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GVV Curriculum: Home Page

(Available to all users) Introduction, Annotated Table of Contents, Teaching Modules

Author: Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type:
Source: Giving Voice to Values Curriculum Initiative
Publication Year: 2009

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Giving Voice to Values (GVV) is an innovative research and curriculum development project, launched by The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program and Yale School of Management. This page serves as the homepage for Faculty for GVV materials...

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Coca Cola India

Authors: Kaye, Jennifer; Argenti, Paul A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Arthur W. Page Society
Publication Year: 2005

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 22511 views

On August 5, 2003, The Center for Science and Environment, an NGO in India, attacked the safety of Coca-Cola India's products in a press release titled "Twelve Major Drink Brands Sold in and around Delhi Contain a Deadly Cocktail of Pesticide Residues." Though Coke was well within the Indian government's legal limits for pesticide residue in beverages, Coke India CEO Sanjiv Gupta had to decide on the most effective communication strategy to restore public trust and had to weigh a larger policy decision at the same time...

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Preparing to be the Stakeholder Relationship Manager: The Case of Wal-Mart

Authors: Scully, Maureen; Roberts, Alex
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2007

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This Teaching Module now includes a Teaching Note for Faculty. The job description for Wal-Mart's recently created "Senior Director for Stakeholder Management" seeks "an innovative, out-of-the-box thinker" who can work on the company's commitments in areas including labor and wages, health care, product sourcing, and the environment. Are business schools today training leaders who could fill this role?

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Access Teaching Module

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

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 14750 views

Access, to new markets and materials, to new sources of labor and information, to new communities and new ideas, is crucial to business, and can also serve as a way to spread the benefits of economic development to people and their communities. How does access bring value to business and society and can it also be used to reduce the downside of globalization?

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Giving Voice to Values Curriculum: Home Page

(Available to all users) Introduction, Annotated Table of Contents, Teaching Modules

Author: Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Syllabi
Source: Giving Voice to Values Curriculum Initiative
Publication Year: 2009

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Drawing on both the actual experiences of business practitioners as well as cutting edge social science and management research, Giving Voice to Values fills a long-standing and critical gap in business education by expanding the definition of what it means to teach business ethics.

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Mining and Metals: Five Issues with Broad Implications

Authors: Shattuck, Rachel; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2008

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The mining and metals industry offers many challenging questions and useful lessons for MBA students. This teaching module helps professors raise these topics in the classroom by bringing together a variety of different materials from different sources that can be used both as background reading and as the focus of class discussion...

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy

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

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This Teaching Module addresses key issues around low-wage work in the American economy. Its purpose is to introduce the theme of low-wage work and discuss competing sides of the issues it raises for managers, as well as provide examples of solutions businesses have used to address some of the challenges raised by low-wage work.

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Energy Efficiency Teaching Module

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

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At its core, energy efficiency is about doing more with less. In times of a down economy and uncertain energy prices, the importance of saving energy seems clear; over the long term, however, how does a focus on energy efficiency make sense for business? Business is both uniquely suited to address the problems of energy efficiency and to reap the potential rewards of those solutions, if it is able to meld social and profit constraints into a plan for an innovative energy future. The purpose of this Module is to discuss energy efficiency as a strategic solution rather than a defensive reaction, and to present ways to manage challenges and make the most of opportunities at this intersection of business and society.

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AES-Telasi: Power Trip or Power Play? (A, B, C)

Authors: Henisz, Witold J.; Zelner, Bennet A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Wharton School
Publication Year: 2006

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While Michael Scholey was proud of what he and AES Corporation had accomplished so far in the Republic of Georgia, AES-Telasi had still incurred operating losses of $40m during its first year of operation, had already exceeded its ten-year investment target, and the company faced several important challenges going into its second year...

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Wal-Mart's Sustainability Strategy

Authors: Plambeck, Erica; Denend, Lyn
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2007

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Senior executives at Wal-Mart launched the company's new sustainability strategy in 2005. The case describes their efforts to keep environmental improvement tightly coupled with business values and profitability.

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Donna Klein and Marriott International (A, B)

Income Distribution and Life Chances

Authors: Bollier, David; Pochop, Laura; Meyer, Kathleen A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Business Enterprise Trust
Publication Year: 1997

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In the early 1990s, Donna Klein, Director of Work/Life programs for Marriott International, surveyed hotel and resort managers and found they increasingly were relied upon to help employees cope with the stresses of their personal lives. Immigration, child custody, spousal abuse--numerous personal issues were requiring up to 50% of managers' time and fueling extremely high turnover among the company's over 100,000 lower-wage workers...

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Wal-Mart: A Progressive Success Story

Author: Furman, Jason
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: The Center for American Progress
Publication Year: 2005

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This article reviews the economic evidence on the impact of Wal-Mart on consumers, the impact of Wal-Mart on its workers and workers in the retail sector, and the impact of public subsidies on Wal-Mart...

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Wal-Mart Stores

“Everyday Low Prices” in China

Authors: Farhoomand, Ali F.; Wang, Iris
Product Type: Cases
Source: Asia Case Research Center, University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2006

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This case provides students with a basic understanding of the concept of competitive advantage and its sources through a discussion of Wal-Mart's success in the U.S. It also discusses the challenges of replicating a successful domestic strategy in a different market environment, explores whether a firm is able to transport its competitive advantage from one market to another using the example of Wal-Mart's entry into China, and thinks about potential strategies that Wal-Mart China should consider going forward.

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Reasons and Rationalizations Exercise (Giving Voice to Values)

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Author: Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Cases; Exercises
Source: Giving Voice to Values Curriculum Initiative
Publication Year: 2008

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 5807 views

This exercise illustrates the basic strategy for addressing any values-based decision using the Giving Voice to Values approach.

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Hindustan Lever Re-invents the Wheel (A, B, C)

Authors: Ellison, Brian; Rodriguez, Miguel A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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This case series deals with the pioneering experience of Unilever at the "base of the pyramid" (BOP). The BOP consists of those 4 billion people excluded from the market economy and living in poverty. The BOP is a new management concept that conveys the promise to fulfill a twofold objective: promote social development and allow companies to regain double digit growth rates.

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Access: Business and Society

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

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How does access make a difference when it comes to corporate social responsibility or to the social and environmental costs of globalization, and how are businesses affected by increased connectivity to communities, to nonprofits, or to stakeholders?

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Commerce Bank

Authors: Frei, Frances X.; Hajim, Corey
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2002

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Commerce Bank differentiates itself on service. Explores the highly refined service model that guides the design of its operations and service features and considers the trade-offs involved in competing on service.

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The Sekem Initiative

Authors: Seelos, Christian; Mair, Johanna
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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"The Sekem Initiative" portrays a complex set of circumstances that frames Sekem's decisions to further grow and develop the initiative along its historical path of holistic development in the social, economic and cultural spheres...

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Fritidsresor Under Pressure (A, B, C)

The First 10 Hours; The First Week; After the Tsunami

Authors: Margolis, Joshua; Dessain, Vincent; Sjoman, Anders
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Amid the initial uncertainty after the tsunami in Southeast Asia in 2004, the leadership team of Fritidsresor must make a range of decisions to orchestrate the company's response and manage the rest of its travel business.

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Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.: Lean Manufacturing and Environmental Management at Honda

Authors: Maxwell, James; Briscoe, Forrest; Schenk, Brian; Rothenberg, Sandra
Product Type: Cases
Source: World Resources Institute
Publication Year: 2001

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Honda of America's two manufacturing plants in East Liberty and Marysville, Ohio, renowned for productivity and high product quality, sought to leverage this expertise to improve the plants' environmental performance. This case study covers the strategic, organizational...

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Kohler Co. (A)

Authors: Villalonga, Belen; Amit, Raphael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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Kohler Co., best known for its plumbing fixtures, is a large, private family firm. As part of a recapitalization aimed at preserving family ownership of Kohler Co., nonfamily shareholders, who held 4% of common stock, were required to sell their shares to the company. A group of dissenting shareholders filed a lawsuit claiming that the buyout price undervalued their shares by a factor of five.

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Business and Society: Corporate Strategy, Public Policy, Ethics. 10th Edition

Authors: Post, James E.; Lawrence, Anne T.; Weber, James
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2002.
Publication Year: 2001

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The first book to be published and the market leader in the field of business and society...

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Kentucky Fried Chicken: Tackling the Trans Fat Problem

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

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The case study looks at the steps undertaken by KFC Corporation, a leading US-based fast food restaurant chain, while dealing with the problem of trans fats in its food items.

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Esquel Group

Transforming Into a Vertically Integrated, Service-Oriented, Leading Manufacturer of Quality Cotton Apparel

Author: Peleg-Gillai, Barchi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University Press
Publication Year: 2006

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Over the years Esquel, which was part of an old-fashioned industry, gradually grew to become a larger and more modern organization. While striving to run a successful business, Esquel also took steps to ensure the well-being of its employees and to have a positive impact on society, and was devoted to protecting the environment in areas where it operated.

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Access: Outsourcing

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

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 4089 views

How businesses can access the benefits of a global marketplace without falling prey to the accompanying risks is a critical question.

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John McCulloch - United Beef Packers

Authors: Erskine, James A.; Dolansky, Eric
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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John McCulloch takes a job as assistant general manager at a meat packing plant. After a short time in the job, he discovers it was nothing like he expected...

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World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)

Authors: Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Mitchell, Jordan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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The World Wildlife Fund works with governments, businesses, other NGOs, and communities to set up conservation programs to preserve natural habitat. In contrast, Greenpeace campaigns for environmental change against governments and corporations and accepts funding only through individuals and foundation grants.

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Texas Gulf Sulphur

The Timmins Ontario Mine

Authors: Reiling, Henry B.; Camargo, Maria M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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Employees, officers, and directors of Texas Gulf Sulphur acquired or tipped off others to acquire common stock or options before and concurrent with the announcement of a major discovery of ore.

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A Team Production Theory of Corporate Law

Authors: Blair, Margaret; Stout, Lynn A.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Journal Articles
Source: Virginia Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, pp. 248-328.
Publication Year: 1999

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Contemporary corporate scholarship generally assumes that the central economic problem addressed by corporation law is getting managers and directors to act as loyal agents for shareholders. We take issue with this approach and argue that the unique legal rules governing publicly-held corporations are instead designed primarily to address a different problem - the "team production" problem - that arises when a number of individuals must invest firm-specific resources to produce a nonseparable output...

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Cradle-to-Cradle Design at Herman Miller

Moving Toward Environmental Sustainability

Authors: Lee, Deishin; Bony, Lionel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Herman Miller decided to implement a set of environmentally friendly product development guidelines. The case shows that by scrutinizing processes through an environmental lens, the company also improved its performance.

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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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Fashion Futures 2025: Global Scenarios for a Sustainable Fashion Industry

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

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 3672 views

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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Ford Mexico: Bridging the Learning Divide

Authors: Garcia, P; Maguire Lewis, M; Bradberry, R
Product Type: Cases
Source: CIBER Case Collection
Publication Year: 2006

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This case explores the changes that Ford made to its Mexican assembly operations from the early 1990s to the present. The case compares the different production systems, productivity and learning transfer at two Ford plants, located in different parts of Mexico.

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Haier: Management Control on a Tactical Level

Authors: Lau, Amy; Ho, Emily; Han, Jun
Product Type: Cases
Source: The University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2008

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This case study examines: (1) the establishment of Haier's management control system and how it was adapted into the company's internationalisation strategies; (2) how it motivated employees to reach high performance goals; and (3) how it structured the business units to obtain optimal operational efficiency.

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The Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India

In Service for Sight

Author: Rangan, V. Kasturi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1993

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Starting as a modest 20-bed hospital, Aravind had grown into a 1,400-bed hospital complex by 1992. It had by then screened 3.65 million patients and performed 335,000 cataract surgeries, nearly 70% of them free of cost for the poorest of India's blind population...

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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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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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Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. (A1, A2, A3, B, D)

Author: Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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The CEO of Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. must decide what to do when he receives information that the company's supply of apple juice concentrate may be adulterated...

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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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Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change – Synthesis Section

Author: Hoffman, Andrew J.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Pew Center on Global Climate Change (www.pewclimate.org)
Publication Year: 2006

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Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change serves as a "how to" guide for corporate decision makers as they navigate rapidly-changing global markets...

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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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An International Company that Engaged In Fraudulent Reporting

Authors: Gunderson, Konrad E.; Larson, Rholan E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: AICPA Case Development Program
Publication Year: 1996

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This case deals with an international company which used various methods to fraudulently manage its earnings for several years...

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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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Phoenix Organic: Valuing Sustainability while Desiring Growth

Authors: Collins, Eva; Bowden, Steve; Kearins, Kate
Product Type: Cases
Source: Waikato Management School; Auckland University of Technology
Publication Year: 2005

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This case traces the development of the organic juice company Phoenix Organic from a bathtub operation producing ginger fizz to a sustainable and successful juice company achieving market dominance in Australia...

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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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Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Authors: Wells, John R.; Haglock, Travis
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2005

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Can a short-sleeved, sandal-wearing, college dropout create a company manifesting love, joy, and happiness? With Whole Foods, Chainsaw John Mackey did. This case studies an emerging company in an emerging industry by achieving results in unconventional ways.

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Employee Ownership and the Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Case of HCSS

Authors: Roche, Olivier; Shipper, Frank
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University
Publication Year: 2010

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Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. [HCSS] designs and sells hi-tech software to the heavy/highway construction industry. The case describes a unique corporate culture that has made HCSS a business success in a highly competitive industry.

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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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IKEA and the Natural Step

Authors: Reichert, Joel; Larson, Andrea
Product Type: Cases
Source: World Resources Institute
Publication Year: 1998

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In 1996, IKEA' s $5 billion in revenues made it the world's largest retailer of furniture and home furnishings. IKEA extended its activities as an innovator through its incorporation of The Natural Step framework for assessing the ecological and social sustainability...

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Forefront Manufacturing

Production Processes and Change Management in Mainland China

Authors: Goodwin, Nigel; Piper, Chris
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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ForeFront Wood Products produces high quality wooden door-sets. The company faces capacity constraints and inefficiencies resulting from its processes and its culture. As a consequence, it struggles to be profitable. ForeFront's parent company, ForeFront Holdings, plans an initial public offering in 2007...

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