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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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Creating Community Banking Solutions

Union Bank and Operation Hope

Authors: Rochlin, Stephen A.; Boguslaw, Janet
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, The Wallace B. Carroll School of Management, Boston, MA
Publication Year: 2004

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Union Bank of California has partnered with Operation Hope and Nix Check Cashing to offer financial services to low-income communities...
 

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AXA MONY

Authors: Perold, Andre F.; White, Lucy
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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AXA's friendly bid for MONY is contested by activist hedge funds suspicious of management's generous change in control contracts.

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Adiana, Inc., and the Development of a Female Sterilization Device

Authors: Eaton, Margaret L.; Reddi, Anjali; Sarin, Aradhana
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University Press
Publication Year: 2004

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In 1999, Adiana, Inc. faced several decisions about clinical trials of the company's sole product: a new female sterilization catheter. The case raises two primary questions: (1) whether, and to what extent, Adiana has a duty to compensate women harmed in a U.S. study of its sterilization device, and (2), what is the full extent of patients' rights?

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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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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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Get Aggressive About Passivity

Authors: Samuelson, Judith; Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2005

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Whistle-blowing isn't a desirable end, it's a last resort. Most organizations want workers who don't just think the right thing but also do it. Why is it so hard for people to act on their values?

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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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Shades of Grey

Author: Edwards, Jim
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Brandweek
Publication Year: 2004

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The corruption scandal at Grey Global Group reached its lowest point, perhaps, when at least two Grey creatives asked for—and received—two nights in a hotel with a pair of prostitutes...

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Trips and Tips for Negotiation Self-defense: Forewarned Is Forearmed

Authors: Dalton, Catherine M.; Dalton, Dan R.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2011

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In this article we venture, with some measure of caution, into the dark side of negotiation: those tactics that may be duplicitous, unethical, and unprincipled.

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South African Mining and Asbestos-Related Diseases (A, B, C, D)

Authors: Werhane, Patricia H.; Mead, Jenny
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Publishing Company
Publication Year: 2006

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These cases explain the history of asbestos mining in South Africa, the complicated relationship between the multinational companies and an apartheid and post-apartheid South African regime, and details the struggles and issues that many ARD-afflicted South Africans faced in bringing the multinationals to justice and seeking redress.

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Ethical Choices in the Design and Administration of Executive Compensation Programs

Author: Heisler, William J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons, Indiana University Press
Publication Year: 2007

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Several dimensions of the executive compensation decision process offer significant opportunities for ethical choices. This article identifies the major components of executive compensation and highlights decision points in the design and administration of each component where ethical issues may arise.

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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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EU Verdict Against Microsoft

Authors: Yoffie, David B.; Slind, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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In 2004, following an investigation that began in 1998, the European Commission (EC) issued an antitrust judgment against Microsoft Corp., levying a record fine of 497 million euros ($613 million) and mandating changes of commercial behavior and bundling of Windows Media Player with Microsoft's Windows operating system. Explores the role of antitrust laws in competitive strategy.

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Manville Corp. Fiber Glass Group (A, B, C, D)

Authors: Paine, Lynn S.; Gant, Sara B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2005

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Manville Corp.'s senior managers must decide how to respond to a new scientific study suggesting that fiberglass, the source of 75% of the company's profits, may be another asbestos and must act under conditions of great uncertainty...

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Case Development: An Innovative Approach to Case Studies, and Experiences from a Graduate Marketing Ethics Course

Authors: Plewa, C.; Quester, P.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Neilson Journals Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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This paper discusses an innovative approach to the case method, called case development, and its preliminary assessment in a postgraduate marketing ethics course.

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

Authors: Tallur, V.; Purkayastha, Debapratim
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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Business Ethics

Author:
Product Type: Web Sites
Source:
Publication Year: 2004

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Business Ethics is a Canadian site offering and leading users to business case studies that focus on ethics. It offers articles and news coverage, as well as pointing users to business case studies...

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The Impossibility of Auditor Independence

Authors: Bazerman, Max H.; Morgan, Kimberly P.; Loewenstein, George F.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 89-94
Publication Year: 1997

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The growing number of audit failures leads the authors to question the current auditing relationship. In no profession is impartiality more important than in auditing, they say. Yet psychological research indicates that such impartiality is impossible under current institutional arrangements...

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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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Toymaking in China, Mattel's Way

Authors: Barboza, David; Story, Louise
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2007

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Inside Mattel's sprawling test lab here, scores of technicians are doing their worst: setting Chicken Dance Elmo dolls on fire, wrecking Hot Wheels cars and yanking at the limbs of Dora the Explorer. The lab workers are paid to break toys, pick apart their innards, and analyze the raw materials that go into them...

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New Rules in the Chemical Business: Case Study REACH and the Chemical Supply Chain

Author: Wollny, V
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Applied Sciences Mainz
Publication Year: 2007

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The case contains exhibits on the chemical industry.

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The Global Innovation Divide

Author: Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 3
Publication Year: 2003

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A description of the so-called "innovation divide"; an analysis of its features and causes; and a discussion of possible strategic responses, from governments, NGOs and corporations. Intellectual Property Rights are discussed...

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The Case of the Talking Blanket

Author: Grayson, Leslie E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 1991

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A government official in a developing country requests cash to purchase an air ticket to make a personal trip and to purchase the services of a prostitute in return for overlooking a safety and environmental violation.

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Intellectual Property and the Availability of Pharmaceuticals in Poor Countries

Author: Lanjouw, Jean O.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Innovation Policy and the Economy. Vol 3, 2002.
Publication Year: 2002

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There continues to be widespread criticism of the extension of patent rights on pharmaceuticals in the developing world as required by World Trade Organization membership. This paper examines arguments in favor and against this strengthening of worldwide patent protection...

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Tsunami: The Backlash

A troubling paradox about corporate philanthropy has surfaced. Is such largess even legal?

Author: Maiden, Malcolm
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Age (Melbourne, Australia)
Publication Year: 2005

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A troubling paradox lies beneath the edifice of corporate philanthropy - and the allied concept of corporate social responsibility. It is that while there is nothing in most country's laws to define or control how corporations donate funds in this country, and no rules covering disclosure of non-political donations, there are specific corporate laws and a body of case law that requires those in charge of companies to act in the the best financial interests of the company's shareholders.

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American Pharmaceutical

Balancing Corporate Profits with Global Demands for Affordable Medicine

Author: Richards, E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: CIBER Case Collection, Indiana University
Publication Year: 2002

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The HIV/AIDS crisis has spurred growing demands for cheaper substitutes for these antiretrovirals, suggesting that more and more countries may permit the sale of cheaper substitutes even before the patents expire. While American Pharmaceutical may legally challenge such activities, it is not clear if the challenges would be legally successful or if they would be politically or commercially prudent.

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Sicom GmbH and CD Piracy

Author: Inkpen, Andrew C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 1997

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Sicom, the leading firm in the compact disc (CD) equipment industry, produces CD replicators. CD replicators are used to produce copies of CDs from master CD versions. Many of the CD replicators are sold in China. Sicom, and other firms in its industry, have been accused by the recording industry and US trade officials of turning a blind eye to CD piracy in China. From Sicom management's perspective, Sicom should not be held accountable for the actions of others.

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The LCA Ethics Lens

Author: Sucher, Sandra J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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A practical framework for evaluating the ethical dimensions of a proposed course of action for managers and executives.

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Accounting for Employee Stock Options

Author: Bradshaw, Mark T.
Product Type: Notes
Source:
Publication Year: 2007

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The accounting for employee stock options has been a controversial and complex topic for decades. The debate has continued to the present time because of the high visibility of company executives who have made fortunes under their stock option programs.

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Danone v Wahaha (A): Who is Having the Last Laugh

Authors: Lu, Jiangyong; Tao, Zhigang; Chan, I.; Wei, Shangjin
Product Type: Cases
Source: The University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2008

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This case illustrates the conflicts in interests, practices and cultural values that foreign investors may encounter with their local partners when doing business in China.

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Principles of Auditing

City University of New York: ACC 9821

Author: Floch, Julie
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: CUNY, Bernard M. Baruch College
Publication Year: 2007

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The objective of this course is to provide an appropriate level of knowledge to students with a major in accounting, with an emphasis not only on the technical and practical applications of the subject matter but on the applicable ethical considerations that are required of all business persons, consistent with the Department of Accountancy's mission of providing high quality, high value education to its students.

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Principled Leadership

Emory University: Bus 663

Authors: Glynn, Mary Ann; Whitaker, Alan
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Emory University, Goizueta Business School
Publication Year: 2005

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In this course, we focus on how a leader's values can create capacities for principled action. The course is designed to enhance the student's skills in leading with with principles, particularly in situations that challenge those principles.

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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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Myriad: Breast Cancer Testing in the United States (A, B)

Authors: Diermeier, Daniel; Parthasarathy, Sabita
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2004

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This case describes Myriad Genetics and its struggle to develop a genetic testing service while facing challenges from competitors and activist organizations. Myriad pursues a business strategy which separates the testing from health care counseling and monitoring.

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Oxfam and the Campaign to Bring Affordable HIV Treatment to South Africa

Authors: Klein, J.; Kapstein, E.; Crawford, R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2003

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During the 1990s, South Africa, along with many other developing countries, agreed to accept World Trade Organisation disciplines with respect to trade in intellectual property - the so-called TRIPS agreement. In 1997, however, the South African Government passed a new Medicines Act, which a group of pharmaceutical companies argued was in violation of South African patent laws and of the TRIPS accord. The lawsuit was quickly attacked by such leading non-governmental organisations as Oxfam.

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A Closer Look at Business Education: Accounting

Author: Goldbach, Justin F.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2006

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Accounting fraud became a mainstream public concern in the wake of the numerous scandals in recent years. Consequently, many business programs around the country reconsidered the manner in which social, environmental, and ethical issues were integrated into accounting curricula...

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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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The Accountability Lens: A New Way to View Management Issues

Authors: Hall, Angela T.; Bowen, Micheal G.; Ferris, Gerald R.; Royle, M. Todd; Fitzgibbons, Dale E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Indiana University
Publication Year: 2007

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Contends that viewing organizations through an accountability lens (in terms of source, focus, salience, and intensity) helps illuminate issues of governance and ethical dilemmas common to most individuals at work.

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The Fall of Enron

Authors: Healy, Paul M.; Palepu, Krishna G.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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The case traces the rise of Enron, covering the company's business innovations, personnel management, and risk management processes.

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AngloGold

Corporate Responsibility for HIV/AIDS (A, B, C, D)

Authors: Barrett, Diana; Key, Amanda
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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This case examines corporate responsibility when dealing with HIV/AIDS, and deals specifically with the case of AngloGold, a South African mining corporation.

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Zeneca's Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Nolvadex (R)

Authors: Eaton, Margaret L.; Ehrlich, Jason; Chopra, Naveen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University Press
Publication Year: 2005

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Despite careful planning, Zeneca ran into concerns from the FDA and consumer groups when conducting direct to consumer advertising for the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen. This case raises the ethical issues involved in the marketing of pharmaceuticals.

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Social Responsibility in Business

Author: Lele, Shreevardhan
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of Maryland
Publication Year: 2008

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Course Objectives:
1.Analyze issues at the intersection of business and society using there types of criteria: economic, legal and ethical.
2.Understand and use frameworks for moral reasoning.
3.Understand the variety of values and institutions (or practices, or arrangements, or mechanisms) that are, and can be, used in making managerial decisions.
4.Understand managerial agency, and to view leadership as the exercise of managerial agency to change values and institutions.
5.View business management as a profession, and to develop an identity as a member of this profession in a global society.
6.Develop a personal set of aspirational values; and to identify practices that will facilitate the promotion of those aspirational values.

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None of Our Business?

What Should Dante Advise KK to do About Tagging Products?

Author: Fusaro, Roberto A.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2004

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Tracking technologies--in products and services like TiVo and electronic toll collection--make people's lives a lot more convenient. But the public is understandably concerned about the privacy issues such technologies raise...

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Doing the Right Thing: Bank One's Response to the Mutual Fund Scandal

Author: Uber Grosse, C
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2004

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This case investigates how Bank One responded to the mutual fund crisis of 2003-2004...

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AFL-CIO

Office of Investment and Home Depot

Authors: Khurana, Rakesh; Weber, James
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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The AFL-CIO Office of Investigation advocates for improved corporate governance at public companies, focusing on the problems of excessive chief executive compensation, improperly backdated stock options, insufficiently independent corporate board members, poor responsiveness to shareholders concerns, and a lack of transparency in the activities and decisions of boards. To advance its cause, the Office targeted Home Depot. This case illustrates how activist investors are affecting corporate boards by questioning the quality and practices of their governance practices.

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Black Duck Software

Authors: Bagley, Constance E.; Lane, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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Black Duck Software involves a venture-backed start-up that converted software developers' concerns about violating copyright licensing agreements or open source protocols into an opportunity to help firms use technology to better manage their compliance efforts...

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Stereotype Threat and Feedback Seeking in the Workplace

Authors: Brief, Arthur P.; Roberson, Loriann; Deitch, Elizabeth A.; Block, Caryn J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Volume 62, 2003
Publication Year: 2003

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This study examined stereotype threat (Steele & Aronson, 1995) in workplace settings and investigated relationships of stereotype threat to feedback seeking and feedback acceptance...

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Restoring Trust

Report to The Hon. Jed S. Rakoff the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on Corporate Governance for the Future of MCI

Author: Breeden, Richard C.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Publication Year: 2003

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Restoring Trust is not just a study of corporate governance. It is also intended as a blueprint for action.

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Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed Is Shipping American Jobs Overseas

Author: Dobbs, Lou
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Business Plus
Publication Year: 2004

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"How can our politicians call trade 'free' when year after year we sustain runaway trade deficits and the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs?", asks Lou Dobbs.

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