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Actuaries at Risk

Author: Halfond, Jay A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Boston University
Publication Year: 2015

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This fictional case describes an array of ethical issues that a corporate manager in a major US insurance company faced, and perhaps created, which led ultimately to his forced resignation…

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Aarong: Social Enterprise for Bangladesh’s Rural Poor

Authors: Chattopadhyay, Amitava; Wee, Jean
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2015

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Aarong, the retail arm of BRAC, a non-profit development organisation based in Bangladesh, was created in 1978 to provide employment, income generation and social development opportunities for underprivileged women through the revival and promotion of Bangladeshi handicrafts. The competition, however, was intensifying, both from local retailers in individual categories as well as foreign players, such as from India. How could Aarong compete in a global market?

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Lundbeck's Pentobarbital Human Rights Dilemma or when Good Intentions Turn Lethal: Issues Management within a CSR Context

Authors: Buhmann, Karin; Pedini Rasmussen, Line
Product Type: Cases
Source: Copenhagen Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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This case trains students in handling difficult CSR dilemmas that may arise when products are deployed in ways that unintended by the firm result in it potentially or actually being complicit in problems caused by other organisations. Pentobarbital, a product owned by Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck, was used in 2010 by US prisons to execute prisoners sentenced to death. The product was licensed for treatment of epilepsy and as an anaesthetic. Its use to induce intentional death was unauthorised and unintended…

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Who Is This Guy?

Authors: Brannen, Dalton E.; Medcalfe, Simon K.; Cousins, Roland B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2015

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As chair of the accounting department at Southern Regional University (SRU), Professor David Evans recently hired a seemingly promising young assistant professor of accounting. Evans has now received some very disturbing information regarding this faculty member. The information was that this new hire does not possess the academic nor professional credentials he claimed. As a result, Evans was in a near panic…

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American Solar, Inc.: An Innovative Solar Start Up

Authors: Hallows, Karen; White, Susan V.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2015

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The firm's owners, John Archibald and Kathryn McGeehan, wanted to sell their solar thermal roofing as cost effective systems, not dependent on tax credits to make them economical as was the case with solar photovoltaic electric (PV electric) generation. Kathryn and John knew that a hotel chain-Hannover Inns-was going out asking for bids from roofing companies to replace their roofs. They wanted to prepare a quote for replacing the roofs along with a presentation, based on cost savings, that could help take their firm to a higher sales level.

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The Board of Directors at Market Basket

Authors: Lorsch, Jay W.; McTague, Emily
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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The firing of Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas, and directors affiliated with him set off employee protests throughout the grocery store chain…

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Nanjing Gulou Hospital: Honoring the Heritage and Building the Future

Authors: Jia, Ning; Liu, Weiqi; Cao, Shanshan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Tsinghua University
Publication Year: 2015

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Since Gulou Hospital embarked on the journey to build the best humanistic hospital in China, it has generated positive results in terms of patient attraction and satisfaction level. Gulou Hospital has become an exemplar of modern, humanistic hospital in China and received many awards. However, going forward, the hospital faces mounting challenges…

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Opportunity International: Tackling the Rural Hurdle

Authors: Bullough, Amanda; Bell, Erin; Helm, Drew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2015

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This case provides an introduction to microfinance by presenting a very common dilemma that many microfinance institutions (MFIs) are facing - the struggle of reaching the rural population, and rural women in particular. This is done specifically through the lens of Douglas Pond, Opportunity International's (Opportunity) Chief Commercial Officer of Mozambique…

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BASIX: Microfinance Is but a Part of the Solution

Authors: Chattopadhyay, Amitava; Wee, Jean
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2015

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Despite its impressive progress in poverty alleviation, raising funds to continue such work was increasingly challenging, as BASIX found when it sought to raise Rs 2.5 billion in capital from private equity investors in late 2010. The question that BASIX is grappling with is how best to position itself going forward…

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A Costly Train Journey (A, B)

Authors: Smith, N. Craig; Williams, Elin
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2015

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Costly Train Journey tells the story of an MBA student who on graduation started an investment banking job in the City. He was successful in his first few years but commuting into London he continued to dodge the train fare until he was caught by ticket inspectors. The case is based loosely on the experience of Jonathan Burrows a Managing Director at Blackrock Asset Management…

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