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Executive Women and the Myth of Having It All

Author: Hewlett, Sylvia A.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review OnPoint
Publication Year: 2002

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When it comes to having a high-powered career and a family, the painful truth is that women in the United States don't "have it all." At midlife, in fact, at least a third of the country's high-achieving women--a category that includes high wage earners across a variety of professions--do not have children...

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Managing Responsibility: What Can be Learned from the Quality Movement?

Authors: Waddock, Sandra; Bodwell, Charles
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2004

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For global companies that implement their codes of conduct within long supply chains, managing responsibility is increasingly starting to resemble managing quality...

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The Evolution of Risk in Information Systems Offshoring

The Impact of Home Country Risk, Firm Learning, and Competitive Dynamics

Authors: Hahn, Eugene D.; Doh, Jonathan P.; Bunyaratavej, Kraiwinee
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: MIS Quarterly
Publication Year: 2009

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Information systems offshoring has emerged as a significant force in the global political economy, an important source of firm-specific competitive advantage, and a focal point for debates over the benefits and costs of globalization. As worldwide competition exerts increasing pressure on the IS function of firms to become geographically unbundled, and IS services are dispersed among increasingly distant and unfamiliar locations, the issue of risk emerges as a significant factor in decisions about where to locate offshore facilities. Our study contributes to the literature on risk and IS offshoring in providing the first worldwide empirical examination of the determinants of actual firm IS offshoring behavior with respect to offshoring location risk.

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Turning Gadflies into Allies

(Externalities Example 1: Resources and Pollution)

Author: Yaziji, Michael
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2004

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Multinational companies are the driving force behind globalization, but they are also the source of many of its most painful consequences...

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The Mirage of Marketing to the Bottom of the Pyramid

How the Private Sector Can Help Alleviate Poverty

Author: Karnani, Aneel
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2007

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This article argues that the private sector can play a key role in poverty alleviation by viewing the poor as producers, not just potential consumers, and emphasize buying from them, rather than selling to them.

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Worker Representation on Boards of Directors

A Study of Competing Roles

Authors: Hammer, Tove H; Currall, Steven C.; Stern, Robert N.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Jul., 1991), pp. 661-680
Publication Year: 1991

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The study examines worker representation on boards of directors as a form of employee participation in organizational decision-making in 14 U.S. firms in the early 1980s. The authors develop a model of worker director role definitions and role performance to explain how opposition by managers and conventional board directors to labor advocacy on the board can make worker directorships ineffective labor voice mechanisms when other structures of participation are absent in a firm.

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Creating and Sustaining Trust in Virtual Teams

Authors: Greenberg, Penelope S.; Greenberg, Ralph H.; Antonucci, Yvonne Lederer
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons, Indiana University Press
Publication Year: 2007

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This article examines the trust (or lack thereof) that is present in virtual teams and suggest how to increase trust in them, helping managers and team leaders facilitate and improve team work in the face of geographically or organizationally dispersed work environments.

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Insights From Preferability Letters

Author: Wallace, Wanda A.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons, Indiana University Press
Publication Year: 2006

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Broad policy questions involve whether voluntary accounting changes made under “preferability letters” ought to be permitted and what independence considerations arise as managers, directors, auditors, and regulators discuss and sometimes disagree on the preferred accounting principles.

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Homeboy Industries: An Incubator of Hope and Businesses

Authors: Choi, David Y.; Kiesner, Fred
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31(5): 769-786.
Publication Year: 2007

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This case presents the story of Homeboy Industries, which was founded by Father Greg Boyle, S.J. to offer employment opportunities to former gang members in East Los Angeles. Homeboy Industries has successfully launched several businesses to hire and train “homies” who otherwise may not have found jobs.

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Serving the World's Poor, Profitably

Authors: Prahalad, C.K.; Hammond, Allan
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2002

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By stimulating commerce and development at the bottom of the economic pyramid, multinationals could radically improve the lives of billions of people and help create a more stable, less dangerous world...

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