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Environmental Justice: Income, Race, and Health

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 3: Poverty and Deprivation in the United States)

Author: Massey, Rachel
Product Type: Teaching Modules; Web Sites
Source: Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University
Publication Year: 2009

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This teaching module presents data and case studies illustrating how minority and low-income communities often bear a disproportionate share of environmental costs...

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A Road Map for Natural Capitalism

(Externalities Example 1: Resources and Pollution)

Authors: Lovins, Amory B.; Lovins, L. Hunter; Hawken, Paul
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 1999

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No one would run a business without accounting for its capital outlays. Yet most companies overlook one major capital component--the value of the earth's ecosystem services...

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Unsavory Problems at Tasty's: A Role Play about Whistle-Blowing

Authors: Comer, Debra R.; Vega, Gina
Product Type: Cases; Exercises
Source: Journal Of Management Education
Publication Year: 2006

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This article presents a role-play exercise to make the topic of whistle-blowing personally salient to undergraduates. Students identify with the prospective whistle-blower, whose decision affects several stakeholders...

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Internal Control over Financial Reporting – Guidance for Small Companies, Volume I Executive Summary

Author: Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Publication Year: 2006

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Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in 1992 issued Internal Control- Integrated Framework to help businesses and other entities assess and enhance their internal control systems...

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Rainforest Negotiation Exercise (RNE)

Authors: Cummings, Christopher A.; Marcus, Barbara L.; Freeman, R. Edward; Lunday, Jason
Product Type: Exercises
Source: The World Resources Institute
Publication Year: 1995

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This negotiation focuses on oil production in the environmentally sensitive Oriente region of the Ecuadorean Amazon. Conoco, Inc., has developed an environmental management plan for its operations in the region, but the company still faces significant opposition from both U.S. and Ecuadorean environmental groups...

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BP: Putting Profits Before Safety?

Authors: Fernando, R; Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2007

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This case is about the safety problems faced by BP, the third-largest oil and gas producer in the world. On 23 March 2005, an explosion at BP's Texas City refinery resulted in one of the most serious workplace accidents in the US...

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Aguas del Tunari in Bolivia: The Water War

Author: von der Porten, Suzanne
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source:
Publication Year: 2007

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In February and April of 2000, tens of thousands of citizen protesters seized the streets of their home city Cochabamba, Bolivia to protest the privatization of their water and sewer system by Aguas del Tunari, a subsidiary of US-based Bechtel Corporation...

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Restoring Trust at WorldCom

Authors: Lorsch, Jay W.; Robertson, Ashley C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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Examines the changes in corporate governance at WorldCom/MCI as proposed by the company's court-appointed corporate monitor, Richard Breeden...

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The Big Mac Undergoes a Healthy Makeover

Author: Hota, M.
Product Type: Cases
Source:
Publication Year: 2008

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The case discusses how McDonald's has repositioned itself to address lifestyle changes that consumers are making, as the widespread concern over obesity has increased.

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Coca-Cola in Africa: Increasing Productivity by Combating AIDS

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2008

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Cocal-Cola has launched several initiatives to educate, protect and curb the AIDS crisis for its employees, in turn helping the economic growth of the whole region.

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De Beers Consolidated Mines: HIV/AIDS Strategy

Authors: Korpalo, Olga; Zimmerman, Brenda
Product Type: Cases
Source: Schulich School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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Joy Beckett, De Beers’ HIV/AIDS Manager, Operations, returned to Johannesburg from the Toronto International AIDS Conference in August 2006. She was very excited to share her new knowledge and the connections she acquired at the conference with her colleagues. However, she realized she needed to think carefully about how to share her ideas for expanding the impact of De Beers HIV/AIDS programs with her colleagues especially in light of the current company restructuring which had been going on for the last three years. A second wave of retrenchment had been just announced.

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause

Authors: Kotler, Phillip; Lee, Nancy
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Year: 2004

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Today, corporations are expected to give something back to their communities in the form of charitable projects. In Corporate Social Responsibility, the authors explain why charity is both good P.R. and good for business.

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Surprise Notes on the Web - A Professor's Dilemma (A, B)

Authors: Cawset, T.F.; Stevens, R.F.
Product Type: Cases
Source: NACRA, North American Case Research Journal / The Laurier Institute
Publication Year: 2006

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As part of a business policy course, Professor Stevens and two colleagues have assigned a case to be analyzed and handed in. A week later, Professor Stevens, to his dismay, has two of his students tell him that they have found a case analysis of the assigned case on the web.

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy - Dead End or a Way Out?

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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Most of us believe that full-time work should pay enough to avoid poverty, but this often isn't the case. While there is no one accepted definition of "low-wage work," there are an estimated 30 million Americans earning around the poverty line or below.

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Socially Responsible Pricing: Lessons from the Pricing of Aids Drugs in Developing Countries

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 1: AIDS in Africa)

Authors: Vachani, Sushil; Smith, N. Craig
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review, CMR 300
Publication Year: 2004

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Corporate social responsibility has major implications for pricing decisions in some markets...

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CGA: What Do We Know and What Do We Teach Future Business Leaders?

Author: Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Speeches
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education's Corporate Governance and Accountability Project
Publication Year: 2003

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The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program reports on MBA education's approaches to governance issues, offering a rich picture of what is currently taught in MBA programs; the strengths and limitations of this material; the questions left unanswered or unasked; and some promising approaches for addressing these gaps.

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AIDSCAP Nepal: A Case Study

Authors: Sriram, Ven; Manu, Franklyn
Product Type: Cases
Source: NACRA, Case Research Journal / Laurier Institute
Publication Year: 2000

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Ravin Lama's advertising agency was responsible for developing a two phased multimedia campaign for the AIDS Control and Prevention Project (AIDSCAP) in Nepal...
 

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Eli Lilly: Managing Workplace Diversity and Coping with the Accusations of Racial Discrimination

Authors: Sharma, N.; Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2008

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This case aims to help students understand the issues and challenges in promoting and managing workplace diversity.

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TOMS Shoes: From Soul to Sole

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2008

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TOMS shoes are the harbinger of what has been christened as the ‘one to one movement’- for every shoe a customer buys, TOMS donates a pair to a child in need.

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Analyzing the Impact of Wal-Mart Supercenters on Local Food Store Sales

Authors: Artz, Georgeanne M.; Stone, Kenneth E.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports; Journal Articles
Source: American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Publication Year: 2006

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The greatest competitive pressures from the expansion of Supercenters occur to existing grocery stores. Nearly 500 of these stores are located in counties with an urban population of fewer than 20,000 people. These are primarily rural trade centers in which retail trade is akin to a zero-sum game. Unless population or incomes are growing substantially, there is a relatively fixed amount of money to be spent in the retail sector...

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (A, B, C)

Author: Velamuri, S. Ramakrishna
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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The case outlines the difficulties faced by Strive Masiyiwa in his quest to operate a mobile telecommunications network in Zimbabwe...

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Royal Dutch/Shell in Nigeria Stakeholder Simulation

Authors: Branzei, Oana; Wheeler, David
Product Type: Cases; Exercises
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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The goal of this simulation is to illustrate the challenges in anticipating points of common interest, and the difficulties of overcoming initial antagonistic framing in order to work together to develop novel positions.

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Wal-Mart's Business Environment

Author: Oberholzer-Gee, Felix
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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In 2004, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. proposed to build a new supercenter in Inglewood, a low-income community near Los Angeles. To compete with Wal-Mart, supermarkets in California cut grocery workers' health benefits and wages. The unions ordered a strike against the supermarkets.

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Exploring the Links Between International Business and Poverty Reduction

A Case Study of Unilever in Indonesia

Author: Clay, Jason
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Oxfam GB, Novib, Unilever, and Unilever Indoneia Joint Project.
Publication Year: 2005

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Oxfam GB, Novib (Oxfam Netherlands), Unilever and Unilever Indonesia (UI), have collaborated on a research project to increase their understanding of the impacts of business on the lives of poor people and to explore the potential links between international business and poverty reduction...

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Webcast: Sustainability for Value and Profit

Authors: CasePlace.org; Laszlo, Chris; Cooperrider, David
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2007

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Business Executives and Managers: Searching for ways to create business advantage through sustainability? Listen to this CasePlace.org web-conference, featuring Dr. Chris Laszlo and Dr. David Cooperrider as they discuss how companies are leveraging sustainability to maximize value creation for both shareholders and stakeholders...

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Veridian: Putting a Value on Values

This case was analyzed in the 2006 Walter V. Shipley Business Leadership Case Competition

Authors: Khurana, Rakesh; Podolny, Joel; Elias, Jaan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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While some CEOs would have welcomed the opportunity to sell their companies for a substantial premium over its current stock price, David Langstaff had not built Veridian – a medium-sized defense contractor -- to be a high flier in the stock market. Langstaff believed that he was building a "national asset" - a company dedicated to giving the nation's top technologists the opportunity to devise the best solutions to the nation's most pressing problems...

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Broad Air Conditioning and Environmental Protection

Authors: He, Zhi Yi; Sun, Meng; Beamish, Paul W.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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Broad Air Conditioning is a Chinese company with a proactive environmental attitude, but suffering from deteriorating financial results. The company founder and chief executive officer must decide whether to start producing electricity powered air conditioners to improve its financial results easily or stick to its ideal and only manufacture machines powered by heat...

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Inequality and the "American Model"

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 3: Poverty and Deprivation in the United States)

Authors: Di Tella, Rafael; Vogel, Ingrid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2002

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Official data that suggest economic inequality has been mounting in the United States on various dimensions since 1979...

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De Beers at the Millennium

Authors: Ghemawat, Pankaj; Marciano, Sonia
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Consumers' increasing awareness that diamond production in some countries was linked to inequities and human rights violations had an impact on De Beers' reputation. In 2000, De Beers' sustainability depends on the ability of its leaders to shift the paradigm of both the firm and its context.

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Phil Chan (A, B)

Authors: Beamish, Paul W.; Schaan, Jean-Louis
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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The case deals with a scam that has been run out of Nigeria since 1990. In it, foreign companies are approached for their assistance in facilitating an international transfer of funds in order to receive a very large but unearned commission...

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Turnaround Strategy at Cummins Engine

Author: Schacht, Henry B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Journal of Strategic Management Education 1 (1) pp179-197
Publication Year: 2003

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This case describes how Cummins Engine Corporation implemented a successful long-term strategy to restore its dominant position in the world diesel engine market...
   

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Hariyali Kisaan Bazaar: A Rural Business Initiative

Authors: Bell, David E.; Sanghavi, Nitin; Fuller, Virginia A.; Shelman, Mary L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: HBSP
Publication Year: 2008

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The case allows students to explore a rural business model in India, and discuss its implications for both agribusiness and retail.

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Journey to Sakhalin (A, B, C)

Royal Dutch/Shell in Russia

Author: Abdelal, Rawi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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Operations of Royal Dutch/Shell in Russia included a strategic alliance with Gazprom, the country's natural gas monopoly, the development of the Salym oil fields in Siberia, and a small retail refilling network in St. Petersburg. This case focuses on the Sakhalin II project.

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Corruption in International Business (A, B)

(Public Goods Example 2: A Good Legal System)

Authors: Di Tella, Rafael; Kennedy, Robert E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2001

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This case explores various aspects of corruption in international business...

 

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Mining and Metals: Sustainability and Core Operations

Authors: Shattuck, Rachel; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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The mining and metals industry faces the depletion of resources, the stewardship of land, and the impacts on local communities as issues central to its operations.

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Fashion Futures 2025: Global Scenarios for a Sustainable Fashion Industry

Author:
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Forum for the Future, Levi Strauss & Co.
Publication Year: 2010

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If we understand what the future may hold we can prepare for it, spot promising new ventures and even help shape the direction it takes...

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Access: New Markets, New Methods

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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As businesses reach new markets they not only find more resources and consumers, but also new ways of doing business.

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Foreign Direct Investment and Ireland's Tiger Economy (A, B)

Authors: Alfaro, Laura; McIntyre, Stephen; Dev, Vinati
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Describes Ireland's transformation from one of Europe's poorest countries to one of its richest in just 10 years, earning it the title Celtic Tiger. The spectacular story of growth and recovery is attributed, in large part, to foreign direct investment, particularly from the United Sates...

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Toyota Motor Corp.

Launching Prius

Authors: Reinhardt, Forest; Yao, Dennis A.; Egawa, Masako
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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In 1995, Hiroshi Okuda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., considers whether to push for a more aggressive launch of the Toyota Prius--an automobile that incorporates Toyota's new and technically advanced hybrid power train.

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The Dubai Ports World Debacle and its Aftermath

Author: Rotemberg, Julio J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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DP World obtained clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States before P&O shareholders approved the deal in February 2006. Nonetheless, a ruckus over port security erupted both in Congress and in the press and this ruckus led DP World to promise that it would relinquish the U.S. terminals of P&O.

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Public Action to Remedy Hunger

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 2: Global Poverty and Deprivation)

Author: Sen, Amartya
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Speeches
Source: The Hunger Project
Publication Year: 1990

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Amartya Sen argues that systematic public action can eradicate the terrible and resilient problems of starvation and hunger in the world in which we live...

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Grameen Telecom's Village Phone Programme in Rural Bangladesh

A Multi-Media Case Study

Authors: Richardson, Don; Ramirez, Ricardo; Haq, Moinul
Product Type: Cases
Source: TeleCommons Development Group
Publication Year: 2000

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GrameenPhone is a commercial operation providing cellular services in both urban and rural areas of Bangladesh, with approximately 40,000 customers. A pilot programme of GrameenPhone, through the Grameen Bank and a wholly owned subsidiary called Grameen Telecom, is enabling women members of the Grameen Bank's revolving credit system to retail cellular phone services in rural areas...

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Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 (A, B, C)

Authors: Diermeier, Daniel; Heinze, Justin
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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After the company's first aviation fatality, Southwest Airlines's CEO is faced with new and difficult decisions.

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Germany's 'Green Dot' Waste Management System

Authors: George, S; Govind, S
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2007

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The 'Green Dot', a waste management system, was developed to reduce packaging waste as well as to increase recycling / reuse rates in Germany. The case discusses the Green Dot system, giving details about the waste collection, sorting and disposal mechanisms and the charges that companies had to pay to become a part of the system, etc

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Teaching Questions for CGA What the Law Allows Teaching Module

Author: Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Exercises
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education's Corporate Governance and Accountability Project
Publication Year: 2005

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Integrated Strategy: Market and Non-Market Components

Author: Baron, David P.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 1995

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A business strategy must be congruent with the capabilities of a firm as well as both its market and nonmarket environments.

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The Monsanto Company: Quest for Sustainability (A, B)

Authors: Simanis, Erik; Hart, Stuart L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: William Davidson Institute
Publication Year: 2001

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Explores the strategic drivers and implications of Monsanto's sustainability-driven transition from a chemical concern to a life sciences entity.

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AT&T Consumer Products

Authors: White, Wilda; Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1992

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Describes the factors AT&T Consumer Products managers considered in deciding whether to locate a new plant for telephone answering machines in the United States, Asia, or Mexico...

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Jeanette Clough at Mount Auburn Hospital

Authors: Roberts, Laura Morgan; Kanji, Ayesha
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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Jeanette Clough, the CEO of Mt. Auburn Hospital, successfully leads a turnaround for the struggling local hospital. The hospital is currently in the midst of a capital campaign to update the facilities and expand. Community groups are resisting the hospital expansion in Cambridge, posing a new set of challenges. The case looks at change management and aligning key constituencies in a health care organization, and at the conflict between an organization's goals and those of the community it serves.

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Premier Inc. (A, B)

Author: Lawrence, Anne T.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Babson College
Publication Year: 2005

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Was Premier, Inc., a hospital group purchasing organization (GPO), guilty of ethical conflicts of interest? Premier was a GPO for more than 200 affiliated not-for-profit hospitals and health care systems in the United States. A series of investigative articles in The New York Times, beginning in March 2002, charged Premier with multiple conflicts of interest...

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