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 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 (10/20/14–10/24/14) newest additions are listed below. Enjoy!

Why Germany Is So Much Better at Training Its Workers [Article]
America rarely uses an apprenticeship model to teach young people a trade. Could such a system help the unemployed?

Rio Tinto and Mining in Mongolia: The Oyu Tolgoi Deposit [Case]
In 2013, Rio Tinto was expected to begin commercial shipments from Oyu Tolgoi, a copper and gold mine in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. But the terms of the deal were being threatened by elections in Mongolian and a change in voter sentiment towards the project...

The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever [Article]
A quixotic historian tries to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast.

The Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation [Case]
The protagonist is Kenneth Feinberg, who is appointed as Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation and who has the challenging task of negotiating compensation amidst all of the many competing interests...

Contracting from East to West: Bridging the Cultural Divide [Article]
When contracting in a global environment, basic cultural differences increase the risk of misunderstandings. For U.S. and Chinese businesses to better understand how to successfully negotiate and carry out contractual relations with one another, they must recognize the differences in core cultural values between the two countries and develop strategies for reconciling these differences.

* From the CasePlace Archives, reversing economic disparities and benefitting workers through employee ownership: Inclusive Capitalism for the American Workforce: Reaping the Rewards of Economic Growth through Broad-based Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing.

Listed below is last week's (10/13/14–10/17/14) material.

Closing the Skills Gap: Companies and Colleges Collaborating for Change [Report]
This report by The Economist Intelligence Unit discusses the role of higher education in the labor market. Based on a survey of 343 U.S. executives, it asks how industry and education can collaborate to address the current skills gap.

New Case Examples of Shared Value in Action [Cases]
As part of efforts to explore the impact of shared value, Michael Porter introduces the Shared Value Initiative's collection of cases from a variety of shared value consultants...

Chez Panisse: Building an Open Innovation Ecosystem [Article]
Throughout Chez Panisse's history, Waters and her team had built a local and now global ecosystem using an "open innovation" strategy with stakeholders such as suppliers, alumni chef and staff, food writers, and others...

Unilever's 'Project Sunlight': Moulding a Sustainable Business Model? [Case]
In November 2013, Unilever launched 'Project Sunlight', a social movement, which encouraged its consumers to 'SEE' an online film aimed to inspire and motivate people and 'ACT' by doing small things which would impact the society and environment better and 'JOIN' the Project Sunlight movement. While many criticised the video, which was aimed at parents-to-be, many others pointed to some allegations that dogged the company relating to some of its unsustainable practices and questioned the company's double stand. 

How Penn State Turned a Crisis Into a Disaster: An Interview With Crisis Management Pioneer Steven Fink [Article]
In this organizational performance article, Penn State alumnus Steven Fink-dubbed the 'Dean of Crisis Management' for his pioneering work in the field-discusses how Penn State's board of trustees mishandled the Jerry Sandusky scandal...

* From the CasePlace Archives, exploring the implications of the shift from "reasonable profit" to profit maximization: The Purpose of the Corporation in Business and Law School Curricula.

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