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Microsoft's Unlimited Potential (A, B)

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Bell, Marie
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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This case provides insight into how a large global corporation can address a base of the pyramid markets in developing countries, through commercial and citizenship activities.

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Haier Hefei Electronics Co. (A, B, C)

Author: Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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When Haier takes over the Yellow Mountain television factory in the distant Hefei province at the behest of Hefei's government, workers strike against the Haier culture and what it stands for.

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Rick Surpin (A, B, C)

Authors: Hanson, Kirk O.; Bollier, David; Rowlands, Penelope
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Business Enterprise Trust
Publication Year: 1992

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A long-time community development worker creates hundreds of jobs for low-income women and minorities by forming a for-profit home health care cooperative, Cooperative Home Care Associates...

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Corporate Governance Failure at Satyam

Author: Yadav, Vanita
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2010

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This case is about a US$1.4 billion corporate governance fraud at India's fourth-largest information technology company: Satyam Computer Services. The case offers an opportunity to understand the various aspects of corporate governance and can be used to study the reasons behind corporate governance failures at a firm...

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The Fall of United Western Bank

Authors: Gupta, V.; Chakraborty, I.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2007

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The case describes the growth and collapse of United Western Bank Limited (UWBL), a private sector commercial bank in India. Since the late 1990s, UWBL was facing several problems including asset-liability mismanagement, inefficient management of bank's assets, irregular transactions with some of its major shareholders like Makharia Group, and conflicts between the bank's major shareholders regarding the ownership of the bank and poor governance.

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UBS and Climate Change: Warming Up to Global Action?

Authors: Oberholzer-Gee, Felix; Raabe, Elizabeth A.; Reinhardt, Forest L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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The teaching purpose of this case is to decide whether UBS should go beyond its legal obligations to help mitigate climate change.

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Cisco Goes to China: Routing an Emerging Economy

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Kiron, David
Product Type: Cases
Source:
Publication Year: 2007

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Shark Harvesting and Resource Conservation (S.H.A.R.C.)

Authors: Wade-Benzoni, Kimberly A.; Tenbrunsel, Ann E.; Bazerman, Max H.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The World Resources Institute
Publication Year: 1994

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SHARC is a multi-party exercise in which each participant represents an organization that relies on shark fishing for income...

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The Failure of Corporate Governance at UBS

Authors: Steger, U.; Nedopil, C
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD
Publication Year: 2008

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In April 2008, UBS was the bank that had been hit hardest by the subprime crisis. Due to its high risk exposure, UBS had to write down almost US$40 billion.

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(PRODUCT) RED (A, B)

Authors: Chen, David; Moon, Youngme; Norton, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2008

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These cases describe the launch and initial results of the (PRODUCT) RED campaign, a social marketing initiative conceived of by U2's Bono and Bobby Shiver to combat AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Project Impact: The Affordable Hearing Aid Project

Authors: Cordes, Erika; Mair, Johanna
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2005

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This case introduces David Green, a social entrepreneur with the mission of making advanced medical technology affordable and available to those in the third world...

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Hilti: Our Culture Journey (Abridged)

Authors: Ward, J; Lief, C
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD - International Institute for Management Development
Publication Year: 2006

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Culture at Hilti was inseparable from strategy. So when challenged at several points in their history, the company relied on the strength and underpinnings of its corporate culture to see it through. Now, with new governance changes afoot, Hilti would need to leverage this valuable resource once again.

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The Greensboro Housing Authority (A)

Authors: Brown, Lew G.; Carlin, Diane; Craig, Margaret; Kawashima, William
Product Type: Cases
Source: NACRA Case Research Journal / The Laurier Institute
Publication Year: 2004

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The Greensboro, North Carolina Housing Authority (GHA) faced an angry population when it proposed to locate a new public housing community in a middle class neighborhood...

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Coca-Cola Chile Foundation

Author: Herrera, J
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2005

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Provides an overview of the Coca-Cola System in Chile and focuses on the Coca-Cola Chile Foundation (CCFCH), a non-profit organization dedicated to education...

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The Fall of D'Long

Authors: Gupta, V; Indu, P.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2007

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The case discusses the rise and fall of China based D'Long Group.

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British Petroleum (PLC) and John Browne: A Culture of Risk Beyond Petroleum (A, B)

Authors: Bryant, M.; Hunter, T.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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The year 2007 had to have been one of the worst in the history of British Petroleum plc (BP). In the span of four months, two separate independent reports (the first one commissioned by BP itself) had identified a deeply rooted 'culture of risk' within BP where money and profits were valued above worker and environmental safety.

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AccuForm: Ethical Leadership and Its Challenges in the Era of Globalization

Authors: Woo, Claudia H.L.; Wong, Raymond; Lau, Amy
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2006

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AccuForm, a German-Hong Kong joint venture specializing in the production of chemical coatings for application to garments, is confronted with a situation where an unauthorized Chinese manufacturer had stolen one of AccuForm's experimental coatings, applied it to their own brand of clothing, and sold it to the public as an AccuForm product.

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Interport-Kovel: Cargo Transhipment Terminal

Author: Batenko, Ludmila
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kiev State University of Economics
Publication Year: 1998

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This case describes a proposal to develop a cargo transhipment terminal at Kovel, Ukraine, with plans to link to the European transportation network. In the wake of the Ukraine's independence, there is general agreement around the social, economic and political goals of the project...

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Mearl Oil Company: Environmental Impact Targets (A, B, C)

Authors: Bansal, Pratima; Ewart, Tom
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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Mearl Canada Limited does not want to implement Mearl Oil Company's environmental impact targets because, in Mearl Canada's opinion, the targets create an extra layer of regulation for considerable cost and negligible benefit...

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Mount Auburn Hospital

Physician Order Entry

Authors: McAfee, Andrew; Macgregor, Sarah; Benari, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2002

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Mount Auburn Hospital is preparing to introduce a physician order entry (POE) system throughout the hospital, starting with the labor and delivery ward, with consequences for both provider operations and patient outcomes. Shows students the complexities of introducing a novel information technology into an unautomated organization.

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American Airlines (A, B, C)

Author: Loveman, Gary W.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1990

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After having signed a very expensive new contract with its pilots' union in early 1991, American is now faced with the challenge of increasing productivity and controlling costs for its other employee groups.

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Mercedes and the Moose Test (A, B)

Author: Diermeier, Daniel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2004

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In 1997, Mercedes entered the compact car segment by introducing a revolutionary new car--the A-class. A few days after the car was officially introduced, it rolled over during a test known as the "moose test," conducted by a Swedish journalist.

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Managing Conflict in a Diverse Workplace

Authors: Gentile, Mary C.; Gant, Sara B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1995

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This case consists of several vignettes and discussion points around issues of diversity and conflict in the workplace.

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Richard Murphy and the Biscuit Company (A, B)

Authors: Jarrett, M.; Ingram, K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: London Business School
Publication Year: 2008

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These cases describe the successful journey of organizational renewal and change for a food company facing a changing world of consumer tastes and fierce competition.

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McDonald's Corporation: Environmentalism (A)

Authors: Lubetkin, Julie; Lattin, James M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 1991

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This case summarizes the operations of McDonald's, and a series of public relations and environmental campaigns undertaken by the company...

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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. in 1998

Authors: Manz, Charles C.; Shipper, Frank
Product Type: Cases
Source: Frank Shipper, Charles C. Manz
Publication Year: 1998

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On July 26, 1976, bursting with resolve, Jack Dougherty, a newly minted MBA, from the College of William and Mary, reported for his first day at W. L. Gore & Associates.

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Wal-Mart's Foray in Brazil

Authors: Gupta, V.; Chatterjee, P.; Indu, P.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2009

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US based Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, entered Brazil in 1995 by forming a 60:40 joint venture with one of the country's leading business conglomerates, Grupo Garantia. After entering Brazil, Wal-Mart encountered several operational problems during the initial years, due to which its expansion plans went awry.

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Sally Jameson: Valuing Stock Options in a Compensation Package

Authors: Tufano, Peter; Lewittes, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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Details a thinly disguised situation faced by a recent Harvard MBA graduate who was forced by a prospective employer to place a dollar value on a grant of stock options.

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Carpax Company and Phyllis Copeland

Author: Anonymous
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Case Research Journal
Publication Year: 1995

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Phyllis Copeland, an attractive but uneducated young woman with low qualifications, has received several promotions as her bosses ended their affairs with her.

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Caselets

Bribery and Extortion in International Business (Abridged)

Author: Wells, Louis T., Jr.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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These short "caselets" discuss what constitutes corruption, business managers' responses to corruption, and efforts at the home country and international front to limit corrupt payments to officials.

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Portico, S.A.

Authors: Saklad, Hunter; Diener, Betty
Product Type: Cases
Source: The World Resources Institute
Publication Year: 1994

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Portico, S.A., located in Heredia, Costa Rica, manufactured high-end residential exterior-use mahogany doors for export to home center chains in the United States such as Home Depot. Portico was trying to decide, as it added oak to its product line...

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Accounting at Biovail - Revised

Authors: Frisch, J.; Mastrandrea, M.; Heisz, Mary
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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Biovail was a large international pharmaceutical company with reported revenues of $788 million.

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Opportunity International

Measurement and Mission

Authors: Leonard, Herman B.; Tritter, Melissa
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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After a “first career” in business, HBS graduate Christopher Crane becomes CEO of a worldwide microfinance network. Explores the metrics of non-financial success and to identify business models for mission-driven organizations. Also, the organization is committed to helping as many people out of poverty as quickly as possible, but donations and repayments are not enough to fuel rapid growth.

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Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Authors: Paine, Lynn S.; Weber, James
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2004

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Describes the evolution and passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 from the perspective of the senior counsel on capital markets for the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services...

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Do Something--He's About to Snap

Authors: Roche, Eileen; Fox, James Allen; Kaufer, Steve; Porath, Christine; Schouten, Ronald; Pearson, Christine M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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Lynne Tabor, an IT manager at manufacturing giant MMI, has a great team. Everyone works hard and gets along, except Max Dyer, a talented programmer who is terrible in the interpersonal skills department.

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Keller Williams Realty

Authors: Baron, James N.; Tayan, Brian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Describes the economic and cultural models that have led to the success of Keller Williams Realty. Evaluates the interaction of a company's corporate strategy, culture, and organizational practices as a source of competitive advantage.

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Leading through Negotiation: Harnessing the Power of Gender Stereotypes

Author: Kray, Laura J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2007

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With the controversy surrounding Larry Summers' comments about innate differences between men and women as a backdrop, examines whether and when gender differences exist in the competitive negotiation arena.

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Muslim Colas

Cola Wars or Cola Crusades?

Authors: Faulk, Saskia; Usunier, Jean-Claude
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Lausanne
Publication Year: 2006

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This case deals with the rise of colas marketed by Muslim-led businesses, in the context of consumer boycotts of American products and brands. The purpose is to emphasise how politics and political events may impact consumer behaviour, competition, and business strategy.

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Digital Divide Data: A Social Enterprise in Action

Authors: Leonard, Herman B.; Epstein, Marc J.; Smith, Wendy K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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In February 2001, Hockenstein and four others traveled to Phnom Penh looking for a way to connect US market needs with the Cambodian workforce. They decided that a for-profit business could bring in revenues, provide job opportunities and train employees with skills for a better future. They focused on the data entry outsourcing business because it was a labor-intensive technology industry that offered on-the-job experience and training in English.

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Financial Restatements: Methods Companies Use to Distort Financial Performance

Authors: Tayan, Brian; Rajan, Madhav V.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2008

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Over the last 10 years, the number of publicly traded companies that have had to restate financial results has risen dramatically.

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Monitor Co.: Personal Leadership on Diversity

Authors: Grant, Sarah B.; Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1995

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Several members of a consulting firm work to develop ways to build and nurture a more diverse work environment while reflecting on personal experiences that help them to become leaders around issues of diversity...

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People Express Airlines: Rise and Decline

Author: Beer, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Premier Case Collection
Publication Year: 1990

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This case describes the innovative approach to organizing and managing employees by People Express and describes the company's eventual demise.

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Corporate Social Responsibility at Banco Santander Central Hispano (A)

Authors: Cabrera Izquierdo, Angel; Angel, Adriana
Product Type: Cases
Source: Instituto de Empresa
Publication Year: 2004

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This case discusses the evolution of Banco Santander Central Hispano's social contributions from a set of ad-hoc actions to a co-ordinated strategic plan. It describes current investments and challenges in social corporate responsibility, including the communication of the change.

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HP's Strategy and Operations under Carly Fiorina and Mark Hurd

Authors: George, S; Regani, S; Moganty, S
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2006

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The case discusses the changes Hewlett Packard Co (HP) underwent under the leadership of Carly Fiorina, who took over as the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 1999. It talks about the various decisions taken by Fiorina, prominent among them being the company's merger with Compaq Computer Corporation, which was one of the reasons for its decline towards the early 2000s. The case then talks about the measures taken by Mark V Hurd, who replaced Fiorina as the company's CEO in March 2005, to improve the financial conditions of the company.

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Sealed Air Corp.'s Leveraged Recapitalization (A, B)

Authors: Wruck, Karen H.; Barry, Brian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1997

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Less than a year after Sealed Air embarked on a program to improve manufacturing efficiency and product quality, the company borrowed almost 90% of the market value of its common stock and paid it out as a special dividend to shareholders.

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Manila Water Company

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Wheeler, David; Comeault, Jane
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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This case discusses the post-privatization performance of the Manila Water Company in Manila, and the positive effects their emphasis on good corporate governance and sustainable development had on the city's residents, many of whom live in poverty.

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Bidco Looks to the African Markets for Growth

Author: Mayaka, Charles
Product Type: Cases
Source: United States International University
Publication Year: 2006

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It was business as usual at the factory yard in March 2003, but not for Mr. Vimal Shah, the CEO of Bidco Oil Refineries in Thika, Kenya. Standing at the window of his expansive first floor office, Vimal hardly noticed the frenzied activities taking place down below, where truckload after truckload of products left for different destinations in Kenya. His mind was busy going over the two proposals sitting on his desk...

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John Mackey and Whole Foods Market

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; Miller, Katherine
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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This case discusses the rapidly growing business of organic foods, analyzes entrepreneurial agency in the context of a young market, and examines the role of social as well as organizational leadership in the 21st century.

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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

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

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Raleigh & Rosse: Measures to Motivate Exceptional Service

Authors: Simons, Robert L.; Mahoney, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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In January 2010, U. S. luxury goods retailer Raleigh & Rosse is being sued by its employees for encouraging "off the clock" hours. At the center of the class action lawsuit is the famous Raleigh & Rosse performance measurement system previously thought to be the core of the retailer's success.

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