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Innovation at One Acre Fund: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Authors: Jones, Jamie; Augustine, Grace
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2014

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One Acre Fund (1AF) is a nonprofit organization in rural western Kenya that helps farmers lift themselves out of poverty by providing a bundle of products and services that support farmers with quality inputs, training on farming techniques, access to credit, and assistance in achieving optimal prices. In 2011 1AF realized that it needed to formalize its innovation process to ensure it was confident in new products before rolling them out across its entire farmer network…

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Green Innovation Games: Value-Creation Strategies for Corporate Sustainability

Authors: Lampikoski, Tommi; Westerlund, Mika; Rajala, Risto; Moller, Kristian
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2014

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This study builds on insights from 49 sustainability leaders in the U.S. by examining green innovation from the game perspective…

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Teckentrup: A Door to Managing Difference

Authors: Rose, Clayton; Lenhardt, Jerome; Beyersdorfer, Daniela
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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For Kai Teckentrup, the owner and co-CEO of the German "Mittelstand" door manufacturer Teckentrup, balancing competitive pressures, demographic realities and values were at the heart of the diversity program that he had started and championed at the company…

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General Business 120: Personal and Professional Foundations in Business

Sophomore Compass Course

Author: Barker, Dani
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publication Year: 2015

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This course will introduce you to BBA and WSB resources, help you begin to develop important business skills, facilitate networking among business students, and encourage reflection about your time as a BBA student and future goals. It was created with feedback from students, alumni, employers and faculty/staff in order to prepare you for internships, full-time jobs, leadership roles, and engagement within whichever communities you are a part and allow you to be proactive about making the most of your time as a business student.

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The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Authors: Battilana, Julie; Norris, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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Jean Rogers, founder and CEO, struggles with how best to ensure the nonprofit's financial sustainability while pushing for broad acceptance of its nonfinancial accounting metrics.

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Dylan Pierce at Hanguk Industries

Author: Ramanna, Karthik
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Hanguk Industries' U.S. country manager, Peter Lee, has a problem - his star hire, Dylan Pierce, is threatening to quit. Dylan, who is gay and who thrived at Hanguk's California office, quickly runs afoul of the conservative culture at Hanguk's Korean HQ…

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Mgmt 80: Global and Cultural Environment of Business

Author: Eberhart, Robert
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Santa Clara University
Publication Year: 2015

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International business is standard operating procedure for most large companies and many small firms today. A majority of the products in our lives have at least one component from another country. Everyone is influenced by international business. As such, this course is the foundation for further business studies and employment.

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Effective Communication in Business

BUSN 179

Author: Visconti, Kevin
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Santa Clara University
Publication Year: 2015

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This course is an advanced seminar designed to explore modes of communication and social relationships as they converge to shape business environments. A central purpose of the class is to cultivate professional communication skills (verbal and non-verbal) expected in the workplace while recognizing how behavior, both in and out of the office setting, can reflect on personal image and brand development.

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Resources, Food and the Environment

ECON 101/MGMT 173

Author: Baker, Gregory A.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Santa Clara University
Publication Year: 2015

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In this course you will study agricultural and food systems as well as the relationship among food production, resource use and the environment…

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Social Entrepreneurship Capstone

BEO 1930A

Authors: Fennell, Mary L.; DiCarlo, Lisa
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Brown University
Publication Year: 2014

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This required two-semester capstone course will provide students with hands-on experience in the collaborative process of social entrepreneurship working with community groups and businesses engaged in socially responsible action, in the Providence area and beyond. We have designed this capstone to provide an important synthesizing experience for all seniors in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.

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Leadership Forum: Sustainability Now!

Authors: Christensen, Karen; Jones, Emma; Rubenstein, Holly; Stupavsky, Amy
Product Type: Interviews; Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Rotman School of Management
Publication Year: 2015

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Senior executives from Novo Nordisk, Virgin Group, Johnson & Johnson and Tim Hortons provide dispatches from the front lines of the corporate sustainability challenge…

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Armacord Incorporated: Combating Money-laundering Using Data Analytics

Author: Khachatryan, Davit
Product Type: Cases
Source: Babson College
Publication Year: 2014

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This caselet can be utilized to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of data analytics for fraud detection in financial institutions. It requires a predictive analytic solution, in the form of a time series model, for combating money laundering at a regional bank…

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Blue Skies: Connecting African Farmers to Global Markets

Authors: Ferguson, John-Paul; De Clara, Laurent
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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The case describes the evolution of Blue Skies since its foundation as a small fruit processing business exporting fresh-cut pineapple to Europe. It illustrates how competitive structures in the fresh-cut market shape the balance of power within the agri-food value chain, and how Blue Skies maintained its competitive edge through a combination of production efficiency, product quality and market diversification.

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Global Carbon Emissions: An Interactive Illustration

Authors: Reichelstein, Stefan; Makridis, Christos
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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This case illustrates the tragedy of the commons through an interactive game to be played by students. With less than a day to go and no agreement among the regional blocs in sight, students use data in the case to advise the countries in their bloc regarding the collective level of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions they should adopt.

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E.ON Hungary: CSR-Social Obligation or Financial Burden?

Authors: Hardi, Peter; Romics, Katalin
Product Type: Cases
Source: Central European University
Publication Year: 2014

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This unique case poses several ethical and pragmatic questions that go beyond the introduced particular affair and refer to current challenges company managers and policy makers could face when they deal with social responsibilities of enterprises…

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The GSK Scandal: When Questionable Global Practices Met Imperfect Institutions in Emerging Markets

Authors: Tao, Zhigang; Lo, W.H.
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2014

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In traditional markets, global pharmaceutical companies ("pharm companies") are no strangers to wooing hospitals and doctors to favor prescriptions of their drugs. These questionable "marketing" practices were taken to the next level in the China market. The Chinese government introduced a new round of reform in 2009. While it promises to spend millions more on healthcare, its action to wipe out bribery and other kickback-seeking behaviors of the industry left many players perplexed. The first to take the heat was GlaxoSmithKline…

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Whose Business Is It Anyway?

Author: Jayakumar, Tulsi
Product Type: Cases
Source: S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research
Publication Year: 2014

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The case tracks the present day labour unrest issues faced by Bajaj Autos… despite a clearly enunciated Corporate Social Responsibility policy, and more than 40 group trusts and group companies involved in various socially relevant activities relating to education, health etc, has the company done enough with regard to the principle of Distributive Justice?

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Actuaries at Risk

Author: Halfond, Jay A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Boston University
Publication Year: 2015

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This fictional case describes an array of ethical issues that a corporate manager in a major US insurance company faced, and perhaps created, which led ultimately to his forced resignation…

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World Wildlife Fund and the Coca-Cola Company: A Global Partnership for Freshwater Conservation

Authors: Brownlee, E. Richard, II; Elias, Allison
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2014

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WWF and the Coca-Cola Company had formed a successful partnership focused on freshwater conservation and other environmental issues. With the original agreement set to expire, what should the scope and goals of the new partnership be?

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DaVita: A Community First, A Company Second

Authors: O'Reilly, Charles A.; Pfeffer, Jeffrey; Hoyt, David; Drabkin, Davina
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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This case describes the challenges facing CEO Kent Thiry and DaVita as they being thinking about how to integrate a recent acquisition, Health Care Partners (HCP). The senior management saw DaVita as "a community first and a company second." HCP was an integrated health care provider with a substantially different workforce from DaVita…

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Jeronimo Calderon and euforia: Mobilizing Youth for Social Impact

Authors: Hoos, Florian; Henry, Elizabeth
Product Type: Cases
Source: HEC Paris
Publication Year: 2014

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In 2013, euforia was at a crossroads. It could continue down the path of revising its business model to scale its activities; pull back to preserve its original youth-centric social mission, organisational structure, and programs; or find a solution somewhere in between…

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Husk Power

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

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Husk is an Indian startup founded in 2007 with the goal of global rural electrification. The company has decided to pivot from operating biomass gasification plants towards developing solar microgrids in India and East Africa…

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Thought Leader Interview: Paul Polman

Authors: Polman, Paul; Christensen, Karen
Product Type: Interviews; Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Rotman School of Management
Publication Year: 2015

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In this wide-ranging interview, Unilever CEO Paul Polman describes how his company is putting the world's biggest problems-from sanitation issues to poverty to youth self esteem-at the very core of its business model…

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Building Resilience in a Fragile World

Author: Gratton, Lynda
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Rotman School of Management
Publication Year: 2015

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In the past, society has counted on government bodies and institutions like the World Bank to address global issues like climate change, youth unemployment and income inequality. But in recent years, the author argues, another kind of institution has become uniquely placed to address these challenges: global corporations…

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Rio Tinto Group's Sustainable Development Agenda

Authors: Teagarden, Mary B.; Schotter, Andreas
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2014

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During Sir Robert Wilson's 30+-year Rio Tinto career, the company evolved from taking a reactive response to external stakeholder criticism to a proactive position to help the mining industry embrace sustainable development practices… Sustainable development sounded good, but could Rio Tinto make the business case for embracing this approach? Why had some stakeholder groups persisted in believing that a mining company claiming to embrace sustainable development was a sham?

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Fish Friendly Farming: Water, Wine, and Fish-Sustainable Agriculture for a Thirsty World

Author: Gundling, Ernest
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2014

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The case provides a history of FFF and its ability to create networks and collaborations between parties that typically find it difficult to work together. This case focuses both on sustainability issues related to land and farming, and on challenges related to scaling up a successful nonprofit organization.

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Buchanan Renewables: Bringing Power to Liberia

Authors: Lee, Henry; Deep, Akash; Heimur, Tamara
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Year: 2014

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The case can be taught as an energy case - comparing the alternative supply options or as an infrastructure case - looking at the question - should Liberia pursue a project that can supply power quickly to create hundreds of jobs, but one that key donor agencies believe is overpriced and would place an untenable financial burden on the Liberian Electric Company (the state-owned distribution company)?

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Via Verde

Authors: Segel, Arthur I.; Retsinas, Nicolas P.; Berkman, Philip; Liu, Sean; Katseff, Jared; Tuli, Shawn
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Both Rose and Weinstein were experienced developers of low-income housing, the former as CEO of the Jonathan Rose Companies, a national developer, and the latter as CEO of Phipps Houses, the largest non-profit developer and manager of low-income housing in NYC. The three proposal options differed in their risk and return profiles for the developers, and differed in how much they incorporated health-oriented, mixed-income living for the residents.

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Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief: What Can We Learn from Commercial Supply Chains?

Authors: Shih, Willy; Pierson, Margaret
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Organizing speedy and efficient supply operations for unpredictable major natural disasters was a continuing challenge for the U.S. military, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti was both unique in its operational scope and political complexity. The case explores some of the lessons learned from the Haiti disaster, and offers an opportunity to test well-known supply chain concepts…

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Meeting Our Highest Aspirations for Capitalism - 2014

Business Education Symposium Report

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2015

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At the Aspen Business Education Symposium, October 16-17, 2014, over 100 business school deans, faculty and business practitioners met at the Ford Foundation in New York City to explore a fundamental question: How can business schools best prepare our next-generation leaders to act on their highest aspirations for capitalism?

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Through the Eyes of a Whistle-Blower: How Sherry Hunt Spoke Up About Citibank's Mortgage Fraud

Authors: Waytz, Adam; Kilibarda, Vasilia
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2014

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In 2011, Sherry Hunt was a vice president and chief underwriter at CitiMortgage headquarters in the United States. For years she had been witnessing fraud, as the company bought billions of dollars in mortgage loans from external lenders that did not meet Citi credit policy and sold them to government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs). The case gives students the opportunity to recommend how Hunt should proceed based on their analysis of the stakeholders involved.

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Green Gold -an Innovative Sustainable Mining Scheme

Authors: Lobo, Ivan Dario; Reficco, Ezequiel; Trujillo, Ana Lucia
Product Type: Cases
Source: Social Enterprise Knowledge Network
Publication Year: 2014

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AMICHOCÓ Foundation was a private non-profit organization operating since 1996 in the Colombian department of Chocó… The case depicts the overall situation of Chocó department and the importance of the mining industry to its economy. It also describes OVC's inception and the role played by AMICHOCÓ in its creation, and provides a detailed account of the Green Gold program, with an emphasis on its value proposition: a business model that articulated traditional gold production in Chocó with green international markets.

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The World of Wal-Mart

Author: Sethi, S. Prakash
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Publication Year: 2013

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The deadly Bangladesh factory collapse in April 2013 turned the spotlight on outsourcing and other issues by multinational companies such as Wal-Mart...

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Don't Wait for a Crisis, Fix it Now

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

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When things go wrong at work, as they occasionally do, a common first reaction is to look for the culprit(s). This can lead to punishment which may result in the "evildoer(s)" being severely reprimanded, or even terminated. Unfortunately, not only does the problem often remain unsolved, the organization is left with another challenge of replacing a person or two. There may be a better way that doesn't result in a lose-lose situation...

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10 Things to Know about IRC Section 1042

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

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Section 1042 of the Internal Revenue Code allows for the deferral of capital gains tax when selling qualified securities to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Here are 10 things we think selling shareholders should know about the 1042 election.

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Opinion: Looking for the Perfect Buyer?

Authors: Gilbert, Ronald J.; Parham, Jim
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2014

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With all the news about company bankruptcies, increased government regulations, higher equipment costs and economic uncertainty, some motor-carrier owners are looking for options...

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Deck the Malls!

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

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A tale of entrepreneurship – and a leading holiday decoration company becomes employee owned...

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The Fiduciary Trustee's Role in ESOP Governance

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

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In this issue, we close the loop on the triangular governance structure that supports ESOP companies and discuss the role of the ESOP itself as reflected in the duties and functions of the ESOP fiduciary (the trustee).

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IDIEM-Catalogo Verde

Authors: Zerio, John; Cedilia, Paula Araneda; Fuentes, Christian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2014

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The IDIEM, through its Energy and Sustainability Department, has launched a new line of consultancy services for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in Chile. Catalogo Verde has been very well received. Management has launched a series of initiatives to build up online traffic and accelerate the adoption of LEED by architects in Chile.

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YAAS's Service Center (A, B, C)

Authors: Hall, Brian J.; del Nido, Sara
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This case is about a compensation change at an automotive service company in the Middle East. The focus of the case is all the ways in which bad incentive design leads to dysfunctional behavior...

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Legislative Choices for U.S. Corporate Tax Reform

Authors: Pozen, Robert C.; Lonstein, Eric
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This case asks students to wear the hat of a policymaker to explore the politically charged issues around corporate tax reform in the U.S.

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GlaxoSmithKline: The Limits of Health Education

Authors: Kuraszko, Iwona; Rok, Boleslaw
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kozminski University
Publication Year: 2014

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Between March and September 2009, the pharmaceutical concern GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) conducted a social campaign in Poland called 'Stop Rotaviruses'. In May 2009 the Main Pharmaceutical Inspectorate, a Polish public administration organ responsible for monitoring advertising regulations related to pharmaceuticals, ordered the campaign to stop on the grounds that it was a covert promotion of Rotarix...

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2014 Business Education Symposium: Meeting Our Highest Aspirations for Capitalism

Selected materials collected at the 2014 Symposium on the future of business education

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

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On October 16–17, 2014, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program hosted a Symposium focused on exemplary teaching at the business and society interface. This meeting brought together an impressive roster of corporate, academic and non-profit leaders, and identified ways for business schools to effectively prepare future leaders for the challenges of our complex economy, and to lead companies in ways that help build a vibrant economy for all.

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Teresa's Fair Share

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Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Publication Year: 2014

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This article discusses the details of Teresa Heinz’s 2003 tax return after sections of it were released by the John Kerry campaign...

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Market Failure and the Regulatory Environment

Author: Cabinte, Ryan
Product Type: Multimedia; Notes
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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In this presentation, 2014 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award winner Ryan Cabinte illustrates his approach to teaching business students about markets and regulation, issues of market failure and regulatory intervention, and evaluating new solutions to sustainability problems that reach across sectors.

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A Path Toward Public-Private Understanding

Author: Frank, Mary Margaret
Product Type: Multimedia; Notes
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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In this slide presentation, 2014 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award winner Mary Margaret Frank illustrates ways to prompt students to examine the intersection of the public and private sectors in value creation and problem-solving...

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Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program: The Employer/Employee Relationship

Author: Conway, Maureen
Product Type: Multimedia; Notes
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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Maureen Conway, Executive Director of Aspen’s Economic Opportunities Program, used her presentation to address employment gaps, the living wage, and a model approach to pairing workers with employers, as illustrated by this presentation.

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Paths to Better Employment Practices

Author: Jacobs, David
Product Type: Multimedia; Notes
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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This author’s slide presentation addresses the topic of "good jobs" and how leaders can work to improve labor-related business practices and provide economic security for workers.

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Supplier/Buyer Relationships: Incorporating Regional Farms in the Supply Chain

Author: Lee, Deishin
Product Type: Multimedia; Notes
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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In this slide presentation, the author illustrates questions around the issue of buyer/supplier relationships, including changes to supply chains, stakeholder relationships, and preparing business leaders to implement responsible sourcing practices.

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Mercadona

Author: Ton, Zeynep
Product Type: Multimedia; Notes
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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In this slide presentation, MIT’s Zeynep Ton uses the case of a Spanish supermarket chain to illustrate the issue of good vs. bad jobs...

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