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The Cultures of Business

Author: Everett, Daniel
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Bentley University
Publication Year: 2014

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This course examines how values and valuation arise in human societies. From the foundational beliefs and practices of specific cultures it proceeds to look in depth at how cultures of business arise and how they influence one another and the societies in which the businesses operate.

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Contemporary Philosophy: Human Capital

Authors: Thaning, Morten S.; Gudmand-Høyer, Marius
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Copenhagen Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The objective is to enable students to identify and critically analyse business issues and problems by mobilising philosophical perspectives...

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Why Financial Markets Need Referees

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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Gary Gensler, outgoing chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, oversees a swaps market that is 25 times the size of the U.S. economy. The ire he’s garnered from Wall Street suggests that he has been effective in reining in deals that led to worldwide financial and economic collapse five years ago.

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After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead

Author: Blinder, Alan S.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Penguin Books
Publication Year: 2013

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With bracing clarity, Blinder chronicles the perfect storm of events beginning in 2007, from the bursting of the housing bubble to the implosion of the bond bubble, and how events in the U.S. spread throughout the interconnected global economy.

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Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy

Author: Martin, Iain
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication Year: 2013

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The collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which had to be bailed out by the taxpayer in the financial crisis of October 2008, played a leading role in tipping Britain into its deepest economic downturn in seven decades. How on earth had a small Scottish bank grown so quickly to become a global financial giant that could do such immense damage when it collapsed? At the center of the story was Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive known as "Fred the Shred" who terrorized some of his staff and beguiled others...

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Economics Students Demand an Education That Reflects Post-Crash World

Authors: Husnain, Mahim; Parekh, Rikin
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Guardian
Publication Year: 2013

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Economics is more than growth and GDP but current teaching doesn't reflect this. Expanding economic thought is vital to equip tomorrow's leaders, writes the Post-Crash Economics Society.

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The Triple Bottom Line

How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success -- and How You Can Too

Authors: Savitz, Andrew; Weber, Karl
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Jossey-Bass
Publication Year: 2013

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The Triple Bottom Line is the groundbreaking book that charts the rise of sustainability within the business world and shows how and why financial success increasingly goes hand in hand with social and environmental achievement...

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The End of Illth: In Search of an Economy That Won't Kill Us

Author: Reece, Erik
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harper’s Magazine
Publication Year: 2013

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In the wake of the 2010 Massey mining disaster in West Virginia, the author asks whether employee ownership could improve workplace safety, and how such cooperatives might serve as a model for an alternative form of capitalism based on the sustainable use of natural and human resources.

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Mauro Guillén

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Collections; Featured Users
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Publication Year: 2013

Mauro Guillén is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professor in International Management at the Wharton School. His current research deals with corporate governance, the role of the corporation in society, the internationalization of the firm, and with the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and on the diffusion of innovations.

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Huntsman Scholar Semester

Author: Peterson, Shannon
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Utah State University
Publication Year: 2013

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The purpose of the scholar semester is to provide students with an integrated perspective on the nature business and politics in a global environment, along with greater individual and intercultural awareness.

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The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living

Author: Tremayne, Wendy Jehanara
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Storey Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

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This is the inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value and abundance in the process.

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The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance

Authors: Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Kaldor, Mary
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Columbia University Press
Publication Year: 2013

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The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising from the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century...

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The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

Author: Stiglitz, Joseph E.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Year: 2013

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Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable: moneyed interests compound their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism.

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Breakthrough: Business Leaders, Market Revolutions

Authors: Elkington, John; Braun, Susie
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Volans Ventures Ltd.
Publication Year: 2013

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Business is increasingly critical in tackling the world’s great environmental, social and governance challenges. And at the heart of business sits the C-Suite, the grouping of senior executives who direct the enterprise. Breakthrough is addressed to them – and to those who advise them.

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The Economy: Under New Ownership

Author: Kelly, Marjorie
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: YES! Magazine
Publication Year: 2013

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To make an economy that serves us, we need to own the jobs and the businesses—together. How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities...

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MKT 2349 Philosophy of Exchange

Authors: Hill, Ronald Paul; Wetzel, James
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Villanova University
Publication Year: 2013

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This seminar is an extended meditation on the nature and possibilities of exchange. The expectation is that such a meditation, conducted by a group of students with interests in both business and the arts and sciences, will illuminate the potential for unity with the University and lend greater consciousness to our most persistent practices of exchange. The aim, ultimately, is not only to understand but also to serve: our better selves, our loved ones, those who are still strange to us, our complex world of mixed allegiances.

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Enterprise Ownership and Control in China: Governance with a Chinese Twist

Authors: Ho, Daniel; Lau, Alex; Young, Angus
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2012

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Inefficient state-owned enterprises in China were compelled to restructure to remain competitive, which resulted in phenomenal economic growth. However, this transplantation process did not occur without problems, and certain domestic attributes had to be supplemented in corporate legislation to correspond with Chinese socialistic objectives and cultural values. This article analyzes the key attributes of Chinese corporate governance and regulations concerning shareholders’ rights...

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The Price of Civilization: Economics and Ethics After the Fall

Author: Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publication Year: 2012

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Jeffrey Sachs turns his attention to his homeland, the United States, to reveal the stunning inadequacy of American-style capitalism and to offer a bold and ambitious plan to change it.

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Rio+20: Jeffrey Sachs on How Business Destroyed Democracy and Virtuous Life

Author: Confino, Jo
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Guardian
Publication Year: 2012

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The world famous economist on corporate control, the search for happiness and why a multi-disciplinary approach is the only way to find solutions to sustainability challenges.

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Re-booting Capitalism: The Action Agenda for Business

Authors: Grayson, David; McLaren, Melody
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Ethical Corporation
Publication Year: 2012

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Capitalism is living in interesting times. Politicians, academics and activists around the world are debating the merits of the capitalist system, and how and if it could be improved...

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Sustainable Capitalism

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Generation Investment Management LLP
Publication Year: 2012

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Ben Franklin famously said, “You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” We have the opportunity to rebuild for the long term and an obligation to seize it. Sustainable Capitalism will create opportunities and rewards but it will also mean challenging the pernicious orthodoxy of short-termism...

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Managers and Market Capitalism

Authors: Henderson, Rebecca; Ramanna, Karthik
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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In large, complex societies, an increasing body of theoretical and empirical research suggests that the existence of competitive markets rests on strong institutional foundations. This note explores the appropriate role for the general manager, if any, in sustaining these conditions for market capitalism...

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How Great Companies Think Differently

Author: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2011

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Corporate leaders have long subscribed to the belief that the sole purpose of business is to make money. In this article, HBS professor Kanter argues that a very different logic informs the practices of most high-­performing and sustainable companies: an institutional logic. These companies believe that they are more than money making machines; they are also a vehicle for advancing societal goals.

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China Minmetals Corporation and Noranda Inc.

Author: Litvak, Isaiah A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The proposed takeover of Noranda Inc. (one of the biggest mineral players in the world) by the Chinese state owned enterprise, China Minmetals Corporation, was cause for Canadian government concern as it required some understanding about the workings and objectives of state owned enterprises. There was particular concern around the labour issues and human rights violations in China...

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Capitalism at Risk: Rethinking the Role of Business

Authors: Bower, Joseph L.; Leonard, Herman B.; Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business Press Books
Publication Year: 2011

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Income inequality, resource depletion, mass migrations from poor to rich countries, religious fundamentalism--these are just a few of the threats to continuing prosperity. In Capitalism at Risk Harvard Business School professors Joseph Bower, Herman Leonard, and Lynn Paine argue that while governments must play a role, businesses should take the lead. For enterprising companies--whether large multinationals, established regional players, or small start-ups--the current threats to market capitalism present important opportunities.

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The Purpose of the Corporation in Business and Law School Curricula

Author: West, Darrell
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Brookings Institution
Publication Year: 2011

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For most of American history, businesses were run to provide livelihoods and “reasonable” profit. In the last few decades, though, business and society in general have moved toward emphasizing profit maximization and individual self-interest. The shift from “reasonable profit” to profit maximization has significant implications for corporate behavior and government regulation.

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This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

Authors: Reinhart, Carmen M.; Rogoff, Kenneth
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Princeton University Press
Publication Year: 2011

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Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. With this breakthrough study, leading economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff definitively prove them wrong.

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Reimagining Capitalism

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Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Nation
Publication Year: 2011

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This special edition of The Nation brings together a wide range of articles on new ways to shape capitalism, and to work on economic recovery.

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Six Responses to James O'Toole and David Vogel's "Two and a Half Cheers for Conscious Capitalism"

Authors: Mackey, John; Rauch, Doug; Sisodia, Rajendra S.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2011

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Six distinguished executives and academics respond to James O'Toole and David Vogel's "Two and a Half Cheers for Conscious Capitalism".

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Two and a Half Cheers for Conscious Capitalism

Authors: O'Toole, James; Vogel, David
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2011

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In recent years, the idea of conscious capitalism has emerged as an important alternative approach to the problems confronting American capitalism. While this movement is an inspiring one and worthy of admiration, we believe the assumptions that underlie it suffer from a number of important limitations that make it unlikely for the movement to achieve the ambitious promises of its proponents.

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Privatization of the Tiger Leaping House in Nanjing, PRC

Author: Grainger, Stephen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The Liang family left China’s mainland under pressure in 1949; they resettled in Taiwan, resumed their hospitality business and now, two generations later, return to find their family's old guest house is a run-down state-owned enterprise. How will they deal with this privatization and the inevitable bureaucracy of purchasing, demolition and rebuilding the old guest house? How will they convert human resources trained under planned economy conditions into dynamic employees operating in the market economy while being culturally sensitive?

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Times Topics: Organized Labor

Author: The New York Times
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Web Sites
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2011

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A list of resources from around the Web about organized labor as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.

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The Panic of 1907

Authors: Bruner, Robert F.; Carr, Sean; Debaere, Peter
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2010

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The case discusses and analyzes the runup to the financial panic of 1907 and its aftermath.

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Are Bank Bailouts Un-American?

Author: Udell, Gregory F.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2010

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This article explores the issue of whether bank bailouts are "un-American."

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The Future of Finance

The LSE Report

Authors: Turner, Adair; Haldane, Andrew; Woolley, Paul; Wadhwani, Sushil; Goodhart, Charles; Smithers, Andrew; Large, Andrew; Kay, John; Wolf, Martin; Boone, Peter; Johnson, Simon; Layard, Richard
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: London School of Economics and Political Science
Publication Year: 2010

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The financial crash of 2008-9 has been the most damaging economic event since the Great Depression – affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of people. The most immediate problem now is to prevent a repeat performance.

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Conscious Capitalism

Authors: Hanson, Kirk O.; O'Toole, James
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2010

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Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, interviews James O'Toole, Professor of Ethics at Daniels School of Business on conscious capitalism.

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Denmark: Globalization and the Welfare State

Authors: Daemmrich, Arthur A.; Kramarz, Benjamin
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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This case describes how Denmark has balanced the impacts of globalization, including outsourcing and movement of labor with its social welfare offerings. Can Denmark keep its borders open to the free movement of goods, services, and labor while also sustaining the breadth of its welfare offerings?

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Brazil 2003

Inflation Targeting and Debt Dynamics

Authors: Di Tella, Rafael; Alfaro, Laura; Vogel, Ingrid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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In October 2002, Brazilians elected a left-wing president, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, for the first time in that country's history. As markets faltered in response, Lula sought to reaffirm his commitment to fiscal discipline, a floating exchange rate, and inflation targeting. By August 2003, however, his attempt to change market sentiment was threatened as the country faced a looming recession.

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Employee Ownership as Creative Capitalism

Author: Durwood, Ben
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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Employee ownership plans transform a company’s culture, because employees adopt the mentality of owners; they work harder and become more involved in process improvement and cost management, causing their company’s net income to increase at a faster rate.

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China is Undergoing a Transformation...Yet Again

Author: Delios, Andrew Karl
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2010

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China's hard-charging economy may be getting a little ahead of itself. While manufacturing processes and capabilities continue to improve, the regulatory infrastructure appears to be standing still.

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The Kelso Institute

Author: The Kelso Institute
Product Type:
Source: The Kelso Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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Louis O. Kelso (1913-91) was a political economist in the classical tradition of Smith, Marx and Keynes. He was also a corporate and financial lawyer, author, lecturer and merchant banker who is chiefly remembered today as the inventor and pioneer of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), the prototype of the leveraged buy-out which Kelso invented to enable working people without savings to buy stock in their employer company and pay for it out of its future dividend yield.

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Sustainable Operations

Author: Souza, Gilvan C.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Publication Year: 2010

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This course addresses sustainable operations in three modules. In the first module, we examine improvements on the environmental impact of current operations (eco-efficiency): environmental and take-back legislation, certifications (e.g., LEED), pollution prevention and waste reduction (including lean), 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle), environmental management systems (ISO 14000), and life cycle assessment. In the second module, we examine sustainable operations strategies, particularly sustainability in the supply chain, and environmental product differentiation. Finally, the third module addresses closed-loop systems (product stewardship), which is the ultimate goal of sustainability: design for environment (DFE), leasing, reuse and remanufacturing.

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The Conference Board

Author: The Conference Board
Product Type: Web Sites
Source: The Conference Board
Publication Year: 2010

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The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.

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Friend or Foe: Does the Minimum Wage Hurt the Workers It's Intended to Help?

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Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@W.P. Carey
Publication Year: 2009

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Almost every respected study ever conducted on the effects on the minimum wage has come to the same conclusion -- that federal floors on wages are not a boon for the U.S. economy, but rather a burden.

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A comparative analysis of co-operative sectors in Scotland, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland

Author: Birchall, Johnston
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Co-operative Development Scotland
Publication Year: 2009

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This study compares co-operative sectors in Scotland with those of three similar sized countries: Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. The economic contribution of co-operatives in Scotland has historically been below that of these comparable European countries. The study asks why the comparator countries are so much more successful, what we can learn about how to do co-operative development, and which of the success factors are replicable in Scotland. It aims to help Co-operative Development Scotland to understand the determinants of success, make informed decisions on how to promote the co-operative sector, and advise policymakers about what works.

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Web-Conference: Corporate Governance in the Current Economic Climate

Authors: Koppell, Jonathan; Davis, Gerald; Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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On October 27th, 2009, Aspen CBE hosted a web-conference on Corporate Governance in the Current Economic Climate.

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Behind the Curve

Corrupt Governments Cash in on the Millennium Challenge Corporation's Outdated Metrics

Author: Pham, J. Peter
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2009

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For the Millennium Challenge Corporation to achieve its mission of reducing global poverty through sustainable economic growth, it needs to consider its data more critically. It also needs more timely assessments of grantees.

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India's Negotiations Concerning the Dabhol Power Company 2001-2005

Authors: Cadieux, Danielle; Conklin, David W.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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The purpose of this case is to discuss the negotiation between the various foreign investors and the government of India in an attempt to reactivate the Dabhol Power Company project. The 65% investment of Enron, alongside the lesser investments of nineteen other foreign companies made for a convoluted operation. Ultimately, in 2005 a settlement was negotiated.

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Reinventing the Firm

Author: Davies, William
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Demos
Publication Year: 2009

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Presenting a wide range of quantitative data alongside three new case studies of employee-owned firms, this pamphlet offers a new vision of economic autonomy where democratic companies drive a happier and more sustainable economy.

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Colombia: Organizing for Competitiveness

Authors: Porter, Michael E.; Ramirez-Vallejo, Jorge
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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The case is designed to explore the process of building competitiveness, particularly in an unstable environment, with a focus on organizations for competitiveness.

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