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Economics Students Demand an Education That Reflects Post-Crash World

Authors: Husnain, Mahim; Parekh, Rikin
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Guardian
Publication Year: 2013

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Economics is more than growth and GDP but current teaching doesn't reflect this. Expanding economic thought is vital to equip tomorrow's leaders, writes the Post-Crash Economics Society.

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Barclays and the LIBOR Scandal

Authors: Rose, Clayton; Sesia, Aldo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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In June of 2012, Barclays plc admitted that it had manipulated LIBOR - a benchmark interest rate that was fundamental to the operation of international financial markets and that was the basis for trillions of dollars of financial transactions. In settling with U.K. and U.S. regulators the firm agreed to pay $450 million in fines. This case explains why LIBOR was an essential part of the global financial market, the mechanism used to establish the rate, and what Barclays did wrong...

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Operation Greenwash Gold: Rio Tinto and the Tainted Medals

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

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Rio Tinto, a major multinational mining company, signed a contract with the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee to supply all the gold, silver and copper for medals to be awarded at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Just three months before the opening ceremonies, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, titled Operation Greenwash Gold, combined with labour unions in Canada, Australia and around the world representing millions of workers to protest Rio Tinto’s alleged environmental, human rights and labour relations abuses...

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GlaxoSmithKline $3 Bn Settlement

Authors: Satish, D.; Kumar, B. Sravana
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2013

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Whistleblowers and the US Justice Department alleged that from 1999 through 2010, GlaxoSmithKline was engaged in a fraudulent scheme to deceive and defraud patients, regulators, and federal health programs. The case brings to light the issues and circumstance which led to the lawsuit being filed against GSK and the issues in question in the pharmaceutical industry. The case also brings out the important role played by the whistleblowers in bringing out the unethical practices in the business.

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Lon'dow'n Olympics: Environmentalism vs Corporate Commercialism?

Author: Ratna, Garima
Product Type: Cases
Source: Amity Research Centre
Publication Year: 2013

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London Olympics 2012 had become a battle ground of paradoxes. According to human rights and environmental activists, the choice of sponsors associated with the sporting event did not gel well with the ideals upheld by the Olympic Movement. According to experts, London Olympics 2012 had become a tug-of-war between environmentalism and corporate capitalism.

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The Business Case for Being a Responsible Business

Authors: Exter, Nadine; Turner, Charlotte
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Business in the Community; Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2011

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The way we do business is changing. What is needed is a form of capitalism that is driven by businesses which not only think about the short term returns but also about building longer term sustainable businesses that create economic, environmental and social value...

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Creating Sustainable Businesses through Social Intrapreneurism

Authors: Grayson, David; Spitzeck, Heiko; Alt, Elisa; McLaren, Melody
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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This Occasional Paper explores the “enabling environment” for social intrapreneurs and identifies key factors that enable (and disable) innovation...

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Overcoming Short-Termism within British Business: The Key to Sustained Economic Growth

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Labour Party, UK
Publication Year: 2013

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This Review looks at ‘short-termism’ within British business: the pressure to focus on short-term results to the possible detriment of the long-term health of a company, or even a whole industry. The investigation confirmed that short-termism constrains the ambition of UK business, holding back its development and inhibiting economic growth...

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San Leon Energy: Hydraulic Fracturing in Poland

Authors: Rice, Condoleezza; Zegart, Amy; Myers, Astasia S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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San Leon Energy, an Irish energy firm, was committed to developing large unconventional shale gas reserves in Poland. To reach these reserves, San Leon needed to use a technique called hydraulic fracturing ("fracking”). The Polish government supported fracking…. Yet in 2011 and 2012, environmental protests worldwide grew, causing several countries, including Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Romania, and parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom to issue temporary fracking bans.

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Cadbury: An Ethical Company Struggles to Insure the Integrity of Its Supply Chain

Authors: Chatterjee, Sumana; Elias, Jaan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Yale School of Management
Publication Year: 2008

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In 2000 and 2001, revelations that the production of cocoa in the Côte d’Ivoire involved child slave labor set chocolate companies, consumers, and governments reeling. The stories of child slave labor on Côte d’Ivoire cocoa farms hit Cadbury especially hard. Furthermore, Cadbury’s culture had been deeply rooted in the religious traditions of the company’s founders, and the organization had paid close attention to the welfare of its workers and its sourcing practices.

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