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SAP SE: Autism at Work

Authors: Pisano, Gary P.; Austin, Robert D.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2016

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This case describes SAP's "Autism at Work" program, which integrates people with autism into the company's workforce. The company has a stated objective of making 1% of its workforce people with autism by 2020. SAP's rationale for the program is based on the belief that "neurodiversity" contributes to the company's overall innovative capabilities ("We believe that innovation comes from the edges")…

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Stress and the City (A, B)

Authors: Manzoni, Jean-Francois; Florent-Treacy, Elizabeth
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2012

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This case presents the story of a highly regarded CEO who was temporarily brought down by the multiple pressures induced by a global economic crisis and internal business challenges. The objective is to focus on stress at the senior executive and board level, and to challenge the taboos around discussing this increasingly prevalent problem.

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Turnaround at Norsk Gjenvinning

Authors: Serafeim, George; Gombos, Shannon
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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Erik Osmundsen, CEO of Norsk Gjenvinning (NG), had initiated a program to eliminate corruption and improve compliance, and as a result the company had experienced a turnover of almost half of its top 70 line managers and strained relations with several competitors and the waste management industry association. It was still unclear though how fast customer demand for robust compliance programs would affect the competitive dynamics. How should NG go about convincing its customers?

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Food Donation Connection: Profitably Scaling Food Waste Reduction

Authors: Laszlo, Chris; Gullett, Katherine; Dicht, Craig; Buchter, Megan Schulstad; Sugiyama, Keimei
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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Food Donation Connection is a for-profit company that creates sustainable value — value for both shareholders/owners and stakeholders — by facilitating the redistribution of surplus prepared food from donor corporations, such as restaurants, convenience stores and grocery stores, to charities that distribute the food to people in need. In fulfilling its mission of “Let nothing be wasted,” the company addresses the extensive food waste at the retail and wholesale stages of the food supply chain, a key pressure point in global food waste…

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Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers

Author: Luyendijk, Joris
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Guardian Faber Publishing
Publication Year: 2015

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Joris Luyendijk, an investigative journalist, knew as much about banking as the average person: almost nothing. And then he was assigned to investigate the financial sector. Joris immersed himself in the City for a few years, speaking to over 200 people - from the competitive investment bankers and elite hedge-fund managers to downtrodden back-office staff, reviled HR managers and those made redundant in the regular 'culls'. Breaking the strictly imposed code of secrecy and silence, these insiders talked to Joris about what they actually do all day, how they see themselves and what makes them tick…

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Aviva Investors and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition

Authors: Grayson, David; Alastuey, Victor
Product Type: Cases
Source: Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2015

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The case illustrates how the company successfully integrated sustainability into its core strategy and also explains the main issues related to sustainable development that the capital markets are suffering from. Aviva Investors represents an interesting example of a company advocating for more regulation in the financial markets in order to increase the prominence of sustainability…

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Suicides at France Télécom

Authors: Schäfer, Ulf; Korotov, Konstantin
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Publication Year: 2014

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The case deals with a dramatic series of suicides at France Telecom between 2008 and 2009. Many of the deceased had left notes blaming work-related stress or management decisions as the reasons for their extreme actions. The French government found it necessary to intervene and demand France Telecom’s management to indicate to the workforce and society that they were taking the situation seriously…

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Deutsche Bahn AG: The Heartless Train Conductor

Authors: Schäfer, Ulf; Müller, Urs
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Publication Year: 2015

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Ulrich Homburg must have had an unpleasant déjà-vu experience on January 28, 2010 when hearing of headlines in Germany’s leading tabloid Bild about 'Schaffnerin Herzlos', the 'heartless train conductor'. The board member of Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn AG (DB), and head of its passenger transportation division was confronted with media reports about a minor girl who had been thrown off the train just the night before by a DB train conductor…

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Envision, Strategize, Transform: Desso's Journey to Sustainability (A, B)

Authors: Koyryak, Oksana; Maylor, Harvey
Product Type: Cases
Source: Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2015

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This case is about the journey that Desso has taken to become a leader in sustainable design and manufacturing of flooring solutions and turning its performance around in the process.

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Adidas' Human Rights Policy and Euro 2000

Authors: Crawford, Robert J.; Klein, Jill G.
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2002

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The case examines Adidas' program to improve overseas labor practices, and their handling of the threat of protests at the Euro 2000 football championship. The case is interdisciplinary and incorporates aspects of marketing, organizational behavior, and microeconomics.

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