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Rubicon Global

Authors: Sahlman, William A.; Ashmore, Hunter
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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The case describes Rubicon Global, a startup that aimed to disrupt the waste management industry. The company started with a bold idea: create a cloud-based, full-service waste management company providing low-cost, highly efficient, and environmentally friendly service anywhere in the country through a national network of independent waste haulers and recyclers. A player in the sharing economy, Rubicon was developing an on-demand mobile application that did for waste management what Uber had done for taxi service…

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TriCiclos: The Challenge of Scaling Recycling in Latin America

Authors: Laszlo, Chris; Gullett, Katherine; Pavez, Ignacio; Bello, Maria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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TriCiclos, a recycling company in Chile, and the first B Corporation in Latin America, is innovating the way business is understood and conducted. Nevertheless, different geographic markets bring a new set of challenges for a sustainable business: foreign governments with different laws and regulations for recycling and partnering with clients and recyclers, the need to establish partnerships with local recycling plants and, more importantly, how these variables affect the company’s organizational mission and culture.

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Uber: Changing the Way the World Moves

Author: Moon, Youngme
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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In 2015, Uber is building what may be the largest point-to-point transportation network of its kind; it is literally changing the way the world moves. Its business model is highly disruptive, and while disruptive innovation can be a good thing, it is also true that disruptive companies tend to break things. This is certainly true for Uber, and is one of the key tensions in the case: Uber's innovative business model is outpacing many of the laws regulating its industry…

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Bigbelly

Authors: Weiss, Mitchell; Snively, Christine
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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To accelerate Bigbelly's sales growth and its "smart cities" positioning, its CEO planned to shift his company from equipment sales to a subscription service. Jack Kutner hoped to re-position Bigbelly's solar-powered trash compacting stations beyond trash and recycling and use them also to provide public space Wi-Fi, advertising, and urban intelligence sensors…

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Deutsche Bahn AG: The Heartless Train Conductor

Authors: Schäfer, Ulf; Müller, Urs
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Publication Year: 2015

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Ulrich Homburg must have had an unpleasant déjà-vu experience on January 28, 2010 when hearing of headlines in Germany’s leading tabloid Bild about 'Schaffnerin Herzlos', the 'heartless train conductor'. The board member of Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn AG (DB), and head of its passenger transportation division was confronted with media reports about a minor girl who had been thrown off the train just the night before by a DB train conductor…

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Bixi Goes to New York

Authors: Plourde, Yves; Schaan, Jean-Louis
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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In May 2011, the Public Bike System Company, based in Montreal, Canada, was preparing to answer a request for proposal by New York City to create a financially self-sustaining public bike-sharing system. Three years earlier, the company, owned by the Montreal Transit Authority, had created Bixi, a service that made bikes available to members through docking stations, powered by solar energy, spread across the city. Although its financial structure was still unproven, it was a promising solution that aimed to revolutionize urban transportation.

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Opinion: Looking for the Perfect Buyer?

Authors: Gilbert, Ronald J.; Parham, Jim
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2014

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With all the news about company bankruptcies, increased government regulations, higher equipment costs and economic uncertainty, some motor-carrier owners are looking for options...

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Waste, Recycling and Entrepreneurship in Central and Northern Europe, 1870-1940

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Spadafora, Andrew
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This working paper examines the role of entrepreneurs in the municipal solid waste industry in industrialized central and northern Europe from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s. It explores the emergence of numerous German, Danish, and other European entrepreneurial firms explicitly devoted to making a profitable business out of conserving and returning valuable resources to productive use, while maintaining public sanitation and in many cases offering nascent environmental protections.

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Car2go: Individual Urban Mobility and the Sharing Economy

Authors: Alenushkin, Dmitry; Schotter, Andreas
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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Set in 2013, this case describes the expansion of car2go, a popular car sharing service developed by Daimler AG. The case addresses the changing commuting preferences among urban residents, the evolution of urban transportation and new service developments in the automotive products market…

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Lac-Megantic Train Derailment: Putting Out the Fires (A, B)

Authors: Seijts, Jana; Bigus, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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In the early morning of Saturday, July 6, 2013, the chairman of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Limited faced a catastrophic situation when a company train carrying crude oil derailed in the small town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, causing a series of explosions that decimated the downtown core...

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