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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 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 (05/18/15–05/22/15) newest additions are listed below. Enjoy!

The Influence of Cultural Values in Business Practice [Note]
Cultural values interlock with many national systems, which influence the way business is developed and how deals are made. Managers who understand how to navigate such differences are in high demand…

SEWA (A, B): Ela Bhatt [Case]
In February 2014, a McKinsey Global Institute report proposed tracking an empowerment line that could enable India's citizens to get out of poverty by providing the resources they needed to build better lives. This prompted Ela Bhatt, founder of the India-based Self-Employed Women's Association, to take stock of her initiative to empower women working in India's informal sector…

Killer Pharmacy: Inside a Medical Mass Murder Case [Article]
This investigative report tells the story of the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a Massachusetts pharmacy, and the cost of their refusal to put people ahead of profits…

Nanjing Gulou Hospital: Honoring the Heritage and Building the Future [Case]
Since Gulou Hospital embarked on the journey to build the best humanistic hospital in China, it has generated positive results in terms of patient attraction and satisfaction level. Gulou Hospital has become an exemplar of modern, humanistic hospital in China and received many awards. However, going forward, the hospital faces mounting challenges…

Note on Economic Inequality (2015) [Note]
For over half a century, most of the world's economies have enjoyed steady growth and prosperity. However, beginning in the 1980s, and continuing essentially unabated to the present, the gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots" in developed countries has widened, with a small proportion of the population reaping an increasingly larger share of a country's economic rewards. This note provides background on aspects of economic inequality…

* From the CasePlace Archives, videos from professors, students and business owners discussing ways to use employee ownership as a business tool: The Foundation for Enterprise Development's Video Collection Homepage.

Listed below is last week's (05/11/15–05/15/15) material.

Perspectives on the Long Term: Building a Stronger Foundation for Tomorrow [Book]
In presenting this extensive collection of essays from a variety of participants in the economy, including CEOs, board members, investors and regulators, FCLT hopes to help develop practical approaches to building sustainable, long-term value for a wide range of stakeholders. 

Rio Tinto's Ore Mining: Making Hay from Water [Case]
When the Rio Tinto mining company decided to increase its output of iron ore by 25% in its Marandoo location, it had to deal with an unexpected problem: an excess of water in the deep reaches of the mine…

Thin Political Markets: The Soft Underbelly of Capitalism [Article]
In thin political markets, corporate managers are largely unopposed-because of their own expertise and the general public's low awareness of the issues. This enables managers to structure the "rules of the game" in self-serving ways…

Omar Selim: Building a Values-Based Asset Management Firm (A, B) [Case]
At Barclays, Omar Selim spearheaded Arabesque, a socially-responsible asset management firm emphasizing faith and values. In June 2012, regulators fined Barclays £290 million for its role in the Libor rate manipulation scandal. Selim is offered the opportunity to spin off Arabesque as an independent fund if he is willing to break from Barclays… 

Product of Mexico [Articles]
This series of articles by the Los Angeles Times spotlights the difficult work done by laborers on Mexico's mega-farms. These four linked articles address the harsh working conditions, exploitation, child labor and other challenges that go into putting fresh food on tables…

* From the CasePlace Archives, an innovative model to help farmers cope with climate change: Building and Scaling a Cross-Sector Partnership: Oxfam America and Swiss Re Empower Farmers in Ethiopia.

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