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Sarbanes-Oxley Act: How Did We Get Here?

Author: Keating, Elizabeth
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education's Corporate Governance and Accountability Project
Publication Year: 2006

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The Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, known as “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”, was passed in 2002 following a series of corporate bankruptcies and allegations of executive management malfeasance, most notably Enron and WorldCom. The regulation of securities had not been this significantly altered since...

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PowerPoint: Financial Statement Fraud (Enron & Others)

Author: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Publication Year: 2005

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This PowerPoint presentation includes a number of recent examples of accounting fraud, including Enron, MCI, WorldCom and others.

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AES-Telasi: Power Trip or Power Play? (A, B, C)

Authors: Henisz, Witold J.; Zelner, Bennet A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Wharton School
Publication Year: 2006

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While Michael Scholey was proud of what he and AES Corporation had accomplished so far in the Republic of Georgia, AES-Telasi had still incurred operating losses of $40m during its first year of operation, had already exceeded its ten-year investment target, and the company faced several important challenges going into its second year...

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Rethinking the MBA Curriculum in the Finance Discipline

Problems in Financial Management

Author: Becker-Blease, John
Product Type: Syllabi; Teaching Modules
Source: Washington State University, Vancouver
Publication Year: 2008

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The purpose of this course is to provide students with a heightened appreciation of the role of a financial manager within a firm and to understand the tools and the nature of the decisions that financial managers must make...

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SAS Institute

Authors: Bankert, Ellen; Lee, Mary D.; Lange, Candice
Product Type: Cases
Source: Wharton Work/Life Integration Project
Publication Year: 2002

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SAS Institute is the world's largest privately held software company, with sales in 1998 of $870 million - double its revenue only six years earlier ... The compelling case story behind SAS Institute is not tied to a specific change initiative or the company's many perks, but is about the work environment created at the company's outset and sustained over time. The case focuses on capturing the essential elements that define the SAS Institute culture...

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Teaching Module on the Future of Fashion

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Wu, Gina
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2010

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This Teaching Module uses the context of the fashion industry to discuss topics that are shaping the future of all industries. These topics include sustainable resource management, the challenges and opportunities of global growth, workforce management, and the role of ethical consumption in business.

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Cirque du Soleil's Human Resource Management Practices

Authors: Gupta, V; Pawar, M
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2007

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The case discusses the human resource (HR) practices of Cirque du Soleil, the Canada based circus entertainment company.

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McDonald's in India

Author: Dash, Kishore
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2005

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McDonald's relative success in India has several important lessons for global multinational corporations that are interested in exploring the challenges and opportunities in emerging markets. Given the unique cultural space of India, where most people do not eat beef and pork and prefer vegetarian foods, and where people's food habits are dominated by regional food preferences, how could a beef-based hamburger chain achieve success?

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Values in Tension: Ethics Away from Home

Author: Donaldson, Thomas
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 1996

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This article discusses the principles of cultural relativism and cultural absolutism, in developing a pragmatic and philosophical approach to ethical decision-making for businesses operating abroad.

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Merck & Co., Inc.: Addressing Third World Needs (A, B, C, D)

Authors: Weiss, Stephanie; Hanson, Kirk O.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Business Enterprise Trust
Publication Year: 1991

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Researchers at Merck & Co. believe that a drug they had developed for animals might be an effective treatment for human river blindness, a debilitating illness that affects hundreds of thousands of poor people in the Third World. The process of development and testing, however, will be enormously costly...

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