Description: Before the Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn pledged to spend $10 billion and create 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin, the company made a similar promise in Brazil. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 20, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/business/foxconn-trump-wisconsin.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What does the report have to say about strategic management thinking from different parts of the world? Is there… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Ethics
Description: It’s remarkable how many ways entrepreneurs find to give back after they sell their business; many commit to community and philanthropy. But Calgary entrepreneurs Nancy Knowlton and Dave Martin have taken it to a new level. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 12, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-startups/0901-biz-rs-spence-nureva Questions for discussion: Explain the entrepreneurial success of Nancy Knowlton… Read more »
Description: The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network. Source: OttawaCitizen.com Date: Sep 11, 2017 Link: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-sell-pot-just-like-lcbo-where-boss-earns-500k-and-clerks-27-an-hour Questions for discussion: What are the arguments against government run businesses, as presented in this… Read more »
Description: Near-empty villages try to hold on to an endangered way of life— and some of the country’s most important artisanal traditions. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 07, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/t-magazine/abandoned-italian-towns.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=wide-thumb&module=mini-moth®ion=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below Questions for discussion: Which strategies seem to offer the chance for rejuvenating the economies of these towns and sites? What other ideas can you suggest… Read more »
Description: They work in jobs that are growing fast, pay less than $15 an hour and are female-dominated Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Dec 04, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-25-of-the-working-women-in-america-are-struggling-financially-2016-11-30?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: What are the managerial and social issues presented in this article? How should businesses, governments, societies and individuals be expected to deal with… Read more »
Description: The world loves seafood. According to some estimates, people consumed about 102 million tons of it last year. Source: WashingtonPost.com Date: Dec o2, 2016 Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/02/coastal-native-people-who-need-fish-the-most-are-losing-them/?utm_term=.069ac4f2c8a6 Questions for discussion: How is the fishing industry similar to other resource industries such as mining and petroleum? Is the industry sustainable? How are economic changes affecting communities around… Read more »
Description: Dov Seidman says leaders need to embrace emotion in a digital world. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2gPH5pT Questions for Discussions: What is Dov Seidman’s message to management about the culture of ethics and leadership? What do you think about this line of thinking?
Description: CEO Leila Janah explains Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2gurP3r Questions for Discussions: How does this business model work? How has technology made this business model possible? Do you think it is a model that will grow in popularity?
Description: Trump claims victory at Carrier, but critics aren’t so sure Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2016/12/01/trump-carrier-victory-speech-critics.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What are the concerns about the intervention at Carrier? Do you think this sets precedence for other businesses? How should business managers deal with this item?
Description: Brit + Co founder: ‘Women are too honest’ Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2016/12/01/brit-co-founder-diy-women-entrepreneurs-imposter-syndrome.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What are the messages to potential entrepreneurs in this video? Do you think there is a particular message being sent to women?