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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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Issues for Responsible Investors: Forestry in Asia

Authors: Cheng, Billy; Le Clue, Sophie
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Responsible Research
Publication Year: 2010

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This report attempts to outline the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that responsible investors should consider when looking at the forestry sector and, by association, the pulp and paper industry in East, South and Southeast Asia.

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Sustainability in Asia: ESG Reporting Uncovered

Authors: Read-Brown, Alex; Bardy, Florent; Lewis, Rebecca
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Responsible Research
Publication Year: 2010

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The 2010 ASRTM highlights the current leadership position of corporate Korea on environment, social and governance reporting, with Chinese companies found to be the poorest disclosers. In general, companies in Asia scored better on Governance indicators compared to the Environment or Social categories, with at least some level of disclosure even amongst the laggards. For much of our universe, Governance was the only sustainability reporting of any kind and even that was mostly due to regulation or stock exchange listing requirements.

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Google in China (A, B, C)

Authors: Quelch, John A.; Jocz, Katherine E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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In January 2010, Google threatened in a public statement to stop censoring its search results on its google.cn website, as required by Chinese authorities. Should Google exit China? Or attempt a compromise with the Chinese government?

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Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

Author: Kara, Siddharth
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Columbia University Press
Publication Year: 2010

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of women and children are abducted, deceived, seduced, or sold into forced prostitution, coerced to service hundreds if not thousands of men before being discarded. In this book, the author provides a riveting account of his journey into this unconscionable industry, sharing the moving stories of its victims and revealing the shocking conditions of their exploitation. He draws on his background in finance, economics, and law to provide the first ever business analysis of contemporary slavery worldwide, focusing on its most profitable and barbaric form: sex trafficking.

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Authors: Kristof, Nicholas; WuDunn, Sheryl
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Vintage
Publication Year: 2010

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Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Kristof and WuDunn show that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential.

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Geopolitics

Author: Jones, Milo
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: IE Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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This course introduces key ideas in geopolitics and provides basic tools to analyze geopolitical events. It then asks students to use these tools by evaluating hypothetical geopolitical events, including natural disasters and terrorism, and debating their possible effects on sample portfolios.

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Issues for Responsible Investors: Beverages in Asia

Author: Lewis, Rebecca
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Responsible Research
Publication Year: 2010

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This report provides an overview of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the beverage sector in Asia. The issues that we highlight are those we view as the most material to companies and which pose the biggest threats to their operations, brands, reputation and profitability.

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