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Social Entrepreneurship

Copenhagen Business School: SU16

Author: Hockerts, Kai
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Copenhagen Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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This class will draw on material covered in mandatory courses such as business strategy, HR, and management accounting. Through its focus on entrepreneurship the class will open interesting new perspectives on venturing, innovation, and growth management.

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Job Creation or Destruction? Labor Market Effects of Wal-Mart Expansion

Author: Basker, Emek
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The Review of Economics and Statistics, The MIT Press. V 87 (2005), Issue 1, P 174-183
Publication Year: 2005

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This paper estimates the effect of Wal-Mart expansion on retail employment at the county level...

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Strategic Challenges for E-Commerce Promotion in Central Africa

Authors: Ernst, Andreas; Martin, Maximilian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Publication Year: 2003

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ASAFE empowers entrepreneurial women in Cameroon to take advantage of the opportunities that private enterprise and initiative can provide for economic betterment. Founded in 1989, ASAFE began to promote e-commerce and e-readiness in 1999.

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America Works

Critical Thoughts on the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market

Author: Freeman, Richard B.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Russell Sage Foundation Publications
Publication Year: 2007

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The U.S. labor market is the most laissez faire of any developed nation, with a weak social safety net and little government regulation compared to Europe or Japan.

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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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Energy Efficiency Teaching Module

Efficiency's 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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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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Women Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan: A Case Study on Success Story of Roya Mehboob

Author: Tiwari, Anubhav
Product Type: Cases
Source: National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA)
Publication Year: 2014

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Traditionally here the women, being barred from leaving the premises, are generally considered a homemaker and the concept of Entrepreneurship is a taboo & relatively unknown to them. This case shows the journey of a woman towards becoming the entrepreneur in Afghanistan initiating business despite the Taliban threats…

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ESOP and a New Wave of Local Awareness

Author: Mathews, Anthony
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2015

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By taking the great example of regional ESOP promotion pioneers, engaging the University of California in the effort and working to engage other educational institutions as well as leaders in business and the local employee ownership community, we believe that it will be very possible to build strong regional support for the idea that communities ought to be the most active supporters of employee ownership…

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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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DePaul Industries in 2012: Financing Growth in a Social Venture

Authors: Dorado, Silvia; Raufflet, Emmanuel; Shaffer, Dave
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2015

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DePaul's mission was to generate employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Considering DePaul's increasing difficulties to identify suitable financing, Shaffer had begun wondering whether these difficulties were, as in the past, rooted in financiers' lack of understanding and sympathy towards DePaul's social venture nature or whether there was something else…

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