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Access: Outsourcing

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 4795 views

How businesses can access the benefits of a global marketplace without falling prey to the accompanying risks is a critical question.

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Access Teaching Module

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 16952 views

Access, to new markets and materials, to new sources of labor and information, to new communities and new ideas, is crucial to business, and can also serve as a way to spread the benefits of economic development to people and their communities. How does access bring value to business and society and can it also be used to reduce the downside of globalization?

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Shell in Nigeria

Authors: Hendry, John; Mellor, Kate; Hak, Zain; Ade-Ajayi, Funmi; Vieira, Waldir; Zou, Yuan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Cambridge Judge Business School
Publication Year: 2000

Faculty Rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 5135 views

This case reviews the public controversy surrounding Shell's operations in Nigeria in the 1990s...

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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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DonorsChoose.org: How Technology Facilitated a New Funding Model

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Murray, Sarah
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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Best had not set out to influence public education policy. He simply wanted to raise some money to pay for classroom materials and experiences, such as trips to museums and nature preserves, which his school could not afford. But his idea for using the Internet to connect individual donors to teachers who needed extra learning resources was to turn into something far bigger than he had ever imagined…

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Fairphone: Organising for Sustained Social Impact

Authors: Akemu, Onajomo; Whiteman, Gail
Product Type: Cases
Source: Erasmus University
Publication Year: 2015

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With no previous experience in the mobile phone industry, Bas van Abel, an industrial designer based in Amsterdam, started Fairphone as an NGO awareness campaign in March 2010. He hoped that by inviting the public to design collaboratively a prototype of a “fair” smartphone, the campaign would raise the Dutch public’s awareness of the link between mobile phones and minerals mined in the context of a bitter civil conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Van Abel did not intend to produce a functional, commercial smartphone; his goal was simply to raise public awareness. However, by January 2013, through a series of serendipitous events, interaction with industry actors, and encouragement from sections of the Dutch public, the awareness campaign had morphed into the social enterprise Fairphone.

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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

Author: Madrigal, Alexis
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Da Capo Press
Publication Year: 2013

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Few today realize that America’s relationship with green technology is far from a recent development. The truth is Americans have been inventing green for more than a century…

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The Vulnerability Economy: Zero-Days, Cybersecurity, and Public Policy (A, B)

Authors: Narayanamurti, Venkatesh; Ellis, Ryan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Year: 2015

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Zero-day vulnerabilities are key components of computer viruses, worms, and other forms of malware. Vendors and security firms seek these flaws in order to patch and fix insecure software and hardware. Increasingly, however, nation states and criminals purchase zero-days from independent security researchers in order to develop new destructive cyberweapons and capabilities. Managing the growing trade in zero-day vulnerabilities is a key challenge for policymakers and corporate leaders…

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Bringing Israeli Innovation to Africa

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In 2008, Borowich-Ya’ari set up Innovation: Africa, a non-profit that brings Israeli innovation to African villages. In five years, Innovation: Africa has provided electricity, clean water, food and medical care to more than 450,000 people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda.

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World Health Partners: Leveraging Entrepreneurship for Health Care Delivery

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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When Kumar got an opportunity to start a SkyHealth center as a franchisee of World Health Partners (WHP), a New Delhi-based non-profit, he decided to take it. “For a villager, however much he may want to, it is next-to-impossible to consult a doctor in the city. Technology has now made it possible. I took up the WHP franchisee because I was sure it would work,” says Kumar.

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