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Corporate Diplomacy

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SpudSpy

Authors: Fleming, Lee; Snow, Daniel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2005

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Discusses the challenges and potential problems of technology transfer and, in particular, the issues that can arise when student teams work on technology transfer projects.

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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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eDonkey--Deciding the Future of File Sharing

Author: Oberholzer-Gee, Felix
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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Sam Yagan, CEO of the upstart MetaMachine, Inc., received a letter from the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (RIAA) asking him to shut down eDonkey, MetaMachine's popular file-sharing system. Designed to promote a discussion of the implications of file sharing and related legal developments on the music industry.

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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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Reporting: What? How Much? To Whom?

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Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: WBCSD
Publication Year: 2007

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Ever since there have been corporations, both society and companies have squabbled over how much information those businesses ought to make public...

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The Societe Generale Fiasco: Lessons in Risk Management

Authors: Gupta, V.; Indu, P.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2009

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This case discusses in detail the fraud that took place at Societe Generale, the second largest bank in France, leading to losses of 4.9 billion euros.

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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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Why Didn’t We Know?

Author: Hasson, Ralph
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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A whistle-blower’s lawsuit alerts Galvatrens to deep flaws in its system for uncovering misconduct. How should management and the board respond?

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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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The Bad Fuel

Authors: Epie, Chantal; Agbu, Chuca
Product Type: Cases; Exercises
Source: Lagos Business School
Publication Year: 2002

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This negotiation case includes the respective briefs of the four parties to the negotiation.

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Acteon Travel Agency, Greece

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

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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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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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Are Overconfident Executives More Inclined to Commit Fraud?

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Publication Year: 2008

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Confidence underlies decisive, strong leadership, but does overconfidence lead managers to cross the line and commit fraud?

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Business Corruption in China

Authors: Woo, Claudia H.L.; Farhoomand, Ali F.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Asia Case Research Center, The University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2006

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This research note provides an overview of business corruption in China, placing it in a context that takes into account various political, economic, legal and cultural elements. More specifically, it examines corporate ownership and structure in China, identifies sources of corruption, and analyzes the impact of corruption on the country's social and economic stability. The note closes with a set of recommendations for countering business corruption in China.

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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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Corporate Social Responsibility: The Feelgood Factor

Author: The Economist
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Economist Special Report
Publication Year: 2008

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When catastrophic floods hit Bangladesh last November, TNT's emergency-response team was ready. The logistics giant, with headquarters in Amsterdam, has 50 people on standby to intervene anywhere in the world at 48 hours' notice.

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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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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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LTCM's Profit Motive

Authors: Reiling, Henry B.; Wall, Kevin F.
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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This case summarizes the court decision in Long Term Capital Holdings v. United States, upholding the IRS's contention that a transaction between Long Term and a putative investor lacked economic substance. LTC was also penalized $16 million for the extent of its tax inaccuracies.

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U.S. Subprime Mortgage Crisis: Policy Reactions (A, B)

Authors: Alfaro, Laura; Kim, Renee
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2008

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By March 2008, the U.S. Government and the U.S. Federal Reserve Board had taken various policy measures over the last few months to tackle the subprime mortgage crisis that threatened to drag the economy into a recession. Policy makers were caught in an intense debate over what the 'right' solution would be, and the implication of these policies on global imbalances.

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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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Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. (A, B)

The Listeriosis Crisis; Crisis Leadership

Author: Gandz, Jeffrey
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The CEO of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has just been advised that a deadly outbreak of Listeriosis has been linked to products shipped from a Maple Leaf Foods plant and there have been several fatalities and many more severe illnesses linked to this contamination. He must decide what to do...

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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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Starbucks and Conservation International

Authors: Austin, James E.; Reavis, Cate
Product Type: Cases
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
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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A Letter from Prison

Author: Soltes, Eugene
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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Stephen Richards, the former global head of sales at Computer Associates, Inc., is serving a seven year prison sentence for financial fraud.

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Legal Astuteness: Practice and Pedagogy

Author: Bagley, Constance E.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2007

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Legally astute managers have the ability to identify and pursue opportunities to use the law and the legal system to increase both the total value created and the share of that value captured by the firm...

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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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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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Corporate Conduct That Does Not Maximize Shareholder Gain

Legal Conduct, Ethical Conduct, the Penumbra Effect, Reciprocity, The Prisoner's Dilemma, Sheep's Clothing, Social Conduct, and Disclosure

Author: Eisenberg, Melvin A.
Product Type: Journal Articles; Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Stetson Law Review, Summer 1998, vol. XXVIII, pp. 1-27.
Publication Year: 1998

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A long-standing issue in corporate law is the extent to which corporations can properly engage in nonmaximizing conduct...

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Orange Cameroon

A Global Telecommunications Company In Africa

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Product Type: Cases
Source: Babson College
Publication Year: 2009

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This is the fourth 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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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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Network Associates: Securing the Network

Authors: Spar, Debora L.; Burns, Jennifer
Product Type: Cases
Source: Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship @ Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1999

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Follows one company's path through the uncharted terrain of government regulation and the Internet.

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Ethics World

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: EthicsWorld.org
Publication Year: 2008

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EthicsWorld.org aims to disseminate information and strengthen understanding of the critical issues of institutional governance, business ethics and anti-corruption, by reporting on key developments and providing a forum for diverse opinions.

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Does the Free Market Corrode Moral Character?: Thirteen Views on the Question

Authors: Cowen, Tyler; Bhagwati, Jagdish; Gray, John; Kasparov, Garry; He, Qinglian; Walzer, Michael; Lévy, Bernard-Henri; Hymowitz, Kay S.; Reich, Robert B.; Ali, Ayaan Hirsi; Bogle, John C.; Santorum, Rick
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The John Templeton Foundation
Publication Year: 2008

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Over the past decade, the effect of the market economy and globalization on long-established habits, beliefs, and institutions has been much debated in scholarly circles, in popular books, and in the serious press.

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Corporate Reform in the United States

Authors: Paine, Lynn S.; Bettcher, Kim Eric
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2004

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The spate of corporate misdeeds revealed to the American public in 2001 to 2002 prompted corrective action in many quarters of the U.S. economy. The note summarizes some of the steps taken by lawmakers, regulators, law-enforcement officials, companies, investors, professional associations, and educators to restore public trust in U.S. capital markets and the U.S. system of corporate governance.

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How Relationality Shapes Business and Its Ethics

Author: Fort, Timothy L.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 16.
Publication Year: 1997

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This article offers a practical tool for managers in the form of a framework identifying salient forces in business ethics. The author argues that relationality is the primary value for ethics, builds on William Frederick's and Michael Novak's dialectic to describe relational categories, and offers a framework, similar to Michael Porter's 'five forces,' for understanding business ethics.

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A Rogue Trader at Daiwa Bank (A, B)

Management Responsibility Under Different Jurisprudential Systems, Practices and Cultures; The Board Meeting on September 25th 1995 in Japan

Author: Misawa, Mitsuru
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2005

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In 1995, the VP of Daiwa Bank's New York branch confessed that over the course of 11 years, he had lost nearly $1.1 billion through the unauthorized trading of United States Treasury Bonds and had sold securities the bank had in custody to cover losses. Discusses the impact of Japanese and American cultural differences on attitudes toward proper international business practices.

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Peripheral Products Co.

The”Gray Market” for Disk Drives

Author: Cespedes, Frank V.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 1986

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In mid-1985, the vice president of marketing for a large manufacturer of disk drives is considering how to deal with a growing “gray market” for his company's products.

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