In 2017, Tim Kleinebenne, managing director of Unilever Ethiopia, and Buks Akinseye, senior global sustainability manager in Unilever’s Rotterdam headquarters, had collaborated to develop and launch a Shakti initiative, creating…
This case describes The Boeing Company’s production process for assembling and supplying kit carts to 787 Dreamliner final assembly lines and explores appropriate strategies for solving challenging issues within the…
This case leads to a vibrant discussion and comparative analysis of Amazon’s strategies across three major emerging markets. Amazon is known to virtually every student, making an illustration of internationalization…
Blockchain is a digital, distributed, immutable ledger designed to build trust among parties without requiring an independent, third-party arbitrator or intermediary. The technology has potential to improve a variety of…
Thomas C. Kinnear Professor; University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
Chris Rider is the Thomas C. Kinnear Professor and Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. He is a social scientist who studies how strategic corporate behavior shapes entrepreneurial activity and societal inequality.
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How Gender Lens Investing Works for Both Business and Society
WDI participated in the consortium of impact investment firms and studied the effects of a relatively new type of gender lens investing strategy: gender smart technical assistance (TA) activities.
2022 DEI Global Case Writing Competition Winners Announced
The second-annual DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) Global Case Writing Competition again focused on understanding and improving DEI in the global workplace. Jointly sponsored by U-M's Ross School of Business and WDI, the contest attracted nearly double the number of case submissions compared with its first year.
We at the William Davidson Institute have had the honor of working with many Ukrainians and Ukrainian Institutions throughout our history, including a current program with the Lviv Business School at Ukrainian Catholic University, and we are inspired by their courageous stand against the unprovoked aggression and in defense of a freely elected government and its people.