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

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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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Hurricane Katrina: Business School Classroom Discussions in its Aftermath

Authors: Scully, Maureen; Roberts, Alex; CasePlace.org
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: CasePlace.org
Publication Year: 2005

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As classes resumed in early September 2005, many students wanted to talk about Hurricane Katrina, its aftermath, and its implications on our society and us as business professionals. This collection poses ways to bring the topic of Katrina into the business school classroom, drawing upon but also analyzing and moving beyond what appears in the daily press.

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Fritidsresor Under Pressure (A, B, C)

The First 10 Hours; The First Week; After the Tsunami

Authors: Margolis, Joshua; Dessain, Vincent; Sjoman, Anders
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Amid the initial uncertainty after the tsunami in Southeast Asia in 2004, the leadership team of Fritidsresor must make a range of decisions to orchestrate the company's response and manage the rest of its travel business.

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Hurricane Katrina: Continuing the Discussions A Year Later

Authors: Scully, Maureen; Roberts, Alex; The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2006

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the media was suddenly broaching topics such as race inequality and environmental planning that receive little attention in the national discourse. CasePlace.org released a Featured Collection that covered a variety of topics that could be raised in business school classrooms (ranging from how to detect windfall profits to the history of racialized images in the media to budget tradeoffs in the face of warnings about environmental disaster). A year later, the same issues are relevant, but have they lost urgency? From securing levees to securing livelihoods, these topics remain important for future business leaders....

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The Hurricane Katrina Multidisciplinary Service-Learning Project

"Hurricane Katrina: The Bentley Bayou La Batre Service-Learning Project"

Author: Bentley College
Product Type: Notes
Source: Bentley College, Bentley Service-Learning Center, Waltham, Massachusetts
Publication Year: 2006

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The Hurricane Katrina Service-Learning Project was developed by the Bentley Service-Learning Center in November and December 2005 in response to the devastating impact of the hurricane on the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in southern Alabama. The project used an integrated, team-based approach to rebuild and improve the business processes of the Clinic...

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Man-Made Mistakes Increase Devastation of “Natural” Disasters [(Un)Sustainability]

Author: Begley, Sharon
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Wall Street Journal
Publication Year: 2005

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"While storms such as Hurricane Katrina are sometimes called an act of God or a natural disaster, the devastation they leave behind is not. Some scientists believe even the storms themselves could be at least partly man-made..."

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Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disasters in America [(Un)Sustainability]

Author: Steinberg, Theodore
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Oxford University Press 2000
Publication Year: 2000

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With the exception of the 9/11 disaster, the top ten most costly catastrophes in U.S. history have all been natural disasters--five of them hurricanes--and all have occurred since 1989. Why this tremendous plague on our homes? In Acts of God, environmental historian Ted Steinberg explains that much of the death and destruction has been well within the realm of human control.

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After Katrina: Rebuilding Places and Lives, City & Community

Author: Briggs, Xavier de Sousa
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: City & Community, Volume 5, Issue 2. American Sociological Association
Publication Year: 2006

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In this article, the author briefly outlines this context and develops two arguments about rebuilding: First, that debates about returning versus relocating families, including the poor, should be grounded in the realities of the city's housing and labor markets and reflect informed choices, not anecdotes, about the preferences of the displaced; and second, that we should not rely on simplistic images of "community lost" to understand what the displaced stand to lose or gain by either moving back or moving on...

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Corporate Social Responsibility: The Feelgood Factor

Author: The Economist
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Economist Special Report
Publication Year: 2008

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When catastrophic floods hit Bangladesh last November, TNT's emergency-response team was ready. The logistics giant, with headquarters in Amsterdam, has 50 people on standby to intervene anywhere in the world at 48 hours' notice.

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