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Accounting Fraud at WorldCom

Authors: Kaplan, Robert S.; Kiron, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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The case provides sufficient detail to allow for a full discussion of the pressures that lead executives and managers to "cook the books," the boundary between earnings smoothing or management and fraudulent reporting, the role for internal control systems and internal audit to prevent or rapidly detect accounting fraud, the expectations about governance processes performed by external auditors and the board of directors, and the pressure and consequences when middle managers follow orders that they know are wrong...

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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

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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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The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits

Author: Friedman, Milton
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Speeches
Source: The New York Times Magazine, September 13, 1970.
Publication Year: 1970

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"When I hear businessmen speak eloquently about the "social responsibilities of business in a free-enterprise system," it's obvious that they believe that they are defending free enterprise

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BP and Corporate Greenwash

Author: Sider, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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BP's green re-branding efforts began officially with the unveiling of its new BP Helios mark, named after the Greek sun god. However, environmental groups heaped scorn on BP's green re-branding. Greenpeace gave the company its Greenhouse Greenwash Award, given to the largest "corporate climate culprit" on earth.

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"Hips Feel Good" - Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty

Authors: Gey, Thomas; Nugent, Nick; Wesley, David T.A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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In an attempt to increase sales volume by 80 per cent, Unilever re-launched Dove in 2004 with a new campaign. The campaign asks the question “What is real beauty?” and attempts to redefine it in ways that challenge commonly portrayed stereotypes.

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Life, Death, and Property Rights: The Pharmaceutical Industry Faces AIDS in Africa

Authors: Spar, Debora L.; Bartlett, Nicholas
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2005

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This case was analyzed for the 2003 Walter V. Shipley Business Leadership Case Competition. In the final years of the 20th century, the world was hit by a plague of epidemic proportions--AIDS, a life-threatening disease that remained stubbornly immune to any cure or vaccine

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Wal-Mart: 21st Century Leadership

Author: Scott, Lee
Product Type: Speeches
Source: www.WalMart.com
Publication Year: 2005

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On October 24, 2005, Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart, delivered a groundbreaking and, some would argue, long overdue speech commiting the world's largest corporation to become a significant positive force for social and environmental stewardship.

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Innovation and Collaboration at Merrill Lynch

Authors: Groysberg, Boris; Vargas, Ingrid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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In the spring of 2005, about 500 Merrill Lynch analysts worldwide participated in a collaborative effort to produce innovative research. Many analysts who had been assigned to work on collaborative projects indicated increased learning and a willingness to work in teams again. The case discusses the influence of leaders on group dynamics and the issues of product innovation through teams, team dynamics, cross-border team collaboration, alignment of incentives, decision making, and negotiation under uncertain conditions.

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The Body Shop: Social Responsibility or Sustained Greenwashing?

Authors: Meenakshisundaram, Ramalingam; Fernando, Rajiv; Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2007

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In March 2006 The Body Shop, a retailer of natural-based and ethically-sourced beauty products, announced that it had agreed to an acquisition by the beauty care giant L'Oréal in a cash deal worth £652 million (US$ 1.14 billion). The announcement brought in its wake a spate of criticism against Body Shop and its founder, Dame Anita Roddick, who was regarded as a pioneer in modern corporate social responsibility.

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Access: Business and Society

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

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How does access make a difference when it comes to corporate social responsibility or to the social and environmental costs of globalization, and how are businesses affected by increased connectivity to communities, to nonprofits, or to stakeholders?

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