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IKEA's Global Sourcing Challenge (A, B)

Indian Rugs and Child Labor

Authors: Bartlett, Christopher A.; Dessain, Vincent; Sjoman, Anders
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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Traces the history of IKEA's response to a TV report that its Indian carpet suppliers were using child labor. Describes IKEA's growth, including the importance of a sourcing strategy based on its close relationships with suppliers in developing countries...

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The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits

Author: Friedman, Milton
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Speeches
Source: The New York Times Magazine, September 13, 1970.
Publication Year: 1970

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"When I hear businessmen speak eloquently about the "social responsibilities of business in a free-enterprise system," it's obvious that they believe that they are defending free enterprise

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Innovation Corrupted: The Rise and Fall of Enron (A, B)

Author: Salter, Malcolm S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2005

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Presents a brief historical overview of Enron's rise, its strategic successes and failures...

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BP and Corporate Greenwash

Author: Sider, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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BP's green re-branding efforts began officially with the unveiling of its new BP Helios mark, named after the Greek sun god. However, environmental groups heaped scorn on BP's green re-branding. Greenpeace gave the company its Greenhouse Greenwash Award, given to the largest "corporate climate culprit" on earth.

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Diaper War: Kimberly-Clark Versus Procter & Gamble (A) (Condensed)

Authors: Morrison, Allen; Gerringer, Michael J.; McLellan, Kerry
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 1992

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This case highlights Kimberly-Clark's perspective on the fierce competitive battle with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in the diaper industry. The competitive struggle involves a broad range of issues...

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NES China: Business Ethics (A, B)

Authors: Zhang, Xin; Dietz, Joerg
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2002

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NES is one of Germany's largest industrial manufacturing groups. The company wants to set up a holding company to facilitate its manufacturing activities in China. NES's government affairs co-ordinator finds herself in a difficult position when she proposes that gifts should be given to government officials in order to establish a working relationship that will better NES's chance of having its application approved...

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Shell and Its Stakeholders- The Transformation of Shell, 1994-1999 (B Case) (interactive case)

Author: Lawrence, Anne T.
Product Type: Cases
Source: www.i-case.com
Publication Year: 1997

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This case discusses Shell's effort to reorganize so that its financial, social and environmental performance would be equally valued and integrated in the operation of the corporation. The case then reviews past environmental and human rights controversies, including the Brent Spar incident, human rights abuses in Nigeria and the recent campaign by shareholders of reform in corporate governance...

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The Shakedown: Should Customer Strategy Solutions Pay Off the Tax Officials?

(Public Goods Example 2: A Good Legal System)

Author: Bodrock, Phil
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2005

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Customer Strategy Solutions, a California-based developer of order fulfillment systems, is facing a shakedown. Six months after the firm's CEO, Pavlo Zhuk, set up a software development center in Kiev, local bureaucrats say the company hasn't filed all the tax schedules it should have...

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Disneyland Resort Paris

Mickey Goes to Europe

Authors: Karsten, Jonsen; Maznevski, Martha
Product Type: Cases
Source: International Institute for Management Development
Publication Year: 2006

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The case tracks the story of Disneyland Resort Paris from its opening in 1992 until the end of 2006, illustrating how the resort's managers learned from their initial errors how to take a strong cultural product (the Disney experience) and implement it effectively in a multicultural environment.

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The Zeebrugge Car Ferry Disaster (A)

Author: Boyd, Colin
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Saskatchewan
Publication Year: 1990

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On 6th March 1987 the Herald of Free Enterprise, the pride of the Townsend Thoresen ferry fleet, sank outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with the loss of 188 lives. The ship had sailed with its bow doors open. This case provides a remarkable and chilling insight into the management of a firm experiencing a catastrophic disaster...

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