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Political Risk in the Kaesong Industrial Complex

Authors: Rice, Condoleezza; Zegart, Amy; McMurdo, Torey L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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The Kaesong Industrial Complex is a 1.25-square-mile industrial park six miles north of the Demilitarized Zone in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. This case reviews the political and economic risks and opportunities of entering Kaesong through the lens of Bright Ray Apparel, a hypothetical South Korean textile manufacturing firm.

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How Manu Chandaria Mastered the African Market

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Interviews
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton conducted by Ivorian entrepreneur and author Eric Kacou, Kenyan business tycoon Manu Chandaria reveals some of his secrets to business success in Africa. Chandaria discusses how other businesses and entrepreneurs can follow his lead and pursue socially responsible practices that benefit the communities in which they work.

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Made in America: Fashion’s Fight to Save the Garment District

Author: Skarda, Erin
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: TIME
Publication Year: 2013

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It’s a myth that no one makes anything in America anymore. The heart of the U.S. fashion industry is still beating in midtown Manhattan, where a stretch of factories, warehouses, showrooms and design studios between 35th and 40th Streets and 8th and 9th Avenues are responsible for creating much of the American-designed and manufactured clothing and accessories...

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Rethinking Political Activity at Target

Authors: Richter, Brian; George, Anisha
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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The focus of the case is on understanding firms’ campaign contributions and lobbying strategies — and their limits. The case centers on controversy facing Target Corporation in 2010...

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Coca-Cola FEMSA's Contribution to Peace

Authors: Gonzalez, Rosa Amelia; Layrisse, Francisco; Lozano, Gerardo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Social Enterprise Knowledge Network
Publication Year: 2012

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In 2003, the FEMSA Corporation – a Mexican company – acquired 100% of the shares of the largest franchise of the Coca-Cola system in Latin America, and placed itself at the lead of the sales of carbonated beverages and other soft drinks in different countries of South America, including Colombia, which had been struggling with armed groups since the 1970s. This case explores how Coca-Cola FEMSA included different initiatives in its sustainability strategy, aimed at supporting the process of peaceful demobilization...

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The Aquaculture Industry in the Philippines: Creating Social Values at Marina Gana Vida

Authors: Farhoomand, Ali F.; Wong, Shiu Kau
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2012

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The main social objective of MGV was to help the poor living in the area through job or business opportunities so that some day they could lift their households out of poverty. Nobleza faced conflicting goals as he tried to scale up MGV's production. Should he replace the women workers with machines that could produce more jars of processed fish products per day? What could he do to balance his philanthropic and business goals in a social enterprise such as MGV?

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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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The 2012 Election Cycle: An Embarrassing Circus, Perhaps, but a Great Opportunity for Employee Ownership, for Sure

Author: Mathews, Anthony
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2012

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It is time to make the case that employee ownership is a solution to a lot of what is wrong with our country, and we need to continue to promote the concept until we have 30,000 or 40,000 employee-owned companies rather than the static 10,000 we have had for the last decade or more. If we can do that, we will have put a large part of the country on a much stronger footing, and moved toward solving some fundamental economic and social problems...

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Re-THINK-ing THINK: The Electric Car Company

Authors: Lassiter, Joseph B.; Kiron, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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A proven automotive industry executive, but a first-time entrepreneur, Canny was CEO of Think Global AS (THINK), a privately held Norwegian maker of battery-operated electric vehicles (EVs) that were rechargeable through residential electrical power outlets. With this announcement, Canny was committing the company to support the broad North American launch of its line of EVs, among the very first commercially available, highway-approved safe cars in the world that produced zero greenhouse gas tailpipe emissions.

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