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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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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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The Poletown Dilemma

Author: Nichols III, Charles A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1989

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Senior management of General Motors must select a site for a new assembly plant to replace two plants located in Detroit. The economics strongly favor a site in an adjacent state. However, a relocation would have substantial, negative impacts...

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Google, Inc.: "Figuring Out How to Deal with China"

Author: Lawrence, Anne T.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Babson College
Publication Year: 2007

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Would it be possible for Google to enter China without violating its informal corporate motto, 'don't be evil?'

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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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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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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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Google's Way - Don't Be Evil

Authors: Bansal, Pratima; Le Ber, Marlene
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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Wall Street's darling, Google Inc., offered more than a pretty financial picture. Poverty, communicable diseases and climate change - some of the world's largest problems - were also key interests of Google's cofounders. By applying innovation and significant resources, Google's cofounders hoped that their efforts in these areas would one day eclipse Google itself in worldwide impact.

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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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List of IESE Published Social Entrepreneurship Teaching Materials

Author: Mair, Johanna
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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A collection of Johanna Mair's social entrepreneurship teaching materials published at IESE.

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Nestle: Singled Out Again and Again

Author: Saunders, John
Product Type: Cases
Source: Loughborough University; De Montfort University
Publication Year: 1996

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This case outlines the twenty years of boycott and social protests against Nestle for its promotion and distribution of infant formula in third world countries. The case presents both sides of the issue as Nestle continues to stand behind its manufacturing and distribution of the formula on grounds of ‘saving a child's life'...

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

Authors: Purkayastha, Debapratim; Sharma, N.
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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Siam Canadian Foods Co., Ltd.

Authors: Gleeve, Tom; Kennedy, John; Frost, Tony S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2002

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The managing director and founder of Bangkok-based Siam Canadian Foods Co., Ltd., was considering the emerging business opportunities in neighboring Burma...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marketing the "$100 Laptop" (A, B, C)

Authors: Quelch, John A.; Chen, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2008

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On January 3, 2008, Intel resigned from the "One Laptop Per Child" program (OLPC) and announced that it would no longer be partnering with the nonprofit organization. According to Intel, the move was a result of pressure it received from OLPC to stop marketing its own low-cost Windows-based laptop, the Classmate.

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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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The Big Mac Undergoes a Healthy Makeover

Author: Hota, M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESEG School of Management
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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Hurricane Katrina: Continuing the Discussions A Year Later

Authors: Scully, Maureen; Roberts, Alex; The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2006

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the media was suddenly broaching topics such as race inequality and environmental planning that receive little attention in the national discourse. CasePlace.org released a Featured Collection that covered a variety of topics that could be raised in business school classrooms (ranging from how to detect windfall profits to the history of racialized images in the media to budget tradeoffs in the face of warnings about environmental disaster). A year later, the same issues are relevant, but have they lost urgency? From securing levees to securing livelihoods, these topics remain important for future business leaders....

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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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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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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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Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony

Authors: Meyer, John W.; Rowan, Brian
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: American Journal of Sociology 83: 340-63, 1977.
Publication Year: 1977

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This paper argues that the formal structures of many organizations dramatically reflect the myths of their institutional environments instead of the demands of their work activities.

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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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Synergies Between Business Opportunity and Community Development

Authors: Scully, Maureen; CasePlace.org
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2006

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This Featured Collection examines instances when a business opportunity in an economically struggling community becomes an engine for community development...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toyota Motor Corp.

Launching Prius

Authors: Yao, Dennis A.; Egawa, Masako; Reinhardt, Forest L.
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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Carrefour China, Building a Greener Store

Authors: Beamish, Paul W.; Klassen, Robert; Schotter, Andreas
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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Carrefour, the second largest retailer in the world, had just announced that it would open its first 'Green Store' in Beijing before the 2008 Olympic Games.

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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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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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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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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy - Low Wage Costs and Benefits

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

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A primary business concern must be long-term success and the perpetuation of profits, goals often dependent on gaining a competitive advantage. An on-going debate is whether low-wage labor presents just such an advantage to U.S. businesses.

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