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Adding Value Through Offshoring

Authors: Ricart, Joan Enric; Agnese, Pablo
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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Today's new generation of offshoring increasingly features value-added services, such as highly complex software projects or specific R&D functions. These changes are forcing companies to rethink their internationalization strategies in order to incorporate more of these kinds of value-added offshoring processes.

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Fortune Minerals - Adoption of IFRS

Authors: Sturby, Chris; Jean, Melissa
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The controller of a publicly traded mining company must make a series of recommendations the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of the company as the company prepares to adopt international financial reporting standards (IFRS). Major decisions revolve around accounting for the company's fixed assets and mining properties.

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Health Insurance to the Base of the Pyramid

Authors: B.P., Suresh; Asokan, S.R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case describes a unique insurance scheme designed with the aim of extending basic health coverage to the “base-of-the-pyramid” population at an affordable premium.

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The Increasing Internationalization of the International Business Classroom: Cultural and Generational Considerations

Author: Budde-Sung, Amanda E.K.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2011

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Figures indicate that business education is becoming increasingly international, and that the countries of origin of international business students are changing. Cultural impacts of this increasing internationalization upon international business pedagogy are considered...

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Getting What We Wish for: The Realities of Business Education for a Global Economy

Authors: de Rijke, Paul; Plucker, Jonathan A.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2011

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Business schools around the world have embraced globalization and, as a result, attempted to attract international students to their programs. Teaching diverse student groups has many advantages, but is not without its challenges...

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Subsidies: Rationales and Trade and Investment Distortions

Authors: Conklin, David W.; Cadieux, Danielle
Product Type: Notes
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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Subsidies now play a key role in business location decisions, and impact their international competitiveness. Foreign-based corporations may regard these lower prices as unfair competition in international trade. Nevertheless, subsidies are implemented to pursue certain social objectives, and so an intergovernmental pact that limits subsidies may diminish, rather that improve, the well-being of signatories.

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Partnership for Lebanon and Cisco Systems: Promoting Development in a Post-war Context

Author: Jamali, Dima
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The Partnership for Lebanon (PFL), a major partnering initiative in a post war context, was initiated in September 2006 after President George W. Bush called for the assistance of U.S. companies to help in the relief and reconstruction efforts in Lebanon after the 2006 war. The five companies involved were Cisco Systems, Intel Corporation, Ghafari Inc., Occidental Petroleum and Microsoft. They leveraged their core competence under five main work streams namely emergency relief/response, job creation/private sector revival, developing ICT infrastructure, workforce training/education and developing connected communities.

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Responsible Investment in Vietnam

Authors: Carmody, Lucy; Nguyen, Veronique; Brown, Michelle
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Responsible Research
Publication Year: 2011

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There is a general lack of coherent information available to investors in Vietnam on both sustainability context issues and specific company environment, social and governance criteria, such as community investment, emissions, water use, employee health and welfare and diversity and independence of boards. This shortage of information continues to hold back responsible investment in the country.

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Governance Failure at Satyam

Authors: Gaur, Ajai; Kohli, Nisha
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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An unrelated acquisition decision by Satyam Corporation created discontent among shareholders and lead to a series of investigations. The investigations revealed a fraud of about INR 50 billion. This led to resignations by several board members and the CEO. The entire episode became a mockery of corporate governance practices, raising questions about the efficacy of well accepted governance norms.

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Impact Investing in Emerging Markets

Author: Arosio, Marco
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Responsible Research
Publication Year: 2011

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Impact investments offer a new approach in the way that they reduce the imbalance in the distribution of wealth between a company’s ownership and the community in which it operates, while at the same time being respectful of the natural environment and its resources. In addition, these structures are readily applicable in the existing economic system.

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