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Conscious Growth: Why South Mountain Co. pursues deliberate rather than maximum growth

Author: Abrams, John
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Business Ethics, Vol. 18, no. 2
Publication Year: 2004

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Is it true that small businesses are just big businesses that haven’t succeeded yet? John Abrams' company pursues conscious growth not maximum growth.

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Tower Oaks Boulevard

Authors: Macomber, John D.; James, Griffin H.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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The case takes a deep look at many of the critical on-the-ground issues involved with innovative real estate development.

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Global Growth Strategies in the Context of an Armed Conflict

Authors: Fuerst, S.; Penagos Tascon, J.; Villa Ramirez, J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Universidad Eafit, Abierta al mundo
Publication Year: 2009

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The strategy used by Argos to become one of the biggest players of the cement industry in Latin America required three major steps: (1) Operation strengthening in areas where armed groups arise, (2) Administrative strengthening and design of the organizational structure, (3) Internationalization.

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Save Energy Now Assessment Helps Expand Energy Management Program at Shaw Industries

Flooring Company Saves $872,000 Annually by Improving Steam System Efficiency

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Product Type: Cases
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Year: 2008

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The Shaw Industries carpet manufacturing plant #20 in Dalton, Georgia, optimized boiler operation and installed waste heat exchangers on two processes in the dye house and an economizer on one boiler, for a payback of 1.7 years.

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Johns-Manville and Riverwood-Schuller

Author: Sharplin, A
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Case Research Journal
Publication Year: 1993

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Manville Corporation used bankruptcy law to manage thousands of lawsuits resulting from its decades as the world's largest producer of asbestos.

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Haywood Builders Supply

Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2000

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At 7 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 1997 Philip Dooly, president of Haywood Builders Supply in Waynesville, NC, left work. An hour later a raging fire broke out.

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Living PlanIT

Authors: Eccles, Robert G.; Edmondson, Amy C.; Thyne, Susan; Zuzul, Tiona
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Living PlanIT is a start-up company that has developed a new, innovative business model for sustainable urbanization. This model reflects the software and technology backgrounds of its founders, Steve Lewis and Malcolm Hutchinson, and is in vivid contrast to other models for green or smart cities that are variations on a massive real estate development project...

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ECG Group: Fraud and Liquidation of a Joint Venture in China

Authors: O'Connor, Neale; Loo, Grace
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2011

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The case explores the challenges and difficulties of running a joint venture, especially when more than one jurisdiction is involved. It alerts students to the importance of a vigilant monitoring system in joint-venture exercises and challenges them to take on the role of a negotiator in a difficult business situation.

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Cemex Homes Builds Bridges to Poor

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2005

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The third largest cement manufacturer in the world, CEMEX, decided it needed to move from selling materials to selling solutions.

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Every Building Tells a Story

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2005

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William McDonough & Partners are architects who design buildings and communities worldwide that tell stories of sun, wind, water that surrounds them and of the people who inhabit them.

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