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Management of an Ethics Based International Development Finance Institution: The Case of Islamic Development Bank

Managing a bank without utilizing Western methods of interest-based finance

Author: Anwar, Syed A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Sharjah
Publication Year: 2001

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The Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Saudi Arabia has carved out a niche for itself by designing financial instruments and approaches based on ethics and Islamic law. The objective of this case study is to highlight the case of a unique organization aimed at contributing to economic development through non-conventional (Islamic) methods of financing and with the Islamic management styles.

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illycaffè: Value Creation through Responsible Supplier Relationships

Authors: Perrini, Francesco; Russo, Angeloantonio
Product Type: Cases
Source: European Academy of Business in Society
Publication Year: 2007

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is gaining momentum in the business world, but several issues still challenge managers in charge of sustainability.

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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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iPremier (A): Denial of Service Attack (Graphic Novel Version)

Authors: Austin, Robert D.; Short, Jeremy C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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Describes an IT security crisis, and raises issues of risk management, preparation for crisis, management of crises, computer security, and public disclosure of security risks.

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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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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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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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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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GlaxoSmithKline and Developing Country Access to Essential Medicines (A)

Authors: Duncan, Ann; Smith, N. Craig
Product Type: Cases
Source: London Business School
Publication Year: 2005

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The merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham, under the new leadership of CEO Jean-Pierre Garnier leads to the prioritization of corporate social responsibility and consideration of the following issues: whether to donate or radically reduce HIV/AIDS drug prices to South Africa and other poor countries who do not have adequate infrastructure; and how to finance new drug innovation if the existing patent regime could be selectively ignored.

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Environmental Quality International In Siwa

Author: Story, J
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2009

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The case introduces Mounir Neamatalla, President of the private Egyptian firm Environmental Quality International (EQI), who has invested in a sustainable development project in the beautiful Siwa oasis, near the Egyptian-Libyan border. EQI's approach is to draw on the old wisdom, traditional skills and creativity of the local community, and complement them with modern know-how to develop Siwa into a model of sustainable development that can serve as a source of inspiration for other communities around the world.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Treadway Tire Company: Job Dissatisfaction and High Turnover at the Lima Plant

Authors: Wickham Skinner, C.; Beckham, Heather
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2008

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Treadway Tire's plant in Lima, Ohio must confront strong job dissatisfaction and high turnover among its line foremen.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lululemon's Commitment to the Environment: A Tangle of Seaweed, Suppliers, and Social Responsibility

Author: Bass, Andrea Erin
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Nebraska, Omaha
Publication Year: 2010

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Lululemon, faced with pressure to expand and maximize profits while maintaining its CSR pledge to the environment and innovation, found itself in a difficult position when an environmentally-friendly fiber it used for a clothing product was determined to be marketed falsely.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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An Indiscreet Conversation on Hiring

Authors: Konrad, Alison; Mark, Ken
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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A group of four friends meet for coffee and the discussion turns into a debate about the feasibility of hiring young women for professional and managerial positions, given that they become pregnant and go on maternity leave...

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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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Cascade Engineering: Building Frontline Employee Programs for Triple Bottom Line Impact

Authors: Hu, Jennifer; Lowenberg, Melanie; Chojnacki, Rohini
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2012

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Fred Keller stepped down from the podium at a local park in Grand Rapids, Michigan and stared at the Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation in his hands. Under his watch as Founder and CEO of Cascade Engineering, the manufacturing company had blossomed into a successful and diversified enterprise. Keller considered Cascade’s future strategy: How could his company continue enabling success while maintaining the proper balance across its Triple Bottom Line mission?

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LAFARGE S.A.

Authors: Laszlo, Chris; Myers, Meredith
Product Type: Cases
Source: Institute for Sustainable Value in Business
Publication Year: 2006

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Lafarge, a French-based global industry leader in building materials, has current sales of 20 billion USD and a workforce of 80,000 people worldwide. The main environmental issues for this company are energy efficiency, CO2 emissions...

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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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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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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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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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Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

Authors: Bonoma, Thomas V.; Clark, Bruce H.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business Publishing
Publication Year: 1987

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Hurricane Island Outward Bound, a small, nonprofit school that helped pioneer experiential education in the United States, has recently recovered from a financial crisis.

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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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Costume Rentals, LLC

Authors: Kunkemueller, Laura; Oster, Sharon M.; Garstka, Stanley J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Yale School of Management, The Program on Social Enterprise
Publication Year: 2003

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Costume Rentals, LLC (CR) has many issues to resolve in deciding whether or not to partner with another theater...

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The Ahold Crisis

Authors: Van Eennennaam, Fred; Mens, Maurits
Product Type: Cases
Source: Nyenrode Business University
Publication Year: 2006

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Monday 24 February 2003 was a black day in the history of Royal Ahold. On this day the world's third largest food retailer revealed a major accounting fraud at its subsidiary US Foodservice.

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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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IKEA: Past, Present, and Future

Authors: Denison, D.; Lief, C
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD - International Institute for Management Development
Publication Year: 2008

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Ingvar Kamprad's childhood experiences informed his approach not only to furniture retailing, but more broadly to life.

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