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Worker Capitalists?

Giving Employees an Ownership Stake

Authors: Blair, Margaret; Kruse, Douglas L.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The Brookings Review. Fall 1999; Vol. 17, Issue 4.
Publication Year: 1999

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This article analyzes the emergent role of employees as a key shareholder group. The authors discusses four major drivers of the trend: tax incentives, decreased vulnerability to takeover, human resources management, and employee motivation.

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Correlates of Employee Satisfaction with Stock Ownership: Who Likes an ESOP Most?

Authors: Hall, Rosalie J.; Klein, Katherine, J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Applied Psychology
Publication Year: 1988

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This study examines the correlates of individual employee satisfaction with stock ownership in a sample of 37 employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies.

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Scorched Earth

Will Environmental Risks in China Overwhelm Its Opportunities?

Authors: Economy, Elizabeth; Lieberthal, Kenneth
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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Of all the risks of doing business in China, the greatest is the threat posed by environmental degradation. And yet it's barely discussed in corporate boardrooms. This is a serious mistake. In factoring environmental issues into their China strategies, foreign firms need to be both defensive, taking steps to reduce harm, and proactive, investing in environmental protection efforts.

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A Multilevel Investigation of the Motivational Mechanisms Underlying Knowledge Sharing and Performance

Authors: Quigley, Narda R.; Tesluk, Paul E.; Locke, Edwin A.; Bartol, Kathryn M.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: INFORMS
Publication Year: 2009

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This study draws on three different, yet complementary, theories of motivation, which we combine in an interactive manner, to explain the mechanisms that underlie the exchange between knowledge providers and recipients and ultimately impact performance. We argue that the findings constitute a useful advance in middle-range motivation theory pertaining to knowledge sharing and utilization.

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Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution

Authors: Acemoglu, Daron; Johnson, Simon; Robinson, James A.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source:
Publication Year: 2002

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Among countries colonized by European powers during the past 500 years, those that were relatively rich in 1500 are now relatively poor.

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Questioning Assumptions About Students' Expectations for Technology in College Classrooms

Authors: Kinzer, Charles; Lohnes, Sarah
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Innovate: Journal of Online Education
Publication Year: 2007

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In this article, Sarah Lohnes and Charles Kinzer argue for a more nuanced understanding of Net Generation students and their technology practices than received wisdom currently offers...

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Building the Civilized Workplace

Author: Sutton, Robert
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2007

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Nasty people don't just make others feel miserable; they create economic problems for their companies...

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Real Labour-Management Teamwork

An Idea Whose Time Is Due

Author: Piper, Chris
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2009

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If the participation of labour in management decisions leads to a more responsive, better-run GM and Chrysler, then this economic recession will have yielded a solid legacy, proof that management-labour cooperation really does work.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Doing Well by Doing Good

Authors: Falck, Oliver; Heblich, Stephan
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons, Indiana University Press
Publication Year: 2007

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This case shows that by strategically practicing corporate social responsibility (CSR), a company can ‘do well by doing good'; in other words, it can make a profit and make the world a better place at the same time. The case also discusses the role corporate social responsibility can play in a firm's image and earnings. It also argues that the practice of corporate social responsibility can be a win-win situation if properly employed, and notes that CSR is becoming an increasingly important part of the corporate makeup.

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The Structure of Optimal Trust: Moral and Strategic Implications

Authors: Wicks, Andrew C.; Berman, Shawn L.; Jones, Thomas M.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The academy of Management Review. Vol. 24, issue 1.
Publication Year: 1999

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This article discusses the notion of optimal trust in management.

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The Effects of Bar-Sponsored Alcohol Beverage Promotions Across Binge and Nonbinge Drinkers

Authors: Christie, Jennifer; Fisher, Dan; Kozup, John; Smith, Scott
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. Fall 2001; Vol. 20, Issue 2.
Publication Year: 2001

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This article explores the effects of advertised drink promotions at bars among college students. The results show that the promotions are positively related to the attitudes and intentions of patronizing the bar and the expectations of amount consumed.

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The Effect of Stakeholder Preferences, Organizational Structure and Industry Type on Corporate Community Involvement

Authors: Brammer, Stephen; Millington, Andrew
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 45, Issue 3.
Publication Year: 2003

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This paper analyses the relationships between corporate community involvement activities, the organizational structures within which they are managed, the firm's industry and evolving stakeholder attitudes and preferences in a sample of 148 U.K. based firms who have demonstrated a clear desire to be socially responsible.

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The Ethical Mind: A Conversation with Psychologist Howard Gardner

Authors: Fryer, Bronwyn; Gardner, Howard
Product Type: Journal Articles; Interviews
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2007

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It's now more important than ever that those at the top mend relationships with customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

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Shrinking Core, Expanding Periphery

The Relational Architecture of High-Performing Organizations

Authors: Gulati, Ranjay; Kletter, David
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2005

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As companies adapt to the changing business environment, they have become increasingly dependent on reinforcing mutually beneficial ties to four sets of critical stakeholders: customers, suppliers, alliance partners, and intraorganizational business units. In each of these relationships, successful firms intensify their collaborative efforts. This phenomenon is one of the hallmarks of a new operating model: the relationship-centered organization.

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Beyond Manufacturing: The Evolution of Lean Production

Author: Corbett, Stephen
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2007

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Many nonmanufacturing sectors are rapidly adopting lean techniques. Soon they will no longer be a differentiating factor in themselves; the important thing will be how well you implement them...

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Avoiding Ecological Surprise: Lessons from Long-Standing Communities

Author: King, Andrew
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Academy of Management Review, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 961-985.
Publication Year: 1995

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Increasingly ecologists have recognized the importance of sudden and unexpected changes in the natural environment – often called ‘surprises'...

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The eco-profiles for current and near-future NatureWorks polylactide (PLA) production

Modeling and Analysis for Environmental Sustainability

Author: Vink, Erwin
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Publication Year: 2007

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This paper provides the cradle-to-polymer-factory-gate life cycle inventory data (eco-profiles) for the 2006 and the near-future PLA production systems and explains the use of renewable energy certificates (RECs).

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Supply Chain Specific? Understanding the Patchy Success of Ethical Sourcing Initiatives

Author: Roberts, Sarah
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 44, Issue 2/3.
Publication Year: 2003

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This paper begins by examining the relationship between corporate social responsibility, reputation, and supply network conditions. It then looks at the effectiveness of one tool for managing supply network sustainability issues...

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Workplace Design

A New Managerial Imperative

Authors: Chan, Jeffrey K.; Beckman, Sara L.; Lawrence, Peter G.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2007

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The nature of work is changing: it is more global, more team-based, and increasingly dependent on information technology. Academic researchers have examined the effect of these changes upon organizational management, technologies, and cultures, but little attention has been paid to the physical environment in which such work is done.

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Corporate Social Responsibility: A Complementary Perspective of Community and Corporate Leaders

Author: Boehm, Amnon
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business and Society Review. Vol. 107, Issue 2.
Publication Year: 2002

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This article argues that to understand CSR is necessary to study the attitudes of community leaders besides those of corporate leaders.

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An Urban Grants Economy Revisited

Corporate Charitable Contributions in the Twin Cities, 1979-81, 1987-89

Author: Galaskiewicz, Joseph
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Administrative Science Quarterly
Publication Year: 1997

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Corporate charitable contributions can teach us how social, political, and cultural contexts influence corporate behavior...

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Who Uses Broad-Based Stock Option Grants After An IPO

Abstracted from: Broad-Based Employee Stock Options Grants And IPO Firms

Authors: Roosenboom, Peter; van der Groot, Tjalling
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Journal Articles
Source: Bowne, Routledge, Applied Economics - Vol. 38, No. 12, Pgs. 1343-1351
Publication Year: 2006

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CFOs may wonder about the best ways to keep stock-owning employees committed to the company after an IPO. Research by corporate finance professors Peter Roosenboom and Tjalling van der Groot shows a decrease in insiders' stock ownership from 52.1% before the IPO to 34% afterward, an indication of the powerful financial lure a post-IPO stock sale presents.

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Ethical Obligations of Public Relations in an Era of Globalisation

Authors: Starck, Kenneth; Kruckeberg, Dean
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Communication Management. Vol. 7, Issue 8.
Publication Year: 2003

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Drawing on a variety of literature, the authors argue that corporations out of their own self-interest must embrace a global approach in fulfilling their social responsibility and that public relations professionals have an obligation to carry out that responsibility by recognizing in their practices that the most important 'corporate' stakeholder is society itself.

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Winning the Talent War for Women

Addressing corporate cultural barriers to the retention of women professionals

Author: McCracken, Douglas M.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2000

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In 1991, Deloitte & Touche got a wake-up call about its efforts to retain women professionals. While it was recruiting almost as many women as men, the company had a much higher turnover rate for women...

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Creating and Testing Workplace Strategy

Authors: Kampschroer, Kevin; Heerwagen, Judith; Powell, Kevin
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2007

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The growing demand for new approaches to support the changing nature of work and organizational structure has spawned innovations from both manufacturers and space designers. The result is a multitude of new concepts and designs, but little data on how well and under what circumstances these innovations are effective.

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Shedding Light on the Gulf's Middle Class

Author: Zogby, James J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The Mckinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2007

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Little is known about the middle class in the GCC states, but a recent survey illuminates the hopes, fears, and expectations of this important segment...

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The New Work of the Nonprofit Board

Authors: Taylor, Barbara E.; Chait, Richard P.; Holland, Thomas P.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 1996

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Too often, the board of a nonprofit organization is little more than a collection of high-powered people engaged in low-level activities. But that can change, the authors say, if trustees are willing to discover and take on the new work of the board...

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Insider Trading 2011: How Technology and Social Networks Have 'Friended' Access to Confidential Information

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2011

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Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund in New York, has been found guilty on all counts in one of the largest insider trading cases in U.S history. Amid the discussions on that case and on insider trading generally, the role of technology in communicating information has often been overlooked.

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How Private Health Care Can Help Africa

Authors: Ghatak, Arnab; Lee, Tony M.; Hazlewood, Judith G.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2008

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Although much of the attention on health care in sub-Saharan Africa centers on government activity, the private sector plays a surprisingly significant and growing role in meeting the region’s health care needs.

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The Best Companies Are Generous Companies

Author: Berry, Leonard L.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons, Indiana University Press
Publication Year: 2007

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Corporate generosity is a critical input to business success. This article highlights the benefits and competitive advantage that can accrue to generous companies.

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Is Employee Ownership Counterproductive?

Authors: Faleye, Olubunmi; Mehrotra, Vikas; Morck, Randall
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review
Publication Year: 2005

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Turning workers into shareholders improves corporate performance, or so advocates of employee ownership maintain. Their logic is simple: workers with a stake in their company's future are more likely to take a long-term view, which translates into higher productivity and other gains.

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Business Ethics

Four Spheres of Executive Responsibility

Author: Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 1992

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The search for a grand, unifying principle of management morality often leads to frustration and cynicism. The moral dilemmas managers face are, in essence, clashes among very different spheres of responsibility.

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Still Servants of Power

Author: Brief, Arthur P.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Management Inquiry, Volume 9, No. 4, pp. 342-351.
Publication Year: 2005

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This essay is the author's response to the book, The Servants of Power: A History of the Use of Social Science in American Industry written by Loren Baritz in 1960...

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Negotiating with Liars

Author: Adler, Robert
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review
Publication Year: 2007

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Numerous studies confirm that few people can make it through a typical day without lying. So it should not be surprising that falsehoods and deception are widespread in business negotiations as well...

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The Multiple Bottom Lines of Corporate Citizenship: Social Investing, Reputation, and Responsibility Audits

Author: Waddock, Sandra
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business and Society Review
Publication Year: 2000

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This article explores the current trends in corporate practices in assessing 'corporate citizenship'.

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Strategic Thinking at the Top

Author: Goldman, Ellen
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review
Publication Year: 2007

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Business schools and others interested in management education and development have vigorously debated how best to teach strategy to future leaders...

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Should India Set up a Sovereign Wealth Fund? It's a Bad Idea

Author: Nair, Vinay B.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Publication Year: 2008

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Recent media reports suggest that India, like other Asian countries such as China and Singapore, is planning to set up a sovereign wealth fund.

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When social issues become strategic

Authors: Bonini, Sheila M. J.; Mendonca, Lenny T.; Oppenheim, Jeremy M.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2007

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Businesses have never been insulated from social or political expectations. What's different today is the intensifying pressure and the growing complexity of the forces, the speed with which they change, and the ability of activists to mobilize public opinion. Yet even as the social contract evolves, the typical corporate response appears to have become increasingly flat footed.

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The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on the Branding of Financial Services

Author: Ogrizek, Michel
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Financial Services Marketing. 2002; Vol. 6, Issue 3.
Publication Year: 2002

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This article asserts that CSR is a new financial risk factor, which if not properly managed can affect corporate reputation and bottom-line.

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Corporate Responsibility and Strategic Management

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Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: European Academy of Business in Society
Publication Year: 2007

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Corporate Responsibility, Strategic Management and the Stakeholder View of the Firm

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Executing Strategic Change

Understanding the Critical Management Elements that Lead to Success

Authors: Franken, Arnoud; Edwards, Chris; Lambert, Rob
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2009

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Despite the availability of many methodologies, management approaches, and literature on strategy execution, research suggests that seven out of ten organizations fail to successfully execute their strategies. While mastery of formal methodologies and development of business cases are important, successful strategy execution is critically dependent on having a portfolio of change programs that are explicitly aligned with the organization's strategy.

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Building Competitive Advantage and Managing Risk Through Sustainable Development

Author: Bansal, Pratima
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2001

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Business leaders who choose to ignore pressing social, economic and environmental issues do so at their own considerable peril - and their organization's...

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The Philosopher of Progress and Prosperity

Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto has found a way to enrich the poor.

Author: Kleiner, Art
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Strategy + Business
Publication Year: 2004

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What separates poor nations from wealthy ones is “the mystery of capital,” says Mr. de Soto. To solve that mystery, he argues, one must understand why it is so common for the poor in non-Western countries to be locked inside large, informal, extralegal economies where they are unable to accumulate wealth...

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Exploring the Relationship Between Corporate Social Performance and Employer Attractiveness

Authors: Backhaus, Kristin B.; Stone, Brett A.; Heiner, Karl
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business & Society, V41, #3: 292-318. 2002. Copyright by Business and Society
Reprinted by Permission of Sage Publications, Inc.
Publication Year: 2002

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What makes an organization attractive to a potential applicant? One stream of research suggests that job seekers prefer organizations with whom they perceive congruence between their and the organization's primary values...
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Risky Business: Geopolitics and the Global Corporation

Authors: Behrendt, Sven; Khanna, Parag
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Strategy + Business
Publication Year: 2003

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In an economy filled with both promise and threat, business executives must draw a new map of the world...

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Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility and the "Community": The Case of Rio Tinto, Richards Bay Minerals and the Mbonambi

Author: Kapelus, Paul
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Business Ethics
Publication Year: 2002

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Mining companies have long had a questionable reputation for social responsibility, especially in developing countries.

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Cleaner Energy for China: An Interview with the Chairman of ENN Group

Authors: Wang, Michael; Xu, David
Product Type: Journal Articles; Interviews
Source: McKinsey & Company
Publication Year: 2008

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Although it is difficult for privately held companies to compete in China’s energy sector, ENN Group found its niche in producing and distributing cleaner energy.

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Retrieving and Transferring Embodied Data: Implications for the Management of Interdependence within Organizations

Author: King, Andrew
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Management Science, Volume 45, No. 7.
Publication Year: 1999

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This research helps to link theories of sticky research with organizational design and governance. It suggests that information embodied in process material can allow downstream tasks to uncover information about upstream tasks...

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A Quiet Revolution in China's Capital Markets

Authors: Ahn, James; Cogman, David
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2007

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Reforms that attracted little attention in the Western world mark a major step forward in the modernization of China's capital markets...

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The New Global Challengers

How 100 Top Companies from Rapidly Developing Economies Are Changing the World

Authors: Aguiar, Marcos; Bhattacharya, Arindam; Bradtke, Thomas; Cotte, Pascal; Dertnig, Stephan; Meyer, Michael
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The Boston Consulting Group
Publication Year: 2006

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In our discussions with executives at the world's largest companies, globalization and its challenges are often at the top of the agenda. Invariably, one key question comes up: Which are the new companies based in China, India, and other rapidly developing economies that I need to know about? Executives recognize that a new class of company is arising in the world today-- a group of emerging challengers that are becoming important players in both developing and developed markets around the globe.

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