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global_governance.net: The Global Compact as Learning Network

Author: Ruggie, John Gerard
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Global Governance 7 (2001) pp. 371-378
Publication Year: 2001

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This article presents a discussion of the United Nations initiative to create a 'Global Compact', a network which engages the private sector to work with the United Nations, in partnership with international labor and NGO's, to identify, disseminate and promote good corporate practices based upon nine universal principles.

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Globalization and Employment by U.S. Multinationals

A Framework and Facts

Author: Slaughter, Matthew J.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Unpublished manuscript, Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Publication Year: 2004

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This paper argues that the debate over employment, globalization and outsourcing is limited by a lack of information and a narrow view of the impacts of globalization on companies and their home countries...

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Global Corporate Social Responsibility

Cornell University: NBA 642

Author: Iankova, Elena
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management
Publication Year: 2006

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This course will introduce students to the various practices developed by multinational corporations in their attempt to redefine their role on a world stage as “global citizens” – actively participating in creating a safer, more humane, sustainable world.

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Novartis and the United Nations Global Compact Initiative

Author: Tavis, Lee A.
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: The Aspen Institute; The William Davidson Institute
Publication Year: 2002

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This article presents a case study of Novartis, emphasizing its relationship to the United Nations Global Compact Initiative.

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Indupalma (A1, A2)

The Initial Years, 1961-1977; The Years After the Kidnapping, 1977-1991

Authors: Fernandez, D; Trujillo, D; Gutierrez, R
Product Type: Cases
Source: Social Enterprise Knowledge Network
Publication Year: 2003

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Indupalma was managed as a plantation since its creation in 1961. Labor conditions were grim, and labor unrest was at a peak when the general manager of Indupalma was kidnapped...

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Norway Sells Wal-Mart

Authors: Pozen, Robert C.; Sesia, Aldo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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In June 2006, Norway's Pension Fund decided to divest its position in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. after an investigation by the Fund's Ethics Council...

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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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The Case of the Plant Relocation

Author: Musalo, Karen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Makkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2005

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Your company can make more money for shareholders by relocating plants to a country with low costs and fewer regulations. What's your decision?

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Business and Human Rights: The Case of Hewlett Packard

Authors: McElhaney, Kellie A.; Hill, Natalie
Product Type: Cases
Source: Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, California
Publication Year: 2003

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This case study describes how a technology company developed a Human Rights and Labor Policy within their Global Citizenship strategy, and is engaged in the complex and unclearly defined issues of human rights within their business...

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Haier Hefei Electronics Co. (A, B, C)

Author: Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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When Haier takes over the Yellow Mountain television factory in the distant Hefei province at the behest of Hefei's government, workers strike against the Haier culture and what it stands for.

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