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Access Teaching Module

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 14127 views

Access, to new markets and materials, to new sources of labor and information, to new communities and new ideas, is crucial to business, and can also serve as a way to spread the benefits of economic development to people and their communities. How does access bring value to business and society and can it also be used to reduce the downside of globalization?

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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This Teaching Module addresses key issues around low-wage work in the American economy. Its purpose is to introduce the theme of low-wage work and discuss competing sides of the issues it raises for managers, as well as provide examples of solutions businesses have used to address some of the challenges raised by low-wage work.

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Hurricane Katrina: Business School Classroom Discussions in its Aftermath

Authors: Scully, Maureen; Roberts, Alex; CasePlace.org
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: CasePlace.org
Publication Year: 2005

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As classes resumed in early September 2005, many students wanted to talk about Hurricane Katrina, its aftermath, and its implications on our society and us as business professionals. This collection poses ways to bring the topic of Katrina into the business school classroom, drawing upon but also analyzing and moving beyond what appears in the daily press.

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Coca-Cola India's Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy

Authors: Faheem, Hadiya; Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2009

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 5819 views

This case details the activities taken up by Coca-Cola India's management and employees to contribute to the society and community in which the company operates.

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The Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project (A, B, C, D, E)

Authors: Esty, Benjamin C.; Ferman, Carrie
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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On June 6, 2000, the World Bank's and IFC's board of directors was scheduled to vote on whether to approve funding for the $4 billion Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline project. Although the project presented a unique opportunity to alleviate poverty in Chad, one of the poorest countries in the world, Chad had a president who had been described as a "warlord" and a history of civil war and oppression...

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Access: Business and Society

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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How does access make a difference when it comes to corporate social responsibility or to the social and environmental costs of globalization, and how are businesses affected by increased connectivity to communities, to nonprofits, or to stakeholders?

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Doing Business in Africa

Authors: Scully, Maureen; Roberts, Alex
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: CasePlace.org
Publication Year: 2006

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Many cases on Africa follow how large multinational companies do business in Africa: dealing with AIDS, pricing pharmaceutical products, or developing a post-divestiture strategy. The cases in this Teaching Module are distinctive for digging into how businesses within Africa manage growth and contribute to economic development...

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CARE Kenya: Making Social Enterprise Sustainable

Authors: Ewart, Tom; Bansal, Pratima
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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CARE's Rural Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Promotion project is a new, market-driven approach to development in Kenya. While the project has been successful from a development standpoint, it is not commercially viable...

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Social Entrepreneurs: Correcting Market Failures (A, B)

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 2: Global Poverty and Deprivation)

Authors: Phillis, James A.; Denend, Lyn
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2005

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This case examines the insights, aspirations, and impact of three leading social entrepreneurs, their organizations, and their efforts to correct a diverse array of classical market failures...

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Burroughs Wellcome and the Pricing of AZT (A)

Balancing social concerns about accessible pricing of the new drug and business concerns about getting a fair return on research costs

Author: Liedtka, Jeanne M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 1991

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Burroughs Wellcome Co., developer of AZT, the first drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), finds itself under siege in September 1989 by AIDS activists and various segments of the U.S. government...

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Dr. Iqbal Surve at Sekunjalo Investment Group (A, B, C, D)

Authors: Hill, Linda A.; Stecker, Emily
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Dr. Iqbal Surve, a self-described “medical doctor, philanthropist, and social entrepreneur,” was born in 1963 and grew up in poverty, like virtually all non-white South Africans during apartheid. In 1997, Surve and three of his comrades founded Sekunjalo, an investment holding company that sought to offer “a gentler capitalism” that stressed putting people before profits, and talent development as a means of raising the lives of previously disadvantaged South Africans.

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The Great Leap: Driving Innovation From the Base of the Pyramid

Authors: Hart, Stuart L.; Christensen, Clayton M.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review. Fall 2002, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 51-56
Publication Year: 2002

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As multinationals unrelentingly seek new growth to satisfy shareholders, they increasingly hear concerns from many quarters about environmental degradation, labor exploitation, cultural hegemony and local autonomy. What is to be done? Must corporations' thirst for growth and profits serve only to exacerbate the antiglobalization movement?

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Access: Outsourcing

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 3904 views

How businesses can access the benefits of a global marketplace without falling prey to the accompanying risks is a critical question.

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In the Shadow of the City

Authors: Reed, James; Richardson, Nicholas; Donnellon, Anne
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1990

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Traces the history of a collaborative effort to create an organization to manage a major international development project in the slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Focuses on a serious set of disagreements which develops several months into the project between the two principals, an Ethiopian woman who founded the project and a British entrepreneur who is the coordinator of the donor consortium...

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy - Dead End or a Way Out?

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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Most of us believe that full-time work should pay enough to avoid poverty, but this often isn't the case. While there is no one accepted definition of "low-wage work," there are an estimated 30 million Americans earning around the poverty line or below.

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TOMS Shoes: From Soul to Sole

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2008

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TOMS shoes are the harbinger of what has been christened as the ‘one to one movement’- for every shoe a customer buys, TOMS donates a pair to a child in need.

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Inequality and the "American Model"

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 3: Poverty and Deprivation in the United States)

Authors: Di Tella, Rafael; Vogel, Ingrid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2002

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Official data that suggest economic inequality has been mounting in the United States on various dimensions since 1979...

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Synergies Between Business Opportunity and Community Development

Authors: Scully, Maureen; CasePlace.org
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2006

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This Featured Collection examines instances when a business opportunity in an economically struggling community becomes an engine for community development...

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Access: New Markets, New Methods

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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As businesses reach new markets they not only find more resources and consumers, but also new ways of doing business.

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Public Action to Remedy Hunger

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 2: Global Poverty and Deprivation)

Author: Sen, Amartya
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Speeches
Source: The Hunger Project
Publication Year: 1990

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Amartya Sen argues that systematic public action can eradicate the terrible and resilient problems of starvation and hunger in the world in which we live...

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Hurricane Katrina: Continuing the Discussions A Year Later

Authors: Scully, Maureen; Roberts, Alex; The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2006

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the media was suddenly broaching topics such as race inequality and environmental planning that receive little attention in the national discourse. CasePlace.org released a Featured Collection that covered a variety of topics that could be raised in business school classrooms (ranging from how to detect windfall profits to the history of racialized images in the media to budget tradeoffs in the face of warnings about environmental disaster). A year later, the same issues are relevant, but have they lost urgency? From securing levees to securing livelihoods, these topics remain important for future business leaders....

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy - Low Wage Costs and Benefits

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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A primary business concern must be long-term success and the perpetuation of profits, goals often dependent on gaining a competitive advantage. An on-going debate is whether low-wage labor presents just such an advantage to U.S. businesses.

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Low-Wage / Frontline Workers Teaching Materials Portal

Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2011

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This collection is part of our business faculty network on Low-Wage / Frontline Workers. It is designed to provide a repository of teaching materials that incorporate issues of low-wage workers into a business’s core decision-making process.

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Access: Microfinance

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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In contrast to the downside of globalization, access to capital and other resources is one way in which increased connectivity helps the poor.

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Madam C.J. Walker: Entrepreneur, Leader, and Philanthropist

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; Dwojeski, Anne E.; Grundy, William; Helms, Erica; Miller, Katherine
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Madam C. J. Walker, the first self-made African-American woman millionaire, was active in the social and political causes of her day, and used her position as a successful entrepreneur to promote philanthropy. Analyzes the evolution of business leadership, from entrepreneurial origins to market pre-eminence and social impact.

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Fabindia Overseas Pvt. Ltd.

Authors: Khaire, Mukti; Kothandaraman, Prabakar PK
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Fabindia is a for-profit Indian retail company with the stated mission of providing employment to weavers and traditional handicraft artisans in rural India. Demonstrates a unique business model, discusses the opportunities and constraints that a strong vision entails, and the growth challenges of novel business models.

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Committee for Democracy in Information Technology

Authors: Mair, Johanna; Verges, Serges
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. The Comite para Democratizacao da Informatica (CDI) was a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded by Rodrigo Baggio in Brazil in 1995. Its mission was to set up schools to teach computer skills to low-income communities so that slum residents could begin to move into the mainstream of society and improve their prospects...

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Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid

Author: Hart, Stuart L.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: BA 256B Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University
Publication Year: 2004

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As corporations search for new avenues of profitable growth and innovation, they are increasingly targeting a unique, counter intuitive opportunity--the 4 billion poor that are at the base of the economic pyramid in emerging economies.

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Bicycles for India

Authors: Narapareddy, Vijaya; Sampson, Nancy
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association, Case Research Journal, Fall 1999
Publication Year: 1999

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Paul Polak, President of International Development Enterprises (IDE), and other team members of the bicycle project face numerous delays in the development of an appropriate plastics compound utilizing recycled plastics and organic fibers required for making hassle-free plastic wheels...  

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The Importance of Cultural Framing to the Success of Social Initiatives in Business

Authors: Howard-Grenville, Jennifer; Hoffman, Andrew J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Academy of Management Executive. Vol. 17, Issue 2.
Publication Year: 2003

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Cultural frames provide leverage for action on social initiatives, as shown in a case on the air pollution issue in semiconductor manufacturing.

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in the Coming Economy – Expanded Version

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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FULL VERSION of the Low Wage Work Teaching Module.

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Procter & Gamble Brazil (A, B)

Author: Bird, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2008

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The case teaches change management skills from the middle, the developing and deploying of change agents.

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Toyota Trains India Teens

Author: Lakshman, Natasha
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: BusinessWeek.com
Publication Year: 2008

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Toyota's Bangalore institute aims to give poor teenagers a leg up and produce skilled workers for the subcontinent's auto boom.

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The Voice of the Stakeholder

Authors: Samuelson, Judith; Birchard, Bill
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Strategy + Business. Fall 2003; Issue 32.
Publication Year: 2003

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This article discusses the importance of listening to stakeholders in today's business reality. Drawing on 12 recent publications, the authors both identify and address five challenges in realizing a vision of social responsibility by relating to stakeholders...

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Grameen Bank

The Grameen Central Credit System

Authors: Gupta, Vivek; Indu, P.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2006

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The case explains Bangladesh based Grameen Bank's two microfinance models - Grameen Classic System and Grameen General System (GGS). Data is presented so that students are able to analyse the advantages and disadvantages of Grameen General microfinance model.

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Access: Teaching Questions and Additional References

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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Access: Teaching Questions and Additional References

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Misery Loves Company: Rethinking Social Initiatives by Business

Authors: Margolis, Joshua; Walsh, James
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Administrative Science Quarterly. Vol. 48, Issue 2.
Publication Year: 2003

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This paper assesses how organization theory and empirical research have thus far responded to this tension over corporate involvement in wider social life.

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy - Business Prescriptions

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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What responsibility do companies have to their employees? And how can companies help their employees work more and more efficiently, benefitting both communities and corporations?

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Access Teaching Module- Full Version

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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FULL VERSION OF TEACHING MODULE. Access, to new markets and materials, to new sources of labor and information, to new communities and new ideas, is crucial to business, and can also serve as a way to spread the benefits of economic development to people and their communities.

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Social Enterprise: Private Initiatives for the Common Good

Author: Dees, J. Gregory
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1994

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This note defines "social enterprise" as a private social purpose venture which may be either non-profit or for-profit.

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Access: Information and Innovation

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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How does access to ideas and information change the way people live and work?

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Essilor's "Base of the Pyramid" Strategy in India

Authors: Benkirane, K.; Roger-Machart, C.; Garrette, Bernard
Product Type: Cases
Source: HEC Paris
Publication Year: 2008

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The case presents a BOP project that Essilor, the world leader in ophthalmic lenses with 3 billion euros sales, has been implementing in India.

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Kaskazi Network Ltd: Distributing to the Bottom of the Pyramid (A, B, C)

Authors: Sjoblom, L; Karugu, W.; Schuepbach, L.
Product Type: Cases
Source:
Publication Year: 2008

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This three part case series deals with the distribution of FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) to low income areas (slums) in Kenya.

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E. Rachel Hubka (A, B)

Authors: Wattenberg, Laura M.; Meyer, Kathleen A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Business Enterprise Trust
Publication Year: 1996

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E. Rachel Hubka, general manager of a Chicago school bus company, has the opportunity to start her own bus business. Hubka hopes to tap a new labor pool and help her community by locating her business in an inner-city neighborhood that most business has abandoned.

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Sustainable Development, Sustainable Profit

Social Entrepreneurship can be a powerful tool for corporations to gain entry and build loyalty in developing markets

Authors: Mair, Johanna; Seelos, Christian
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: European Business Forum. Issue 20. Winter 2005
Publication Year: 2005

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No wonder managers are irritated. The promise of growth is already built into today's share prices, as a reminder of investors expectations of future cash flows. This poses a dilemma...

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy - Can Wage Laws Benefit All?

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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Those interested in promoting higher wages for low-wage workers also look to government policies to provide support, including minimum and living wage laws and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Minimum wage laws, while no longer controversial in the U.S., may still become an issue when not applied to sub-classes of workers (illegal immigrants, youth, or some service workers).

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Entrepreneurial Strategies for Social Impact

Authors: Mair, Johanna; Seelos, Christian
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Progress requires innovation in technologies, products and services but mostly also in the process of how to engage the poor and how to build business models able to satisfy the needs of the poor while being financially sustainable. These solutions are not limited to the non-profit sector or to social entrepreneurs but provide a viable concept for profit oriented firms as well...

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Teaching Module on Low Wage Work - Teaching Questions and Additional References

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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The teaching questions and additional references for the Low Wage Work Teaching Module.

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Alleviating Poverty and Malnutrition

Successful Models

Authors: Goldberg, Ray A.; Herman, Kerry; Winig, Laura
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

Faculty Rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 2036 views

Introduces students to successful models for alleviating poverty and malnutrition through public-private cooperatives.

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A Closer Look at Business Education: Agriculture

Author: Goldbach, Justin F.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2007

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For many, the term "agriculture" conjures Jeffersonian imagery of the tranquil family farm. In contrast, genetically modified food and agriculture biotechnology endeavors provoke passionate debate about consumer safety and global hunger. While the agriculture sector has dramatically changed over the years in developed countries, it continues to have an enormous impact on the global economy.

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