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BrightSource: Challenges and Prospects for a Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Authors: Schifrin, Debra; Kennedy, Donald
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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The case presents the challenges confronting BrightSource, a company building a commercial-scale concentrated solar power plant in California in 2013: 1) environmentalists wanted to protect a threatened species at the site of the new plant, 2) competing solar power technology had become much cheaper in recent years, and 3) the company had been unable to get investors for its new thermal storage technology, which could be a game changer for the industry.

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AIS 100: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Author: Warfield, Terry
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publication Year: 2014

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This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial accounting, including introductory accounting theory, concepts, principles and procedures. Students will also be exposed to current events in accounting and application of business ethics.

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BOS 371: When Law Goes Pop

Author: Nesteruk, Jeffrey
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Franklin & Marshall College
Publication Year: 2014

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Drawing on the rich interaction between law and popular culture, this course explores the narratives the law provides for understanding our personal and professional relationships, our larger commercial lives, and ultimately ourselves.

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Business 494/IES 594: Sustainability Perspectives in Resources and Business

Authors: Yalonis, Chris; Dumyahn, Sarah
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Miami University
Publication Year: 2014

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The course design enables future entrepreneurs and innovation leaders within existing corporate and public agency entities to take advantage of sustainability related opportunities, develop a business plan and provide guidance on how to secure funding and operationalize the plans...

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SM131: Business, Society, and Ethics

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Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Boston University
Publication Year: 2014

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By the end of BSE, we expect you to have identified a core set of personal values that will guide your decision-making going forward. In addition, we expect you to be able to apply ethical frameworks to a variety of managerial decisions with ethical components. You will be familiar with some of the language of management -- from accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, and general management. We expect you to have developed professional writing and communication and have learned how to view the world from a managerial perspective. Last, we expect each student to appreciate the breadth of economic entities that ultimately leads to the quality of life on the planet.

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Fairness in Finance

Author: Statman, Meir
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Explore, Winter 2000
Publication Year: 2000

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Is finance all money and no compassion? And by which words and deeds can we change its perceptions and realities? We strive to help our students grow into people of competence, conscience, and compassion. I build my essay on these three pillars.

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Life is Serendipity

Author: Statman, Meir
Product Type: Speeches
Source: Santa Clara University
Publication Year: 2010

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I ask my internship students to write reflection essays centered on our 3Cs, competence, conscience, and compassion...

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Finance 198: Internship Program

Author: Statman, Meir
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Santa Clara University
Publication Year: 2014

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An internship is a beginning of an integration of learning in school and learning on-the-job. Work experience will enhance your skills and allow you to gain fresh insights about yourself as well as about the workplace.

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BADM 1001/1002: First Year Development Program

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Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The George Washington University
Publication Year: 2013

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Students will develop career-based knowledge; begin preparation for business careers, and learn about the importance of civility and integrity in business discourse.

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Huntsman Scholar Semester

Author: Peterson, Shannon
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Utah State University
Publication Year: 2013

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The purpose of the scholar semester is to provide students with an integrated perspective on the nature business and politics in a global environment, along with greater individual and intercultural awareness.

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Contemporary Philosophy: Human Capital

Authors: Thaning, Morten S.; Gudmand-Høyer, Marius
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Copenhagen Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The objective is to enable students to identify and critically analyse business issues and problems by mobilising philosophical perspectives...

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Teaching Victorian Literature to Accounting Majors; Not-For-Profit Accounting and Government Accounting

Authors: Hoyle, Joe; Gruner, Elisabeth
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of Richmond
Publication Year: 2013

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Connecting a Victorian Literature class with a senior-level accounting course seems so mysterious that it might well have been concocted by Charles Dickens for one of his novels. As with most mysteries, questions abound. What are we as the teachers of these two classes trying to achieve? How did we manage to construct two such different courses in tandem? What possessed second semester seniors in a highly regarded business school to enroll in an elective class focusing on the study of lengthy novels written 150 years ago?

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VermiSoks: One Man's Food Waste Is Another Man's Tomato

Author: Bullough, Amanda
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2013

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The VermiSoks case highlights the entrepreneurial challenges of building a social start-up and the circumstances surrounding a visionary idea that struggled to gain financial traction from private investors and the venture capital community.

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Goldfinger: Charles W. Engelhard Jr. and Apartheid-era South Africa

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Benton, Elliot R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This case considers the strategies of Charles W. Engelhard, an American mining magnate who made large investments in apartheid-era South Africa. The case starts with anti-apartheid demonstrators protesting outside a ceremony awarding him a prize in Newark, New Jersey...

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Shedding Gender Stigmas: Work-Life Balance Equity in the 21st Century

Author: Southworth, Erica
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2014

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The gender stigma of work-life balance (WLB) policies as concessions for mothers and female caregivers originated with the push by the Women's Movement for gender workplace equity in the late 20th century. Unfortunately, this perception continues in the 21st century and retains the additional stigma of employee participation in these policies--regardless of gender--as a detrimental career move...

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How Citi Successfully Implemented Community Engagement With Limited Resources

Authors: Chau, Patrick; Fung, Sammy
Product Type: Cases
Source: Asia Case Research Centre, University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2013

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Citi Hong Kong ("Citi HK") achieves good results in community engagement with its US$1.5 million annual spending. How does Citi HK achieve these good results in community engagement with a contained budget? And what roles do its staff play? What does the company do to enable such a high level of staff participation?

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The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess

Author: Duff, Turney
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Crown Business
Publication Year: 2013

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A mesmerizingly immersive journey through Wall Street’s first millennial decade, and a poignant self portrait by a young man who surely would have destroyed himself were it not for his decision to walk away from a seven-figure annual income...

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India's Amul: Keeping up with the Times

Authors: Deshpande, Rohit; Khanna, Tarun; Bijlani, Tanya
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Amul's cooperative dairy model has been replicated across several Indian states, thereby helping increase the incomes of 80-100 million farmer families across the country. However, despite its success, Amul is beginning to come under increasing pressure. Should Amul continue with the business model that has served it so well for decades; or should it change its strategy in order to keep up with India's changing social, political and economic landscape?

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Ethically Adrift: How Others Pull Our Moral Compass from True North, and How We Can Fix It

Authors: Moore, Celia; Gino, Francesca
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Research in Organizational Behavior
Publication Year: 2013

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This chapter focuses on the social nature of morality. Using the metaphor of the moral compass to describe individuals’ inner sense of right and wrong, we offer a framework that identifies social reasons why our moral compasses can come under others’ control, leading even good people to cross ethical boundaries...

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Winning Hearts and Minds - How CEOs Talk about Gender Parity

Author: Kelan, Elisabeth
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: KPMG
Publication Year: 2014

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In one of the first major studies on the role of the CEO in driving change on diversity and inclusion, Dr Elisabeth Kelan’s research analyses how CEOs of global organisations explain the need for action on gender to themselves and to others, and the kinds of leadership behaviours they use to help make change happen.

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Sustainability at Siemens

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Edmondson, Amy C.; Beyersdorfer, Daniela; Moloney, Emer
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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This case describes sustainability efforts at Siemens since the arrival of Chief Sustainability Officer, Barbara Kux, in 2008. It also asks students to evaluate the success of those efforts and outline what the company should do going forward…

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Iceland's Energy Policy: Finding the Right Path Forward

Authors: Logadottir, Halla Hrund; Lee, Henry
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Year: 2013

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Should Iceland develop its green energy resources or should it focus on preserving its natural resources while building up its tourism industry?

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The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement: A Revolutionary Partnership for Sustainable Development

Authors: Valente, Michael; Desjardine, Mark
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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Two years after its signing, the agreement suffers from a severe lack of funding, the withdrawal of one signatory and major hurdles at the regional working group level. The CBFA’s secretariat needs to develop a plan of action to realize the full potential of the agreement...

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Southwire and 12 For Life: Scaling Up? (A, B)

Authors: Rivkin, Jan W.; Lee, Ryan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Southwire, a leading maker of cable based in rural Georgia, has partnered with the local school system to staff a factory with at-risk high school students...

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Project Nanhi Kali: A Sponsorship Based CSR Initiative

Authors: Mehta, Reena; Shetty, Priya
Product Type: Cases
Source: K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research
Publication Year: 2014

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The case is on the social initiative undertaken by one of India’s leading groups, Mahindra and Mahindra, Project Nanhi Kali is a sponsorship program established in 1996 by KC Mahindra Education trust, which focuses on providing support towards the education of underprivileged girl children in India...

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World Health Partners: Leveraging Entrepreneurship for Health Care Delivery

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

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When Kumar got an opportunity to start a SkyHealth center as a franchisee of World Health Partners (WHP), a New Delhi-based non-profit, he decided to take it. “For a villager, however much he may want to, it is next-to-impossible to consult a doctor in the city. Technology has now made it possible. I took up the WHP franchisee because I was sure it would work,” says Kumar.

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Social Innovation From the Inside Out

Authors: Nilsson, Warren; Paddock, Tana
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2014

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What enables a social purpose organization to excel at developing new ideas and practices? In many cases, the answer lies not in how people connect with the external social landscape, but in how they connect with each other.

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A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems… Where Governments Cannot

Author: Korngold, Alice
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year: 2014

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In A Better World, Inc., Korngold shows companies and their executives how to profit by developing solutions to the world's most daunting challenges – those that governments cannot and have not addressed.

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SRC Holdings: Winning The Game While Sharing The Prize

Authors: Street, Vera L.; Street, Marc D.; Weer, Christy; Shipper, Frank
Product Type: Cases
Source: Journal of Business Case Studies (The Clute Institute)
Publication Year: 2014

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SRC Holdings Corporation, formerly Springfield Remanufacturing Corp., is a well-known manufacturing enterprise comprised of numerous companies spread across 12 Business Units...

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The End of Illth: In Search of an Economy That Won't Kill Us

Author: Reece, Erik
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harper’s Magazine
Publication Year: 2013

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In the wake of the 2010 Massey mining disaster in West Virginia, the author asks whether employee ownership could improve workplace safety, and how such cooperatives might serve as a model for an alternative form of capitalism based on the sustainable use of natural and human resources.

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Ken Traub at American Bank Note Holographics

Authors: Srinivasan, Suraj; Norris, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Ken Traub is hired as CFO for American Bank Note Holographics, the market-leading security holograph company in January 1999, but discovers on his first day that the company has misstated its financials...

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The Electric Automotive Industry in 2013

Authors: Bhandari, Rishabh; Martins, Alexandre; Meyer, Yves; Beiker, Sven A.; Burgelman, Robert A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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This case provides a comprehensive update of the global electric vehicle industry, comprising vehicle manufacturers, battery suppliers, and charge providers. The case also summarizes governmental policies, incentives, and mandates in different regions, especially including the U.S., China, Japan, and Europe.

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Regulate or Motivate? A Salt Reduction Strategy for Processed Food in South Africa

Authors: Hofman, Karen; Sprague, Courtenay ; Lindsey-Renton, Jennifer
Product Type: Cases
Source: Wits Business School - University of the Witwatersrand
Publication Year: 2013

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Six months had passed since the South African government had gazetted draft regulations on salt content in food. The question was whether it was better to regulate or motivate?

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The Moral Compass: Leadership for a Free World

Author: Thompson, Lindsay
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Information Age Publishing
Publication Year: 2009

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The Moral Compass presents a model of morality as a guide to values-based leadership. In a free, pluralist society, diverse stakeholders with competing moral claims present serious challenges to the strategic momentum of business, government, NGOs, and community organizations. Leaders need to know how to manage these challenges effectively.

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Global Diversity and Inclusion at Royal Dutch Shell (A, B)

Authors: Sucher, Sandra J.; Corsi, Elena
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Royal Dutch Shell has been among the early players to implement diversity and inclusion policies in the 1990s, first in the U.S. and then globally. In May 2009, Peter Voser, CFO and soon-to-be CEO, wants to adjust the company's business, headcount, and cost levels to adapt to changing economic conditions after one of the worst economic downturns in decades...

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Business and Environment Initiative (BEI)

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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The mission of the Business and Environment Initiative is to deepen business leaders' understanding of today's environmental challenges and to assist them in developing effective solutions. We aspire to help leaders think clearly about the design of economic and political institutions that enable firms and societies to thrive while maintaining the physical and biological systems on which they ultimately depend.

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Sustainable Tea at Unilever

Authors: Henderson, Rebecca; Nellemann, Frederik
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Unilever's Lipton Tea had been successful with the first phase of its certification partnership with Rainforest Alliance. Now the company faced challenges in how to push forward with the transformation of more difficult parts of the supply chain and how to market sustainable tea in developing markets like India.

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Frog's Leap Winery in 2011: The Sustainability Agenda

Author: Gilinsky, Armand, Jr.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2012

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Over his 35 years in the wine industry, John Williams, the co-founder, owner, and CEO/winemaker of Frog's Leap Winery in Rutherford (Napa), California, had developed a sophisticated environmental management system (EMS). In May 2011, Williams considered his options to grow his business while remaining small, to become an even more sustainable winery, and to assure that the winery would be preserved for the next generation of owners.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

Author: Belfort, Jordan
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Bantam
Publication Year: 2008

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Here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down...

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Ethical Leadership: Ratan Tata and India's Tata Group

Author: Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2013

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The case study deals with one of the major challenges that organizations face in many emerging markets - corruption. This case is about the Tata Group, one of the leading business houses in India, a key emerging market. The group had a long-standing reputation for ethical leadership and was well known for its corporate social responsibility and principles such as the 'Tatas don't bribe' and the 'Tatas don't indulge in politics'. However, in 2010, the group and its leader Ratan Tata were dragged into the infamous 2G scam that broke out in India...

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The Elements of Ethics

Authors: Johnson, W. Brad; Ridley, Charles R.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year: 2008

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Patterned after Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style, this handy guide pulls the existing research on the delicate balance of professional ethics into one concise source.

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How to Burn Down the House: The Infamous Waiter and Bartender's Scam Bible by Two Bourbon Street Waiters

Authors: Francis, Peter; DeGlinkta, R. Chip
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Promethean Books
Publication Year: 2004

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How to Burn Down the House is the first insider’s guide to restaurant and barroom con games.

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Eko: Mobile Banking and Payments in India

Authors: Gupta, Sunil; Tahilyani, Rachna
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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In a country where 59% of the households lacked access to bank accounts, Eko had pioneered the use of mobile phones at small mom-and-pop retail outlets to extend branchless banking services. However, the 13 million customers conducting mobile banking transactions in India were insignificant compared to the country’s population of 1.2 billion...

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The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

Author: Zuckerman, Gregory
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Portfolio Hardcover
Publication Year: 2013

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Far from the limelight, Aubrey McClendon, Harold Hamm, Mark Papa, and other wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that Exxon, Chevron, and other giants had dismissed as a waste of time. By experimenting with hydraulic fracturing through extremely dense shale—a process now known as fracking—the wildcatters started a revolution. In just a few years, they solved America’s dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy—and made and lost astonishing fortunes.

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Reputation Repair After a Serious Restatement

Authors: Chakravarthy, Jivas; DeHaan, Ed; Rajgopal, Shivaram
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University
Publication Year: 2013

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How do firms repair their reputations after a serious accounting restatement? To answer this question, we review firms’ press releases and identify 1,765 reputation-building actions...

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Ford Motor Company: New Shades of Green Through Soy Foam

Authors: Sharma, Garima; Laszlo, Chris; Ghatge, Indrajeet
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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Ford Motor Co. develops and commercializes a green technology that replaces a traditional and scarce resource with an abundant bio-material. The pilot project becomes hugely successful, and, within the company, the idea of expanding the use of bio-material gains considerable momentum, but implementation and customer acceptance prove to be a challenge...

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Tips to Foster Ownership in Your Organization

Authors: Tapies, Josep; Palepu, Lucia
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: IESE-Insight Magazine
Publication Year: 2013

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Psychological ownership -- strong emotional ties and a shared sense of mission and purpose that cause workers to identify closely with their business -- can give companies a competitive advantage, if they understand the roots of such feelings and how to develop them. To see how this phenomenon affects the performance of family businesses, the authors conducted a qualitative study of various family-owned firms of different sizes, stages and sectors.

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Milwaukee (A, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9): Making of a World Water Hub

Authors: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss; Bird, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Starting in 2007 Milwaukee leaders from different areas (large established companies, civic organizations, public sector, academia, and entrepreneurs) negotiated a path for converting the region into a global water hub to address economic and environmental concerns...

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Grupo ABC and Nizan Guanaes’s Path from Brazil to the World

Authors: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss; Herrero, Gustavo A.; Reisen de Pinho, Ricardo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Grupo ABC thrived by identifying national (Brazilian) challenges and incorporating them in creative messages. Guanaes steered the group toward thinking big while acting locally, tackling societal challenges and building partnerships, as he entered the world stage...

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Why Financial Markets Need Referees

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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Gary Gensler, outgoing chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, oversees a swaps market that is 25 times the size of the U.S. economy. The ire he’s garnered from Wall Street suggests that he has been effective in reining in deals that led to worldwide financial and economic collapse five years ago.

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