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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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Communauto: A Big Idea for a Big Market

Authors: Paquin, Raymond; Etzion, Dror; Povitz, James; Gruber, Benjamin
Product Type: Cases
Source: Concordia University; McGill University
Publication Year: 2014

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The Communauto case examines a carsharing company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The case focuses primarily on Communauto’s CEO, Benoit Robert, and covers the company’s evolution and emergence as a standard-bearer for the carsharing concept in North America. At the center of the analysis is the tension that underlies this successful carsharing venture. On the one hand, like any other entrepreneur, Benoit wants to grow his organization and increase its membership. On the other, he is a social entrepreneur steadfastly committed to reducing the environmental impact of individual transportation by changing driving behavior through carsharing.

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Balancing Stakeholder Interests at the Indonesian Railways

Author: Dieleman, Marleen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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The chief executive responsible for the Indonesian railways, a state-owned enterprise, is under pressure to show profits, but he also needs to balance widely diverging stakeholder expectations that include inexpensive transportation and excellent customer service...

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Overcoming Political Opposition: CNG Mandates in Delhi (A, B, C)

Author: Jha, Saumitra
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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By the early 1990s, New Delhi was the fourth-most polluted city in the world. This case follows India's Supreme Court ruling in 1998 that all buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws in Delhi be switched to clean fuels by March 31, 2001.

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Environmental Regulation and Innovation Dynamics in the Oil Tanker Industry

Authors: Perunovic, Zoran; Perunovic, Jelena Vidic
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2012

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The maritime industry is widely seen as less permeable to innovation than other industries. However, the industry is now recognizing that demands for increased environment protection can only be achieved by more innovation...

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A.P. Moller - Maersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiatives

Authors: Groysberg, Boris; Abbott, Sarah L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Bill Allen and Maria Pejter of Maersk Group's Human Resources Department, discuss talent management issues: an increase an employee turnover; internal training and development programs; hiring experienced talent from outside the firm; rehiring former employees ("boomerangs"); and increasing employee diversity.

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Maersk Line and the Future of Container Shipping

Authors: Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Reinhardt, Forest; Nellemann, Frederik
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Maersk Line was hoping that customers would increasingly make sustainability a purchasing criterion, thus differentiating Maersk Line from competing carriers. Could sustainability really provide Maersk Line with a competitive advantage in an industry that was considered to be commoditized?

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DHL Supply Chain

Authors: Chu, Singfat; Ringrose, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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The degradation of the environment has led many governments and customers to pressure businesses to make their operations more environmentally friendly. The case illustrates an effective example of corporate social responsibility.

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