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Building Innovation at Terrapin Bright Green

Authors: Edmondson, Amy C.; Ribot, Sydney; Saunders, Mary
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Describes Terrapin Bright Green, an environmental consulting and strategic planning firm, and its approach for creating integrative, systematic solutions to green-building conundrums through consulting, research, and policy-related activities...

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Marc Rich and Global Commodity Trading

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Storli, Espen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Examines the career of Marc Rich, the world's leading commodity trader before his criminal indictment in the United States in 1983...

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Managing Social-Business Tensions: A Review and Research Agenda for Social Enterprise

Authors: Smith, Wendy K.; Gonin, Michael; Besharov, Marya L.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Ethics Quarterly
Publication Year: 2013

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In a world filled with poverty, environmental degradation, and moral injustice, social enterprises offer a ray of hope. These organizations seek to achieve social missions through business ventures. Yet social missions and business ventures are associated with divergent goals, values, norms, and identities. Attending to them simultaneously creates tensions, competing demands, and ethical dilemmas...

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A Paradoxical Leadership Model for Social Entrepreneurs: Challenges, Leadership Skills, and Pedagogical Tools for Managing Social and Commercial Demands

Authors: Smith, Wendy K.; Besharov, Marya L.; Wessels, Anke K.; Chertok, Michael
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2012, Vol. 11, No. 3, 463–478.
Publication Year: 2012

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For social enterprises to succeed, their leaders must effectively manage conflicting demands that arise from dual commitments to improving social welfare and achieving commercial viability...

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Life in the Fast Lane: Stacy Hollins and the Hollywood Headache

Authors: Peters, Aaron; Mead, Jenny; Wicks, Andrew C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

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Stacy Hollins, president of Warner Bros. Television, had a big problem with Kevin Tanner, creator and show runner of the hit comedy program It's a Man's World. After nearly six years of sobriety following two DUI arrests, a divorce, and a suicide attempt, Tanner had relapsed, and Hollins was worried about both Tanner's welfare and the future of a show...

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Amul Dairy

Authors: Goldberg, Ray A.; Cornell, Ian McKown
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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How could the managing director maintain the firm's cooperative structure, address the nutritional needs of all Indians, make use of emerging technology, and navigate the country's dairy policies in the coming years?

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Marineland and the Mayor

Authors: Sider, Michael; Hoang, Ahn
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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The mayor of one of Canada’s largest tourist destination cities has to decide how to handle the media outcry that followed a major newspaper story in which eight former staffers at the local, popular aquatic zoo accused the zoo of treating its animals with severe cruelty...

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Anticipating, Preventing, and Surviving Secondary Boycotts

Authors: Schrempf-Stirling, Judith; Bosse, Douglas A.; Harrison, Jeffrey S.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2013

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Building on a stakeholder theory foundation, we examine possible actions managers can take to avoid being surprised by a secondary boycott, propose conditions that raise the probability of becoming the target of a secondary boycott, and develop four alternative approaches for managing stakeholder relationships in a world of secondary boycotts.

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Doing Good and Doing Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Author: Agnihotri, Arpita
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2013

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With the aid of mini cases, this article explains that there is indeed a fortune to be made at the base of the pyramid but that good fortune can be created for both corporations and poor people if the population at the bottom of the pyramid is treated as suppliers, producers, co-owners, and/or employees rather than as mere consumers...

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Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success

Author: Shell, G. Richard
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Portfolio Hardcover
Publication Year: 2013

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Everyone knows that you are supposed to “follow your dream.” But where is the road map to help you discover what that dream is?

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China’s Bitter Medicine for Foreign Drug Companies

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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Various government agencies are driving a crackdown on foreign pharmaceutical firms in China, but the objective appears to be the same: to reduce the prices of drugs and other daily necessities for the country’s 1.3 billion people.

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Disasters, Rebuilding and Leadership – Tough Lessons from Japan and the U.S.

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL); Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) sponsored a panel at the Wharton Global Forum in Tokyo to consider the leadership lessons generated by the Fukushima disaster, and to look at its impact on Japan’s energy policy and the resettlement of afflicted areas.

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Coca-Cola's Bottling Plant Project: Hitting Roadblock in India

Author: Dutta, Subhankar
Product Type: Cases
Source: Amity Research Centre
Publication Year: 2013

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As of 2013, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages had established 24 bottling plants at different parts of the country. In addition, the company had planned to invest 6 billion Rupees for setting up its 25th bottling plant at the Chharba village in the state of Uttarakhand, India. However, the said project was strongly challenged by the environmentalists and local villagers, in order to protect the natural resources and maintain ecological balance in the region.

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Crisis in the Opera House

Author: Saintilan, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Collarts
Publication Year: 2013

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This case explores issues such as the management of creative processes, artist relations, organisational culture and values, and leadership.

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Humanities and Social Sciences in Management Education: Writing, Researching, Teaching

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Copenhagen Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Following the workshop “Practicing Humanities and Social Sciences in Management Education” at the University of St. Gallen in November 2012, the Copenhagen Business School was happy to host the follow-up workshop “Humanities and Social Sciences in Management Education: Writing, Researching, Teaching”. This booklet contains the program, paper abstracts as well as articles from the online journalism incubator Studentreporter.org and the online Grasp-Magazine, summarizing various aspects of the workshop.

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Calculating the Net Present Value of Sustainability Initiatives at Newmont’s Ahafo Mine in Ghana (A, B)

Author: Henisz, Witold J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Publication Year: 2012

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The work of the ESR Team and their Corporate leader, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, had propelled the company to be the first gold mining company in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index, comprised of world leaders in economic, environmental and social practices. But he wasn’t sure that he could quantify those gains. He wasn’t sure anyone could. While the costs of sustainability spending appeared on Newmont’s income statement, the benefits that they produced didn’t appear in the same quantitative terms...

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Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Their Effect on Productivity: The Case of Huawei

Authors: Zhu, Zhibiao; Hoffmire, James; Hoffmire, John; Wang, Fusheng
Product Type: Cases; Journal Articles
Source: International Journal of Business and Management Invention
Publication Year: 2013

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This case study describes Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment company, which heavily utilizes ESOP ownership, and applies Huawei’s results to describe ESOPs as a powerful tool for achieving corporate efficiency and growth.

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Vodafone Egypt: Shutting Down the Network-Revolutions and Corporate Responsibility

Authors: Grayson, David; Marsden, Chris
Product Type: Cases
Source: Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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The case deals with events in Egypt in early 2011 when mobile phone and internet providers were first ordered by the Egyptian authorities to shut down their services; and then to restore services but telecommunications companies were ordered to send text messages to subscribers urging them not to join anti-government protests...

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BMVSS: Changing Lives, One Jaipur Limb at a Time

Authors: Datar, Srikant M.; Chaturvedi, Saloni
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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As the founder, Mr. D.R. Mehta, thinks about the financial sustainability of BMVSS, he must devise a strategy that will sustain its human impact well into the future...

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What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insider's Story of Organizational Drift and Its Unintended Consequences

Author: Mandis, Steven G.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Year: 2013

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In What Happened to Goldman Sachs, Steven G. Mandis uncovers the forces behind what he calls Goldman’s “organizational drift.” Drawing from his firsthand experience; sociological research; analysis of SEC, congressional, and other filings; and a wide array of interviews with former clients, detractors, and current and former partners, Mandis uncovers the pressures that forced Goldman to slowly drift away from the very principles on which its reputation was built.

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Ethical Practice: Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and The Purpose of the Corporation

Author: Hafrey, Leigh
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: MIT Sloan School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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“Ethical Practice: Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and the Purpose of the Corporation” is designed as an introduction to ethics in business, with a focus on business management. Over 13 sessions, students will have the opportunity to explore theoretical concepts in business ethics, as well as cases that represent the challenges they will likely face as managers...

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Literature, Ethics, and Authority

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Author: Hafrey, Leigh
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: MIT Sloan School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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In “Literature, Ethics, and Authority,” we use story to address perennial questions: what do we do when people, events, or issues test our ideas of leadership, career, and proper behavior? How do we respond to concerns over diversity, gender, and family in the workplace, or cope with the reality of war, death, and ordinary human frailty? Through films, novels, plays, and short fiction—good stories—this seminar examines issues of freedom and control, group norms and individual expression, as they bear on our ambition to manage both work and personal life.

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Corporate Personhood, Business Leadership, and the U.S. Presidential Election of 2012

Authors: Hafrey, Leigh; Reavis, Cate
Product Type: Cases
Source: MIT Sloan School of Management
Publication Year: 2012

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In the public debate about the U.S. recession that began in late 2007, various individuals, organizations, and social systems have been blamed for the event and its ongoing consequences. This case invites students to consider the role business might play in improving the circumstances of the U.S., European, and global economies...

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Winning Workplace Cultures: An Imperative for Enabling Business Success

Author: Reid, Joanne
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2013

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We’ve long known that culture and its day-to-day climate influence business outcomes and results. They affect how we, as individuals feel, behave and perform. More recently, sound science and corporate numbers show that culture drives performance… and leadership drives culture.

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Transforming an Organization’s Ethical Culture

Authors: Hanson, Kirk O.; Coplans, Greg
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2013

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Greg Coplans, executive vice president of Hitachi Data Systems, gives practical advice on how to reinvigorate a company's ethical code and communicate with employees about its importance.

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The Good Struggle: Responsible Leadership in an Unforgiving World

Author: Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Year: 2013

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The question of how to lead successfully and responsibly is crucially important in our uncertain, high-pressure, turbulent world. In this book, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco answers this question in practical and, at times, provocative ways...

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Governance and Sustainability at Nike (A, B)

Authors: Paine, Lynn S.; Hsieh, Nien-he; Adamsons, Lara
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Set in 2012, the case traces the evolution of Nike's approach to environmental and social concerns from its origins in student protests against labor conditions in the supply chain in the 1990s through the development of a board-level corporate responsibility (CR) committee in 2001 to the creation of the Sustainable Business & Innovation (SB&I) strategy in 2009.

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Greenprint: A New Approach to Cooperation on Climate Change

Authors: Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Center for Global Development
Publication Year: 2013

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This book argues that progress on climate change will require new ideas and new solutions...

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Business Education: Meeting the Talent Challenge

Selected materials collected at the Aspen BSP September 26-27 Symposium on the Future of Business Education

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2013

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In New York City on September 26-27, 2013, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program hosted a symposium focused on exemplary teaching at the business and society interface.

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School House: Teaching Note

Author: Leipziger, Deborah
Product Type: Notes
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2012

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This Teaching Note is designed to be used with the case School House.

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Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line: How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth

Authors: Savitz, Andrew; Weber, Karl
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Jossey-Bass
Publication Year: 2013

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To meet the environmental, social, and economic challenges facing us, organizations must become more sustainable. Employees play a central role in that transformation, yet they are vastly underutilized in most company's sustainability initiatives, as are the HR departments and professionals who should be helping to engage them.

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Stopping CEO Pay Escalation at Canada’s Big Banks

Author: Gelinas, Patrice
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2013

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For over 20 years, CEO pay at Canada’s big banks has increased at a rate far outpacing that of other workers, leaving several observers outraged...

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Groom Energy Solutions: Selling Efficiency

Authors: Toffel, Michael W.; Fabrizio, Kira; van Sice, Stephanie
Product Type:
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Groom Energy Solutions helps organizations reduce their energy use and costs through the implementation of energy efficiency measures, which create long-term financial and environmental benefits. With early success serving customers in the cold storage and industrial manufacturing sectors, the seven-year-old company must now decide whether to continue expanding within these segments or transition into commercial retail and office buildings, which offer growth potential and unique challenges...

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AIG and the American Taxpayers (A, B)

Authors: Ramanna, Karthik; Shaffer, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Explores the decision faced by AIG's board on whether to join shareholder and ex-CEO Maurice Greenberg's lawsuit against the U.S. government. The suit, argued by super-lawyer David Boies (of Bush v. Gore and California Gay Marriage fame), claims that in September 2008 the U.S. arbitrarily set aside the rights of AIG's shareholders - violating the Fifth Amendment by taking private property without just compensation - while preserving shareholder rights in other troubled financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs whose ex-CEO was the then Treasury Secretary.

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Greyston Bakery: Combatting Poverty by Making a Profit

Author: Leipziger, Deborah
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2013

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Mike Brady entered the doors of the Greyston factory, the rich smell of chocolate filling the air around him. Brady has only recently become CEO of Greyston, New York’s first Benefit Corporation. His dilemma is how to promote growth to support the company’s social and environmental mission.

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Three ESOP Myths, Debunked

Author: Kerr, Camille
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2013

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One argument against employee stock ownership plans is that they invest primarily in a single asset, company stock, which puts too many eggs in one basket. That argument makes sense in theory, but in practice it does not apply to the vast majority of ESOPs for three reasons...

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Trust in the Digital Age

Author: Scott, Sid
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2013

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Trust in all organizations is a key to cultural cohesiveness and teamwork...

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Best Practice in Developing Best Practice

Author: Mathews, Anthony
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2013

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Best practice is to remember that and to never stop watching outcomes so that you can adjust your process to stay on course no matter how often the course needs to change.

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Change Management: Getting Employees on Board

Author: Staubus, Martin
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2013

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Change initiatives are notorious for their failure rate…

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Business in Society

Author: Pless, Nicola M.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: ESADE Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Two major trends – globalizations and responsibility in business – have shaped recent developments in international business – and the way organizations and their leaders approach the challenges facing contemporary corporations. The first trend, globalization, is all pervasive. The second trend is more recent, but equally pervasive, and concerns the quest for responsibility in business. In this course, we will address both the "knowing‟ and the "doing‟ side of CSR and help you build a solid knowledge base and some fundamental skills (e.g., ethical reflection and stakeholder engagement). This knowledge will help you develop a well-informed approach to the wider social and ethical issues you will face in an international business career.

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Business as UNusual: The Student Guide to Graduate Programs 2013

Author: Net Impact
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Net Impact
Publication Year: 2013

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Student demand to make a real difference in the world is clear – so what does this mean for business schools?

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Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy

Author: Larkin, Amy
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year: 2013

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For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that today’s challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future generations. Now in the wake of billions of dollars in costs associated with coastal devastation from Hurricane Sandy, rampant wildfires across the West, and groundwater contamination from reckless drilling, it’s becoming increasingly clear that yesterday’s carefree attitude about the environment has morphed into a fiscal crisis of epic proportions...

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Chinese State-Owned Enterprises In Africa: Myths And Realities

Authors: Chintu, Namukale; Williamson, Peter J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2013

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Chinese state-owned enterprises are often depicted as the new colonials in Africa, rapacious exploiters who lack transparency and good corporate citizenship. But the reality is rather different.

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Mitchell Kapor Seeks to Meld Business, Social Good

Author: Garling, Caleb
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Publication Year: 2013

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Mitch Kapor believes in William Gibson's observation, that the future is here, it's just not evenly distributed. With his wife Freada Kapor Klein, Kapor aims to close that gap. Kapor focuses on building entrepreneurial skills for social impact and funding businesses aimed at empowering low-income and minority people.

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GiveWell: Real Change for Your Dollar

Authors: Meehan, William F. III; Drabkin, Davina
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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In 2007 a group of eight friends wanted to give. With so many charities out there, the friends wanted to know which ones were doing the most good. They had two basic questions: (1) what did the charitable organization do with donors’ money and (2) what evidence existed that charity’s activities were helping people?

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Robert Sroufe

Donahue Graduate School of Business, Duquesne University

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Collections; Featured Users
Source:
Publication Year: 2013

Robert Sroufe is the Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness at Duquesne University. In his research, Professor Sroufe primarily aims to understand what drives sustainability performance and how firms can develop effective environmental management systems to enable the measurement and management of an integrated bottom line.

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Christopher Marquis

Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Collections; Featured Users
Source:
Publication Year: 2013

Christopher Marquis is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Behavior unit at the Harvard Business School. His research is focused on how business can have a positive impact on society and the natural environment.

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David Besanko

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Users; Featured Collections
Source:
Publication Year: 2013

David Besanko is the Alvin J. Huss Distinguished Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research covers topics relating to the intersection of competitive strategy and public policy, the economics of regulation, and the theory of the firm.

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Nicola Pless

ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Collections; Featured Users
Source:
Publication Year: 2013

Nicola Pless is Associate Professor at ESADE Business School in Spain. Her research occurs at the interface of organizational behavior, international business and corporate responsibility. She is particularly interested in responsible global leadership, decision making processes in multicultural teams, and culture and character of multinational corporations.

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Mauro Guillén

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Collections; Featured Users
Source:
Publication Year: 2013

Mauro Guillén is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professor in International Management at the Wharton School. His current research deals with corporate governance, the role of the corporation in society, the internationalization of the firm, and with the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and on the diffusion of innovations.

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