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Video: Thomas L. Friedman

Author: Friedman, Thomas L.
Product Type: Speeches; Multimedia
Source: MITWorld
Publication Year: 2005

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Chances are good that Bhavya in Bangalore will read your next x-ray, or as Thomas Friedman learned first hand, “Grandma Betty in her bathrobe” will make your Jet Blue plane reservation from her Salt Lake City home. In “Globalization 3.0,” Friedman contends, people from far-flung places will become principal players in the marketplace.

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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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Saturn

Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Rebuilding the Social Contract at Work: Lessons from Leading Cases; MIT Sloan School of Management, Institute for Work and Employment Research
Publication Year: 1999

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Saturn, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors, represents probably the most far-reaching example of the true stakeholder corporation, with the local union participating from the conception of the product and plant (including the design of the car) through to the structure of the corporation and "co-management" - with union-represented and non-union managers sharing what in other companies are straight "management" jobs...

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Eastman Kodak

Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
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Source: Rebuilding the Social Contract at Work: Lessons from Leading Cases, Institute for Work and Employment Research, Sloan School of Management, MIT,
Publication Year: 1999

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Eastman Kodak had a reputation as a good corporate citizen since its founding at the turn of the 20th century. Several waves of downsizing were especially disruptive in light of Kodak's previous employment practices. George Fisher, named CEO in 1993, announced a new explicit social contract as part of the restructuring effort; the case presents its key principles.

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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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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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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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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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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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Access: Teaching Questions and Additional References

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

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Access: Teaching Questions and Additional References

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