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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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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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Speeding Ahead to a Better Place

Authors: Ofek, Elie; Wagonfeld, Alison Berkley
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Shai Agassi, CEO of Better Place, is in the midst of planning a paradigm shift in clean transportation. In an attempt to wean the world from using gasoline-powered vehicles, his company is playing the role of innovator and integrator for new vehicles, charging spots, and battery switch stations.

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Airport Express Metro Line: Infrastructure Project Financing and Implementation Through Public Private Partnership

Authors: Chaudhary, Hukam Singh; Kumar, Sushil; Aggarwal, Vijay; Bajaj, Gita
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case describes the delivery of an urban public transportation project through a public private partnership in Delhi. In the recent past in India, the public private partnership model of infrastructure development had emerged as a dominant model due to its certain desirable characteristics.

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Ransom on the High Seas: The Case of Piracy in Somalia

Authors: Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro; Train, Michael; McNett, Jeanne
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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In this case a group of 14 pirates have hijacked a cargo ship. They hold the multinational crew of 20, the ship, and the cargo hostage. The Chief Operating Officer of an international shipping company must choose among alternative strategies to get the crew, cargo and ship, back safely with as little cost as possible.

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