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An English Teacher in South Korea

Authors: Fitzsimmons, Stacey R.; Shantz, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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Bert took a position to teach English in South Korea after graduating with his business degree from a Canadian University. Soon, however, he realized that a city tax was being deducted from his pay, and he had suspicions that his boss was making up the city tax. Since Bert's visa to stay in the country was tied to his employer, he could not look for a new employer, nor could he effectively find legal recourse against his employer, because foreign teachers had few rights in South Korea.

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The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice

Authors: Bolkovac, Kathryn; Lynn, Cari
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year: 2011

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When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. The lack of proper training provided sounded the first alarm bell, but once she arrived in Sarajevo, she found out that things were a lot worse.

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United States Peace Index

Author: The Institute for Economics and Peace
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Institute for Economics and Peace
Publication Year: 2011

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The United States Peace Index (USPI) is the first in a series of national peace indices that builds on the work of measuring and understanding the fabric of peace, initiated with the Global Peace Index. The USPI ranks the 50 states by their levels of peacefulness, utilizing a methodology based on indicators measuring the absence or presence of violence in society, with data obtained from U.S. Government sources.

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New Dimensions of Peace – Society, Economy and the Media

Author: The Institute for Economics and Peace
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Institute for Economics and Peace
Publication Year: 2011

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The 2011 Global Peace Index Discussion Paper sets out to explain how the environments that shape peace are also the same environments that create the appropriate conditions for social sustainability.

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Economics and Peace Teaching Materials Portal

Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2011

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This collection offers resources to help teach business students about peace. We hope this collection grows and encourages further inquiry into the business and peace nexus.

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2011 Global Peace Index

Author: Institute for Economics and Peace
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports; Web Sites
Source: Institute for Economics and Peace
Publication Year: 2011

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Peace is one of the most used and esteemed words in the human vocabulary. The most peaceful societies have higher per capita income, higher levels of well-being, more freedom, perform better at sustainability, and appear to have a more equitable distribution of social spending. Yet if we wish to create peace then we must first pose the question; "what do we know about peace?” The Institute for Economics and Peace, in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit and with the guidance of an international team of academics and peace experts, has compiled the Global Peace Index.

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Peace Through Commerce

University of San Diego: GSBA 507

Author: Dimon, Denise
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of San Diego: School of Business Administration
Publication Year: 2011

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This course focuses on how changing political environments affect business strategies and competitive advantage of domestic and international firms. It also analyzes the ways in which businesses contribute to the peace and prosperity of the global community through commerce.

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Global Expansion at Sanford C. Bernstein

Authors: Hill, Linda A.; Teppert, Dana M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Discusses the leadership challenges of building and leveraging a global platform, the challenges of driving organizational change, and the role of leaders in creating a supportive environment for collaborative work from the perspective of the leader.

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Lego Group

An Outsourcing Journey

Authors: Larsen, Marcus Moller; Pedersen, Torben; Slepniov, Dmitrij
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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In the pursuit of rapid cost-cutting sourcing advantages, the LEGO Group planned to license out as much as 80 per cent of its production besides closing down major parts of the production in high cost countries. Confident with the prospects of their new partnership, the company signed a long-term contract with Flextronics. This decision eventually proved itself to have been too hasty, however. Merely three years after the contracts were signed, LEGO management announced that it would phase out the entire sourcing collaboration.

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East of Africa (and West of China): Chinese Business in Africa

Authors: Schuetz, Marcus; Ramon-Berjano, Carola
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2010

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This case discusses China's growing business ventures in the African continent. It allows for a discussion about applying business models and strategies in different countries, as well as the risks entailed. This is more relevant in the presence of weak governance, corruption and human rights issues. Issues such as food safety, land outsourcing, and local employment generation versus imported workforce are discussed.

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