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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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Streamlining CSR: An Answer in Economic Difficulties (Telenor Hungary)

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

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In 2009-2010 the Hungarian ICT sector was experiencing its most difficult times over 15 years, as a result of the global economic crisis, new government regulations and an extra 'crisis' tax introduced by the Hungarian government. Consequently telecom companies have started cutting costs, including the reduction of workforce. But what happens with CSR initiatives in such circumstances? Do they survive?

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Why Germany Is So Much Better at Training Its Workers

Author: Jacoby, Tamar
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Atlantic
Publication Year: 2014

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America rarely uses an apprenticeship model to teach young people a trade. Could such a system help the unemployed?

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Tapestry Networks

Authors: Ramanna, Karthik; Shaffer, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Tapestry Networks assembled industry leaders and their regulators in small, private meetings to build new frameworks for pressing regulatory challenges. Tapestry's motivating principle was to reimagine solutions to complex problems (e.g., drug-approval standards) in ways that created a win-win for firms and society. Tapestry meetings on bank-governance standards-initiated after the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis-had experienced some success in rebuilding trust between regulators and banks. But, five years on, the initiative faced important challenges...

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Bridges Ventures

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Appleby, Sarah
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Bridges Ventures, a UK-based impact investor with double-digit returns on its investments, is reflecting on its social impact and pondering its future course...

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The Ivey Interview: Steinthór Pálsson

Author: Watson, Thomas
Product Type: Interviews; Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business journal
Publication Year: 2014

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Few business leaders will ever confront the challenge that Landsbankinn CEO Steinthór Pálsson faced in mid-2010, when he left a senior position with pharmaceutical company Actavis and signed on to build a bank worthy of respect out of the ashes of Iceland’s oldest full-service financial institution.

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Phone Hacking and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation

Author: Weston, Harold
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation owned a 168-year-old British tabloid, News of the World, which obtained its juiciest stories by illegally hacking the phones of many people, including actors, celebrities and prime ministers. Was this scandal a failure of governance by the board, or was it only a failure of management?

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Kweku Adoboli at UBS

Authors: Wakeman, S. Wiley; Moore, Celia
Product Type: Cases
Source: London Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The UBS case outlines how individual ambition and lax organisational standards and oversight can lead to consistent unethical behaviour resulting in a crippling loss at a large investment bank.

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Axel Springer and the Quest for the Boundaries of Corporate Responsibility

Authors: Hofmann, Anna; Müller, Urs; Bhattacharya, C.B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Publication Year: 2014

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In the case of Axel Springer the question is focused on the aspect how much responsibility the company might have for its supply chain: how far and how deep down the supply chain does or should responsibility of a corporation reach?

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Waste, Recycling and Entrepreneurship in Central and Northern Europe, 1870-1940

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Spadafora, Andrew
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This working paper examines the role of entrepreneurs in the municipal solid waste industry in industrialized central and northern Europe from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s. It explores the emergence of numerous German, Danish, and other European entrepreneurial firms explicitly devoted to making a profitable business out of conserving and returning valuable resources to productive use, while maintaining public sanitation and in many cases offering nascent environmental protections.

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