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Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disasters in America [(Un)Sustainability]

Author: Steinberg, Theodore
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Oxford University Press 2000
Publication Year: 2000

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With the exception of the 9/11 disaster, the top ten most costly catastrophes in U.S. history have all been natural disasters--five of them hurricanes--and all have occurred since 1989. Why this tremendous plague on our homes? In Acts of God, environmental historian Ted Steinberg explains that much of the death and destruction has been well within the realm of human control.

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Man-Made Mistakes Increase Devastation of “Natural” Disasters [(Un)Sustainability]

Author: Begley, Sharon
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Wall Street Journal
Publication Year: 2005

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"While storms such as Hurricane Katrina are sometimes called an act of God or a natural disaster, the devastation they leave behind is not. Some scientists believe even the storms themselves could be at least partly man-made..."

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The Christchurch Earthquake and Crusaders Rugby (A, B)

Author: Bryant, Murray J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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On February 2011, a large earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, causing loss of life. The Crusaders, a major sports franchise headquartered in Christchurch, must plan for the season, given that its facility has been extensively damaged and the season has already commenced. The franchisee board, managers, coaches and players have to deal with this catastrophe and build morale in the community by deciding what to do.

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The Multinational Firm and Geostrategy

Author: Jones, Milo
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: IE Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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This course explores how geopolitical factors affect multinational firms, and how business strategy intersects with geopolitical events. We will consider geopolitics in the broadest sense, looking at how geography, climate, culture, demography, politics, economics and technology interact with business strategy.

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Rethinking Corporate Philanthropy

Exploiting core competencies is only half the story

Author: Bianchi, Alessandra
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2006

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Yahoo!, the world’s largest online services provider, weaves philanthropy into the fabric of its business.

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North Queensland's Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry Response and Recovery (C)

Authors: Tyson, J.; Leonard, Herman B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Publication Year: 2008

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In a few hours on Monday 20 March 2006, Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry did over a billion dollars' worth of damage to the region centered on Innisfail.

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The Sichuan Earthquake and the Changing Landscape of CSR in China

Authors: McGinnis, Ariel; Pellegrin, James; Shum, Yin; Teo, Jason; Wu, Judy
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2009

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Multinational corporations have embraced the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and have introduced global policies to ensure best practices in every market.

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Chertoff on the Government's Role in Managing Risk -- Both Natural and Man-made

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Publication Year: 2008

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What do the global financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 terrorist attacks have in common?

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Hurricane Gudrun: Unleashing Crisis Power (A, B, C)

Author: Schlie, E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESMT European School of Management and Technology GmbH
Publication Year: 2008

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These cases illustrate key concepts and lessons about crisis management in the context of the energy sector in Sweden but also relates to broader general management and leadership topics.

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Goodyear Promotes The Company While Benefiting the World

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2006

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Reaching more than 60 million Americans each year, the the Goodyear blimps bring great business impact while delivering public awareness messages and providing crucial information during disaster relief efforts.

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