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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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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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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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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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Advertising Ethics Cases: Reasons, Rationalizations, Biases, and Heuristics

Author: Drumwright, Minette E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Available on CasePlace.org
Publication Year: 2005

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Six fictionalized scenarios of ethical dilemmas in advertising.  

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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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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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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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Eat2Eat.com

Authors: Goodwin, Nigel; Hardy, Kenneth G.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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Eat2Eat.com was an Internet-based restaurant reservation service covering a dozen cities in the Asia Pacific region. The case focuses on entrepreneurial marketing with sub-themes of financing and small enterprise management. It is a story of an entrepreneur who had an idea and enough money to launch it, but then struggles to achieve adequate scale...

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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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