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A Jobs Compact for America's Future

Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2012

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The U.S. is stuck in the worst economic, political, and social crisis since the Great Depression. Without a well-trained, well-paid, continuously improving workforce the United States cannot compete with other nations effectively—and won’t be able to sustain high and rising living standards. But this downward slide is not inevitable. We can reverse the trend by identifying the roots of the crisis and focusing together on our national interests.

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2012 Best of Sustainable Supply: McDonald's

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: AboutMcDonalds.com
Publication Year: 2012

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This report includes fifty-one mini case studies highlighting sustainable best practices in the global McDonald’s supply chain...

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Samasource: Give Work, Not Aid

Authors: Gino, Francesca; Staats, Bradley R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Different from traditional business process outsourcing companies, Samasource relied on a marginalized population of workers to execute the work. The case explores how the company can grow its capability to help individuals around the globe through the provision of digital work.

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Hassina Sherjan

Authors: Eccles, Robert G.; Serafeim, George; Eccles, Philippa
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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A trip back to Afghanistan inspired Hassina Sherjan to educate young women through a non-profit organization and to start a for-profit company to create jobs, especially for women, based on traditional Afghani designs and using only locally grown cotton. In order to grow Boumi, Sherjan must confront a number of challenges...

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Authors: Kristof, Nicholas; WuDunn, Sheryl
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Vintage
Publication Year: 2010

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Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Kristof and WuDunn show that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential.

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Low-Wage / Frontline Workers Teaching Materials Portal

Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2011

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This collection is part of our business faculty network on Low-Wage / Frontline Workers. It is designed to provide a repository of teaching materials that incorporate issues of low-wage workers into a business’s core decision-making process.

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Danimal in South Africa: Management Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Authors: Hawarden, Verity; Barnard, Helena
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case focuses on management innovation in the South African dairy industry, describing how an innovative new yoghurt product, Danimal, was created specifically for the market at the base of the pyramid. It explains how management of the product line embodied the various innovation opportunities and challenges presented.

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North American Free Trade Agreement

Free For Whom?

Authors: Shapiro, Helen; Dininio, Phyllis
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1994

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Mexico, the United States, and Canada have negotiated a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that would create the largest free trade zone in the world. The union would build on the three-year-old Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada. Proponents claim that NAFTA is a "win-win-win" situation, but its detractors argue that it would reduce wages, create unemployment, and generate environmental problems.

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The Indego Africa Project

Authors: McGinn, Kathleen L.; Gordon, Rachel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Indego connects cooperatives to the international retail market for handmade artisan products, helps those cooperatives build their business capacity, and develops and delivers classroom training in life and business skills for cooperative members.

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East of Africa (and West of China): Chinese Business in Africa

Authors: Schuetz, Marcus; Ramon-Berjano, Carola
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2010

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This case discusses China's growing business ventures in the African continent. It allows for a discussion about applying business models and strategies in different countries, as well as the risks entailed. This is more relevant in the presence of weak governance, corruption and human rights issues. Issues such as food safety, land outsourcing, and local employment generation versus imported workforce are discussed.

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