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If Cops Can Change, So Can Corporations

Authors: Kamener, Larry; Dyer, Andrew; Caldecott, Julie; Cotter, Kate; McInstosh, Fiona
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Source: The Boston Consulting Group
Publication Year: 2006

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Cops and corporations have more in common than might be imagined. Both operate in rapidly evolving competitive landscapes and are searching for innovative ways to thrive in an increasingly informed, sophisticated, and demanding world. BCG recently helped the main police force in Melbourne with organizational issues to help fight crime more effectively. Drawing on that work, the OfA offers three lessons for corporations on communications, skills, and decision making as they introduce organizational change...

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A Closer Look at Business Education: Finance

Author: Leimsider, Rich
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2006

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Finance is seductive. It is numbers-intensive, based on fundamental mathematic principles, and seems values-neutral, almost scientific. Yet finance involves substantial moral judgments about the world in which we live...

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The Salt Lake Organizing Committee

2002 Olympics

Authors: Bowen, H. K.; Purrington, Courtney; LaPierre, Bryce C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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Summarizes the organizational structure and processes put in place by Bullock and CEO Mitt Romney, as well as how they created systems and culture to endow effective working knowledge to the 90% of their staff who started working two weeks before the games began...

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Restating Revenues and Earnings at INVESTools, Inc. (A, B, C, D)

Authors: Kimbrough, Michael D.; McFarlan, F. Warren
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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This case relates the events leading up to the announcement in February 2005 that INVESTools, a Utah-based provider of investor education services, would be restating prior-year financial statements due to inappropriate revenue recognition.

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The SEC: Beyond Disclosure

Author: Bebchuk, Lucian
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Forbes
Publication Year: 2006

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The recent Securities and Exchange Commission vote in favor of expanded disclosure of executive pay arrangements is a necessary and very useful step. But we should harbor no illusion that it would be sufficient by itself to fix the problems of U.S. executive compensation...

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How Much Does the Boss Make?

Author: Bebchuk, Lucian
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Wall Street Journal
Publication Year: 2006

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Investors should applaud the SEC's vote yesterday to propose an expansion in disclosure requirements for executive pay. While there is room for reasonable disagreement on the merits of prevailing pay arrangements, there can be little disagreement on the quality of disclosure practices. These are highly inadequate.

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Ethics in Finance

Author: Bruner, R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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This paper reflects on the role of ethics in the field of finance.

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Market Failures

Author: Goodwin, Neva
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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Economists recognize that markets lead to efficiency and the social good only under certain conditions. This collection, prepared by the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University, describes seven causes of market failure and provides cases and readings related to each.

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Crime and Consequences Still Weigh on Corporate World; Four Years Later, Enron's Shadow Lingers as Change Comes Slowly

Author: Labaton, Stephen
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2006

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America's corporate chieftains would prefer that Enron just go away. But four years after the company's ignominious collapse, Enron's former top executives are about to head to a climactic criminal trial later this month, serving as a reminder that changes in the behavior of many American companies have been more muted than many once expected...

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Water, Communities and Mineral Resource Development - Understanding the Risks and Opportunities

Authors: Brereton, David; Parmenter, J
Product Type: Cases
Source: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland
Publication Year: 2006

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Using case studies, this paper will explore the various types of social risks and opportunities associated with water and mineral resource development and identify key learnings relating to the management of these issues.

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Giving Donors Control

Author: Gordon, Dan
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2006

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A United Way affiliate has boosted its fundraising by breaking the rules

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Drowning in Data

Author: Conner Snibbe, Alana
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2006

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In the frenzy over accountability, funders, donors, and the general public are calling for more program evaluation. But few understand evaluation well enough to conduct or bankroll high-quality studies. Without sufficient knowledge or funding, nonprofits are often collecting heaps of dubious data, at great cost to themselves and ultimately to the people they serve.

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A Framework for Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility Programs as a Continuum

An Exploratory Study

Authors: Pirsch, Julie; Gupta, Shruti; Landreth Grau, Stacy
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Springer
Publication Year: 2006

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs are increasingly popular corporate marketing strategies. This paper argues that CSR programs can fall along a continuum between two endpoints: Institutionalized programs and Promotional programs. Ethical and managerial implications of preliminary findings are discussed.

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Distortions and Deceptions in Strategic Decisions

Authors: Lovallo, Dan P.; Sibony, Olivier
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2006

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Companies are vulnerable to misconceptions, biases, and plain old lies. But not hopelessly vulnerable...

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The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS

Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Product Type: Web Sites
Source: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Publication Year: 2006

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The GBC is the pre-eminent organization leading the business fight against HIV/AIDS...

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Building Companies That Leave the World a Better Place

Authors: Sheth, Jag; Wolfe, David; Sisodia, Rajendra S.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge @ Wharton
Publication Year: 2006

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In Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose (Wharton School Publishing), authors Raj Sisodia, Jag Sheth and David Wolfe suggest that the best firms in today's marketplace are those that deliver emotional, experiential and social value to all their stakeholders, from customers and partners to investors and society...

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The McKinsey Global Survey of Business Executives : Business and Society

Executives say they face a host of worries about society's expectations of their companies, which can—and must—do better.

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Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The Mckinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2006

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Executives say they face a host of worries about society's expectations of their companies, which can—and must—do better...

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DVD: Ashoka - The Social Entrepreneurship Series

16 Videos from Ashoka

Author: Ashoka's Global Academy
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: Ashoka
Publication Year: 2006

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Social entrepreneurs are transforming the lives of millions. In this exciting 16-program DVD series, some of the world's greatest social entrepreneurs share their inspiring stories and strategies – in their own words...

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A Technical Note on Corruption

Author: Rodriguez, P.
Product Type: Notes
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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Corruption undermines, erodes, and threatens to destroy our economic and political systems; it also robs free markets of the very competitive forces that connect private activity with social well-being.

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Leadership, Governance, and Accountability

Simmons College: GSM 441A

Author: Myers, Paul
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Simmons College, School of Management
Publication Year: 2006

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The course is about making business decisions that are consistent with a manager's fiduciary, legal, and ethical responsibilities.

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Sloan-Georgetown Project on Business Institutions

Author:
Product Type: Web Sites
Source:
Publication Year: 2006

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Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility

University of North Carolina: DSMB 722

Author: Spicer, Andrew
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of North Carolina, Moore School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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This course examines different perspectives on the future course of the global economy.

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The Exxon Valdez Revisited (A, B)

The Untold Story

Authors: Yemen, G.; James, E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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In this case, the Exxon Valdez accident and immediate challenges are described so students can put themselves in the place of Otto Harrison, General Manager of Exxon International Alaskan Operations.

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Ahold's Road to Recovery

Authors: Van Eennennaam, Fred; Mens, Maurits
Product Type: Cases
Source: Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Publication Year: 2006

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This case describes the progress that Ahold had made after the crisis in 2003. Since then, Ahold had followed a structured approach towards integrity and corporate governance, as one of the fundamental principles underlining its objectives, strategy and values.

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The Ahold Crisis

Authors: Van Eennennaam, Fred; Mens, Maurits
Product Type: Cases
Source: Nyenrode Business University
Publication Year: 2006

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Monday 24 February 2003 was a black day in the history of Royal Ahold. On this day the world's third largest food retailer revealed a major accounting fraud at its subsidiary US Foodservice.

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Business Corruption in China

Authors: Woo, Claudia H.L.; Farhoomand, Ali F.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Asia Case Research Center, The University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2006

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This research note provides an overview of business corruption in China, placing it in a context that takes into account various political, economic, legal and cultural elements. More specifically, it examines corporate ownership and structure in China, identifies sources of corruption, and analyzes the impact of corruption on the country's social and economic stability. The note closes with a set of recommendations for countering business corruption in China.

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National Kidney Foundation: CEO With a Golden Tap

Authors: Lau, Amy; Chan, Shirley; Ho, Emily
Product Type: Cases
Source: Asia Case Research Centre
Publication Year: 2006

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This case illustrates the importance and efficacy of corporate governance and public accountability, whereby the mismanagement of donor funds by the leadership of a leading Kidney Foundation results in the resignation of its CEO and Board of Directors.

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Developing Ethical Leadership

Authors: Freeman, R. Edward; Stewart, Lisa
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Publication Year: 2006

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One typical response to the "ethics crisis" in business is a clarion call for more "ethical leadership," yet there are few explanations of what exactly is meant by the term. This case presents a framework for developing ethical leadership.

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Fostering a Culture of Trust

Implications of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Authors: Fort, Timothy L.; Hess, David; McWhorter, Robert S.; Krehmeyer, Dean
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Publication Year: 2006

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Building the Business Case for Ethics

Authors: Margolis, Joshua; Walsh, James; Krehmeyer, Dean
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Publication Year: 2006

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This article analyses the almost one hundred research studies which have sought to determine whether or not positive social performance leads to positive financial performance.

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Avoiding Ethical Danger Zones

Authors: Messick, David; Bazerman, Max H.; Stewart, Lisa
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Publication Year: 2006

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To develop a framework for improved ethical decision making, managers can focus on three key areas: quality, breadth, and honesty.

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The Double-Edged Sword

Author: Vora, Amit
Product Type: Cases
Source: TA Pai Management Institute
Publication Year: 2006

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The case attempts to highlight the dilemma an individual faces while choosing between his personal goals and organisational objectives. The situation presented in the case is likely to be experienced by most at some point in their career.

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Union Carbide, Bhopal

December 3, 1984

Authors: Vermeulen, F.; Bennett, M.; Burke, J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: London Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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The case highlights how a multitude of factors contributed to the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, in 1984; issues of managerial control, prevailing elements of the organisation's culture, personnel policies, structure and routines.

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The Wal-Mart Supply Chain Controversy

Authors: Smith, N. Craig; Crawford, Robert J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: London Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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Having grown into one of the world's largest companies, Wal-Mart has become the object of attack from many critics. One of the principal areas of criticism concerns the manner by which the company manages its global supply chain...

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Unsavory Problems at Tasty's: A Role Play about Whistle-Blowing

Authors: Comer, Debra R.; Vega, Gina
Product Type: Cases; Exercises
Source: Journal Of Management Education
Publication Year: 2006

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This article presents a role-play exercise to make the topic of whistle-blowing personally salient to undergraduates. Students identify with the prospective whistle-blower, whose decision affects several stakeholders...

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Hilti: Our Culture Journey (Abridged)

Authors: Ward, J; Lief, C
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD - International Institute for Management Development
Publication Year: 2006

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Culture at Hilti was inseparable from strategy. So when challenged at several points in their history, the company relied on the strength and underpinnings of its corporate culture to see it through. Now, with new governance changes afoot, Hilti would need to leverage this valuable resource once again.

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The Accountable Corporation

Author: Hanson, Kirk O.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters; Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Praeger
Publication Year: 2005

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This landmark set of essays brings new clarity to the issues of business ethics, social responsibility, and accountability, as societies around the world begin to hold corporations and their leaders to higher standards of conduct.

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Building Better Boards: A Blueprint for Effective Governance

Author: Nadler, David
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Jossey-Bass
Publication Year: 2005

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Building Better Boards covers all the key issues facing boards in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley era. It provides practical advice based on the authors' wide-ranging experience with major companies that have built successful boards...

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Governance and Sustainability

Authors: Petschow, Ulrich; Rosenau, James; Von Weizsacker, Ernst-Ulrich
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Greenleaf Publishing
Publication Year: 2005

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‘Governance and Sustainability' examines the possibilities of integrating the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development within the framework of governance processes and how that might steer societies towards sustainability...

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Using the Law to Strategic Advantage

Authors: Bagley, Constance E.; Silverthorne, Sean
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harvard Working Knowledge
Publication Year: 2005

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Most managers think the legal department is that office down the hall where they go to keep out of trouble or write a binding patent agreement. And that's shortsighted, says Harvard Business School professor Constance Bagley...

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Winning Legally

Using the Law to Create Value, Marshal Resources, and Manage Risk

Author: Bagley, Constance E.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business School Press
Publication Year: 2005

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Describes the four components of legal astuteness: the attitudes, proactive approach, judgment, and knowledge necessary to manage the legal aspects of business effectively. Identifies a number of legal tools legally astute managers can use during different phases of business development to create and capture value and manage risk.

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Take Your Best Shot

New Surveys Show That Big Business Has a P.R. Problem

Author: Deutsch, Claudia H.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2005

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More than ever, Americans do not trust business or the people who run it.

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Up to Code

Does Your Company's Conduct Meet World-Class Standards?

Authors: Paine, Lynn S.; Deshpande, Rohit; Margolis, Joshua D.; Bettcher, Kim Eric
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2005

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Codes of conduct have long been a feature of corporate life. Today, they are arguably a legal necessity--at least for public companies with a presence in the United States. But the issue goes beyond U.S. legal and regulatory requirements...

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The Roots of Sustainability

Author: Ehrenfeld, John
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 23–25, Winter 2005.
Publication Year: 2005

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Management literature today abounds with stories about the business case for sustainability. Yet, the author suggests, much of business's efforts in the name of sustainable development at best only temporarily slow society's continuing drift toward unsustainability. Indeed, he argues, that the term "sustainable development" has become an oxymoron. The problem really stems from management's failure to see unsustainability as a deep-seated systems failure and to appreciate the extent to which radical thinking and action are required to embark upon a sustainable trajectory.

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Capital discipline for Big Oil

Authors: Dobbs, Richard; Manson, Nigel; Nyquist, Scott
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2005

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The oil and gas industry has a history of overinvesting at the top of a cycle. This time it should break the habit...

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The Realist's Guide to Moral Purpose

Author: Mourkogiannis, Nikos
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Strategy + Business
Publication Year: 2005

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Everyone agrees that the performance of a company's chief executive and top team has a decisive influence on long-term profitability. But what is it, exactly, that great leadership teams do? How do they create sustained competitive advantage in a firm? Consciously or not, they have learned how to deploy a conceptual tool called moral purpose that allows them to inspire and lead an organization toward enduring competitive advantage...

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Why the US Needs a Single Payer Health System

(Transaction Costs Example 1: Medical Billing and Administration)

Authors: Himmelstein, David U.; Woolhandler, Steffie
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Physicians for a National Health Program
Publication Year: 2005

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The current market-driven health care system in the U.S. is increasingly compromising quality and access to care...

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Linking Strong Moral Principles to Business Success

Authors: Lennick, Doug; Kiel, Fred
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge @ Wharton
Publication Year: 2005

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In Moral Intelligence: Enhancing Business Performance & Leadership Success (Wharton School Publishing), Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel look at the connection between strong moral principles and business success...

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The Geography of Corporate Giving

Author: Marquis, Christopher
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Harvard Working Knowledge
Publication Year: 2005

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In an article forthcoming in the Academy of Management Review, HBS professor Christopher Marquis and coauthors Gerald Davis and Mary Ann Glynn develop a framework for understanding an important aspect of this issue: how social and governmental forces in local communities influence corporate decision making in the social sphere...

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A Rogue Trader at Daiwa Bank (A, B)

Management Responsibility Under Different Jurisprudential Systems, Practices and Cultures; The Board Meeting on September 25th 1995 in Japan

Author: Misawa, Mitsuru
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2005

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In 1995, the VP of Daiwa Bank's New York branch confessed that over the course of 11 years, he had lost nearly $1.1 billion through the unauthorized trading of United States Treasury Bonds and had sold securities the bank had in custody to cover losses. Discusses the impact of Japanese and American cultural differences on attitudes toward proper international business practices.

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