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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 (07/28/14–08/01/14) newest additions are listed below. Enjoy!

This week we highlight existing resources for teaching and research, including useful links to help you get the most out of CasePlace. These collections bring together material on the multiple dimensions of social, environmental and ethical issues in business, as well as strategies for incorporating issues of business and social impact into the classroom.

Teaching Modules & Reading Collections
Teaching Modules and Reading Collections are sets of cases, references, and other materials designed to facilitate teaching by providing introductions to specific topics. Teaching Modules are intended to highlight the major threads in the debate around a topic, incorporating multiple points of view. They can be inserted into existing syllabi or be used in the creation of new syllabi, and include suggested questions that faculty might want to raise in the classroom. Reading Collections highlight select cases and other material, and include a summary introduction to tie them together. They can be used to orient students to a topic, inserted into existing syllabi, or be used in the creation of new syllabi.

Undergraduate Education Network Portal
With business now the most popular major in the U.S., business education critics and advocates alike are exploring how the business degree can do what liberal learning arguably does best – enable students to make sense of the world and their place in it, and prepare them for participation in democracy. 

CLEO: The Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership
CLEO, the Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership, is an online repository of teaching and background materials on employee ownership. Employee ownership first generated attention among business academics when the phenomenon came to prominence in the 1970s. Since then, many case studies and numerous research studies have demonstrated the conditions under which employee ownership can work more and less effectively. For many companies employee stock-ownership plans can be a viable and rewarding strategy for sharing equity and profits with employees. 

Search of the Week Archive
This collection of searches features a broad range of topics related to social, environmental and ethical issues in business. Click the links and browse by date, discipline, industry, location and more.  

CasePlace FAQs
This list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is designed to answer questions typical of a user. Topics covered include how to search, how to suggest materials for inclusion in, and how to distinguish between different product types, among several others.

* From the CasePlace Archives, a class for future business leaders as they navigate a business environment that increasingly emphasizes the simultaneous creation of business and social value: Creating Shared Value: Entrepreneurial and Corporate Models for a Changing Economy.

Listed below is last week's (07/21/14–07/25/14) material.

Invictus: Introducing Leadership Competencies, Character and Commitment [Case]
Business schools have done an admirable job of teaching competencies, and many business organizations have defined the framework of competencies that are required to be successful in the institution. However, much less attention has been spent on leadership character and the importance of commitment to the leadership role…

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States [Report]
The U.S. faces significant and diverse economic risks from climate change. Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change to the United States uses a standard risk-assessment approach to determine the range of potential consequences for each region of the U.S.—as well as for selected sectors of the economy—if we continue on our current path.

CleanSpritz [Case]
Sales of CleanSpritz all-purpose cleaning spray have been steadily declining for the past five years, and management believes the decline correlates to a growing environmental concern among U.S. consumers. CleanSpritz's management is considering several options to address the environmental concerns in hopes of reversing the decline in revenue…

Everything Connects [Book]
Everything Connects is a kaleidoscopic view of the way humans—by being able to think out of the box—have been able to achieve greatness for themselves, their organizations, and the world at large. It is your step-by-step guide for working with yourself and others—for meaningful success.

Wawa Inc. [Case]
The Wawa associates have an ESOP which plays a key role in Wawa's culture of ownership. This case explores the role of incentives and levers of control to create a successful retail chain.

* From the CasePlace Archives, building the stakeholder approach into accounting and finance courses: The Stakeholder Approach in Accounting and Finance.

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