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The Enron Case That Almost Wasn' t

Authors: Barrionuevo, Alexei; Eichenwald, Kurt
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2006

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The Ethical Wealth of Nations

Author: Donaldson, Thomas
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Business Ethics, No. 27, 2000, pp. 21-31
Publication Year: 2001

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This article examines the prospects of an ethical advantage of nations beyond the single dimension of trust.

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Corporate Diplomacy

MGMT 720X

Author: Henisz, Witold J.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Publication Year: 2009

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This course surveys the managerial, political economic, sociological and psychological foundations of corporate diplomacy as well as 12 case study examples of successful and failed implementation in order to develop an interdisciplinary framework for the play of global influence games.

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The Starbury One Social Movement

Authors: Morosini, P; Coughlan, S
Product Type: Cases
Source: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Publication Year: 2006

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The sports shoe market in the United States had long been dominated by big sportswear brands, such as Nike and Reebok. This case is about the mission of Starbury footwear -- "to eliminate the incredible pressure kids and parents feel to spend top dollar on the latest sneakers, clothes and other merchandise that they often cannot afford".

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Avoiding Ethical Danger Zones

Authors: Messick, David; Bazerman, Max H.; Stewart, Lisa
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Publication Year: 2006

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To develop a framework for improved ethical decision making, managers can focus on three key areas: quality, breadth, and honesty.

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Director Accountability and the Mediating Role of the Corporate Board.

Authors: Blair, Margaret; Stout, Lynn A.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 79, 2001
Publication Year: 2001

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A Contractarian Defense of Corporate Philanthropy

Author: Blair, Margaret
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Stetson Law Review, Volume 28, # 1, Summer 1998.
Publication Year: 1997

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Statutory and case law make it clear that corporate officers and directors have very wide discretion to direct reasonable amounts of corporate resources toward artistic, educational, and humanitarian causes, even if those causes have only a remote connection (or no obvious connection at all) to the business goals and profitability of the firm.

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Neighbor: Starbucks stole my ambiance

Author: Kiesler, Sara
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Hearst Seattle Media
Publication Year: 2009

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Located next to the Starbucks store that will now be called 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea in Capitol Hill, Smith owner Linda Derschang said Thursday that everything from the paint color to the light fixtures inside the coffee shop have been replicated to match her rustic, mountaineer-like bar.

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Metalclad in Mexico (A, B)

Author: Cronin, P.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2002

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This case is especially useful for exploring issues relating to direct investment in a foreign country. Metalclad's entry strategy runs into difficulty and the case allows students to analyze what went wrong and why. The case also facilitates discussion on changing perceptions of the environment as a public policy issue and as a business opportunity in developing countries.

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2013 Business Education Symposium: Meeting the Talent Challenge

Selected materials collected at the 2013 Symposium on the future of business education

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports; Featured Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2013

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In New York City on September 26-27, 2013, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program hosted a symposium focused on exemplary teaching at the business and society interface.

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The Case of the Sole Remaining Supplier

Author: Shanks, Thomas
Product Type: Cases
Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2005

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What are the ethical questions involved when a company is the only supplier of a high-risk, life-saving product? There is a 2 page commentary which is a part of the case.

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Why Poor Countries Are Poor

The clues lie on a bumpy road leading to the world's worst library.

Author: Harford, Tim
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Reason Magazine, March 2006
Publication Year: 2006

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Education, factories, infrastructure, and technical know-how are indeed abundant in rich countries and lacking in poor ones. Obviously, poor countries grew into rich countries by investing money in physical resources and by improving human and technological resources with education and technology transfer programs. This picture, however is incomplete, a puzzle with the most important piece missing.

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Creditor Activism in Sovereign Debt

“Vulture” Tactics or Market Backbone

Authors: Alfaro, Laura; Vogel, Ingrid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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The role of distressed debt funds, also known as “vulture funds,” in sovereign debt restructuring was a hotly debated topic, especially after the success of Elliot Associates in converting an $11 million investment in Peruvian bonds worth $21 million into a $58 million cash payout from the country, representing the full face value of the bonds plus past-due interest. This case debates the pros and cons of “vulture funds” in sovereign debt restructuring; to highlight the problems of collecting against countries after receiving a favorable judgment; and to discuss whether institutional intervention is required in sovereign debt restructuring.

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The Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Author: SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Securities and Exchange Commission
Publication Year: 2006

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission" or "SEC") chartered the Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies on March 23, 2005. The Charter directed the Advisory Committee to assess the current regulatory system for smaller companies under the securities laws of the United States, and make recommendations for changes...

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Asian Car Part Holding

Sold Without the Knowledge of the Board?

Authors: Amann, Wolfgang; Steger, Ulrich
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD
Publication Year: 2006

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Should an investor representative to the board challenge the sale of the company, which was affected without knowledge of the board, based on broader principles than profitability?

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Case Study Hypothetical—You Are the Audit Committee Chair

Authors: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Walter, Robert W.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: "Corporate Ethics for Financial Managers-Navigating With Case Studies and Practical Solutions," Chapter 8: "Case 8-Precious Mining Inc.: You Are the Audit Committee Chair." By Robert W. Walter, J.D. © 2003 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Inc., New York, New York.
Publication Year: 2003

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As Congress, the Justice Department and the SEC began to investigate corporate scandals at Adelphia, Enron, HealthSouth, Qwest, Sunbeam, Tyco, Worldcom, Xerox and other well-known public companies, one clear consensus seemed to emerge: in nearly all of these cases, the board of directors and the audit committee were apparently "asleep at the switch."

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Andrew Kuper on Innovative Business Strategies that Trigger Social Change

The United Nation's Global Compact Quarterly Interview with Andrew Kuper

Author: Kuper, Andrew
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports; Interviews
Source: The United Nation's Global Compact Quarterly. Volume 2005, Issue 4.
Publication Year: 2005

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The United Nation's Global Compact Quarterly recently interviewed Dr. Andrew Kuper on innovative business models that promote human rights and relieve poverty.

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Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work

Authors: Comer, Debra R.; Vega, Gina
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: M.E. Sharpe
Publication Year: 2011

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The topic of moral courage is typically missing from business ethics instruction and management training. But moral courage is what is needed when workplace pressures threaten to compromise values and principles. This book gives readers who want to do the right thing guidelines for going about it.

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Starbucks and Conservation International

Authors: Austin, James E.; Reavis, Cate
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2002

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Starbucks reviews the future of its alliance with Conservation International and its new coffee procurement guidelines aimed at promoting environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable coffee production.

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Target Corporation

Pharmacists' Acts of Conscience and the "Plan B" Pill

Authors: Cox, Joshua L.; Berry, Katherine M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Eugene D. Fanning Center for Business Communication
Publication Year: 2006

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Rachel Pourchot entered a Target to fill prescriptions for Ortho Tri-Cyclen, an emergency contraceptive otherwise known as the Plan B pill. The Target pharmacist, she claims, had rudely refused to fill her prescription on moral and religious grounds. PPF launched a letter writing campaign that led over 60,000 supporters to contact Target. For many, the incident cast doubt on the company’s reputation as a non-discriminatory, impartial, and friendly company.

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Motivated by a Tax, Irish Spurn Plastic Bags

Author: Rosenthal, Elisabeth
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2008

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In 2002, Ireland passed a tax on plastic bags; customers who want them must now pay 33 cents per bag at the register. This case examines the effects.

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Johnson Controls and Protective Exclusion from the Workplace (A, B)

Author: Lawrence, Anne T.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association, Case Research Journal, Winter 1993; The Laurier Institute
Publication Year: 1993

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Johnson Controls, a leading manufacturer of automotive batteries, decided to exclude fertile women from production jobs because of possible hazards of lead exposure to the fetus...

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A Tattle Tale?

Author: Loo, W.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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The subject of plagiarism and a poorly contributing group member to group assignments is one that resonates deeply with students pursuing any course that emphasizes group work as a necessary component of the course assessment. The case has practical relevance to the working world in as much as the incident can occur in that context.

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Labour and Service Market Liberalization in the Enlarged EU (A, B)

The Vaxholm Labour Dispute in Sweden; The Bolkestein Directive

Author: Webber, D
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2007

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With growth in the membership of the European Union following the collapse of communism in several countries, conflicts have emerged as the Union struggles to enact market liberalization, due in part to income disparities among member states.

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Stakeholder Theory and 'The Corporate Objective Revisited'

Authors: Freeman, R. Edward; Wicks, Andrew C.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Organization Science, 2004, 15.
Publication Year: 2004

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This paper offers a response to Sundaram and Inkpen's article "The Corporate Objective Revisited" by clarifying misconceptions about stakeholder theory and concluding that truth and freedom are best served by seeing business and ethics as connected...

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Simon Donato: Deciding on a Course of Action

Authors: Mark, Ken; Sharp, David J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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The vice-president at a large insurance company has been terminated along with several hundred colleagues. He believes that his former employer has misrepresented the magnitude of the terminations to the provincial government, in order to avoid incurring the cost of meeting pension obligations to other employees...

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HR Problems at Jet Airways: Coping with Turbulent Times in the Indian Aviation Industry

Authors: Purkayastha, Debapratim; Tallur, V.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2009

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After showing the door to more than 1,000 employees in a bid to streamline its operations, Jet was faced with immense criticism and opposition by various organisations and political parties.

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ttools (A, B): The Value of a Patent to the Entrepreneur

Authors: Conley, James G.; Qu, Feng; Nudd, Geoff; Marcus, J. Cooper
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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ttools, being a small, resource-constrained company, was in a precarious position. Its competitive advantage and rights as a patent holder were being threatened. It had few financial resources to draw upon, and thus its livelihood as a company was at stake.

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Business Education's Role In the Crisis of Corporate Confidence

Author: Gioia, Dennis A.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Academy of Management Executive, Vol. 16, Issue 3.
Publication Year: 2002

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This article discusses the role business educators have played in the present crisis of corporate confidence.

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Video: Starbucks and rBGH

Authors: Fenlon, Kerry; Najdzion, Anna
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: Simmons College
Publication Year: 2008

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In 2007 Starbucks initiated a campaign to eliminate the use of rBGH, a growth hormone used to increase milk production in cattle.

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Electronic Commerce Law and Ethics

University of Denver: LGST 4198 & LGST 3710

Author: O'Brien, Kevin
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of Denver, Daniels College of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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This course is designed to prepare students to function effectively in a world where legal compliance, political pressures, and ethical choices are shifting from reactive processes to proactive and strategic approaches.

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Viagra in China: A Prolonged Battle over Intellectual Property Rights

Authors: Li, Yahong; Lu, Jiangyong; Tao, Zhigang; Wei, Shangjin; Chan, Penelope
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2010

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Viagra's market entry into China was met with an 11-year battle with local drug companies over Viagra's patent, Chinese trademark and three-dimensional trademark. Pfizer's management is trying to figure out what went wrong in its market entry strategy, how to generate more sales before its patent expires in 2014, and what should be done to better protect the IPR of the drugs it intends to launch in the country.

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Marks & Spencer: The Business Case For Plan A

Author: Spitzeck, Heiko
Product Type: Cases
Source: Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2009

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On the 15th of January 2007 The Independent published an article titled 'M&S to go carbon neutral in £200 million green initiative' announcing the now famous M&S Plan A. Plan A includes aims for M&S to become carbon neutral, send no waste to landfill, be a fair trading partner and help customers to live healthier lifestyles. As the economic downturn impacts on retail business, Richard Gillies, head of Plan A, is asked to create a business case for the different initiatives forming Plan A to move forward...

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High Performance with High Integrity (Memo to the CEO)

Author: Heineman, Ben W., Jr.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Year: 2008

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In High Performance with High Integrity, Ben Heineman argues that there is only one way for companies to avoid ethical failures: CEOs must create a culture of integrity through exemplary leadership, transparency, incentives, and processes, not just rules and penalties.

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Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: Carnegie Council
Publication Year: 2007

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The Carnegie Council explores the relationship between ethics and world affairs and describes itself as "a premier forum on ethics and international policy..."

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BrainLAB (A, B, C)

Author: Mullins, John W.
Product Type: Cases
Source: London Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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This is a three-part case, detailing the conflict between medical software/device companies after one declines a takeover bid.

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Leading Citigroup (A, B)

Authors: Knoop, Carin-Isabel; Paine, Lynn S.; Sesia, Aldo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2008

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These cases describe a series of controversial events and alleged misdeeds that placed Citigroup in the public spotlight and launched investigations into the company's business practices

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Hitting the Wall: Nike and International Labor Practices

Authors: Spar, Debora L.; Burns, Jennifer
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2000

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After years of high-profile media attention as the company that can "just do it," Nike is suddenly being portrayed as a firm that relies on low-cost, exploited labor in its overseas plants...

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Video: Joshua Margolis on Teaching Business Ethics

Masters Seminars in Business Ethics Video Series

Author: Margolis, Joshua
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Publication Year: 2009

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The third component of a well-designed business ethics course -- in addition to defying expectations and bringing together a multi-disciplinary team -- is making the ethics course itself the venue for integrating across the disciplines.

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American Mining Company (AMC) in Columbia

Author: Guthery, D
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2001

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This case focuses on the ethical dimensions of a decision an American-based company must make in order to survive in a country experiencing civil war...

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An Intern's Dilemma

Authors: Sucher, Sandra J.; Preble, Matthew
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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An HBS student is asked to misrepresent himself during the course of his summer internship by his employer in order to obtain data from industry competitors.

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Acteon Travel Agency, Greece

Author: Dana, Teresa
Product Type: Cases
Source: Nanyang Business School
Publication Year: 1998

Faculty Rating: 1 stars1 stars1 stars1 stars1 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 2293 views

Tourism is on the rise and this couldn't be truer for the Greek island of Ios. Acteon Travel is one of the best-represented agencies on the island. Questions arise as to the ethics surrounding how this company maintains its leadership position...

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Accounting for Decision Makers

Pepperdine University: MBAM-601.13

Author: McPeak, Chuck
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Management
Publication Year: 2006

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The primary emphasis of this study is to place sophisticated tools and techniques in the hands of primary users in making business decisions. Specific topics include cost behavior analysis, cost management systems, relevant cost analysis, performance measurement, and value-based management control systems.

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All in a Twitter Over Facebook? Social Internet Use at Pragmaticase

Authors: Peiperl, Maury; Jonsen, Karsten; Smit, William
Product Type: Cases
Source: International institute for Management Development
Publication Year: 2009

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This case presents the issue of employees' use of social media through the eyes of Johan L, the CEO of Pragmaticase. Several companies have started to block employees from accessing Facebook(TM), Twitter(TM), YouTube(TM), LinkedIn(TM), flickr(TM), and other social media tools from their workplace computers and networks.

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Corporate Responsibility in the Midst of Financial Distress

Authors: Lakatos, J; Bukowy, S
Product Type: Cases
Source: Babson College
Publication Year: 2007

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This case study covers key concepts in finance, business ethics and corporate responsibility, including the duties of directors and officers, the rights of shareholders, debt restructuring, reorganisations and bankruptcy.

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Mtn Cameroon

The Competitive Advantage Of Being African

Authors: Rivera-Santos, M.; Vandemore, M.; Rufin, C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Babson College
Publication Year: 2009

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This is the third of a four-case series (BAB133-BAB136). This case series is designed to illustrate the specificities of competition in poor and developing economies and, more specifically, competition at the base of the pyramid.

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Web-Conference: Sustainability and Stakeholders in the Finance Curriculum

Authors: Becker-Blease, John; Keating, Elizabeth
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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On October 29th, 2009, Aspen CBE hosted a web-conference on "Sustainability and Stakeholders in the Finance Curriculum" through the Corporate Governance and Accountability Project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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A Framework for Thinking Ethically

Author: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2008

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This document is designed as an introduction to thinking ethically.

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Barriers to resolution in ideologically based negotiations: The role of values and institutions

Authors: Wade-Benzoni, Kimberly A.; Thompson, Leigh L.; Moore, Don A.; Gillespie, James J.; Bazerman, Max H.; Hoffman, Andrew J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Academy of Management Review, 27 (1): 41-57. 2002.
Publication Year: 2002

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This article differentiates ideaologically based negotiations from other types of negotiations and illustrates the value laden and institutional contexts in which they occur. Using environment related issues, the paper offers constructive suggestions for overcoming barriers to conflict resolution.

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Industry Self-Regulation without Sanctions: The Chemical Industry's Responsible Care Program

Authors: King, Andrew; Lenox, Michael
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The Academy of Management Journal, Volume 43, No. 4, pp. 698-716.
Publication Year: 2000

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Industry self-regulation – the voluntary association of firms to control their collective action – has been proposed as a complement to government regulation...

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