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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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HIV / AIDS and Strategy

Author: Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2006

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When the challenges of HIV/AIDS in developing countries are integrated into Management Education, they are often addressed in Business & Society courses or Business Ethics courses. However, this teaching module provides a set or readings for students as well as some background readings for faculty that illustrate the importance and relevance of raising this topic in core Strategy courses...

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Wal-Mart, 2005

Author: Yoffie, David B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2005

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Wal-Mart has been expanding, both domestically and internationally. This case covers recent developments at Wal-Mart, including new stores, new store formats, and international expansion. The learning objective of this case is: To look at strategy and competition in the discount retail environment.

 

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Amway in China (A, B)

A New Business Model; Adapting to a Changing Environment

Authors: Tan, David; Tan, Justin
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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Amway is a large manufacturer of household products that uses the direct selling approach. It has expanded into different markets over the years, most recently the Chinese market. However, the company must look at its strategy after the Chinese government implements regulations on the direct marketing business model...

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Board Representation: Multiple Interests and Corporate Governance

Authors: Scully, Maureen; Johnson, Jennifer
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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What issues are involved in representing multiple interests on boards? Several perspectives on corporate governance allow that shareholders and other stakeholders be taken into account in decisions about corporate strategy and resource allocation. The process of integrating minority concerns into corporate boards is often fraught with challenges...

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Al Dunlap at Sunbeam

Authors: Hall, Brian J.; Khurana, Rakesh; Madigan, Carleen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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Al Dunlap was one of the best-known corporate turnaround artists of the 1990s. In 1996, he was hired at Sunbeam to effect a restructuring, but was fired almost two years later when the company's financial performance and stock price began to decline...

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Energy Efficiency Teaching Module

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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At its core, energy efficiency is about doing more with less. In times of a down economy and uncertain energy prices, the importance of saving energy seems clear; over the long term, however, how does a focus on energy efficiency make sense for business? Business is both uniquely suited to address the problems of energy efficiency and to reap the potential rewards of those solutions, if it is able to meld social and profit constraints into a plan for an innovative energy future. The purpose of this Module is to discuss energy efficiency as a strategic solution rather than a defensive reaction, and to present ways to manage challenges and make the most of opportunities at this intersection of business and society.

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"Employees First, Customers Second": Wegmans' Work Culture

Authors: George, S; Regani, S
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2007

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This case examines some of the elements of Wegmans' work culture, and how they contributed to making Wegmans a great place to work.

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Private and Public Health Care for the Base of the Pyramid in Mexico

Authors: Chu, Michael; Garcia-Cuellar, Regina
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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This case profiles a retail model for low-income markets and examines the role of private enterprise and profits in the health care of low-income populations, the creation of social value in commercial enterprises, and possible implications for public policy.

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Bombardier Versus Embraer: Charges of Unfair Competition

Authors: Conklin, David W.; Hunter, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 1999

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One of Canada's high-tech success stories, Bombardier, changed the airline industry with the introduction of its short-haul turbo-prop planes and jets in the early 1990s. By the mid-1990s, a new player from Brazil, Embraer, had entered the market and was capturing a lot of business from Bombardier...

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