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40 cases found.
 
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06/289RN Business Corruption in China

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 23 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

This research note provides an overview of business corruption in China, placing it in a context that takes into account various political, economic, legal and cultural elements. More specifically, it...

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Ali Farhoomand
Claudia H L Woo
16/572C Dieselgate ¡V Heavy Fumes Exhausting the Volkswagen Group

Functional Area: Production & Operations Management, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 27 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2016

At the end of September 2015, Matthias Mueller stepped in as CEO for the Volkswagen Group, days after Martin Winterkorn resigned over the biggest automotive emissions scandal the world had ever seen. ...

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Marcus Schuetz
Claudia H L Woo
15/565C Medha: Struggle for Sustainability

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 8 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2015

They could proudly proclaim themselves as ¡¥Medha Graduates¡¦ from that day onwards. They had acquired the basic life-skills (which many others lacked) to attain respectable jobs. He hoped that they wou...

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Nimisha Kapoor
14/552C Tower of Saviors or Toilet of Plagiarists? The Tale of a Mobile Game

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 24 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2015

The case illustrates how Mad Head Limited ("Mad Head"), the developer of a smash hit mobile game, Tower of Saviors ("TOS"), became financially successful by imitating another well-known product on the...

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Chris Corbishley
Yanfeng Zheng
12/523C Eco$ave, Can They Save the Planned Business?

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 12 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2013

This case is primarily used for teaching students how to make reasonable decisions with regard to entrepreneurship or starting a business, regardless of whether they have any working experience. The i...

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Yanfeng Zheng
12/522C iBakery: How a Hong Kong NGO Ventures into Social Enterprise

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2012

iBakery is the name of two social enterprises (¡§SEs¡¨)¡Xa bakery shop and a café¡Xestablished by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) of Hong Kong with a social mission to train and employ people with dis...

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Sammy Fung
Florence Chan
W. H. Lo
12/519C Fullness Christian Social Enterprise Limited¡XOffering a Right Path to Deviant Youth in Hong Kong

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Finance & Investments, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2012

In 2008, Fullness Christian Social Enterprise Limited (¡§FCSE¡¨) was established as a commercial-based subsidiary of Fullness Christian Vocational Training Centre, a locally registered charitable organi...

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Sammy Fung
Ted Kwan
Boby Shiu
12/518C WebOrganic: Creating a Blue Ocean for a Social Cause

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 19 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2012

On a mission to give ¡§hope, chance and choice¡¨ to underprivileged students, Erwin Huang started the social enterprise WebOrganic to sell quality computers and internet services to students at below-ma...

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Julie Yu
Penny Lau
12/511C The Aquaculture Industry in the Philippines: Creating Social Values at Marina Gana Vida

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2012

In February 2007, Jonah Nobleza started Marina Gana Vida ("MGV") in the Davao coastal area in the Philippines, which historically had been the home of many subsistence fishermen living in poverty. MGV...

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Ali Farhoomand
Shiu Kau Wong
11/494C The Lao Coffee Industry: Implementing Vertical Integration for a Social Cause at Bolaven Farms

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 19 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2011

Founded in 2007 by Sam Say, a Lao refugee of Chinese origin who lived in Canada and Hong Kong, Bolaven Farms is a coffee business with a social purpose. Set up in Laos and Hong Kong, Bolaven Farms aim...

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Gilbert Wong
Marta Dowejko
11/485C Kitchen Best: Ethics When Doing Cross-Boundary Business in Southern China

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2011

Kitchen Best is a Hong Kong based electrical-appliance company. The company has a manufacturing facility in China and sells it wares to customers across the world. Henry Chan, the newly appointed CEO ...

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Say Goo
Grace Loo
10/475C Corporate Governance Failure at Satyam

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Economics & Business Policy, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 23 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2010

This case is about a US$1.4 billion corporate governance fraud at India's fourth-largest information technology company: Satyam Computer Services. The company offered IT outsourcing services to around...

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Vanita Yadav
C.V. Baxi
10/474C Crown Worldwide: Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility in Business

Functional Area: Human Resource Management, Production & Operations Management, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2010

Founded in 1965 by Jim Thompson, the Crown Worldwide Group ("Crown") began as a small moving company in Japan, shifting its headquarters to Hong Kong in the mid-1970s. Within 30 years, Crown had becam...

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Ali Farhoomand
Claudia H L Woo
Ricky Lai
10/471C East of Africa (and West of China): Chinese Business in Africa

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2010

Trade between China and Africa was estimated to have quadrupled between 2000 and 2008, with China becoming Africa's third-largest trading partner and second-largest export destination. Trade relations...

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Marcus Schuetz
Carola Ramon-Berjano
09/444C Corporate Governance at Citic Pacific

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

On the evening of 20 October 2008, Citic Pacific, the Hong Kong arm of the CITIC Group, China's largest state-owned investment company, stunned the stock markets by announcing that it would lose as mu...

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Stephen Ko
Havovi Joshi
09/439C Sanlu's Melamine-Tainted Milk Crisis in China

Functional Area: Marketing, Production & Operations Management, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 24 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

On 12 September 2008, Sanlu Group, the biggest producer of milk powder in China, rocked the country when it admitted that its infant formula had been contaminated with the toxic chemical melamine. Chi...

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Jiangyong Lu
Zhigang Tao
Claudia H L Woo
09/438C New Life: Scaling Up Social Enterprise Start-Ups

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 24 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association has been pursuing its social enterprise initiative since 1994 to create employment and training opportunities for former mental patients in Hong Kong. A...

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Gilbert Wong
Saimond Ip
Penelope Chan
09/436C Green Rubber: The Revolution of the Rubber Recycling Business

Functional Area: Marketing, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 16 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

Dedicated to offering high-tech solutions for environmental and social problems, a privately-owned Malaysian conglomerate, Petra Group, aimed to innovate the recycling of rubber waste. Since the 1990s...

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Maria Francesch-Huidobro
Claudia H L Woo
09/429C Keidanren: Foreign Political Contributions in Japan

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

In Japan, there has been increased scrutiny of companies' participation in the political process in general, and of their political campaign contributions in particular. Over the past decade, Japan ha...

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Mitsuru Misawa
09/425C Carrefour China and the Olympic Torch Relay: Managing Corporate Crisis amid Evolving Expectations of Multinational Firms

Functional Area: Marketing, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

Prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Chinese people were outraged by repeated interruptions of the Olympic torch relay in Paris on 7 April 2008. Soon after the incident, LVMH Group, a shareho...

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Kineta Hung
Candise Pong-wa Wai
09/424C Wal-Mart and Bharti: Transforming Retail in India

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

On 27 November 2006, Bharti Enterprises Ltd ("Bharti"), one of India¡¦s principal business groups, and American retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc ("Wal-Mart"), entered into a joint venture with equal pa...

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Indranil Bose
Shilpi Banerjee
09/421C Sowers Action (a): The First Ten Yards

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 15 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

Sowers Action was founded in September 1992 as a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit charity. Its principal objective was to improve the level of education in remote areas of China by subs...

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Gilbert Wong
Po Chung
Iris Wang
09/418C Lantian Stock: The 600-Word's Spell on the Transformed State-Owned Enterprise in China

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 22 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

Lantian Stock was China's first state-owned agricultural enterprise to have gone through the corporatisation reform in mid 90's. Since its listing in 1996, Lantian Stock had recorded a dazzling perfor...

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Amy Lau
Raymond Wong
Claudia H L Woo
09/414C Microfinancing in Tanzania

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 21 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2009

Microfinance has been around for a long time and always seen as a panacea for eradicating poverty around the globe. It gained a lot of prominence after the success of "Grameen Model" in Bangladesh. Se...

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Ali Farhoomand
Prasun Choudhary
08/391C Ethics Management at a Small Cross-Border Enterprise (B): Misconduct in a public office

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 5 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

This case study concerns Choi & Leng Paper Ltd ("C&L") , a Hong Kong-based company that falls into the category of small- and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs"). The company consists of a paper recycli...

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Say Goo
Jeroen van den Berg
08/384C ITC e-Choupal: Corporate Social Responsibility in Rural India

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 26 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

Business decisions need not be intentionally altruistic, but empowering the community eventually creates both notional wealth (in the form of brand recognition) and actual wealth (in the form of profi...

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Ali Farhoomand
Saurabh Bhatnagar
08/376C Ethics Management at a Cross-Border Enterprise (A)

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 9 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

This case study concerns Choi & Leng Paper Ltd ("C&L") , a Hong Kong-based company that falls into the category of small- and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs"). The company consists of a paper recycli...

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Say Goo
Jeroen van den Berg
08/374C The Era of Corporate Citizenship: Perodua's Advertising with a Social Dimension

Functional Area: Marketing, Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 23 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

As a home-grown compact car maker in Malaysia, Perodua has integrated social messages into its corporate advertisements since 1999, seeking to enlighten the local audience about various social issues ...

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Ken Peattie
Claudia H L Woo
07/358C Yinguangxia: An Epitome of Corporate Governance Flaws in China

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 23 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2007

Yinguangxia ("YGX"), a listed company in China, had captured media attention since the mid-1990s for its contribution to China's eco-agricultural industrialisation and modernisation of traditional Chi...

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Amy Lau
Claudia H L Woo
07/351C Manfold Toy Company: Corporate Governance and Ethics for Directors and Professionals

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2008

This case was written for the "Ethics¡XThe Core Value of Leadership" forum (2007) organised by Hong Kong's Independent Commission against Corruption. Attended by over 200 directors of listed companies,...

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Say Goo
Jeroen van den Berg
07/327C Procomp Informatic: Stepping on Ethical Landmines in Asia

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 18 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2007

The collapse of Procomp Informatics Ltd, a major Taiwanese chipmaker, has been regarded by Taiwan¡¦s market watchdogs as similar to the scandal of the US energy giant Enron in 2001. In June 2004, Proco...

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Amy Lau
Claudia H L Woo
06/308C AccuForm: Ethical Leadership and its Challenges in the Era of Globalization

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 13 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

AccuForm is a German-Hong Kong joint venture specializing in the production of chemical coatings for application on garments. Confronted with a situation where an unauthorized Chinese manufacturer had...

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Amy Lau
Raymond Wong
Claudia H L Woo
06/307C KingJewels: Ethical Leadership in Practice

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

KingJewels, one of the leading jewelry manufacturing and trading companies in Hong Kong, was having another profitable year. With its Operations Director essentially running the company in Hong Kong w...

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Amy Lau
Raymond Wong
Macy Wong
06/305C Ina Food Industry: A New Management Philosophy for Japanese Businesses

Functional Area: Economics & Business Policy, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Production & Operations Management, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 14 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

Ina Food Industry Co. Ltd was situated in Ina, Nagano Prefecture, and surrounded by the soaring mountains of Japan's Alps. Amidst this idyllic setting, Mr. Hiroshi Tsukakoshi, Ina Food's 68-year-old c...

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Mitsuru Misawa
06/294C Nireco Co., Japan: Introduction of the Poison Pill

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Investments, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 26 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

Japanese corporations faced the looming threat of hostile takeovers because of the rapid dissolution of cross-shareholdings that began in the 1990s, in particular, between creditor banks and corporate...

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Mitsuru Misawa
06/293C National Kidney Foundation: CEO with a Golden Tap

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 17 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

In April 2004, Singapore's Straits Times uncovered in an article that T.T. Durai, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), had been drawing on public donations to pay for his generous salary, perk...

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Amy Lau
Emily Ho
Shirley Chan
06/292C Global Corporate Social Responsibility vs. Local Legal Compliance: A Case of Internet Censorship in China

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 4 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

In mid-February 2006, Christopher Smith, a US Republican Congressman, proposed the Global Online Freedom Act, a draft legislation that would prohibit US-listed internet companies to comply with the de...

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Ali Farhoomand
Samuel Tsang
06/288C Livedoor: The Rise and Fall of a Market Maverick

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 13 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

Internet service firm Livedoor allegedly took advantage of loopholes in securities trading laws to swell the amount of assets held by the firm and its president, Horie, who led the Livedoor group. Liv...

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Mitsuru Misawa
06/287C Hostile Takeover Battle in Japan: Fuji TV vs Livedoor for NBS

Functional Area: Accounting & Control, Finance & Investments, Social Enterprises & Ethics, Strategy & General Management
Length: 30 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2006

In February 2005, the top management of Fuji Television Network, Inc. (Fuji TV), one of Japan's leading media conglomerates, was informed that a small IT-related company, Livedoor Co. (Livedoor), had ...

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Mitsuru Misawa
05/270C Senior Citizen Home Safety Association: Going Beyond Elderly Services?

Functional Area: Social Enterprises & Ethics
Length: 20 Page(s)
Pub. Year: 2005

In February 1996, more than 100 elderly people living alone in Hong Kong died because of an unexpected cold spell. Two public figures set up the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association to provide emerg...

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Gilbert Wong
Joseph Wong
Shirley Chan