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Lessons from Market Basket: An MIT/Boston Review Forum

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Product Type: Multimedia
Source: MIT Sloan School of Management
Publication Year: 2014

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Market Basket employees and customers came together in an effort to save a business model based on low prices and high-quality jobs, and to return Arthur T. Demoulas to control of the company. They succeeded. In this Forum, experts on leadership, corporate governance, finance, marketing, operations, and labor discuss the lessons learned from the employee and customer revolt and how to integrate those lessons into teaching and practice.

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Temp Land: Working in the New Economy

Author: Grabell, Michael
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: ProPublica
Publication Year: 2013

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This collection of articles by ProPublica highlights the challenges facing temporary workers in today's economy...

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Litehouse Foods: The Glass Dilemma

Authors: Lawrence, John J.; Mishra, Anubha; Pengilly, Marie
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2014

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Switching to plastic jars would save Litehouse $1.5 million/year and allow it to narrow the price advantage opened up by competitors. Doug must develop a recommendation to the company's executive committee that considers the cost savings potential of plastic against the value of the glass packaging to the brand. Complicating this decision are the environmental implications of a switch from glass to plastic...

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Starbucks Coffee Company: Transformation and Renewal

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; McNamara, Kelly; Khan, Nora N.; Legris, Elizabeth
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The case offers executives and students an opportunity to examine in depth how Schultz and his team saved Starbucks from near-collapse, by both executing a deep, comprehensive return to its core values and, at the same time, investing in a range of new products, customer experiences and organizational capabilities designed to make the company fit for enduring success in a turbulent global economy.

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Doing Well by Doing Good: A Leader’s Guide

Authors: Brainerd, Mary; Campbell, Jim; Davis, Richard
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2013

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Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Here, three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis–Saint Paul region may point toward an operating model.

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GBUS 8999IB: The National Debt Seminar

Author: Frank, Mary Margaret
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Darden Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The objective of this course is to engage students from a variety of disciplines (law, business, public policy, health engineering, etc.) in a discussion about the impact of the national debt on their future.

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Sustainable Business

Author: King, Andrew
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Dartmouth College
Publication Year: 2014

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Companies now face challenges and opportunities created by their environmental and social impact. This course will evaluate how firms are responding by changing their own behavior or by influencing the regulatory and competitive context in which they operate.

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GSM 6121: Politics & Public Policy for Managers

Author: Johnson, Tim
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Willamette University
Publication Year: 2014

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Students will explore common and disparate features that impact management in a global economy and polity, incorporating the perspective of public service values – human dignity, integration, integrity, and excellence. To achieve that plan of inquiry, the course will study how business, government, and not-for-profit enterprises govern themselves, how those enterprises interact with “the government,” and how managers can utilize tools from various management functions in order to address—both successfully and ethically—challenges related to politics and public policy.

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SUS 7025: Market Failure and the Regulatory Environment

Author: Cabinte, Ryan
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Presidio Graduate School
Publication Year: 2014

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Sustainability challenges often reside where markets, civil society, and regulation have all failed to prevent a normatively undesirable result. To see where to intervene, you have to see the system. To find the best solution, you have to see the alternatives. This course is designed to help sustainability managers, whether MBA or MPA, think across sectors, and consider the entire institutional playing field when seeking new sustainability solutions.

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BUSEO 2509: Business and Politics

Author: Mitnick, Barry M.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The University of Pittsburgh
Publication Year: 2014

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This course will examine methods and patterns of business influence on government, modern approaches to regulatory design, policy-making on issues affecting business, the performance of regulatory agencies, and the behaviors of groups and trade associations in politics. The course begins with a case study that asks, what caused the current financial crisis that some call “The Great Recession,” and what roles did regulators play in the origin and management of the crisis? The course will examine characteristic patterns of behavior both in government and in regulated firms. Of particular interest are the means by which firms gain strategic, competitive advantage through shaping government decisions and programs.

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