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Accountability of Independent Directors-Evidence from Firms Subject to Securities Litigation

Authors: Brochet, Francois; Srinivasan, Suraj
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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We examine which independent directors are held accountable when investors sue firms for financial and disclosure related fraud. Overall, shareholders use litigation along with director elections and director retention to hold some independent directors more accountable than others when firms experience financial fraud.

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Sustainability through Partnerships: A Guide for Executives

Author: Network for Business Sustainability
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Network for Business Sustainability
Publication Year: 2013

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The number of partnerships has grown exponentially over the last 15 years. Partnerships are increasing because they are effective: they can address problems that individual organizations, or even whole sectors, can’t solve independently. But partnerships are also a new way of operating – and not all are successful. This report identifies steps for success. It provides the best research-based advice on planning and executing effective partnerships.

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Maria Gonzalez

Author: Boroff, Karen E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2014

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Maria Gonzalez, a unionized employee of Global Communications, was arrested in an off-duty incident involving drugs, guns, and possible pornography. When she wanted to report back to work, the managers became concerned about what the appropriate course of action should be regarding Gonzalez's behavior...

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Hero or Traitor? Edward Snowden and the NSA Spying Program

Authors: Robichaud, Christopher; Winig, Laura
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Year: 2014

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The case examines Snowden's actions and motivations and asks students to consider the repercussions of whistleblowing/leaking on the general public, the U.S. government, the NSA and Snowden himself...

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Transforming People's Lives: The Vehicles for Change Story

Authors: Sriram, Ven; Mersha, Tigineh; Nielsen, Christine; Weiss, John C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2014

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VFC's primary purpose is to assist low-income families own vehicles so that they can achieve financial independence. Marty Schwartz, President of VFC, believed that allowing FW to retain more of its profits would allow it to grow its used car business which would bring even larger financial benefits to VFC in the long-run. In the short-term, however, this would reduce the number of vehicles awarded to low-income families-a sensitive issue for many members of his board.

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Corporate and Integrated Reporting: A Functional Perspective

Authors: Eccles, Robert G.; Serafeim, George
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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In this paper, we present the two primary functions of corporate reporting (information and transformation) and why currently isolated financial and sustainability reporting are not likely to perform effectively those functions.

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Sobey's Inc: A Strategic Approach to Sustainable Seafood Supply

Author: Goerzen, Anthony
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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Certain major competitors had announced that they would sell only “certified sustainable” seafood, an approach strongly advocated by well-known environmental organizations. Sobey’s, on the other hand, decided that to abandon uncertified seafood would not only hamper its bottom line but also would eliminate its ability to push the very fisheries that needed more guidance towards better practices. Yet, to continue to sell “red zone” seafood was very controversial and could jeopardize Sobey’s standing as a leader in sustainable practices...

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Stress Testing the Character of Future Business Leaders

Authors: Seijts, Gerard; Mercer, John; Stevenson, Lawrence; Crossan, Mary M.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2014

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Good leaders learn from experience. If they are lucky, they eventually become aware of their limitations and take steps to address them. Unfortunately, history shows that too many leaders fail to become aware of their blind spots until it is too late. It doesn’t have to be this way...

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Unrealized Potential: Misconceptions about Corporate Purpose and New Opportunities for Business Education

Author: Padro, Miguel
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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We clarify the widespread assumption that shareholders own the corporation, then explore the implications for what is being taught to business students about value creation, risk, accountability, good management, and good governance. Business education is uniquely positioned to develop business leaders and investors who exercise sound judgment, resist the allure of the short term, and thus help realize the full potential of the corporate form.

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Unpacking Corporate Purpose: A Report on the Beliefs of Executives, Investors and Scholars

Authors: Keller Fay Group; Samuelson, Judith; Padro, Miguel
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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The Aspen Institute commissioned the Keller Fay Group to undertake research to explore the purpose of the corporation in American society – and to focus particularly on the idea that the primary purpose of a corporation ought to be to maximize shareholder value...

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