Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
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 (11/17/14–11/21/14) newest additions are listed below. Enjoy!
In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work [Article]
While apprenticeship programs have been on the decline in most of the U.S., South Carolina is working to change that trend...
Follow the Money: Compensation, Risk, and the Financial Crisis [Essay]
Wall Street bankers had considerable incentive to take risk prior to the financial crisis of 2008. How well do boards understand the relation between compensation and risk?
Teach For China and the Chinese Nonprofit Sector [Case]
Teach For China adapted the model pioneered by Teach For America to meet the needs of the educationally under-resourced of rural China. Led by an American, could Teach For China reshape its international identity and become an enduring Chinese institution?
The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare [Article]
Alayne Fleischmann is a securities lawyer at the heart of one of the largest white-collar crime cases in U.S. history...
Employee Satisfaction, Labor Market Flexibility, and Stock Returns Around the World [Paper]
We study the relationship between employee satisfaction and abnormal stock returns around the world, using lists of the “Best Companies to Work For” in 14 countries. We show that employee satisfaction is associated with positive abnormal returns in countries with high labor market flexibility, such as the U.S. and U.K., but not in countries with low labor market flexibility, such as Germany...
* From the CasePlace Archives, building low cost homes for poor and marginalized communities: How Hany El Miniawy Designs Low-cost Homes for Egypt's Poor, One Community at a Time.
Listed below is last week's (11/10/14–11/14/14) material.
Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives [Book]
Over the years, The Container Store has been lauded for its commitment to its employees and focus on its original concept and inventory mix as the formula for its success. But for Tindell, the goal never has been growth for growth's sake. Rather, it is to adhere to the company's values-based business philosophies, which center on an employee-first culture, superior customer service and strict merchandising.
The Environmental Outlook: Garbage in the World's Oceans [Interview]
In this hour-long program, radio host Diane Rehm discusses ocean pollution and the impact of human garbage on marine habitats and life.
Short-Shifted looks at the impact of unpredictable hours and scheduling on low-wage and frontline workers in the retail industry...
Responsibilities to Society: The Capitalist's Contract, Module Note [Note]
The note offers a unifying framework by organizing major contemporary societal challenges into four "tragedies of the commons" and by developing the notion of a "capitalist's contract" that can help students consider how they, as future business leaders, will respond to these tragedies...
Promoting the Rights of Every Child: The IKEA-UNICEF Partnership to Prevent and Combat Child Labor [Case]
Together, IKEA and UNICEF created a partnership aimed at the prevention and reduction of the exploitation of children working in Northern India, in particular in the carpet belt of Uttar Pradesh. The partnership represents a prime example of a public-private partnership for development, contributing to the achievement of one of the Millennium Development Goals: Child health...
* From the CasePlace Archives, an in-depth report on the ways businesses are investing in employee engagement at all levels, and benefitting as a result: Employees Matter.