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Video: Joshua Margolis on Teaching Business Ethics

Masters Seminars in Business Ethics Video Series

Author: Margolis, Joshua
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Publication Year: 2009

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [2 Faculty Ratings] 1991 views

The third component of a well-designed business ethics course -- in addition to defying expectations and bringing together a multi-disciplinary team -- is making the ethics course itself the venue for integrating across the disciplines.

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SMBA 511 Sustainable Theories and Models for Innovation

Author: Sroufe, Robert
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Duquesne University
Publication Year: 2013

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 850 views

Objectives of the course include enabling students to: acquire in-depth knowledge of the theories and models supporting sustainable business practices and innovation; think critically about sustainability topics; integrate different streams of knowledge; understand Life Cycle Assessment; develop qualitative/quantitative analysis of business management situations; and engage in teamwork and personal development.

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Does This Milkshake Taste Funny?

Authors: Benitz, L; Cousins, Roland B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Case Research Journal
Publication Year: 1998

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 5435 views

George Stein, a college student employed for the summer by Eastern Dairy, must decide if he is going to remove the filters from the plant's piping and thus allow the current production run of milkshake mix to become contaminated.

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Coca Cola India

Authors: Kaye, Jennifer; Argenti, Paul A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Arthur W. Page Society
Publication Year: 2005

Faculty Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 24024 views

On August 5, 2003, The Center for Science and Environment, an NGO in India, attacked the safety of Coca-Cola India's products in a press release titled "Twelve Major Drink Brands Sold in and around Delhi Contain a Deadly Cocktail of Pesticide Residues." Though Coke was well within the Indian government's legal limits for pesticide residue in beverages, Coke India CEO Sanjiv Gupta had to decide on the most effective communication strategy to restore public trust and had to weigh a larger policy decision at the same time...

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A Few Tips About Corruption in the US

Author: Delios, Andrew Karl
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

Faculty Rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 2534 views

This case discusses what constitutes corruption, and whether private and public sector corruption are required and ethical business practices.

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Shell in Nigeria

Authors: Hendry, John; Mellor, Kate; Hak, Zain; Ade-Ajayi, Funmi; Vieira, Waldir; Zou, Yuan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Cambridge Judge Business School
Publication Year: 2000

Faculty Rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 4809 views

This case reviews the public controversy surrounding Shell's operations in Nigeria in the 1990s...

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Multinational Corporations, Governance Deficits, and Corruption

(Public Goods Example 2: A Good Legal System)

Author: Novartis Foundation
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Global Development Research Center
Publication Year:

Faculty Rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 2409 views

A web essay from Novartis Foundation discussing corruption in both developing and developed countries. The different types of corruption are summarized. The article also mentions that ethical corporate behavior by some companies may encourage other companies to do likewise.

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American Pharmaceutical

Balancing Corporate Profits with Global Demands for Affordable Medicine

Author: Richards, Eric L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: CIBER Case Collection, Indiana University
Publication Year: 2002

Faculty Rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 1891 views

The HIV/AIDS crisis has spurred growing demands for cheaper substitutes for these antiretrovirals, suggesting that more and more countries may permit the sale of cheaper substitutes even before the patents expire. While American Pharmaceutical may legally challenge such activities, it is not clear if the challenges would be legally successful or if they would be politically or commercially prudent.

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Amway in China (A, B)

A New Business Model; Adapting to a Changing Environment

Authors: Tan, David; Tan, Justin
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

Faculty Rating: 1 stars1 stars1 stars1 stars1 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 8732 views

Amway is a large manufacturer of household products that uses the direct selling approach. It has expanded into different markets over the years, most recently the Chinese market. However, the company must look at its strategy after the Chinese government implements regulations on the direct marketing business model...

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Teaching Module on Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment: Ethics and Laudato Si'

Authors: DeCosse, David E.; Green, Brian Patrick
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2015

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This teaching module focuses on Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si'. It presents selections from the encyclical as well as background material and discussion questions for students, and resources for instructors.

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Apple and Conflict Minerals: Ethical Sourcing for Sustainability

Authors: Purkayastha, Debapratim; Rao, Adapa Srinivasa
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Hyderabad; IFHE University
Publication Year: 2015

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Apple had taken various initiatives to tackle the challenge of conflict minerals since it started facing the heat from some activist groups in 2010. Despite all the efforts made by Apple, the company faced an uphill task. Going forward, the question before Apple was what more could the company do to ensure that all its products were free from conflict minerals…

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Closure of Corinthian Colleges: An Erosion of Values?

Author: John, Doris Rajakumari
Product Type: Cases
Source: Amity Research Centers
Publication Year: 2015

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Considered as one of the biggest shutdowns in the history of higher education in the US, the college was closed following allegations of ‘misrepresented job placement data, altered grades and attendance records’. The plight of the students was largely left to the government agencies and other institutions and students were protesting seeking waiver of their loans. While the closure of Corinthian was rife with controversy, it only seemed to be a smaller part of a larger industry problem…

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China Yintai: Developing Shared Value in China

Authors: Marquis, Christopher; Zhang, Ying; Yang, Shiyu
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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Under the leadership of CEO and President Shen Guojun, China Yintai was increasingly committed to philanthropic initiatives. Drawing upon his experience as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, Mr. Shen saw the urgent need to build bridges between business practices and philanthropy and cultivate a new business culture that incorporated "shared value." The case study documents Yintai's recent collaboration with Peking University on founding China's first masters program of social enterprise management.

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Target Stores: The Hunt for "Unvolunteered Truths"

Authors: Deighton, John; Kornfeld, Leora
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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When faced with major life events like marriage, the birth of a child, or a new home, shoppers are particularly responsive to marketing efforts. In the effort to pinpoint those events and capitalize on them, the retailer's data gathering is extensive…

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B Lab: Can it Scale Business as a Force for Good?

Authors: Marquis, Christopher; Lee, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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To achieve its goal of redefining success in business, B Lab recognizes it needs to scale. Is the business world ready to commit, with real accountability, to purposes beyond shareholder value?

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Sustainability at IKEA Group

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Toffel, Michael W.; Dessain, Vincent; Lenhardt, Jerome
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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By 2014, IKEA Group was the largest home furnishing company, with EUR28.5 billion of sales, and planned to reach EUR50 billion by 2020, mainly from emerging markets. At the same time, IKEA Group had adopted in 2012 a new sustainability strategy that focused the company's efforts on its entire value chain from its raw materials sourcing to the lifestyle of its end consumers. The plan especially centered on wood…

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'The Nut Behind the Wheel' to 'Moral Machines:' A Brief History of Auto Safety

Authors: Malhotra, Neil; Shotts, Kenneth W.; Melvin, Sheila
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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This case traces the history and evolution of auto safety in the United States, beginning with the very first automotive-related fatality on September 13, 1899 and ending with a coming era in which, some predict, humans will be banned from driving their own vehicles and machines will be obliged to have ethical systems…

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The Man in the Mirror (A, B)

Authors: Smith, N. Craig; McCormick, Erin; Foxley, Ian
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2015

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Sebastian is hired to manage a US$3.25 billion military contract, but must figure out what to do when he realises his company is paying bribes to local officials…

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GlaxoSmithKline: U.S. Sales Practices

Authors: Smith, N. Craig; Crawford, Robert J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2015

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In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline negotiated the largest health-fraud settlement to date with the US Government over allegations of off-label marketing, bribing doctors, and failure to report drug safety problems…

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Responsibilities to Customers, Module Note

Author: Goldberg, Lena G.
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The Note outlines the asymmetries inherent in the company-customer relationship and positions the economic, legal and ethical responsibilities of companies to their customers as ways of addressing these asymmetries.

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2015 Ethics Bowl Cases

Authors: Connolly, Peggy; Althaus, RuthAnn; Skip, Robert Boyd
Product Type: Cases
Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2015

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In the Ethics Bowl competition, university teams debate the ethics of issues from the minimum wage, pharmaceutical marketing, fracking, and more…

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Software Engineering Ethics Module

Authors: Vallor, Shannon; Narayanan, Arvind
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2015

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This ethics module is specifically designed for software engineering students. It includes an introduction, readings, case studies, homework assignments, a section of notes for instructors, and in-class exercises. Written permission is required for classroom use but the module is free and an interactive inspection copy is available online.

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Changing Course: Stories about the Work of Transforming Companies from the Inside

Authors: Bader, Christine; Knafo, Saki
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Atlantic
Publication Year: 2014

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This ongoing series of articles from The Atlantic spotlights companies that are transforming the way we live and work, often from the inside out. The articles discuss a wide variety of issues, including consumerism, natural resource conservation, corporate sustainability, supply chains, organizational culture, change management, and intrapreneurship.

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Who Is This Guy?

Authors: Brannen, Dalton E.; Medcalfe, Simon K.; Cousins, Roland B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2015

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As chair of the accounting department at Southern Regional University (SRU), Professor David Evans recently hired a seemingly promising young assistant professor of accounting. Evans has now received some very disturbing information regarding this faculty member. The information was that this new hire does not possess the academic nor professional credentials he claimed. As a result, Evans was in a near panic…

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International Law and Business (BLAW 4760)

Author: Lasprogata, Geneva A.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Seattle University
Publication Year: 2015

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This course is about international law and global corporate citizenship. We will use a variety of learning tools in our study, including case studies, legal cases, articles, music, documentary film and class team work. Students will develop a solid understanding of the relationship between law, international business and responsible leadership. They will also learn strategic business tools while developing self-awareness and building personal skills to help them become leaders for a just and humane world.

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Killer Pharmacy: Inside a Medical Mass Murder Case

Author: Eichenwald, Kurt
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Newsweek
Publication Year: 2015

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This investigative report tells the story of the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a Massachusetts pharmacy, and the cost of their refusal to put people ahead of profits…

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Product of Mexico

Author: Marosi, Richard
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Los Angeles Times
Publication Year: 2014

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This series of articles by the Los Angeles Times spotlights the difficult work done by laborers on Mexico's mega-farms. These four linked articles address the harsh working conditions, exploitation, child labor and other challenges that go into putting fresh food on tables…

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Responsibilities to Employees

Author: Hsieh, Nien-he
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The note provides a framework to conceptualize managers' responsibilities to employees in relation to economic, legal and ethical considerations…

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PHI 361: Business Ethics

Authors: Matteson, Michael; Metivier, Chris
Product Type: Multimedia; Syllabi
Source: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Publication Year: 2015

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This online module includes background and case material for discussing questions of morality, social responsibility, environmental sustainability, employee relations, privacy, marketing, and why, in the larger scheme of things, business needs ethics.

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UNICEF & Cadbury: A Haunting Partnership?

Author: Mitchell, Jordan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Dalhousie University
Publication Year: 2010

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In October 2010, the medical journal, The Lancet, published a critical editorial of the partnership between UNICEF and Cadbury Canada. The criticism centered around the appropriateness of UNICEF promoting its brand on Cadbury candy packages to raise money and awareness for the 'Schools for Africa' program especially given concerns over child obesity in Canada and malnutrition in Africa.

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Unpaid Internships: Jacinta Pangaro and Kaleigh McCready

Author: Mitchell, Jordan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Dalhousie University
Publication Year: 2012

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Two recent fashion graduates - Jacinta Pangaro and Kaleigh McCready - are both three months into unpaid internships and are questioning whether they are being treated fairly…

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Proscholium: Foundations of Business

MGT 1050

Author: Ferguson, John
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Utah State University
Publication Year: 2015

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An academically rigorous course, MGT 1050 will serve as a platform to introduce students to the broad cross-section of disciplines that constitute the study of markets, commerce, and leadership, while emphasizing ethical decision making throughout. Special emphasis will be placed on ethical leadership; international mindfulness; personal development and awareness; and broader empathy.

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Y&D Audio Warranty Policies: Accrual Estimates and Ethical Decision-Making

Authors: Fetters, Michael L.; Wilson, Peter
Product Type: Cases
Source: Babson College
Publication Year: 2014

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This case raises a number of issues related to the exercise of managerial judgment in financial reporting. Specifically, the case requires students to estimate the warranty expense for a start-up company and requires the explicit consideration of the ethical issues that arise in the estimation process…

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Provident: How to Tackle Financial Exclusion in Poland

Authors: Kuraszko, Iwona; Rok, Boleslaw
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kozminski University
Publication Year: 2014

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In March 2010, Provident Poland (owned by International Personal Finance) implemented a new set of responsible lending standards, called Treating Customers Fairly. Provident is operating on small cash loans to moderate and low-income customers in Poland, mostly with trouble repaying installments on time. For such people a loan can provide not only short-time relief, but also become - in some cases - a financial trap causing the indebtedness of the client to further deepen. This campaign had both a social and strategic aim...

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A Costly Train Journey (A, B)

Authors: Smith, N. Craig; Williams, Elin
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2015

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Costly Train Journey tells the story of an MBA student who on graduation started an investment banking job in the City. He was successful in his first few years but commuting into London he continued to dodge the train fare until he was caught by ticket inspectors. The case is based loosely on the experience of Jonathan Burrows a Managing Director at Blackrock Asset Management…

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Gilead: Hepatitis-C Access Strategy (A, B)

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Rangan, Vikram; Bloom, David E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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Gilead had come up with an innovative drug for Hepatitis C, which affected 180 million people worldwide. The drug was priced at $1,000 a pill for the US market. Gilead had to decide how to price and market the pill in developing countries that bore the brunt of the disease…

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Your Company May Unwittingly be Conducting Business with Human Traffickers: How Can You Prevent This?

Authors: Smith, Katherine Taken; Betts, Teresa
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2015

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This article examines the extent to which companies are involved in combating human trafficking, and helps companies identify where they are at risk for involvement with human trafficking. Moreover, steps are suggested to prevent human trafficking from occurring within company operations and supply chains…

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Database Marketing at Club Sensation

Author: Mitchell, Jordan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Dalhousie University
Publication Year: 2011

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A Montreal-based health club has received several complaints for a recent targeted ad mail, which included the initial weigh-in and desired target weight of former members printed on a postcard…

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Satyarthi’s Goodweave: Betting on Ethical Consumerism to Fight Child Labour

Author: John, Doris Rajakumari
Product Type: Cases
Source: Amity Research Centre
Publication Year: 2015

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Satyarthi devised the GoodWeave label (earlier RugMark), the ‘first independent labor monitoring program,’ certifying that carpets were free of child labour. GoodWeave conducted impromptu inspections of the carpet looms to ensure that no child labour was used in manufacturing carpets that contained the GoodWeave label. GoodWeave also helped in rehabilitating the children rescued from the looms and ensured that they were replaced by trained adults…

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San Francisco, 2015 #tech #inequality

Authors: Rose, Clayton; Ciechanover, Allison M.; Modi, Kunal
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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This case explores some of the substantial economic inequality problems facing San Francisco, and how much responsibility for creating or exacerbating the problems rests with the government, technology firms, their employees, and the nature of capitalism, among others. It also allows for discussion of what technology firms and the "techies" might do to help alleviate the problem.

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HA 505 Special Study: The Business of Art

Author: Cateforis, David
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The University of Kansas
Publication Year: 2014

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This course spotlights the business of art. The class requires students to demonstrate familiarity with major artists, dealers and auction houses, and their role in the relationship between museums, collectors and galleries. It also introduces students to issues around finance, auctions, price-fixing, looted art, taxes, marketing, fakes, culture and ethics.

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BUS 125/ARTH 125: The Business of Contemporary Art

Authors: Alexander, Raquel Meyer; King, Elliott H.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Washington and Lee University
Publication Year: 2014

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This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of the business world of contemporary art. The class combines finance, tax policy, marketing, economics, and art history to provide a ‘nuts-and-bolts’ view of how the contemporary art world operates. This course is appropriate for business students with an interest in contemporary art as well as museum studies and art history majors who wish to gain an understanding of business concepts in the art world.

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Brown-Torrington and Emmett, Orr & Peterson

Author: Mitchell, Jordan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Dalhousie University
Publication Year: 2004

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After filing for bankruptcy protection in late 2003, the once reputable Brown-Torrington - a US based Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company - was found to have forged key documents, lied about asset holdings and inflated earnings…

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The Vulnerability Economy: Zero-Days, Cybersecurity, and Public Policy (A, B)

Authors: Narayanamurti, Venkatesh; Ellis, Ryan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Year: 2015

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Zero-day vulnerabilities are key components of computer viruses, worms, and other forms of malware. Vendors and security firms seek these flaws in order to patch and fix insecure software and hardware. Increasingly, however, nation states and criminals purchase zero-days from independent security researchers in order to develop new destructive cyberweapons and capabilities. Managing the growing trade in zero-day vulnerabilities is a key challenge for policymakers and corporate leaders…

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Need over Want: The Savar Story

Authors: Khan, Zeenath Reza; Rodrigues, Gwendolyn
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Wollongong in Dubai
Publication Year: 2014

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The staggering loss of life from the collapse of a building complex housing five export-quality garment factories in Bangladesh brings to light the multi-national apparel brands' failure…

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Honeywell and the Great Recession (A, B)

Authors: Sucher, Sandra J.; Winterberg, Susan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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CEO Dave Cote spent six years turning around an ailing Honeywell and in 2008 Cote and his team face a new challenge: how to respond to the Great Recession. With a fall-off in demand, Cote and the team must decide how to enact spending cuts in all parts of the business…

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P-Cards

Author: Halfond, Jay A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Boston University
Publication Year: 2015

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Michael Cannon - a fictional dean at a major US university - learns that two of his employees might have been misusing their corporate credit card for personal purchases. This case provides students and faculty with a context to explore ethical decision-making within a complex organization, and to evaluate how a middle-manager - caught in the middle of his own judgment and that of others - tries to navigate his way through a delicate, risky, high profile situation.

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Warburton, Becker & Chambers: Investment Bankers

Author: Sullivan, John D.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Boston University
Publication Year: 2014

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The Executives of WBC are faced with a difficult dilemma. With a potential leak of an acquisition, the firm must deal with both the internal controls as well as the outside forces that come with a potential violation of insider trading laws…

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Resources, Food and the Environment

ECON 101/MGMT 173

Author: Baker, Gregory A.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Santa Clara University
Publication Year: 2015

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In this course you will study agricultural and food systems as well as the relationship among food production, resource use and the environment…

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Armacord Incorporated: Combating Money-laundering Using Data Analytics

Author: Khachatryan, Davit
Product Type: Cases
Source: Babson College
Publication Year: 2014

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This caselet can be utilized to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of data analytics for fraud detection in financial institutions. It requires a predictive analytic solution, in the form of a time series model, for combating money laundering at a regional bank…

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