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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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Scandal at Société Générale: Rogue Trader or Willing Accomplice?

Author: Walker, Russell
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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This case covers the scandal that occurred in 2008 at Société Générale when one trader, Jérôme Kerviel, lost the prominent French bank nearly €5 billion through his unauthorized trading. The case describes Kerviel's schemes as well as SocGen's internal monitoring and reporting processes, organizational structures, and culture so that students reading the case can identify and discuss the shortcomings of the firm's risk management practices.

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Cafédirect: Return of the Fairtrade Pioneer

Author: Vasudha, M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Amity Research Centre
Publication Year: 2014

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The case traces the evolution of the Fairtrade Movement and emergence of Cafédirect as a Fairtrade brand posing stiff competition to the mainstream players. The case also enables discussion on the effectiveness of the Fairtrade business model and the future plans of Cafédirect.

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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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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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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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Barilla Pasta: A Company In Hot Water

Authors: Seijts, Jana; Bigus, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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On September 26, 2013, the chief executive officer of the world-leading pasta manufacturer, the Barilla Group, was challenged with a precarious situation. A day earlier, during an interview on an Italian radio show, the company chairman made a series of anti-gay remarks when asked why the company did not feature advertisements with gay families...

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Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy

Author: Martin, Iain
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication Year: 2013

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The collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which had to be bailed out by the taxpayer in the financial crisis of October 2008, played a leading role in tipping Britain into its deepest economic downturn in seven decades. How on earth had a small Scottish bank grown so quickly to become a global financial giant that could do such immense damage when it collapsed? At the center of the story was Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive known as "Fred the Shred" who terrorized some of his staff and beguiled others...

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Legal and Safety Concerns in the Workplace

Author: Muthukumar, R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Case Development Center
Publication Year: 2013

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In June 2013, the owner of a UK demolition company North Eastern Maritime Offshore Cluster Ltd (NEMOC) was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter in connection with an employee's death at a worksite...

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