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Committee for Democracy in Information Technology

Authors: Mair, Johanna; Verges, Serges
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. The Comite para Democratizacao da Informatica (CDI) was a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded by Rodrigo Baggio in Brazil in 1995. Its mission was to set up schools to teach computer skills to low-income communities so that slum residents could begin to move into the mainstream of society and improve their prospects...

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Biocon Ltd.: Building a Biotech Powerhouse

Authors: Konrad, Alison M.; Nicholls-Nixon, Charlene L.; Chandrasekhar, Ramasastry
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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In order for Biocon to grow, the chairman believes that the company must enter the riskier business of drug discovery and development. Without making large investments into new capabilities, the company cannot become a top 10 biotech firm.

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Wal-Mart Sets 100% Sustainable Fish Target for North America

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Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: www.Greenbiz.com
Publication Year: 2006

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Wal-Mart has pledged to source all of its wild-caught fresh and frozen fish for the North American market from fisheries that meet the Marine Stewardship Council's independent environmental standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries...

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Designing Sustainability at BMW Group: The Designworks/USA Experience

Authors: McElhaney, Kellie A.; Hill, Natalie
Product Type: Cases
Source: Global Compact Learning Forum United Nations, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, California
Publication Year: 2002

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This case study describes how an industrial design company developed a Sustainability Management System (SMS) standard, designed and implemented an SMS throughout its business, and then became the first company in the world to achieve third-party SMS certification...

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The Importance of Cultural Framing to the Success of Social Initiatives in Business

Authors: Howard-Grenville, Jennifer; Hoffman, Andrew J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Academy of Management Executive. Vol. 17, Issue 2.
Publication Year: 2003

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Cultural frames provide leverage for action on social initiatives, as shown in a case on the air pollution issue in semiconductor manufacturing.

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The Unexpected Benefits of Sarbanes-Oxley

Authors: Wagner, Stephen; Dittmar, Lee
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Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2006

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In the wake of a series of gross corporate abuses around the turn of the century, Congress passed Sarbanes-Oxley, which was intended to make corporate governance more rigorous, financial practices more transparent, and management criminally liable for lapses. The first year of implementation was costly and onerous, far more so than companies had been led to expect. In the view of a few open-minded firms, however, the second year of compliance turned out to be not only less costly and less onerous (as doing something for the second time usually turns out to be), but a source of valuable insights into operations, which management has translated into improved efficiencies and cost savings...

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The Voice of the Stakeholder

Authors: Samuelson, Judith; Birchard, Bill
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Strategy + Business. Fall 2003; Issue 32.
Publication Year: 2003

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This article discusses the importance of listening to stakeholders in today's business reality. Drawing on 12 recent publications, the authors both identify and address five challenges in realizing a vision of social responsibility by relating to stakeholders...

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Sun Microsystems, Inc: Solaris Strategy

(Externalities Example 3: Network Externalities)

Authors: Silverman, Brian S.; Rosenberg, Mark
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2001

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In the late 1990s, Sun Microsystems' Solaris has emerged as the dominant UNIX-based alternative to Microsoft for server operating systems. At the same time, the open source operating system Linux has appeared unexpectedly, and it is generating significant excitement among programmers and users...

 

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Xerox's Sustainability Calculator Tracks Environmental Impact of Office Equipment

Author: GreenBiz.com
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: ClimateBiz.com
Publication Year: 2008

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Xerox's Sustainability Calculator adds to the company's Office Services, which focus on optimizing office processes.

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Innovation, Competition, and the Theory of Network Externalities

(Externalities Example 3: Network Externalities)

Author: Besen, Stanley M.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Presented at the Yale University Department of Economics Reunion, The World Economy in the 21st Century.
Publication Year: 1999

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Network externalities exist when the value of a product to any user is greater the larger is the number of other users of the same product. For economists, the theory of network effects, or network externalities, or standardization, has wide applicability...

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