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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: The Politics of Crisis Response (A, B)

Authors: Leonard, Herman B.; Giles, David; Howitt, Arnold
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Year: 2013

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Following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in late April 2010, the Obama administration organized a massive response operation to contain the enormous amount of oil spreading across the Gulf of Mexico. This two-part case profiles the efforts of senior officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as they struggled to coordinate the actions of a myriad of actors, ranging from numerous federal partners (including key members of the Obama White House); the political leadership of the affected Gulf States and sub-state jurisdictions; and the private sector.

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Frameworks for Dialogue and Research about Social Impact Investing

Author: Leonard, Herman B.
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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This note suggests frameworks that help to clarify important dimensions of social impact investment projects, distinguishing and clarifying key differences in approaches to social impact investments undertaken by different organizations and funders.

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Capitalism at Risk: Rethinking the Role of Business

Authors: Bower, Joseph L.; Leonard, Herman B.; Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business Press Books
Publication Year: 2011

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Income inequality, resource depletion, mass migrations from poor to rich countries, religious fundamentalism--these are just a few of the threats to continuing prosperity. In Capitalism at Risk Harvard Business School professors Joseph Bower, Herman Leonard, and Lynn Paine argue that while governments must play a role, businesses should take the lead. For enterprising companies--whether large multinationals, established regional players, or small start-ups--the current threats to market capitalism present important opportunities.

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Utilis: Designing, Producing, and Selling Rapid Deployment Shelters for a Troubled World

Authors: Leonard, Herman B.; Beyersdorfer, Daniela; Harrow, Simon
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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How can a company that supplies disaster response and humanitarian agencies best handle the intrinsically unpredictable and highly volatile demand for its products?

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The Tzu Chi Foundation's China Relief Mission

Authors: Leonard, Herman B.; Chu, Yi Kwan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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Rooted in the value of compassion, the organization has many unusual operating features -- including having no long term plan. This case explores the basic operating approach of the organization and invites students to explain the overall effectiveness and success of the organization and its surprising success in securing an operating license in China.

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Can the Virtuous Mouse and the Wealthy Elephant Live Happily Ever after?

Authors: Austin, James E.; Leonard, Herman B.
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2008

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What happens when small iconic socially-oriented businesses are acquired by large corporations?

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North Queensland's Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry Response and Recovery (C)

Authors: Tyson, J.; Leonard, Herman B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Publication Year: 2008

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In a few hours on Monday 20 March 2006, Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry did over a billion dollars' worth of damage to the region centered on Innisfail.

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Digital Divide Data: A Social Enterprise in Action

Authors: Leonard, Herman B.; Epstein, Marc J.; Smith, Wendy K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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In February 2001, Hockenstein and four others traveled to Phnom Penh looking for a way to connect US market needs with the Cambodian workforce. They decided that a for-profit business could bring in revenues, provide job opportunities and train employees with skills for a better future. They focused on the data entry outsourcing business because it was a labor-intensive technology industry that offered on-the-job experience and training in English.

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Opportunity International

Measurement and Mission

Authors: Leonard, Herman B.; Tritter, Melissa
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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After a “first career” in business, HBS graduate Christopher Crane becomes CEO of a worldwide microfinance network. Explores the metrics of non-financial success and to identify business models for mission-driven organizations. Also, the organization is committed to helping as many people out of poverty as quickly as possible, but donations and repayments are not enough to fuel rapid growth.

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Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector

Authors: Wei-Skillern, Jane; Austin, James E.; Leonard, Herman B.; Stevenson, Howard H.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: SAGE Publications, Inc
Publication Year: 2007

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Written for students and practitioners, this unique text, with Harvard cases, provides detailed analysis and frameworks for achieving maximum impact through social entrepreneurship.

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