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The Cultures of Business

Author: Everett, Daniel
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Bentley University
Publication Year: 2014

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This course examines how values and valuation arise in human societies. From the foundational beliefs and practices of specific cultures it proceeds to look in depth at how cultures of business arise and how they influence one another and the societies in which the businesses operate.

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The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits

Author: Ton, Zeynep
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: New Harvest
Publication Year: 2014

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Almost one in four American working adults has a job that pays less than a living wage. Conventional wisdom says that’s how the world has to work. Drawing on more than a decade of research, Ton shows how operational excellence enables companies to offer the lowest prices to customers while ensuring good jobs for their employees and superior results for their investors.

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Corporate Political Strategy

BGS 371/MKT 372

Author: Werner, Timothy
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The University of Texas at Austin
Publication Year: 2014

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This course will explore the relationship between business and its stakeholders – including the government, mass public, NGOs, and activists – in the United States and around the world, with the goal of preparing you, as future managers, to develop and implement non-market strategies.

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Abrupt Climate Change, Business and Public Policy

BUA645/ERS602/SPI590

Authors: Mahon, John F.; Hastings, Michael; Mayewski, Paul Andrew
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The University of Maine
Publication Year: 2014

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The course will consist of three major components: (1) an introduction to climate change, with special attention being devoted to abrupt climate change; (2) (a) an identification of those industries most likely to be impacted by abrupt climate change and (b) what, if any, actions have been undertaken by industry to deal with the problem; and (3) an introduction to the public policy development process as it applies (or not) to climate change at the national and state level.

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Sustainable Business

Author: King, Andrew
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Dartmouth College
Publication Year: 2014

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Companies now face challenges and opportunities created by their environmental and social impact. This course will evaluate how firms are responding by changing their own behavior or by influencing the regulatory and competitive context in which they operate.

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Finance and Society

BUS F332; LAW 725

Author: Admati, Anat
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2014

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This interdisciplinary course will discuss the role of the financial system within the broader economy and the interactions between the financial system and the rest of society. The course will provide an overview of the financial system, cover the basic economic principles essential for understanding the role of finance in the economy, and discuss of policy issues around financial regulation.

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Accenture Development Partnerships (A)

Authors: Rogan, Michelle; Bode, Christiane
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2014

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Accenture Development Partnerships is a “not-for-loss” business unit established inside Accenture in 2003 to serve NGO and development sector clients. Seven years later, its founder Gib Bulloch faces a challenge when a new leadership team is put in place at Accenture and the key sponsor of the venture retires.

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IKEA and the 'Better Cotton Initiative'

Author: Pogutz, Stefano
Product Type: Cases
Source: Università Bocconi
Publication Year: 2014

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IKEA, the world’s leading furniture retailer, has a long history of managing environmental and social issues. The issue of cotton has emerged as a new challenge. To address this challenge, IKEA must adopt an innovative approach that goes directly to the source: the farmers...

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Organic Growth at Sonnentor

Author: Sternad, Dietmar
Product Type: Cases
Source: Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Publication Year: 2014

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From a small village in Northern Austria, Sonnentor had developed into a multinational organic food production company exporting teas, spices, and related products to more than 50 countries around the globe. The case highlights the role that ‘embedded sustainability’ plays for the success of the business and confronts the reader with Mr. Gutmann’s challenge of transferring his unique business philosophy to other domains and to a new managerial generation.

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Sustainability through Partnerships: A Guide for Executives

Author: Network for Business Sustainability
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Network for Business Sustainability
Publication Year: 2013

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The number of partnerships has grown exponentially over the last 15 years. Partnerships are increasing because they are effective: they can address problems that individual organizations, or even whole sectors, can’t solve independently. But partnerships are also a new way of operating – and not all are successful. This report identifies steps for success. It provides the best research-based advice on planning and executing effective partnerships.

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