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 (10/13/14–10/17/14) newest additions are listed below. Enjoy!

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.


Listed below is last week's (10/06/14–10/10/14) material.

Where Markets Lead, Will Justice Follow? [Essays] 
In this Ford Forum, the Ford Foundation asked eight change makers to weigh in on the issue of markets, leadership, and justice. The answers they found were both surprising and inspiring...

What Employers Should Learn from Wal-Mart’s Dress Code Controversy [Audio Program]
Wal-Mart's decision to require a new dress code at the workers' expense caused outrage from labor unions. It will also serve as a test case for other companies considering similar actions.

Rotten Apples and Sterling Examples: Moral Reasoning and Peer Influences on Honesty in Managerial Reporting [Paper]
We propose that idiosyncratic benefits from adhering to social norms explain the heterogeneity in honesty documented in many situations where misrepresentation yields a financial benefit. Further, information about the honesty of one's peers modifies the descriptive norm and hence, one's own honesty. 

Thought Leader Interview: Paul Osterman [Interview]
Labor market expert Paul Osterman discusses inequality and how business how leaders must address the realities of the changing workforce and build a strategy for moving forward.

Supply Chain Screening Without Certification: The Critical Role of Stakeholder Pressure [Paper]
Using a sample of over 2,000 firms around the world, the authors ask whether stakeholder scrutiny deters companies from participating in voluntary (and potentially misleading) supply chain reporting programs. 

* From the CasePlace Archives, how companies can use engagement in society to benefit society and boost competitiveness at the same time: Creating Shared Value: A How-to Guide for the New Corporate (R)evolution.


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