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Transforming People's Lives: The Vehicles for Change Story

Authors: Sriram, Ven; Mersha, Tigineh; Nielsen, Christine; Weiss, John C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2014

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VFC's primary purpose is to assist low-income families own vehicles so that they can achieve financial independence. Marty Schwartz, President of VFC, believed that allowing FW to retain more of its profits would allow it to grow its used car business which would bring even larger financial benefits to VFC in the long-run. In the short-term, however, this would reduce the number of vehicles awarded to low-income families-a sensitive issue for many members of his board.

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Sobey's Inc: A Strategic Approach to Sustainable Seafood Supply

Author: Goerzen, Anthony
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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Certain major competitors had announced that they would sell only “certified sustainable” seafood, an approach strongly advocated by well-known environmental organizations. Sobey’s, on the other hand, decided that to abandon uncertified seafood would not only hamper its bottom line but also would eliminate its ability to push the very fisheries that needed more guidance towards better practices. Yet, to continue to sell “red zone” seafood was very controversial and could jeopardize Sobey’s standing as a leader in sustainable practices...

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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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Phone Hacking and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation

Author: Weston, Harold
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation owned a 168-year-old British tabloid, News of the World, which obtained its juiciest stories by illegally hacking the phones of many people, including actors, celebrities and prime ministers. Was this scandal a failure of governance by the board, or was it only a failure of management?

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Kweku Adoboli at UBS

Authors: Wakeman, S. Wiley; Moore, Celia
Product Type: Cases
Source: London Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The UBS case outlines how individual ambition and lax organisational standards and oversight can lead to consistent unethical behaviour resulting in a crippling loss at a large investment bank.

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Corporate Governance at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia: Not "A Good Thing"

Author: Shein, James B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2014

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The case opens with Martha Stewart's 2005 release from prison following her conviction for obstructing an insider-trading investigation of her 2001 sale of personal stock. The scandal dealt a crippling blow to the powerful Martha Stewart brand and drove results at her namesake company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO), deep into the red. Internal challenges loomed even larger, with numerous failures of governance while the company attempted a turnaround...

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Negotiating Social Value - Crisis at Fuel Safe (A, B, C)

Authors: Falcao, Horacio; St Leger, Gillian; Delicado, Nuno
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2013

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In this two-party negotiation, a large oil company accuses a social venture supplier of overcharging and threatens to take its business to lower cost for-profit competitors...

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Vodafone in Egypt: National Crises and Their Implications for Multinational Corporations (A, B)

Authors: Müller, Urs; Pandit, Shirish
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Publication Year: 2014

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On Thursday 27 January 2011, hundreds of thousands of protesters in Egypt were vociferously demanding an end to the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak, and to the state of emergency he had let prevail, and nurtured during that tenure. The communication and connectivity through social media had acted as a key catalyst in enabling the protesters to coordinate their actions. President Mubarak’s government decided to strike hard at the lifeline of this virtual medium... the government ordered the three main voice and data communications providers in Egypt - Vodafone, Mobinil, and Etisalat - to suspend services...

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The Triple Bottom-Line and Investing for Impact: The Case of Afram Plains District of Ghana

Authors: Peterson, Gayle; Yawson, Robert M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Partners for Change; Quinnipiac University
Publication Year: 2013

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This case study outlines how Wayne Fergusson’s investment consortium, representing high profile social impact organisations and individuals, has invested $22.45 million in a farm within the Afram Plains District of Ghana. Just as the project was gaining significant media coverage and the interest from social investors across the world, new information regarding the use of questionable pesticides and possible child labour issues has been uncovered by a potential investor...

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In God We Trust: A Case of Church Financial Fraud

Authors: Wood, Lynette I.; Wood, Donald J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Journal of Business Cases and Applications
Publication Year: 2014

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This case tells the story of a long-term treasurer of a large church with a multi-million dollar budget who becomes embroiled in an international financial scam. A fraud investigator himself, he is duped into believing that he will get millions...

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