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Nike's Dispute with the University of Oregon

Authors: Lawrence, A; Morris, R
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Case Research Journal
Publication Year: 2001

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In April 2000, Philip Knight, Founder and Deputy Executive Officer of the athletic shoe and apparel company Nike Inc, announced that he would no longer give money to his alma mater, the University of Oregon, because the university had joined the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC). Knight was upset because Nike had helped found and was an active supporter of a different approach to establishing fair wages and working conditions in the overseas shoe and apparel industry.

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International Sourcing in Athletic Footwear: Nike and Reebok

Author: Rosenzweig, Philip M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1994

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Nike and Reebok, the two largest athletic footwear companies, look to contractors in Asia to manufacture their shoes. Sourcing from Asia offers advantages of low cost and flexibility, but raises questions about human rights and corporate responsibility...

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Rejuvenating Wal-Mart's Reputation

Author: Hemphill, Thomas A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2005

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Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, was named by Fortune as the "most admired company in America" for the years 2003 and 2004. However, these and other accolades have not quieted a chorus of critics...

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Charles Veillon, S.A. (A)

Author: Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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The top management team at Charles Veillon, a Swiss mail-order company, is considering whether to work with a human rights organization to monitor the labor practices of its suppliers. A particular concern is avoiding child labor and other forms of workplace coercion...

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The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy

Author: Locke, Richard M.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cambridge University Press
Publication Year: 2013

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This book examines and evaluates various private initiatives to enforce fair labor standards within global supply chains. Through careful, empirically grounded analysis, it illustrates the mix of private and public regulation needed to address these complex issues in a global economy....

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Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME: Placing Sustainability at the Heart of Management Education

Author: GSE Research Limited
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: GSE Research Limited; United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Management Education
Publication Year: 2012

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While consensus has been reached by the majority of globally focused management education institutions that sustainability must be incorporated into management education curricula, the relevant question is no longer why management education should change, but how? This Guide addresses frequently asked questions concerning the implementation of principles for responsible management education by highlighting real world examples with cases from dozens of institutions in countries around the world...

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Primark: £10? Ooh that's Expensive!

Authors: Villanueva, Julián; Nueno, José Luis; Ziskind, Julie
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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Could Mr. Marchant continue to make Primark a UK success while at the same time adapting its unique business model to suit new geographies? Could he once and for all dispel the perennial controversy regarding Primark's one weak link: suppliers' use of cheap factory labor?

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Search of the Week Archive

Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
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Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2011

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Bayer CropScience in India (A, B)

Against Child Labor; Value-Driven Strategy

Authors: Dhanaraj, Charles; Branzei, Oana; Subramanian, Satyajeet
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case explores value-driven strategy formulation and implementation by bringing to the fore issues of ethics, responsible leadership, social intitiatives in emerging markets and the global-local tensions in corporate social responsibility. It examines how Bayer CropScience addressed the issue of child labour in its cotton seed supply chain in rural India between 2002 and 2008.

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Beyond Monitoring

A New Vision for Sustainable Supply Chains

Product Type: Cases
Source: Business for Social Responsibility
Publication Year: 2007

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In the early 1990s, public attention to the working conditions in ever-lengthening global supply chains erupted. The result of this eruption has been the creation of codes of conduct enforced through non-governmental monitoring schemes. These codes of conduct have made substantial contributions over the last 15 years but it has become increasingly clear that a new framework is needed to achieve more systemic and sustainable change.

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