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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

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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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AES-Telasi: Power Trip or Power Play? (A, B, C)

Authors: Henisz, Witold J.; Zelner, Bennet A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Wharton School
Publication Year: 2006

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While Michael Scholey was proud of what he and AES Corporation had accomplished so far in the Republic of Georgia, AES-Telasi had still incurred operating losses of $40m during its first year of operation, had already exceeded its ten-year investment target, and the company faced several important challenges going into its second year...

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Wal-Mart: A Progressive Success Story

Author: Furman, Jason
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: The Center for American Progress
Publication Year: 2005

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This article reviews the economic evidence on the impact of Wal-Mart on consumers, the impact of Wal-Mart on its workers and workers in the retail sector, and the impact of public subsidies on Wal-Mart...

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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

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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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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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Nike's Dispute with the University of Oregon

Authors: Lawrence, A; Morris, R
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Case Research Journal
Publication Year: 2001

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In April 2000, Philip Knight, Founder and Deputy Executive Officer of the athletic shoe and apparel company Nike Inc, announced that he would no longer give money to his alma mater, the University of Oregon, because the university had joined the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC). Knight was upset because Nike had helped found and was an active supporter of a different approach to establishing fair wages and working conditions in the overseas shoe and apparel industry.

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Wal-Mart and Vancouver, Canada

Author: von der Porten, Suzanne
Product Type: Cases
Source: Selkirk College
Publication Year: 2005

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The debate among retailers, local residents, the city council and Wal-Mart captures some of the tumult around the role of multinational corporations in the global economy and their effects on societies and the environment. In the context of this controversy, what responsibility does Wal-Mart have to its employees, overseas product manufacturers, factory workers, indigenous people, and local residents? Who are other stakeholders in Vancouver City Council's decision on whether to allow the rezoning? Who are stakeholders with no say in the decision? Does the Vancouver council have any business preventing Wal-Mart from setting up a business in Vancouver? What lessons can be learned?

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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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The Local Costs and Benefits of Wal-Mart

Authors: Irwin, Elena G.; Clark, Jill
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports; Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Ohio State University, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Publication Year: 2006

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So begins a recent report about the wide-ranging influence of Wal-Mart, from global business to local communities to inflation rates and national wages...

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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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