lost the American people doing it. Stress Test is also a valuable guide to how governments can better manage financial crises, because this one won’t be the last.

Applied “Womenomics” [Article]
How Goldman Sachs deployed a far-reaching, data-driven strategy to further the cause of women's entrepreneurship.

The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See [Book]
Drawing on a wealth of real-world examples, from the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, Bazerman diagnoses what information went ignored in these situations, and why...

Bridges Ventures [Case]
Bridges Ventures, a UK-based impact investor with double-digit returns on its investments, is reflecting on its social impact and pondering its future course...

* From the CasePlace Archives, debating the responsibilities multinational corporations have to employees, overseas product manufacturers, factory workers, indigenous people, and local residents: Wal-Mart and Vancouver, Canada.


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