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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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iMatari

Authors: Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr.; Preble, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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In late 2012, recent Harvard Business School graduate Hannah Lopez is given the opportunity to lead entry into a new market for Plámo, a company that created startup companies in Europe and emerging markets based upon existing successful business models. She had only been with the company a few months, and while excited by the opportunity, she was beginning to have some doubts about the company...

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Cult Girl: Responsible Management and Self-Management of Subjectivity at Work

Authors: Johnsen, Rasmus; Baharlooie, Navid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Copenhagen Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Cult arranged team-building courses designed to help the girls prepare for the job. The girls had to manage dealing with drunken guys and jealous girlfriends, but most importantly, they had to master the difficult art of flirting for just long enough for the guys to believe that the Cult Girls were interested in them, and end up with a Cult product in their hands, without going any further than that. Yet how far should you go to sell a product? At what personal cost? How far could the Cult management responsibly go in their training- and management-methods? And was Cult crossing the limits in their marketing of the product?

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Schmidt Press and Mekkanischer Wahnsinn

Authors: Mead, Jenny; Wicks, Andrew C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

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The owner of the small Berlin-based Schmidt Press encounters a dilemma when she is given the opportunity to publish a novel about a Muslim woman who attempts to lead an underground movement to take control of the Kaaba, the holy sanctuary at Mecca...

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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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