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Corporate Political Strategy

BGS 371/MKT 372

Author: Werner, Timothy
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The University of Texas at Austin
Publication Year: 2014

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This course will explore the relationship between business and its stakeholders – including the government, mass public, NGOs, and activists – in the United States and around the world, with the goal of preparing you, as future managers, to develop and implement non-market strategies.

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Leadership in the Global Economy

General Business 365

Author: Schroeder, Steve
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publication Year: 2014

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What makes leaders great? What separates Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Marissa Meyer, and Mahatma Gandhi from others? This course will seek to answer these questions by linking your Economics and Psychology courses with the theme of leadership...

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Mekelle Farms: Poultry Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

Authors: Lee, Hau; Elist, Jonathan; Kennedy, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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After deciding to transform a former government-owned poultry farm in Ethiopia, two American business partners encounter challenges related to input costs, inventory management, delivery, government relations, and other key challenges that are common to entrepreneurs operating in an emerging market context...

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Aluminum Giant Alcoa’s Costly Lesson on the Pitfalls of Corruption

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In January, U.S. aluminum manufacturer Alcoa agreed to a $384 million settlement with U.S. authorities in response to bribery charges...

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Managing Environmental Systems: Supporting Sustainable Urbanization

Authors: Gill, Tom; Davis, Marion; Erickson, Peter; Purkey, David; Mehta, Vishal
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Publication Year: 2014

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Given the pace of urbanization, the development paths that cities take and how they use resources are critical issues for sustainability. SEI examines resource use in cities not only under under current conditions but also under different scenarios shaped by demographic and socio-economic trends, climate change, and key policy choices.

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Greener Skills and Jobs

Author: OECD
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: OECD
Publication Year: 2014

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This paper suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process...

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Garbage: Disrupting the World’s Oldest Industry

Authors: Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership; Rubicon Global
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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Nature wastes nothing. Human beings are less frugal. We have been generating garbage for thousands of years, and are only now starting to confront the reality that our waste streams are poisoning the planet...

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Sustainability in Action: Profiles of Community Initiatives Across the United States

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: CONCERN, Inc.; Community Sustainability Resource Institute
Publication Year: 2008

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This report profiles community sustainability initiatives, one from each state and the District of Columbia...

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Green Growth in Cities

Author: OECD
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: OECD Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

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Green Growth in Cities identifies urban activities to reduce environmental impact that are most likely to contribute to the policy priorities of job creation, urban attractiveness, metro-regional supply of green products and services, and increased urban land values.

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The Price of the GM Recalls: Advice for Mary Barra

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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GM's recent recall crisis has been linked to more than a dozen deaths. What steps can the company and its new CEO take to begin to recover and make amends?

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Axel Springer and the Quest for the Boundaries of Corporate Responsibility

Authors: Hofmann, Anna; Müller, Urs; Bhattacharya, C.B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Publication Year: 2014

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In the case of Axel Springer the question is focused on the aspect how much responsibility the company might have for its supply chain: how far and how deep down the supply chain does or should responsibility of a corporation reach?

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Ethics at the Frontier

Author: Harris, Jared D.
Product Type: Notes
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2014

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This technical note discusses the challenges of our modern, highly innovative world; the muddled ethical lines this advancement can produce; and considerations to make and conversations to have around these new norms.

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Can an "Ethical" Bank Support Guns and Fracking?

Authors: Marquis, Christopher; Almandoz, Juan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2014

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Should Rocky Mountain Green Bank deny a loan to a gun manufacturer?

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The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Author: Braun, Adam
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Scribner
Publication Year: 2014

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Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, “A pencil.” This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world.

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Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Author: Lewis, Michael
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Year: 2014

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Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets...

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Portico

MH100.23

Author: Smith, Michael J.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Boston College
Publication Year: 2013

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Portico offers the beginning student a unique opportunity to situate contemporary business in a context that is global and historical; learn about business through engagement with faculty and practitioners; develop a nuanced method for recognizing and responding to the ethical challenges of contemporary business; and raise questions about personal aspirations and the opportunities available in the world of work.

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2014 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Awards

How can government and business work together to solve problems and create opportunities? Aspen Faculty Pioneers tackle this question head-on in the business school classroom.

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Collections; Featured Users
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

For over a decade, the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Awards have recognized faculty who are at the vanguard of teaching and scholarship. Dubbed “the Oscars of the business school world” by the Financial Times, these awards celebrate educators who demonstrate leadership and risk-taking— and blaze a trail toward curriculum and scholarship that deeply examines the relationships between capital markets, firms, and the public good.

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Everybody’s Business: The Unlikely Story of How Big Business Can Fix the World

Authors: Miller, Jon; Parker, Lucy
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Biteback Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

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Big businesses are powerful machines. We all know they have the potential to cause enormous social and environmental harm; but with their resources and expertise they can also be great engines of positive change...

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Waste, Recycling and Entrepreneurship in Central and Northern Europe, 1870-1940

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Spadafora, Andrew
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This working paper examines the role of entrepreneurs in the municipal solid waste industry in industrialized central and northern Europe from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s. It explores the emergence of numerous German, Danish, and other European entrepreneurial firms explicitly devoted to making a profitable business out of conserving and returning valuable resources to productive use, while maintaining public sanitation and in many cases offering nascent environmental protections.

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Doing Well and Doing Good: Pioneer Employers Discover Profits and Deliver Opportunity for Frontline Workers

Authors: Levine, Jonathan B.; Popovich, Mark; Strong, Tom
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Hitachi Foundation
Publication Year: 2013

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A new study of business practices reveals powerful ways to create strategic and financial gains. Lower-wage workers, when supported by effective policies, boost productivity, quality, innovation, and revenues from new markets...

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Sallie Krawcheck on the Business Case for Diverse Leadership

Authors: Knowledge@Wharton; Krawcheck, Sallie
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In an interview with Wharton management professor Adam M. Grant, Krawcheck speaks about the “subtle, well-meaning biases” against women, how they can be overcome and why diverse leadership at the top is critical for “higher returns, lower volatility, lower risk, more client-focus and more innovation.”

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The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems

Authors: Eggers, William D.; Macmillan, Paul
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Year: 2013

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World hunger. Climate change. Crumbling infrastructure. It’s clear that in today’s era of fiscal constraints and political gridlock, we can no longer turn to government alone to tackle these and other towering social problems. What’s required is a new, more collaborative and productive economic system. The Solution Revolution brings hope—revealing just such a burgeoning new economy where players from across the spectrum of business, government, philanthropy, and social enterprise converge to solve big problems and create public value.

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Responsible Leadership: Lessons from the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics

Author: Moody-Stuart, Mark
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Greenleaf Publishing
Publication Year: 2014

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As Chairman of the Royal Dutch Shell Group from 1998-2001 and of Anglo American plc from 2002-2009, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart is as qualified as anyone on the planet to discuss the realities, dilemmas and lessons to be learnt from the last 20 years of corporate engagement with sustainability, ethics and responsibility...

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Mary Ann Beyster

Authors: Beyster, Mary Ann; Channer, Harold
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN)
Publication Year: 2014

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Engineer and philanthropist Mary Ann Beyster discusses free enterprise, broad-based ownership, innovation and the documentary film "We the Owners" with Harold Channer in this two-part video interview.

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Lufa Farms

Authors: Alvarez, Jose B.; Mackalski, Robert; Lobb, Annelena
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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This case explores the intricacies of a rooftop farming business, how it built a successful brand, and presents the challenges that might lie ahead for the company as the founder thinks about expansion.

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Carbon Engineering

Authors: Lassiter, Joseph B.; Misra, Sid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Dr. David Keith, President of Carbon Engineering, a company based in Calgary, Alberta, is commercializing a technology to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere...

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Henry Schein: Doing Good by Doing Well?

Authors: Henderson, Rebecca; Sadun, Raffaella; Sesia, Aldo; Eisenstat, Russell A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The case explores the principles behind Schein's culture and presents challenges to maintaining the culture as the company continues to expand internationally, including its goal to be the first national distributor of dental supplies in China.

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Scandal at Société Générale: Rogue Trader or Willing Accomplice?

Author: Walker, Russell
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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This case covers the scandal that occurred in 2008 at Société Générale when one trader, Jérôme Kerviel, lost the prominent French bank nearly €5 billion through his unauthorized trading. The case describes Kerviel's schemes as well as SocGen's internal monitoring and reporting processes, organizational structures, and culture so that students reading the case can identify and discuss the shortcomings of the firm's risk management practices.

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"Our Beer Print": Brewing Corporate Responsibility at Molson Coors

Authors: Weil, Mary; Reddin, Chitra P.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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Molson Coors’ chief corporate responsibility officer has been tasked to use the company’s efforts toward global corporate responsibility to drive its global competitiveness. He must roll out new corporate responsibility initiatives to engage employees across the company’s range of geographic locations.

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The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability

Author: Weybrecht, Giselle
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Wiley
Publication Year: 2013

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Based on more than 150 interviews with experts in business, international organizations, NGOs and universities from around the world, this book brings together all the pieces of the business and sustainability puzzle...

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The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil

Author: Bader, Christine
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Bibliomotion
Publication Year: 2014

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There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world’s biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices. They are trying to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse, the next Deepwater Horizon explosion, the next Foxconn labor abuses...

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Taking an Employee-Owned Company to the Next Level

Author: Fischer, Steven R.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2014

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All employee-owned companies must pay attention to succession planning. BL Companies has elected to face this challenge head-on...

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Choosing Between Government Procurement Preferences and Employee Ownership

Author: Kerr, Camille
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2014

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Adworkshop currently is considering a transition to 100 percent employee ownership over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies have encountered obstacles when trying to participate in procurement programs...

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“We The Owners” Film Garners Awards, Attention and National Distribution

Author: Beyster, Mary Ann
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2014

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Most people know either first-hand or through someone close to them what it feels like to not be valued, to not have a say, to not have control, or to be demotivated at work. A feel-good movie about three companies - New Belgium Brewery, Namasté Solar, and DPR Construction - that strive for the opposite is a welcome relief.

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Sometimes EXIT is Spelled ESOP

Author: Staubus, Martin
Product Type: Interviews
Source: ExitCoachRadio.com
Publication Year: 2014

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In this 20-minute radio interview, Martin Staubus, executive director, Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management is interviewed by host, Bill Black on ExitCoachRadio.com.

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Making a Healthy Exit

Author: Lehr, David
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2014

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In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on finding the right private-sector partner.

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Ethics and Human Resources: An Exercise Involving New Employees

Author: Becker, Wendy S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Publication Year: 2010

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The following case challenges students by placing them in the midst of a realistic business ethics situation. Human Resource Management can play a critical role fostering an ethical culture by providing orientation and training for all employees.

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Sweetgreen’s Nathaniel Ru: ‘Everything You Do Should Last Longer Than You’

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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While a student at Georgetown University, Nathaniel Ru and his friends had trouble finding a quick, fun and healthy place to eat — so they opened one. Sweetgreen has since expanded to become a 21-store farm-to-table restaurant chain.

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Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family

Author: Friedman, Stewart D.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Wharton Digital Press
Publication Year: 2013

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In the debates on work and family, people of all generations are calling for a reasoned, thoughtful, research-driven contribution to the discussion. In Baby Bust, Friedman offers just that: an astute assessment of how far we have come and where we need to go from here. In light of these present realities, he offers ideas for what we can do as a society, in our organizations, and for ourselves to make it easier for men and women to choose the lives they want.

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Cafédirect: Return of the Fairtrade Pioneer

Author: Vasudha, M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Amity Research Centre
Publication Year: 2014

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The case traces the evolution of the Fairtrade Movement and emergence of Cafédirect as a Fairtrade brand posing stiff competition to the mainstream players. The case also enables discussion on the effectiveness of the Fairtrade business model and the future plans of Cafédirect.

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The Business Case for Racial Equity

Authors: Turner, Ani; Acevedo-Garcia, Dolores; Gaskin, Darrell; LaVeist, Thomas; Williams, David R.; Segal, Laura; Miller, George
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Altarum Institute; W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Publication Year: 2013

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Striving for racial equity – a world where race is no longer a factor in the distribution of opportunity – is a matter of social justice. But moving toward racial equity can generate significant economic returns as well...

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MKT 2349 Philosophy of Exchange

Authors: Hill, Ronald Paul; Wetzel, James
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Villanova University
Publication Year: 2013

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This seminar is an extended meditation on the nature and possibilities of exchange. The expectation is that such a meditation, conducted by a group of students with interests in both business and the arts and sciences, will illuminate the potential for unity with the University and lend greater consciousness to our most persistent practices of exchange. The aim, ultimately, is not only to understand but also to serve: our better selves, our loved ones, those who are still strange to us, our complex world of mixed allegiances.

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The Cultures of Business

Author: Everett, Daniel
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Bentley University
Publication Year: 2014

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This course examines how values and valuation arise in human societies. From the foundational beliefs and practices of specific cultures it proceeds to look in depth at how cultures of business arise and how they influence one another and the societies in which the businesses operate.

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Arab Women Rising

Authors: Syeed, Nafeesa; Zafar, Rahilla
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In Arab Women Rising, Knowledge@Wharton contributors Nafeesa Syeed and Rahilla Zafar share the entrepreneurial journeys of 35 women, from a flower farmer tending her fields in the Tunisian countryside to a Saudi royal advocating for expanded women's rights throughout the kingdom.

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Tesla Motors

Author: Van Den Steen, Eric J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Tesla seemed to be on its way to defy the skeptics and become the first US company to enter the car industry with a mass-produced car since WWII and the first to successfully launch a fully electric car. Or was it not?

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Vestas and the Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico: Clean Energy Gets Messy

Authors: Ramirez, Jacobo; Vester, Tania
Product Type: Cases
Source: Copenhagen Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Vestas was to start delivering 132 V90-3.0 megawatt (MW) turbines in the second quarter of 2012. The turbines were to be installed in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, a southern state in Mexico. However, on 17 October 2012, Vestas’s deliveries were put on hold when social organisations and 40 indigenous Zapotec and Huave people held rallies in front of the Danish Embassy in Mexico City...

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Economic Development of Latin America

Author: Conroy, Stephen J.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of San Diego
Publication Year: 2013

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This course is designed to assist in answering the following questions: Why isn’t the whole world—particularly Latin America—developed?

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Global Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Marquez, Patricia
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of San Diego
Publication Year: 2014

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Social entrepreneurship is about how to frame problems and devise sustainable solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges. This course teaches how to combine business and management skills, imagination, passion, and the courage of individuals to effectively tackle social problems.

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Creativity and Leadership

Author: Raghunathan, Raj
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The University of Texas at Austin
Publication Year: 2014

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There are three main objectives for this course. The first objective is to provide you (the student) the opportunity to discuss, with your peers, one of life’s most important questions: What are the determinants of a meaningful and fulfilling life? The second objective is to provide you with the set of skill-set and the confidence to devise your own roadmap for leading a meaningful and fulfilling life. The third objective is to transform your personality into one who, by and large (and certainly in life’s most important decisions), operates out of love for what you want to do, rather than out of fear for what you have to do.

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The Double Bottom Line: Profit and Social Benefit

Authors: Wilburn, Kathleen; Wilburn, Ralph
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2014

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A new business model is providing structure for nonprofits that wish to grow, for for-profits that wish to be socially responsible, and for individuals who wish to invest in companies with a commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. B Lab has taken the lead in providing the models necessary for this shift to a focus on the double bottom line: profit and social benefit...

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