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Eat2Eat.com

Authors: Goodwin, Nigel; Hardy, Kenneth G.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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Eat2Eat.com was an Internet-based restaurant reservation service covering a dozen cities in the Asia Pacific region. The case focuses on entrepreneurial marketing with sub-themes of financing and small enterprise management. It is a story of an entrepreneur who had an idea and enough money to launch it, but then struggles to achieve adequate scale...

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Olympus: When the Gods Came Tumbling Down

Authors: Ohlsson, Anne-Valerie; Berg, Michele Barnett
Product Type: Cases
Source: Singapore Management University
Publication Year: 2014

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In April 2011, Michael Woodford, a British national, was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Olympus. Within months of becoming President, Woodford discovered that Olympus had made some questionable acquisitions and paid large amounts of money for companies with few assets, and exorbitant advisory fees to non-substantive companies based in the Cayman Islands. It became clear to him that colleagues and respected Board members within the company had propagated and concealed this fraud. Woodford was distressed by the fact that these fraudulent dealings had cost Olympus shareholders more than a billion dollars.

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Disasters, Rebuilding and Leadership – Tough Lessons from Japan and the U.S.

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL); Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) sponsored a panel at the Wharton Global Forum in Tokyo to consider the leadership lessons generated by the Fukushima disaster, and to look at its impact on Japan’s energy policy and the resettlement of afflicted areas.

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Supply Chain Lessons from the Catastrophic Natural Disaster in Japan

Authors: Park, YoungWon; Hong, Paul; Roh, James Jungbae
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2013

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Based on case studies of Japanese manufacturing firms, this article presents a discussion of the supply chain restoration process after severe natural disasters and humanitarian disruptions and reflects on supply chain lessons in terms of disaster planning and recovery responses.

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Sony PlayStation: Security Breach

Authors: Seijts, Jana; Bigus, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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In April 2011, Sony’s PlayStation and Qriocity services were attacked by an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into the company network, compromising user account information. Although brief statements about the issue were posted on the PlayStation blog site, Sony did not publicly disclose the full extent of the security breach or the expected date when network services might return to normal, leaving many people speculating if personal or financial information had been illegally obtained...

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Collision Course: Selling European High Performance Motorcycles in Japan

Authors: Hicks, Jeff; Lehmberg, Derek
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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This case is suitable for courses in international business, international management and international strategy. It provides an opportunity to debate the role of international subsidiaries in relation to the worldwide headquarters, to discuss how subsidiaries may try to change and/or subvert HQ plans, the management of cultural differences and language barriers, or the suitability of using expatriates in overseas leadership roles.

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Firestone/Ford Tire Controversy (A, B)

Authors: Narayanan, V.G.; Nieves, Roger
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2001

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Examines the high-profile Firestone/Ford product recall/investigation that took place in the summer of 2000.

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Olympus and the Whistleblower President

Authors: Williams, Christopher; Takeshita, Seijiro
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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The newly-appointed president and chief operating officer of Olympus Corporation of Japan was about to attend an emergency board meeting and needed to decide on a course of action. Since assuming the job in April 2011, the president had discovered evidence of corporate fraud on a large scale...

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The Toyota Recall: Missing the Forest for the Trees

Authors: Liker, Jeffrey K.; Ogden, Timothy N.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2011

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A sticky accelerator pedal last year tarnished the once-vaunted reputation of the Toyota Motor Corporation. These authors argue that the pedal’s stickiness was caused not by relaxed manufacturing standards, but by failing to reconcile the means with the ends in trying to meet a corporate goal...

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The Scope, Nature, and Effects of Employee Stock Ownership Plans in Japan

Authors: Jones, Derek C.; Kato, Takao
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Industrial and Labor Relations Review
Publication Year: 1993

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Using data for various years, including new data for 1973 through 1984, the scope, nature, determinants, and effects of employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) in Japan are examined.

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