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Micro-mill or Mass Market? Organizational Crossroads in Costa Rican Coffee Cooperatives
This case describes a group of neighboring small coffee farmers in Costa Rica led informally by Elías Hernández. In August 2021, the group is weighing a decision to remain part…
Publication Date: 06/20/2022 Product ID: 6-199-214
AT&T and Corporate Political Donations after the Capitol Insurrection
A year of political turmoil, capped by the violent insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, presented new challenges to many corporations, including AT&T. The telecommunications giant’s…
Publication Date: 05/25/2022 Product ID: 9-334-409
Transforming a Successful Organization: Societal Changes Challenge the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
This case is about the transformation of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan (AAUM), one of the major organizations in its field. It begins with the CEO, Steve…
Publication Date: 05/24/2022 Product ID: 5-843-641
A Note on the Toyota Production System
What is the Toyota Production System (TPS), and why do so many organizations study and put into practice the principles of the system?This note introduces business students to the TPS…
Publication Date: 09/24/2013 Product ID: 1-429-245
LEGO® Products: Building Customer Communities Through Technology
This case takes students through the evolution of LEGO’s business model from a traditional product-centric “make and sell” model to a more customer-centric “anticipate and lead” model in which products…
Publication Date: 09/03/2013 Product ID: 1-429-326
Process Measures: Basic Concepts and Definitions
This note describes and defines concepts used by operation management professionals to categorize operations processes such as flow rate, Little’s Law, and inventory turns. Using this note, students can obtain…
Publication Date: 12/11/2012 Product ID: 1-429-247

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Without Stronger Regulation, Firms’ Charitable Giving Ripe for Exploitation, Michigan Ross Experts Find

Some companies are specific and transparent when it comes to their charity, others vague and opaque. That leaves room for companies to exaggerate or even lie about how much they give to worthy causes.

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WDI Stands with Ukraine

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.

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In Senegal, Local Case Studies Spark Student Interest

When leaders at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan and the African Institute of Management (IAM) in Senegal set out to build a supply chain program for local students, they knew they needed to include case studies about that local region in their curriculum.

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Launching the 2022 DEI Global Case Writing Competition

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the William Davidson Institute again are partnering to broaden the selection of diversity, equity and inclusion-focused business cases with the second annual DEI Global Case Writing Competition.

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